The Swiss Ball, commonly known as Fit Ball, is an extraordinarily ductile tool that entered gyms around the Seventies-Eighties, and is still in use.
First, the variety of exercises it allows: strengthening abdominals, back, glutes and thighs, but also stretching e and relaxing.
Secondly, its low price and the chance to purchase it almost in any shop specializing in sports equipment, make it a top-of-mind allied for your home fitness routine.
Do you think it’s too bulty?
Be positive: seeing your Fit Ball around at home will encourage you to train, even just for 20 minutes, but at least to do it. When you will want to sit instead, you will have an option; choosing between a normal chair or to turn also you time sitting into an opportunity.
Why? Technogym tells us!
In fact, starting from the Fit Ball, Technogym invented a new concept of sitting: the Active Sitting, which is possible thanks to their Wellness Ball, a simple Fit Ball with a special-design cover that they suggest to use at home or at work. Here’s what they say abou it:
“..an interesting alternative to the traditional chair helping strengthen muscles, increase balance and improve flexibility, coordination and posture.”
Fit Balls are great also to improve the proprioception, which -made simple- is the ability of perceiving the movement and the position of our body in the space. This is necessary to improve reflexes as well as stability and the precision of movements.
In other words, Fit Ball training involves a great number of muscles, all contributing to staying in balance while executing each exercise. This effort leads to an improvements of deeper muscles and stabilizators which in turn increase strength and articular health, as well as coordination, stabilization of the barycenter and, of course, balance!
Keep following for exercises and training tips with your Fit Ball!