This 55cm Elite Xercise Ball™ & Base Kit is ideal for rigorous use and tough enough to withstand the demands from a gym. The 55cm ball has slow-deflate anti-burst technology up to 500lbs and ideal for heights 5' - 5'7".... View full product details
Train harder and smarter with this all-in-one Stability Ball & Resistance Cord Fitness Kit from Gaiam. This kit includes a 65cm stability ball, inflatable base, 2 resistance cords with handles, and an inflation pump to provide you with everything you... View full product details
This Self-Guided Fitness Kit from Gaiam includes everything you need to get a full-body workout, improve flexibility and mobility, while in the comfort of your own home with easy-to-follow exercise instructions printed directly on each tool. The kit includes a 65cm... View full product details
Weighted exercise balls have been in use for around 50 years, although their original intended application was as a back-care tool for physical and occupational therapy—users recovering from injury or surgery can improve joint mobility and muscle flexibility when they move on the balls in a static or assistive manner.
As these portable, lightweight, and relatively inexpensive tools gained in popularity, their use crossed over into the fitness arena, and they soon became popular for core conditioning and full-body training. Holding, rolling, tossing, catching, and/or bouncing a stability exercise ball with the entire body in motion helps elevate the heart rate and burn calories. Moving on a balance exercise ball in a dynamic manner with body weight, free weight, pulley weight, or rubber resistance tools helps increase strength; they can also be used as a less-stable bench to perform traditional dumbbell and barbell exercises.
And stability balls—also called balance exercise balls, exercise balls, fitness balls, workout balls, or Xercise Balls—have remained popular over the years for their proven therapeutic and training benefits.
SPRI was instrumental in helping elevate weighted stability exercise balls within the club/instructor market. Through an association with the educational arm of Resist-A-Ball®, SPRI had the opportunity to really listen to instructors, learn how stability balls were being used, and develop ways to improve them—without compromising on quality.
SPRI became one of the first companies to develop a true “slow-deflate” stability ball. If and when SPRI weighted stability balls are punctured or torn, they will hold their original shape, losing air slowly rather than bursting. This ensures maximum safety while sitting, lying, kneeling, or lifting weights on the ball (up to 300, 400, or 500 pounds, depending on the ball). SPRI works closely with its trusted manufacturing partner to make sure that all SPRI weighted stability balls and balance exercise balls are durable, are free of harmful phthalates, maintain their shape and feel, and provide a safe, slip-resistant texture.
Specialized stability exercise balls are now available for every exercise level—for beginners and mid-level participants in semi-controlled environments, all the way up to the most advanced exercisers and the most demanding applications. Always choose the ball with the diameter that is recommended for your height, and never inflate a balance ball past the recommended limits.