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5 Best Stability Balls For The Best Core Workout

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Written by Pete G.


The stability ball is a simple and amazing tool for working out our core. They are in our opinion, one of the best and most effective ways for developing our abs, and should be included within every single home. Not only are they capable of working out our core, but they have the potential to work our bodies and employ muscles that no other piece of equipment is capable of doing.

But don’t take our word for it.. According to shapefit.com, stability balls are even being used in school as chairs resulting in, better understanding, focus, concentration, and better work habits. Stability balls are apparently so effective, that simply sitting on one has its own benefits.

It’s no wonder that today, stability balls can be found in any gym across the states and are used extensively in rehab. They are not only capable of improving our core and abdominal muscles, but improves posture, balance, co-ordination, awareness, and flexibility.

Who says you only need weights to get stronger?

Stability balls are also great because they take up nearly no space in our home and more importantly, can easily be stored in your closet. While stability balls are often sold in various sizes, we always recommend buying one that includes a pump so you can easily inflate and deflate the ball when necessary.

 

Tips When Buying a Stability Ball:

  • Always give the ball 24-hours to stretch after inflating to reach its full size (very important!).
  • Always make sure the stability ball includes a pump.
  • Always look for ones that have been anti-burst tested at 2,000 pounds for max durability.

Here are our top 5 stability ball recommendations! 🙂

 

#5. Exercise Ball With Workout Guide & Pump By URBNFit

Whether we’re looking to use our stability ball as a chair or a workout tool, URBNFit brings us one of the best stability balls we can buy. The URBNFit ball ranges in 3 different sizes (45, 55, and 65 cm), includes a quick inflation pump, and workout guide. Stability balls by URBNFit are available in black, blue, pink, and silver.URBNFit Stability Ball

What size should you choose?

55 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. 2 in. to 5 ft. 8 in.

65 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. 7 in. to 6 ft. 2 in.

75 cm. stability ball = for people over 6 ft. 3 in.

Why we recommend it?

We recommend URBNFit’s stability ball because of its gym grade PVC material and slip resistant surface. We also like the fact it comes with a little workout manual showing you the steps on how to properly use, maintain, and even clean your stability ball. The ball doesn’t only include a pump, but 2 air stoppers as well and has been anti-burst tested up to 2,000 pounds for maximum durability.

 

#4. Gaiam Total Body Balance Kit with Pump & DVD

Gaiam always tends to deliver products of value to their customers, which is why especially love them. Their yoga kit & bundle for example, includes all the necessary items when doing a yoga routine. Same goes with their Total Body Balance Kit, which offers their stability ball in three different sizes and colors. To add icing on the cake, it also includes a DVD with workout designed by fitness expert Tanja Djevelic. The one and only drawback to the Gaiam Total Body Balance Kit is that you can only choose color by size.

What size should you choose?Gaiam Stability Ball

55 cm. stability ball (comes in purple) = for people under 5 ft. 4 in.

65 cm. stability ball (comes in green) = for people under 5 ft 9 in.

75 cm. stability ball (comes in blue) = for people over 5 ft. 9 in.

Why we recommend it?

We recommend going with Gaiam because of their ability to consistently deliver quality. Their products always tend to come everything needed in order to complete our workout.

We can even choose include a stretch strap into our package for assisted stretching of all our major upper and lower body muscles. The fact it comes with a 105-minute beginner to advance workout DVD also might feel like a no-brainer to some.

Included DVD Workouts:

Total Body Tone – a 20 minute workout upper/lower body and core.

Ab Blaster – 10 minute core workout for abs and obliques.

Lower Body Burn – 20 minute workout for your thighs, glutes, and abs.

Head to Toe Stretch – 8 minute stretching routine for improved flexibility, range of motion, and agility.

Made of nothing but sturdy, thick material, the Gaiam stability ball is one we can count on and retains its air well. It also includes the necessary pump and instructions for easy inflation!

 

 

#3. Exercise Ball With Pump By DynaPro Direct

DynaPro Direct brings us one amazing stability ball to the market with the industry’s leading thickness at 1,877 micrometers. The DynaPro Direct stability ball has everything we’re looking for and is burst resistant up to 2,000 pounds in force. The only possible drawback with the DynaPro Direct is that its stability balls are a little limited in size, but should still come as a great fit for anyone.

DynaPro Stability Ball

 

What size should you choose?

55 cm. stability ball = for people 4 ft. 11 in. to 5 ft. 4 in.

65 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. 4 in. to 5 ft. 11 in.

75 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. 11 in. to 6 ft. 7 in.

Why we recommend it?

We recommend DynaPro Direct for several reasons. The first being that it is one of the most durable stability balls on the market and has the thickest coating of any stability ball.

Included are simple and easy to use instructions for inflating and maintaining your stability ball, as well as a diagram on the outer box showing you various stability ball exercises.

Lastly, the DynaPro ball is very good at holding its air, unlike others, where you’d find yourself having to constantly re-inflate the ball. As for the rest, the anti-slip surface and burst resistant testing simply seals the deal!

 

#2. Static Strength Exercise Stability Ball With Pump By Black Mountain

The Black Mountain stability ball literally comes available in just about every size and from four great colors to choose from. Stability balls are available in black, blue, red, and purple, and with sizes ranging anywhere from 45 cm. to 85 cm.. Included with the stability ball is a ball pump for easy inflation and a starter brochure. All stability balls also come with an included manufacturer warranty.

Black Mountain Stability Balls

Black Mountain Stability Balls Being Used In School 🙂

What size should you choose?

45 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. or under

55 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. to 5 ft. 6 in.

65 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft. 6 in. to 6 ft.

75 cm. stability ball = for people 6 ft. to 6ft. 5 in.

85 cm. stability ball = for people over 6 ft. 5 in.

 

Why we recommend it?

We recommend going with the Black Mountain stability ball because of its high-quality material. Unlike other stability balls, there is no rubber type of odor that comes from the stability ball and the texture feels smooth to the touch. We also recommend Black Mountain’s stability balls because of its high durability and being able to sustain through plenty of wear and tear!

 

#1. Exercise Ball With Workout Guide By Live Infinitely

The Live Infinitely exercise ball is one of the best selling stability balls right now. One of the great things that Live Infinitely offers is access to their online training workouts for various full-body workouts, in addition to the included physical workout manuals. The stability is available in 5 different sizes (from 45 cm. to 85 cm.) and comes in either green, grey, and purple.

 

Live Infinitely Stability Ball

What size should you choose?

55 cm. stability ball = for people under 5 ft. 6 in.

65 cm. stability ball = for people 5 ft 6 in. to 5 ft. 11 in.

75 cm. stability ball = for people 6 ft. to 6 ft. 4 in.

85 cm. stability ball = for people over 6 ft. 4 in.

Why we recommend it?

We recommend Live Infinitely as our top choice simply because having access to their online training workouts, downloadable exercise posters, and videos is invaluable and easily gives us some of the most value for our money. Lastly, the stability ball includes a hand air pump, air valve remover tool, and a slip-resistant surface. Its made from high quality PVC gym grade material and has been anti-burst tested up to 2200 pounds. Each ball can even withstand a 2 cm. cut without any deflating.

Live Infinitely Training Posters

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Best Stability Balls

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