Do you see the giant workout balls in the weight room but don’t know what to do with them? They are used for rehabilitation, to stretch, to balance and strength train. You will be shown many different exercises and stretches that can be performed on the stability ball. It’s multipurpose, and adaptable from beginners to advanced users. Whether just sitting on the ball, lying on it for abdominal crunches, or using it like a bench, the ball popularity is also due to its core strength benefits. It forces abdominal and back muscles to be constantly engaged and active in order to support the spine and keep the body stable and balanced. Having to remain balanced on an unstable surface recruits more muscles, allowing an exercise to become harder without having to increase the weight. For example, people who can easily do many pushups, are often unable to do even one on the stability ball because now, besides upper body strength, there is a need for strong stabilizers as well to keep the ball steady.
Stability Ball Orientation Details:
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Time: 7 to 8 pm.
Location: Studio 2
Instructor: Jack Paul, Certified Personal Trainer
This free class is limited to 25 participants and will be held in studio 2. Sign up at the front desk today. For more information contact Fitness Director, Cathy Firkins at ext. 613.