I've always been a fan of home training. Before the coronavirus pandemic left us with little alternative, I preferred to sweat in my own living room rather than in a busy gym. But I realize that it's not necessarily for everyone. Some people need that social element, that competitive edge, or general kick-up backside that only a personal trainer at the gym can give you. Exercising at home requires self-discipline, self-motivation, and serious commitment.
And of course, not only are these three factors the problem, but it can also boil down to simply not having enough space in your home, or you may not have the right equipment to do the workout you want. But is that just an excuse? Certainly, despite certain restrictions, there must be a way to exercise at home.
Exercising from home just got easier
As more of us now train at home, the Zelus Fitness Balance Ball Trainer has just made our training situation at home a lot easier. I should know as one was sent to me for review and it's a pretty kit!
What is a balance ball trainer?
It's essentially half of an inflatable exercise ball that has a secure base so that it can lie flat on the floor so the user can make movements while balancing on the ball. We all know how important it is to strengthen and maintain our core – a strong core helps with stability and balance, but it also strengthens the lower back muscles. It is our central support system, if you want and if we don't take care of it and train our core, it can lead to many health problems later in life. Therefore, having a kit like the Zelus Fitness Balance Ball Trainer available is a great advantage.
What do you get with the Zelus Fitness Balance Ball Trainer?
Now you might be thinking, “I don't have room for this,” but that's the beauty of an inflatable balance ball. You can just empty it between uses and then carefully slide it away from under the sofa or under a sofa shelf to keep until next time and you would hardly know it was even there. The inflation and deflation process is also very simple – the balance ball itself has its own pump which, despite a little weed, is more than just good for the job. Simply insert the correct valve and pump by hand or foot until you are at the optimal height (there is a guide to help you do this, and it is also useful to have a ruler on hand to make sure that you do it right – safety first and everything!) and then seal with one of the valves supplied. It literally doesn't even take 5 minutes, it's that quick and easy so there really are no excuses to get out of this workout.
In addition to the ball and pump, you also get two resistance bands that attach neatly to each side of the ball. This is a great way to add some resistance to your workout once you get used to using the balance ball. Don't think for a minute that these bands are giving you something to hold on to when jiggling the ball as that is not their purpose. Trust me, I've tried and it doesn't work! The resistance bands have soft foam handles so that they are comfortable to hold even if you hold them tightly. They are great for adding an extra element to your workout so that your arms are included as well.
The ball itself is made from reusable PVC material and is non-toxic and chemical-free. You will be pleased to hear that it's anti-burst and won't get out of shape. In fact, it carries up to 30kg in weight, so I'd say it's definitely work.
There are also 11 anti-slip texture lines to help with gripping. These are comfortable enough if you plan to do the workout barefoot, with socks, or sneakers. It is what works best for you.
What exercises can I do with the Zelus Balance Ball Trainer?
If you are a beginner in the sport you may want to take it slow and steady at first. The last thing we want is for you to injure yourself before you barely get going. The good thing is that the Zelus Fitness Balance Ball Trainer has a really useful reference that lists 6 or so simple exercises you can do on the ball to get you started. To be honest, even as someone who works out regularly, I've found it harder to stay on the ball than I imagined, and this in itself is a good beginner exercise in itself to get you really thinking about the current state of your core allow.
From pushups to squats, lunges to seated squats and planks, there are a variety of exercises you can use your balance ball for, and it's good to know that while the rest of your body is exercising, your core is exercising too. In addition to using the balance ball for stand-alone exercise, you can introduce it into a Pilates or yoga routine that you may already be familiar with to increase the difficulty. Our muscles build memories very quickly. Therefore, it is important to change your exercise routines from time to time to ensure that they continue to exercise in different ways, thus helping to further improve your performance and fitness.
What else do I need to know about the Zelus Fitness Balance Ball Trainer?
Granted, a small thing, but in case you don't really like the blue color of the standard exercise ball, the balance ball is also available in silver, pink and purple. Well, it has to match your decor exactly
The ball is available on Amazon for € 39.99 and includes free delivery. You may not have the budget for large fitness equipment, but this certainly won't break the bank and most importantly because we can get you ahead 10% discount if you use the discount code below.
For me, I think one of the great advantages of having something like this is that it's multifunctional, compact, and lightweight enough to be picked up and moved around the house or garden when the weather is nice and you can make your workout work for you.
Times have changed more than we could ever have imagined, but now that we have come to terms with today's world a lot more and have now accepted that the new normal will last a while, it is important that we make ours Adjust lifestyle. One way is to keep ourselves fit and healthy by exercising at home. In an environment where we know our contact with others will be kept to a minimum, the spread of Covid will be reduced. The healthier we are, the better our chances of fighting this disease.
* Product gifted for review
If you want to get your own Zelus Fitness Balance Ball, we have a cheeky little discount code that gives you 10% of the advertised price.