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Great Balls of Fitness

Thursday, July 08, 2010

One of the ways I kicked up my fitness after starting SparkPeople was to sign up for fitness classes at our local college. I have taken many different ones, but all with the same instructor. She offers variations so you can fit the workout to your level of fitness. The first class I took I thought would kill me and I struggled to make it through. I’m glad to say that I have come a long way since that class.

Tonight was the beginning of Great Balls of Fitness and the ball for this class was the stability ball. We will be using different balls like the bender ball, medicine ball, and Pilate’s ball depending on the night. I love the fact that the workout changes so your muscles are not use to the workout and it is more beneficial.

Even though the stability ball was used tonight it was a high cardio workout. We did bounces, jumping jacks, lunges, side steps while on the ball. We also did cardio with the ball in hand and after a while it gets a bit heavy. It is quite an interesting workout. I have done things on the stability ball that I didn’t know was possible.
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    Well, sounds like I need to blow my ball up and give it another try. First time I used it I was looking for a seat belt to keep on it!! Now I'm going to have to google to see what a blender ball is! emoticon
    3880 days ago
  • LOMO909
    Great Balls of Fire, this class sounds interesting!!!!And you have kind of inspired me on how to change things up! what a great idea to take different classes at the college!
    3882 days ago
    Love the name of the class! I've never even heard of a bender ball...but what an amazing experience you must've had! Who knew one could get such a workout using a stability workout? My SB workouts have always been at a much slo-o-wer pace emoticon - Sandi emoticon
    3883 days ago
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    Hmmm...maybe a class is a good idea. I love my ball, but I rolled off it and cracked my tail bone...ouch. I rarely injure myself in water aerobics however. Maybe I could try a ball in the water?
    3883 days ago
    That sounds exciting. I didn't know there were so many different kinds of exercise balls.

    3883 days ago
  • NEED2LOSEN2010
    WOOHOO!!! emoticon Sounds like a lot of FUN!! emoticon

    I thank you for sharing.

    3883 days ago
    Once you get the hang of it stability ball workouts are a blast!
    Good for you for trying something new.
    3883 days ago
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    I've got one of those balls and the 10 minute solutions dvd. Amazing all the different workouts for the ball and effective too, especially the core.
    3883 days ago
    Always wanted to do more with my stability ball...have seen and tried a few things...bet a class like that would really pump a body up! Curious to try the other balls too!

    Good for you to keep mixing it up and challenging yourself with new pursuits!

    3883 days ago
  • LUREAH21
    Sounds great!!
    3883 days ago
  • DEE107
    sounds like fun Enjoy
    3883 days ago
    emoticon That sounds like so much fun! You are lucky to have these classes available!
    3883 days ago
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