Posts tagged fitness
How To Use The Gravity Ball™

We’re excited to share our new video that demonstrates how to use the Gravity Ball’s strap system and attachment anchors. This video is for anyone who may have just received their Gravity Ball™ and are not quite sure how to use it or maybe you’ve had your Gravity Ball™ for a while but stick to using just one of the straps. This may give you some inspiration for using the other types of straps.

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Updated U.S. Physical Activity Guidelines Allow for Small Steps

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released their updated version of the guidelines for physical activity earlier this month. This is the first update since the earlier version of the guidelines published in 2008. The study reported many of the health benefits of regular exercise and released the activity recommendations for children and all adults.

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Adaptive Fitness With A Gravity Ball™

If you’re a wheelchair user, practicing resistance exercise is an important part of maintaining good overall health. It not only builds healthy muscle mass but also can help to reduce pain, improve mobility and reduce stiffness, prevent muscular imbalances, reduce the chances of injury, increase strength levels and boost your energy and mood.

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Which Gravity Ball Should I Use?

We’d like to answer a question that we often get asked, which weight of Gravity Ball should I use? See our suggestions for how to use each weight.

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Advanced Core Stabilization With A Gravity Ball™

The Gravity Ball team had the chance to spend the morning with friend and urologist, Dr. Dawud Lankford. Following an outdoor core workout session, Dr. Lankford and Dr. Mark Chavez discussed the importance of core training.

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Using The Gravity Ball in the Warrior II Pose

Yoga instructor, Theresa uses a 5 lbs Gravity Ball in her Warrior II pose. By using the Gravity Ball’s adjustable straps which grip to her hand she’s able to focus on her breathing, form and movement during the pose (and not on holding the weight).

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2 Ways To Improve Your Symmetry

Aiming to achieve symmetry between both halves of our body is essential for keeping our body balanced and injury-free. It's good to practice symmetrical movements both during exercise and as we move throughout the day.

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Three Tips For Doing Daily Resistance Exercise

We believe that everyone can (and should!) be doing daily resistance exercise. Daily strengthening exercise keeps your muscles and joints strong and symmetrical as well as boosts your energy levels and metabolism. Learn our three tips for getting in your daily resistance exercise.

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Adapting: A Necessary Tool For Meeting the Needs of Today’s Society

We’ve all had to do it… Adapt. Change what we are doing in order to do something new. The need to adapt can take place for a variety of reasons. Regardless of the reason, adapting can be difficult.

Today we are evolving at a faster pace than at any time in human history; whether technological, physiological, or cultural. This constant state of change can make adapting to new situations seem difficult or all together impossible.

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Cross Training With A Gravity Ball™: Resistance Exercise + Running

If you're a runner, do you currently cross train? Cross training as defined by Runner’s World, as a combination of exercises from other disciplines, different than the sport the athlete normally practices.  In the case of runners, cross training can include swimming, cycling and doing other types of fitness when they are not running.

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Lines Principle For Improving Posture, Form And Alignment

For this blog post we’d like to share a quick tip we like to use while using our Gravity Ball™, the Lines Principle! The Lines Principle is the practice of aiming to form straight lines in our movements in order to improve our form, posture and skeletal alignment. See three ways we recommend practicing the Lines Principle!

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Timed Exercise is the New Rep And Set

What if instead of counting reps and sets during exercise, we focus on the total amount time spent exercising? We propose, by doing this you will allow increased flexibility and creativity into your workouts while still making the most of the time you spend exercising. Read on for some tips on how best to do this.

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