We’d like to answer a question that we often get asked, which weight of Gravity Ball should I use?
To clarify, all Gravity Balls have the same circumference of 57 cm (22.5 inches) which makes them about the size of a volleyball.
There are three weights to choose from, each differentiated by color:
Blue Gravity Balls are 4.1 lbs - lightest resistance
Orange Gravity Balls are 6.2 lbs - medium resistance
Black Gravity Balls are 8.3 lbs - heavy resistance
In general, we recommend the blue Gravity Ball most often. It's ideal for people who are new to exercise. The heavier weights (orange and black) in general are designed for those who are more experienced with exercise.
We’d like to outline a few more specific uses for each weight.
Blue 4.1 lbs Gravity Ball
We suggest starting off with the blue 4.1 lbs Gravity Ball if you're practicing yoga or Pilates or doing other types of exercise that involve using weight on one arm or leg at a time to improve balance or symmetry.
If you also exercise at home or are new to exercise, we recommend starting off with this versatile weight before advancing onto heavier weights.
If you're a physical therapist, we'd suggest using a blue 4 lbs Gravity Ball with your patients or if you are rehabbing your own injury, we'd suggest using this weight IF your therapist approves you to use weight safety.
Orange 6.2 lbs Gravity Ball
The orange 6.2 lbs Gravity Ball provides a medium level of resistance. We recommend this weight for those who are more experienced with exercise and who are at a higher level of fitness. This weight is best for uses in fitness, athletics, sports medicine and alternative sports such as cycling and rockclimbing.
Black 8.3 lbs Gravity Ball
The black 8.3 lbs lbs Gravity Ball provides the highest level of resistance. We recommend this weight for athletes and those who are very skilled in fitness and athletics. This weight is best for uses in athletics, fitness, sports medicine and higher intensity workouts.
If you're an instructor or health-fitness professional who works with clients of varying degrees of fitness, we'd recommend trying out a set of three Gravity Balls, one of each weight, 4.1 lbs, 6.2 lbs and 8.3 lbs. This will give you a large variety for training yourself and/or your clients.
All of these are suggestions of where to start with each weight, we know that you're capable of many others and we can't wait to see them.
Visit our FAQ page for more questions about the Gravity Ball or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions we haven't answered yet about which weight to choose and we'll give you our personalized suggestions.