New research comes out fairly regularly showing the unique benefits resistance exercise provides for our health. It’s time for resistance exercise to begin to shine and for people other than bodybuilders to begin benefiting from this unique style of exercise. Now let’s go into some ways in which resistance exercise can benefit our health.Read More
A key principle of The Gravity Ball Method that we like to demonstrate for new Gravity Ball users is the concept of Time Under Tension. The principle is essentially that whenever you are using the Gravity Ball to exercise for a period of time (For instance, 30, 20, 15 or even 10 minutes), we suggest that you not put the Gravity Ball on the ground (even to rest) until your time is up.Read More
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.Read More
Paring yoga with weights such as dumbells and kettlebells is a trend that doesn't seem to be leaving anytime soon, and for good reason. Here are four reasons why pairing yoga with weights is a great idea followed by our recommendations for using the Gravity Ball to improve your yoga practice.Read More
If you’re an athlete looking to challenge your Muay Thai or boxing, consider adding two Gravity Balls to your next session!
Lower back pain is a fact of life, according to WebMD. One half of all working Americans suffer from back pain issues each year (1). Lower back pain can have a variety of causes and may be difficult to pinpoint because the muscles, joints, and ligaments of our lower back run together in a very compact and interconnected space.Read More
Balancing is actually a highly specific and complicated system in our body. Check out our three exercises to practice that help to improve your balance.
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.
The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects and for directing all of our hand movements. Learn one important exercise that can protect this important joint.Read More
It’s common for people to pick certain times to be “energized” about working out and getting healthier (through New Year’s Resolutions or by having vague goals) without having a clear path to do so. Check out our three tips for reaching your goals (in fitness or another area in life.)Read More
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.Read More
Compact, portable and versatile. Resistance bands can be used to achieve a full body workout, as shown in this article by Greatist with 33 resistance band exercises you can do anywhere. Resistance bands are also popular in physical therapy because of their compactness and variety of tensions. Some resistance bands are essentially giant rubber bands while others come with handles or hooks.Read More
Knowing yourself is crucial for establishing a new habit. Only you know how you best perform and your true motivations for wanting change. Do you find that others help to keep you accountable to your goals or are you able to follow your own plan pretty reliably?Read More
With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms of the disease.Read More
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.Read More
Handstands, they're not just for yogis anymore. Handstands are an incredibly effective way to strengthen your entire body, improve your balance and enhance your overall well being.
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.Read More
Grip strength is the force generated through our forearms, wrists, hands and fingers to hold, carry and pull on objects. Every time we sign a check, drive our car, carry our groceries, text our friend or unscrew a jar we should thank our grip-strength.Read More