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Three Reasons Why You Should Get a Bosu Balance Trainer

After several months of using a Bosu Balance Trainer Three Reasons Why You Should Get a Bosu Balance Trainer at the gym and in Pilates and Body Sculpting classes, I am planning to get one for use at home.

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BOSU stands for “Both Sides Utilized,” because it can be used with the ball side either up or down.  It works primarily as a balance-core stability training device, but can be used as part of a strengthening and cardio program as well. The one I linked to comes with a free pump and instructional booklet and video.

Here are the reasons why I love the Bosu:

  • It is versatile: The Bosu can be used for strength, stretching, balance, and cardio activities. Both sides can also be used for different exercises and different results.
  • It is durable: Bosu balls are thick and hold their air! My regular exercise ball, on the other hand, loses air constantly.
  • It is comfortable: I find the Bosu more comfortable for abdominal work than an exercise ball. It also is a bit easier on the back, yet it helps isolate core muscles in the same, or even better, manner as a standard exercise ball.

The downside to a Bosu over a standard fitness ball is that, at around $120, it  is a bit expensive. However, I love using one so much that I find it well worth the price. Because it is durable, it will also last for years.

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