In today’s world where many of us spend our days working from a desk, it’s safe to say it can be tough to stay moving throughout the day. I’ve tried standing while at my computer but it didn’t last very long. It really is hard to just stand there without having anything to do with your feet!
Getting Off and On
The one aspect of SBB I really enjoy is that it’s easy to get off and on. There’s an “on/off” instructional card that comes along with the unit, and you can also take a look its learning center and YouTube channel to make sure you get on and off safely.
SBB uses multi-spring technology which makes it impossible to stabilize; this is a good thing. It causes your muscles to contract, thus burning more calories.
Range of Motion
SBB offers boards with 4 inch and 6 inch springs — which don’t limit your motion during full-body exercises.
Standing exercises are made so much easier thanks to SBB’s flat platform. You don’t have to worry about straining your ankles, knees and hips, which is common on other balancing equipment. And if you’re thinking to yourself, “Well, Bosu has a flat side.” Actually, come to find out (I just found this out), Bosu itself does not recommend standing on the flat platform.
SBB’s suggested weight limit is 500 pounds.
Here’s one of my favorites parts: you can customize your board to whatever size (four or six inch springs) and color you want. SBB comes in red, white, blue, black, yellow, orange, pink, purple, green and turquoise. SO many choices, right?
Even though I primarily use the StrongBoard Balance in the comfort of my home, it can be used in a wide variety of situations and environments: sports performance, family fitness, senior fitness, military and tactical use, commercial gyms and physical therapy.
I recently went skiing for the very first time — and guys, I struggled with that damn sport. (Like, I have literally never been so frustrated in my life.) But I probably would have struggled even more if I hadn’t been practicing my balance on the StrongBoard a few times a week. I can feel a difference in my core and have more body awareness than ever before.
While my typical use of the StrongBoard includes me balancing on it while working on my computer, the workouts you can do on it are endless. You can literally create an entire workout just with the StrongBoard — so, I did.
When doing these exercises, keep in mind that despite your fitness level on non-moving flat ground, it’s completely different on the SBB. Be very careful — it takes practice to achieve a similar fitness level that your used to.
What do you do to help keep you movin’ and groovin’ throughout the day? —Erika