Written By Katherine Conaway
Gaiam’s The Firm: Slim & Sculpt Stability Ball, 65 cm 05-51704, is a balance ball that can help improve posture, flexibility, and balance along with strength. This balance ball functions as a workout tool and can be used as an alternative to sitting in a chair.
The Firm: Slim and Sculpt Stability ball is made of tough, burst-resistant plastic that means it is durable enough to withstand use and workouts. The Firm: Slim & Sculpt Stability Ball is simple – it is a large ball, but it is effective and versatile. When sold, Gaiam’s The Firm: Slim & Sculpt Stability Ball comes with the balance ball, pump, and a dvd that has 30 minutes of training on how to use and workout with the stability ball.
The Firm: Slim & Sculpt Stability Ball is a balance ball that can be used in a variety of different ways to improve posture, flexibility, balance, and strength. The included training video teaches first-time users how to use the ball for training, stretching, rehabilitation, or with another workout routine. The ball and routines given can provide a range of activities, from assisted stretching to challenging workout. There are many additional videos and workouts through Gaiam and other brands and websites that use a balance ball like this one. Gaiam even has a YouTube channel (GaiamSearch) with videos showing exercises for balance balls. The balance ball can continue to be used by seasoned users in challenging workouts and doing more advanced difficulty exercises.
There are two sizes of The Firm: Slim & Sculpt Stability Ball, 65 cm, item #05-51704, for people 5’5” to 5’11” and a 55 cm, item #05-51703, for people 5’0” to 5’5’. The balls come in a several bright colors. Other manufacturers of stability balls include TKO, Valeo, and GoFit, among many others.
- One item that can help you to stretch and exercise every part of your body
- One-time assembly
- Burst resistant rubber material
- Included 30 minute instructional DVD
- Large item to store
- Blow up by hand using included pump
- Need to seek out additional sources for more workout/exercise material and instruction
Gaiam’s The Firm: Slim & Sculpt Stability Ball is a great workout tool. It can easily be used at home with its included 30 minute DVD, all for less than $20, as well as with the plethora of videos and workouts on the internet for balance balls. For this very reasonable price, you get a quality piece of workout equipment that can be used in a range of ways to improve your strength, flexibility, balance, and posture, regardless of whether you are a beginning or advanced exerciser.