What do you need a Balance Pad for?
The Balance Trainer is a space-saving mobile fitness machine suitable for balance, endurance and strength training. With various Balance Pads exercises the whole body can be trained and mobilized. It's also often used in physiotherapy to increase joint mobility. With targeted training on the soft surface, the knees and ankles are gently strained.
In Balance Yoga the Balance Pad strengthens the tension on the muscles and makes the training more intensive. The body has to balance and balance the artificially created instability in every yoga exercise. This strains muscles that are not trained to this extent without the soft padding.
3 Examples of exercises on the Balance Pad
- Yoga Balance: "The Dancer". The right leg stands on the Balance Pad and the left leg is lifted back and embraced with the left arm. This exercise is already difficult without Balance Trainer. With the special mat, the balance has to be maintained even better and the muscles are even more tense.
- Fitness Balance: Jump on both legs or one leg on the Balance Pad. Here, too, the body is required to maintain balance.
- Strength training: one-legged deep knee bends to the side on the balance pad. For intensive strengthening of the thigh muscles.
The Balance Trainer intensifies exercises with your own body weight. So if you don't feel challenged in yoga, Pilates or strength training, or if you're just looking for a change of pace, you should buy a Balance Pad.
The Balance Board - a training device for the whole family
Another space-saving and affordable balance trainer is the Balance Board. Similar to the Balance Pad, it creates an instability that the body must balance with the internal muscles. The boards are available in different versions. They usually consist of a round or square surface with half a ball or a roll on the underside.
Balance Board Fitness is fun and convinces children that sport is not boring. You train your balance and coordination by seeing the board not as a fitness machine, but as a toy. With the "nodding board", as the Balance Board is also called, everyone likes to try to keep the balance. The winner is the one who can stand on it the longest.
Balance Board Training
Various exercises can be performed on the Balance Board. This gives the athlete a varied workout that challenges the whole body. The muscles must constantly compensate for the instability provoked by the Balance Trainer.
Beginners try to keep their balance while standing on the board. Advanced users can also do knee bends or other leg exercises on this Balance Trainer.
The Balance Board is also suitable for arm and back training, as the athlete can also do push-ups on this unstable surface. With the buttocks on the balance spinning top and the legs in the air supported on the upper arms, abdominal muscle exercises can also be done. The constant instability demands the whole body in almost every exercise.
Examples for exercises on the Balance Board
- Lateral leg lift: one leg standing on the board, one being lifted laterally.
- Bridge on the Balance Board: lying on the back, the legs are placed on the board at an angle and the buttocks are lifted to the bridge.
- Sit-ups sitting on the Balance Board: every variation is challenging!
To combine fun with sport, best choose the right balance board for each family member and order it conveniently online from your own home.