Monday, September 27, 2010

On The Ball

The resistance ball is a fabulous piece of apparatus that is fairly affordable and doesn't take up a lot of space. Adding a resistance ball to your Pilates exercises will add a sense of balance and instability to kick up the intensity of your Matwork.  It can also be used to mimic many of the exercises on the Reformer, Cadillac, or chair.

When picking a resistance ball, the size of the ball will be dependent on your height and leg length. The best way to know is to sit on the ball like sitting in a chair. Your knees should line up with your hips with your feet placed firmly on the floor. If the angle is greater the ball is too big, and smaller the ball is too big. I am 5'2" and use a 55cm ball. Also be sure to fill the ball to firmness.

Here are a few of my favorites on the Resistance ball to add to your workout. For more workouts like these be sure to visit and subscribe to piLALAtes YouTube channel.

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