Fitness Wobble Board: Ideas for Welcoming Healthier Lifestyle Aboard

fitness wobble board

In the quest to get stronger, better, faster, leaner and healthier, most fitness enthusiasts invest a lot of their gym time and energy into the already established, sort to say, traditional training methods. With lifting, jumping and running being the main ways of getting fitter nowadays, many of us haven’t given any serious thought to balancing. If we did, we’d so fall in love with the benefits this challenging activity offers.

A fitness wobble board is an exercise device used to improve functional strength, balance and mental focus. It features a flat surface which is supported over a less stable ball or cylinder. Balancing on its flat surface is a mere challenge for your muscles and mind as well, as your mind also adapts to moving on this unstable surface. Being available in different sizes and shapes, this fitness tool is suitable for both males and females of basically all ages, so yes – no excuses allowed Let’s take a look at some exercises you can perform on a fitness wobble board and let’s get to work.

  • Place the board under your feet while sitting down and rotate it slowly a couple of times in all directions. This is a great move for improving your ankles’ range of motion.
  • Stand on the wobble board and place your feet shoulder width apart. If you need additional support, hold on to a chair and rock the board backwards and forwards and then side to side. Keep doing this for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Try balancing on the board for at least a minute without the edges of it touching the floor.
  • While standing and balancing on the fitness wobble board, bend your knees a bit to challenge your balance. If you feel confident enough, bend your knees into a squat.
  • Rotate the board in a circle without allowing the edges of it to touch the floor. Do this for at least 2 minutes.
  • While standing on your two feet, reach both your arms out ahead of you. Then, rotate the upper part of your body around slowly from one side to another.
  • While balancing with both legs, throw a ball against the all and catch it on its way back. Or, you can also have a partner doing this exact exercise so that you two can pass the ball back and forth.
  • And now the real deal – while balancing on one foot only, bend your knees in a squatting position and repeat.
  • Do all of the suggested exercises above with your eyes closed – you’ll see how this will make them much, much harder!