Being a busy single parent I’m always on the lookout for fun and functional ways to meet my fitness goals from home; whether I’ve just dropped the children off at school, have twenty minutes before dinner or can snatch a cheeky half hour in the evening. I’m discovering that with age I require more effort to maintain a strong and healthy physique which is why I’m keen to strengthen my core and maintain good posture with the Bosu balance trainer from Physical Company.
The Bosu balance trainer is a core stability and proprioception training device that can be used on its own or incorporated into all types of fitness training. Helping to develop and maintain stabilisation, agility, strength, stability, flexibility and aerobic conditioning this single piece of equipment can provide an entire body workout for all ages and levels of ability. The Bosu comes flat packed along with a pump, manual, QR coded wall chart and DVD covering total body, calorie combustion, long & lean and absolute abs workouts with a bonus DVD for cross training.
Capable of sustaining a load of 300lbs the Bosu balance trainer is simple to inflate with the handheld pump rising to 8.5″ at maximum capacity. It’s surprisingly lightweight, easy to carry and can be deflated quickly for storage. I like to think that I’m in fairly good shape for my age and post-pregnancy body but the Bosu balance trainer showed me just how much I can improve on my core strength. By taking the body out of balance a huge amount of muscles are engaged in each exercise and as a result you can feel everything tightening within your legs, stomach and glutes simply to stand still. Each balance posture or repetition can be simplified or extended to suit your individual level of ability and within minutes I was breaking a sweat from lunges, squats and press-ups; a fun, friendly and wholesome home workout that leaves you eager for more.