Bosu Ball Classes
Put a little bounce into your workout!
Our Bosu/Fitness Ball classes are all about adding the element of instability to your Pilates routine, challenging the major muscle groups AND all the smaller stabilizing muscles in the body. This is a full-body sculpting routine combining balance work, cardiovascular exercise and free weights.
The first time you step on a Bosu you’ll notice muscles working you may have never felt before, from the tiny intrinsic muscles in your feet to proper ankle balance, all the way up your calves, quads and hamstrings. You will be amazed at how different it feels to do your lunges and squats on this unstable “bubble” rather than on solid ground. Flip the Bosu over and perform your planks and pushups using your core strength to keep you from rocking back and forth, almost as though you were getting your “sea legs” on a ship!
The Fitness Ball (also known as the Stability or Swiss Ball) is a versatile piece of equipment that can be used for everything from physical therapy and rehabilitation to hardcore personal training. Like the Bosu, the Ball adds an element of instability to each exercise. It can also serve as a gentle support for the spine when used performing abdominal exercises. Working on the fitness ball requires the student to focus on proprioception and balance, while allowing fluid movement for each exercise. The Ball can also be held overhead, in front of, or to the side of the body with outstretched arms and a gentle squeeze, combining upper back extension with squats or lunges in the advanced repertoire. It’s amazing how something filled with air can feel so heavy so fast!
In this fast paced class you’ll work both upper and lower body using weights and balance-challenging exercises, toning abs, thighs, glutes, calves and ankles. Your legs will be shaking and you’ll definitely be sweating!
At the Intermediate level you should have a clear understanding of how to engage targeted muscle groups and enough strength, balance and flexibility to work muscles to the point of fatigue and flow easily from one exercise to the next. The Intermediate student has mastered the mind/body connection, and understands how to create resistance in the body with in each exercise.
Bosu/Fitness Ball Class Policies:
Please note this class is NOT recommended for anyone with unstable joints, preexisting knee or ankle issues, or recent knee or ankle surgery or injury. If you are unsure if this class is right for you, please consult the front desk and/or your instructor.
In order to take All Level Bosu/Fitness Ball class you must have either taken 10 Pilates Sculpt classes or have teacher approval. To move on to the Intermediate Level you must have taken 10 All Level Bosu/Fitness Ball classes or have teacher approval.
Class sizes are limited to 9 people to ensure you are working safely in this challenging class. Class time is 55 minutes.