I figured I’d try something I haven’t done before, and review a fitness product I use! This is the Gold’s Gym Stayball. It’s a nice exercise ball, and one of my favorite pieces of equipment, so I thought I’d do a little write up on it!
As far as fitness equipment goes, the Stayball is extremely affordable, coming in at under $30 on Amazon. It’s shipped un-inflated, so shipping costs are low, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Mine has stood up to regular usage by two people for close to a year now with no complaints, minus the occasional re-inflation when we start to squeeze some of the air out of it.
As stability balls go, the Stayball can hang tough with any others, as far as I’m concerned. We have the 65 centimeter model, because we’re within the height/weight requirements, but there’s also a 75 centimeter model, if you’re taller/heavier. As I said before, the ball has survived a year of wear and tear, just requiring the occasional “plumping up” due to heavy use. The actual initial inflation takes a good bit of effort, though, to be prepared to get a small workout in with the hand pump!
Oh my goodness I’m pretty sure I get more use out of this thing than anything else in my fitness arsenal. It’s great for abdominal exercises (and it has some great suggestions printed right on the ball), I also use it to sit on when I’m doing my overhead dumbbell presses, plus I lie on it for my butterfly curls! They can also be used as substitutes for chairs while sitting at your computer, to emphasize good posture/core stability, though I don’t use mine as such, so I can’t speak to that. Overall, a stability ball is an incredibly versatile fitness tool.
Final Verdict: 5 out of 5 Stars
Overall, I enthusiastically recommend the Gold’s Gym Stayball. I use it in almost every workout I have, and don’t have a single complaint about its quality OR price.
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Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace