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I had to stop and put more air in my ball, too, though - but I see that Liz Gillies has another video: "Stability Ball Workout for Dummies" that evidently explains how to choose the right size ball. I thought the ball I had was the right size for my height - but hers still did look larger....
Since I'd gotten familiar with using the ball with the trainer, I didn't have problems with following her instructions. This was just right for my level. I guess it was a little short - because I found myself thinking "more!". So, now I'm looking for more tapes!
Different people will get different benefits because of their individual fitness levels. I'm in fairly good shape, but need cardio and toning. I did about 20 minutes on a stair stepper before I started this tape. So, along with this tape, I got a good workout. I can see where as I outgrow this workout, I can find ways to make it more challenging.
The workout starts with brief instructions about the ball and a short warm-up. It continues with a cardio section that consists of a lot of bouncing on the ball and lifting your arms which is fun, but also works your legs (if you use them instead of just bouncing). Then it has two segments that keep your heartrate up: a standing leg work section--mostly lunge-type exercises--followed by a good arms workout--standing up and lifting the ball. Maybe I'm a weakling, but it puts my arms to work! The last part is a challenging (for me) workout for legs and abs lying on the floor with legs on the ball--it also challenges your balance. This is followed by a cool-down. The workout is sprinkled with Liz's words of encouragment and instruction.
I think it's a good workout though a little short, about 30 min. The DVD version is a better value than the tape because you get three workouts :)
I like ball exercises because they teach balance, strengthen your core (abdomenal region) and are good for overall toning so I will do this tape about once a month. Just don't look for any sort of cardio benefits because it's not there.
Most recent customer reviews
I was disappointed with this ball workout. I was hoping for a fast paced, high energy workout with some challenging and different moves. Read morePublished on June 7 2002 by Midwest Reviewer
I like this workout primarily because there is not a lot out there like it. It's pretty unique. This is all work done on the big swiss ball, with a very good instructor, in a... Read morePublished on June 5 2002 by Kathy Weller
I like this video because I could do everything she does in the first go through. I think it moves along nicely and I can get a quick workout in just a 1/2 hour. Read morePublished on April 29 2002
I'm concerned that the posting exercises put too much pressure on your knees. Do this repeatedly & you could injure yourself. Read morePublished on April 20 2002