How do you know which physioball is best for you? Physioballs provide support while exercising and help increase balance and stability. In this premium video, Leah Zahner, Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), walks you through how to choose a physioball size that will enhance your workout, not make it more difficult than it needs to be.
Choosing a physioball at a retail store
At a retail store, you have the ability to try out your physioball. Zahner recommends sitting on one. When you are fully seated your feet should be flat to the ground and your knees at 90º.
If the physioball is too small your knees will not be at 90º and your range of motion will be limited. If the physioball is too large your knees also will not be at 90º and it may be too challenging to balance.
Choosing a physioball online
If you want to order a physioball online, below are some general guidelines.
Proper air pressure is important. If your physioball is on the firmer side it will increase the difficulty of your exercises. Slightly deflating the physioball will allow you to gain confidence and muscle until you are up to the challenge of full air pressure.