i love my fitness ball!!!

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  1. petchy

    petchy Well-Known Member

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    a couple of weeks back i bought a fitness ball, to use for sitting on instead of a normal chair, for exercises and for use in labour. can i just say it is the best buy ever!!!!! i love it. when i work from home every wednesday i sit on it in front of my laptop, and my back is much less tired after a full day on the ball than it is after a day in the normal chair!

    i use it for my pilates excercises too, and it is soooooo nice to do pelvic rocking on it! i sit in front of the telly on it and just wiggle my pelvis around, kind of like a seated belly dance! (it looks a little odd, but who cares??) it's supposed to be really good preparation for labour, as the same movement can help relieve pain and tension and help open the pelvis.

    i just want to say dont buy one of those expensive "birthing balls" from specialist shops!!! they are a rip off, this one from argos cost me a fiver and is pretty much identical to the ones you see for £30 in jojo maman bebe for example. the only difference is this one doesn't come with a pump, but i just used my bicycle pump. (afterwards i realised i could have saved myself a lot of hassle by using the electric pump that came with an inflatable bed we've got... :oops: preggie-brain me forgot!!!
     
  2. Tara & Liam

    Tara & Liam Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Just to say that i got my exercise ball from Sport and Soccer or Soccer World (the shops have all different names) and it was a fiver with a pump.

    bargain city.

    x
     
  3. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    I have had my fitness ball from argos for a couple of months and It is still in its box as I didn't think it would benefit me much.

    I'm also worried about it getting in the way as they aren't small!

    But you have convinced me to get mine pumped up (by the DH of course)

    Thanks!
     
  4. petchy

    petchy Well-Known Member

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    lol sarah, if my OH was to do it, it would never get done!!! but it really is worth it! i tuck mine away under the dining table!! which is perfect as i use it to sit on when i have my dinner as well!
     
  5. Sarah W Baby Belly

    Sarah W Baby Belly Well-Known Member

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    Thats a brilliant idea! I hadn't thought of that!
     

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