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Exercise Ball

Also known as a ‘Swiss Ball’ or ‘Fit Ball’

Using your height to size up your ball

When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor.

Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.

For children who are 5 years and younger, always use a 45 cm ball.

 

Height Recommended ball size
Under 4’8″/142cm 45 cm ball
4’8″ to 5’3″/142-160cm 55 cm ball
5’4″ to 5’10″/160-178cm 65 cm ball
5’10” to 6’4″/178-193cm 75 cm ball

**The measurement of the ball is diameter (measuring from one side of the ball to the other)


Soft ball

Known as a Soft Stability Ball or Pilates Soft Ball.
A Soft Toy Ball can be used and found in many toy shops.

Size: Between 20 to 23cm in diameter.

Or closest to 54cm (22″) in circumference
(measurement around the ball)

 

These balls can be purchased at Kmart, Big W and similar stores.

 


Resistance Band

Also know as a TheraBand

9.8 feet / 3m in length & 6” / 15cm wide
Medium strength
Note: the colour of the strength changes depending on the supplier.

Resistance Bands can be purchased in our online store.

 

 

 

 


Lacrosse BallLacrosse Ball

Also known as a Hand Ball, racquetball or Pinky Ball

Closest to the size of 8″ or 20.5cm in circumference
(measurement around the ball)
or 6.3cm / 2.5″ in diameter

Note: A Tennis Ball is not recommended.

Lacrosse Balls can be purchased in our online store.

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