BOSU: A Low-Tech, Cost-Effective Workout Tool

standing balance exercises, post surgery recovery, strength training over 50

I often use BOSU balance trainers in personal training sessions, as well as Pilates and yoga classes. This is an excellent low-tech, and cost-effective workout tool.

working out with a BOSU

What is it?

A dome shaped fitness training device with a round side and a flat side, resembling half of a stability ball.

What exercises can I do on a BOSU?

An infinite number but here are my favorites:

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Push ups
  • Bicep curls
  • Standing yoga poses like Tree and Dancer
  • Pilates core exercises like Boat, and Half Roll Back
  • Plyometric (jumping) exercises like Side Squats and Burpies

Why use a BOSU:

  • Improve your balance
  • Strengthen your feet and ankles
  • Strengthen your core
  • Add difficulty to your strength exercises
  • Increase your movement options

This is a great addition to your home gym. Easily move it from room to room, even your kids can play on it! I often order these in bulk, or at a discount. If you are interested contact me and if I don’t have the color you like here I will put in an order for you.

My name is Cathy Murray and I have been taking Pilates classes from Anne at Fluid Movement for over two years. I have never enjoyed group exercise, but after hearing my good friend talk about how much she enjoyed the class, I decided to give it a try. I was immediately hooked on her classes. Even though the class was on a Wednesday night and I arrived exhausted from a full day of work and running around, I left feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and re-energized! I have that same feeling after every class. Before long, once a week wasn’t enough and I added the Saturday morning class to my schedule as well.

Anne’s compassion and knowledge make each class a joy to attend. She has an amazing array of exercises, focusing on release, mobility, strength and fitness. Every month has a new focus, so time at class never feels tedious. Of course, that would never happen anyway, because Anne creates an exercise community that feels like friends hanging out. I would go twice a week just because I have so much fun, but the classes also provide outstanding physical benefits for my 50+ year old body. I had total hip replacement this winter and since I was in good physical shape, thanks to Anne, going in to the surgery, I surprised my doctors with my quick recovery. I only needed 2 sessions of physical therapy and spent no time with a cane or walker!

Anne offers more than her fabulous Pilates classes. I have attended her foot health classes, participated in monthly somatic exercise challenges, that greatly reduced my arthritis pain; purchased her homemade lip-balms and lotions; and have had Thai Massages. I can attest to the high quality and value of these services.

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