Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit (65cm)

 
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Product Description

Gaiam introduces the next evolution of the top-selling Balance Ball Beginners' Kit. The Total Body Balance Ball Kit comes with a medium 65-centimeter Gaiam anti-burst balance ball, two complete DVD workouts, a pump, and a resistance band. Add it all together and you have a great way to exercise your abs, back, glutes, hips, arms, and more, while paying particularly close attention to your core muscles and balance. Users will also delight in the DVD workouts designed by fitness expert Tanja Djelevic, which is intended to challenge, sculpt, and tone your entire body. The kit is also available with small (55 centimeter) and large (75 centimeter) balance balls.

Gaiam introduces the next evolution of the top-selling Balance Ball Beginners' Kit. The Total Body Balance Ball Kit comes with a medium 65-centimeter Gaiam anti-burst balance ball, two complete DVD workouts, a pump, and a resistance band. Add it all together and you have a great way to exercise your abs, back, glutes, hips, arms, and more, while paying particularly close attention to your core muscles and balance. Users will also delight in the DVD workouts designed by fitness expert Tanja Djelevic, which is intended to challenge, sculpt, and tone your entire body. The kit is also available with small (55 centimeter) and large (75 centimeter) balance balls.

About Gaiam
Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life enhancing, for themselves, their families and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth's resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural, eco-friendly or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality and price of conventional products.

Gaiam's goal is to become the trusted source and unifying brand for Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability (LOHAS) participants. They understand that the opportunity to affect people's lives with information and products is both a privilege and a responsibility. Gaiam believes in the concept of Conscious Commerce, the practice of making purchasing decisions based on personal values and beliefs. It takes into consideration all the aspects of our lives and the impact we have upon the planet. Research indicates this concept appeals to approximately 50 million people in the U.S. alone. Gaiam's strategy in delivering the distinctive quality for which they are known is to partner with experts in health/wellness, eco-living and personal development to develop proprietary products that meet our customers' needs with meaningful solutions.

The name GAIAM is a fusion of the words Gaia (the name of Mother Earth from the Minoan civilization in ancient Crete), and I am reminds us that we are all interconnected with the Earth, the air and water, and very much a part of this living system that sustains us all.

Features:
  • Balance ball workout kit with medium (65 cm) exercise ball
  • Exercises abs, back, glutes, hips, arms, and other muscles
  • DVD workouts designed by fitness expert Tanja Djelevic
  • Comes with 2 DVDs, inflation pump, and resistance band
  • Also available with small (55 cm) and large (75 cm) balls

Customer Reviews:

  • Good Product for the Price
    The price of this kit is excellent given the retail price. However, I would recommend you have an electric pump; it will take forever using the pump included in the kit. Also, guys beware: you will tear the band if you put the resistance to the nth degree; my husband did. It's still usable, but just beware. I LOVE THE VIDEO INSTRUCTOR...the young lady with the black hair. Both DVDs are good, but I really like her. Good product to invest in!...more info
  • Misleading packaging & sexist "cautions"
    I agree with other reviewers that the setting is pretty, the instructor decent, and the ball & exercise band work well for their purpose.

    That said:

    The package I got came with 2 DVDs. One was titled "2 Total-Body Workouts with Beginner to Advanced Instruction." There was only one workout. Not two. That's called a big fat lie. That said, the one workout on the DVD was good for legs, decent for arms and abs. The arms moves could have used a lot more reps though--one set of 8 bicep curls with the stretch band does not a workout make. (And don't tell me that the 8 "curls" with the balance ball for "weight" count, either) This workout also seriously lacked recommendations for how to make the movements more challenging, or any word about safety, proper form, alignment, etc.

    The second DVD was titled "Balanceball bonus workout". I tried the stretching routine and about died of boredom within 2 minutes--it might possibly challenge my 93 year old grandmother. But later I gave it another chance and this time glanced at the disclaimers at the beginning of the DVD. It was then I noticed this little gem: "Menstruating women should not attempt inverted poses, backbends, or vigorous standing positions." EXCUSE ME??? When was this written, 1842?? Is Gaiam going to tell all our female Olympic athletes that if they happen to be bleeding that day, they have to sit out??? Or has this supposedly progressive, eco-friendly, new age modern hippie company never heard of a friggin tampon???

    Frankly, unless someone from the company can provide me legitimate medical evidence to back up this malarky, I cannot endorse the product or the company to anyone....more info
  • Love it
    I love this balance ball set. The ball is very sturdy feeling unlike a few I've owned previously. The dvd's are challenging but managable. The pump is much better than others I've seen....more info
  • Perfect balance ball kit!
    This kit is great. Its got everything you need to get a good strength work out at home. The ball and band are just the right size and you can do so much with them! I love the dvd with Tanja, she is personable and motivating and I plan on buying more of her workout dvds. I don't really like the other dvd...the lady is a bit...different...
    Anyways...good purchase. I defintely feel that I got more than my money's worth. I highly reccommend it!...more info
  • my new morning coffee/crack
    I bought this set at Target the other night and simply had to try it when I got home. Sinse it was late, I went with the shorter "bonus" dvd. I figured it would be nice, relaxing yoga. The video was slow, the lady was slow, everything was so slow and not particularly challenging. And then I couldn't sleep. At all. Apparently it was a really energizing routine for me. The back stretches were particularly helpful, as I have advanced scoliosis and a lot of back pain.

    The other dvd was longer, much more challenging, and aerobic. Loved it.

    The quality of the ball is great. It's comfortable, sturdy, and the perfect size for me. I've been able to leave it in my car on a warm day and not come back to find it deflated. If it does deflate at all, the pump is very easy to use. ...more info
  • The Ball is Great
    The ball is great for the complete abs workout. The video is pretty lame....more info
  • Good for my needs
    I actually bought this do use with another exercise DVD other than the ones it comes with and it does the job. It was easy to inflate and doesn't smell like I read on other reviews of other balls. I chose to order this one over others because for the price, it was worth getting the additional DVD's than just a ball....more info
  • Good product!
    The ball was easy to inflate with the hand pump... it took about 15 minutes. I have had the ball over a month now and it does hold air very well....more info
  • LOVE This Ball!
    This has probably turned out to be the best purchase I made while pregnant. It's a little smaller than expected after seeing other balance balls in the gym and in childbirth classes, but it's the perfect height for me (I'm 5'5"). Its permanent home is in the family room. I sit on it when I watch TV, eat dinner, fold laundry, the list could go on. When I get bored, I just start using it to exercise without needing to get up or go somewhere else. I know I'll also get use out of it once baby arrives for soothing bouncing, strengthening my core and for the kids to play with. The thing I like best about it is it doesn't pick up carpet lint, dirt or pet fur from the floor as I expected it would. The surface stays clean. We'll always have a balance ball in our household now!...more info
  • Smaller than other 65cm balls
    Well made item but it is much smaller than other 65cm exercise balls. It seems like different brands size them differently. I've returned this item and will buy the 75cm from another brand. (FYI - I'm 5'7", and this had my knees a bit higher than my thighs, so not good posture for exercise, though my use for this is for labor and later soothing baby)....more info
  • Not bad!
    Personally, I like my ball so far!

    To comment on other people's comments: yes, the ball does smell a bit strange, but it's not that bad. However, it was really easy for me to blow up. It took me maybe 15 minutes, and I'm 8 months pregnant and have no upper body strength, so I don't see what the problem is for the other buyers!

    The one thing that bugged me was that the seal to my ball's box was broken, and it made me pretty angry, and made me wonder why someone messed with my ball... I bought it new, and there's no reason for that!...more info
  • Ball in Kit was Wrong Size
    I do not know if this is a good workout or not as the ball is WAY too small for me to use. I purchased the kit according to the suggested height guidelines. This size ball is supposedly for people to a height of 5'11". I am 5'8" but the ball was so small that my knees were up in the air, precluding me from the nice right angle that is modeled. I was uncomfortable and couldn't do the exercises properly because the ball was too small. Unfortunatley, I had the kit for 4 months before I opened it so the opportunity to exchange the kit has passed. I am perturbed that I will have to buy another ball in a larger size in order to see if the program will work for me. My advice -- don't believe the size recommendation and try it our IMMEDIATELY if you do purchase so you can return it if necessary....more info
  • Great quality, nice DVD
    I was concerned when I first opened the box because the plug for the ball was taped to it and under the pressure of packing, had left an imprint in the ball. I thought this might have weakened it and might rip when inflated, but it's been fine.

    The ball maintains pressure much longer than I would have expected, is well made and seems reasonably durable. The pump is better made than I would have expected as well. The power band is simply a strip of thin rubber (or similar material), but it does the job. I'm still not convinced that it won't, like an old rubber band, snap one day and smack me in the face leaving a whelp that I will have fun explaining to others.

    The included DVD (we bought 65cm and 75cm balls, one had two DVD's in it) is a done nicely and will push you if you try to keep up with it from start to finish. I didn't stand a chance.... :-)

    I bought this brand as a coworker has had one of their chairs for years and been extremely happy with it.

    I have no problem recommending it to anyone looking for a good started package....more info
  • Awesome Product
    I've used other balance balls in the past, but this so far has been my favorite. very comfortable and durable. The hand pump isn't difficult to use at all. I love that this kit comes with a resistance strap and a DVD. The instructor, Tanja Djelevic, is delightful. Her voice is so soothing, I could listen to her for hours. She wonderfully optimistic and upbeat, without being annoying and fake perky like some other work out instructors voices that come to mind.
    The activies on the DVDs are challenging but not impossible for even a beginner like myself to do. Over all, this is a great product and I've recommended it to many of my friends and family. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
    Sarah Beesley
    www.scentsy.com/beesley...more info
  • Love it!
    This is the second dvd with Tanja that I bought and I just love her! I also love the videos from this series from Gaiam, all filmed outside in a gorgeous scenery. The workout is challenging and fun, and it is a joy to watch and listen to Tanja. She is healthy and down to earth and she just makes you feel that you want to lead a healthy life style.
    On the package it says "Tanja Djelevic believes that working out is not really about work it s an outlet for fun" and that is totally true about her workouts. I already own one of her dvds and I just ordered another one. Tanja is so different from all the other instructors out there, it is refreshing....more info

 

 
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