Looking to mix up your workout and add a full-body routine to your current exercise sessions? Tackle monotony and add a bit of fun to your workout with the ZooVaa Balance Board. You can use this motion-driven tool to help you build better balance, stability, and strength throughout your body. While standing on it is a start, we’ve got 3 exercises that can be challenging—but refreshing—to perform.
EXERCISE #1 – SQUATS
Start by facing the balance board and stepping onto either side of the board and stepping down until one side of the board contacts the ground. Bring your opposite foot onto the board and maintain a balanced position with both side of the board off the ground. While maintaining your balance slowly lower your body down by flexing your hips and knees with an upright posture. Slowly rise to repeat additional repetitions. Aim for 2 to 3 sets of 15 repetitions.
EXERCISE #2 – MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS
Grip the edges of the balance board or put your hands in a pushup position with both hands on either side of the balance board. With your feet hip-with apart and your back flat, quickly perform alternating knee drives. Start slowly to increase your upper body and core strength before performing longer and quicker bouts. Aim for between 30 seconds to a minute, for 2 to 3 sets.
EXERCISE #3 – STANDING CATCH AND TOSS
You will need a partner to perform this exercise or a sturdy concrete wall. Assume an athletic position with slightly bent knees and hips. Keep an upright posture with feet evenly balanced on both sides. Catch the ball while maintaining balance on the balance board. Throw the ball back to your partner to receive the next toss. If you’re practicing with a wall, throw the ball against the wall and catch the ball when it returns to you (after bouncing off of the wall). Perform 2-3 sets of 15 repetitions.