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Playing Fitball

Don’t laugh. I am attempting to hold back the spread – you know the one. I believe it dates back to the middle ages. Something like that.IMG_4659

I have rheumatoid arthritis, so I’m limited in the type of exercise I take. My swimming teacher and friend advised I should try a fit ball to help with my core. My husband bought one from a local supermarket. Fit ball. Not core. It would be so much easier if Asda sold new cores.

Muscles are hurting

Muscles are hurting

I understand why is it called a fit ball. Pumping it up gets that acid zipping through those muscles.

I chuckled at that suggested range of exercises. If I could get myself into those positions, I wouldn’t need to exercise. My intention is to sit on the ball whilst writing, or watching TV. Nowhere on the instruction sheet does it show a person sitting on the ball …

A 'finger in the dyke' moment. The air escapes with some force

A ‘finger in the dyke’ moment. The air escapes with some force

Wish me luck.

I need Gajitman to pump my ball up. It's a bit soft

I need Gajitman to pump my ball up. It’s a bit soft

I have no idea what this is or how to use it with the ball. My mind is boggled.

I have no idea what this is or how to use it with the ball. My mind is boggled.

Laura x

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10 thoughts on “Playing Fitball

    • Jane – you’re already a fitball convert! Excellent. Shall we take our balls to conference? Laura xx

  1. I’m trying to imagine what injuries I’d end up with if I even attempted sitting on that thing in front of my pc. I see one roll backwards and one flattened Jack Russell. Sounds a bit like a health risk around me!!! Happy rolling, Laura! 🙂 xx

    • That’s the way I roll, Sheryl. You’ve seen photos of my SplatCats, right? 😉 Laura xx

  2. I used to have one of those … wonder where it went? hahaha Not much use to be honest. Good luck with strengthening those core muscles.

    • Thanks, Shaz. It makes my thighs work the most. The children love using it 😀 Laura xx

  3. I had a brief period of having a personal trainer (got him at a discount, he was on a visit from Tasmania and was totally gorgeous, but that’s another story) and he made me use one of these hellish things. I’m nearly over it now … nearly …

    • It’s not quite high enough, Kate. I may ask Gajitman to build me a raised platform, so I can reach my desk … I love living dangerously. 😀 Laura xx

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