Swiss ball

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An air-filled ball constructed of elastic PVC which measure 35 to 85 cm (14 to 34 inches) which is used in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise and as an assistive device for weight training.

Swiss ball

An inflatable vinyl or rubber ball, used in exercise training, rehabilitation, and sports to treat low back pain or to strengthen the muscles of the abdomen and chest. Synonym: balance ball; fitness ball; stability ball
See also: ball
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Emma added: "The key body areas the class seeks to tackle are pelvic floor and core abdominal muscles to help to avoid back/pelvic pain and stress incontinence, and in order to do this we use the gym ball.
From furry gym ball covers and celebrity lookalike parties, pitched by a squeaky Beckham lookalike, to waterproof thigh covers, the ideas flooded in.
Fran opted for the luxury item of a gym ball, so he can use it to keep fit in the jungle and as a soft seat when he is not training.
No but then that's the idea so I'm trying my best to tone up ( I now read the travel news perched on a gym ball and I've only fallen off twice) I eat healthier than I have been doing of late.
Next week I will give you some advanced exercises on the gym ball.
Boots Gym Ball, pounds 10; Reebok 2kg Hand Weights, pounds 16.
In addition to the core body exercises, which if I keep at them could give me the flat stomach that has always eluded me, I have the challenge of the gym ball.