Whether you’re new to exercising or are an elite athlete, you can benefit from practicing your balance. The easiest way to incorporate balance exercises into your daily routine is with a balance board.
Balance boards are fantastic pieces of equipment that can help you improve your overall balance in just a few minutes a day.
We could talk all day about the amazing benefits balance provide, but we’ll keep it concise. Using a balance board can help you:
- Prevent injuries
- Improve posture
- Heal from an injury
- Increase motor skills
- Improve coordination
- Strengthen your ankle, leg, and core muscles
Choosing the Right Balance Board
It’s important to know that balance boards are not all made the same. They can vary to suit different purposes and skill levels.
At StrongTek, we offer four types of balance boards with varying difficulty levels. They all have a non-slip surface, making them safe to use on carpet or hard floors. In addition, they are all lightweight and portable, so you can take your board with you wherever you go!
Here’s a breakdown of each one so you can determine which balance board is best for you.
Anti-Fatigue Balance Board - Easiest
Our anti-fatigue balance board is designed to be used in the office without impacting your job or causing you to lose focus. It’s easy to use, which means you can get the benefits of improved balance and coordination while you work. The tilting angle is 8.5 degrees, which is the lowest tilting angle of all our boards, and the weight capacity is 400 pounds.
This board features an anti-fatigue top layer that can help you re-focus when you feel your energy draining during the workday. In addition, it promotes microcirculation, which means you’ll get more energy flowing through your body every time you stand on it.
For best results, use the anti-fatigue balance board without your shoes to get a continuous massage. But, of course, we realize not every workplace embraces barefooted employees! So, this board is also safe to use with most shoes and boots.
Professional Wooden Balance Rocker Board - Easy
Next up is StrongTek’s Professional Wooden Balance Rocker Board. This board is designed for beginners of all ages, including seniors, looking to improve their balance and flexibility. It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds and provides balance in one direction at a time, moving from left to right or front to back.
Use this board to practice your standing balance from anywhere. You can also incorporate it into your workout routines to sneak in some balance work. For example, perform squats while balancing on it or put your feet on it while you do push-ups for an added challenge.
The Professional Wooden Balance Board is a little more challenging than the anti-fatigue balance board; however, it can still be used at the office for those who want to practice their balance as they work without losing focus.
Advanced Professional Wooden Balance Rocker Board - Medium
If the Professional Wooden Balance Rocker Board seems like it might be a little too easy, then you might want to upgrade to the Advanced Professional Wooden Balance Rocker Board.
Like the original, this balance board has a weight capacity of 350 pounds and can help you work on your bi-directional balance, moving back and forth or side to side. The single plane of tilt goes up to 45 degrees.
The difference is that the advanced balance board has a cross-shaped base, which allows it to rotate 360 degrees. This provides an additional challenge as you stand on the balance board. It also makes squats, push-ups, and other exercises more challenging as you will need to work harder to stay balanced.
Oval Balance Board - Hard
If you’re seeking a true balance challenge, then you’ll want to check out the Oval Balance Board, which is the most challenging balance board StrongTek offers.
This balance board is smaller than our other products, which is what makes it so challenging. In addition, it offers 360-degree exercise and a tilting angle of 16 to 20 degrees. The weight capacity for the Oval Balance Board is 300 pounds.
Which Balance Board Will You Choose?
We have developed different types of balance boards to ensure that everyone can find one that’s best for them. So, which StrongTek balance board is right for you?
Browse our store to see what other products are available to help you gain strength and flexibility.