Advantages Good Value for money. Works well.
Disadvantages The Davina title might not suit the more manly folk....
Gym memberships, personal trainers, classes, new kit.... It feels like keeping fit has become more expensive than ever. Over the last few months, for various reasons (Not only that I have just qualified as a fitness instructor but because of future relocation) I have been trying to get fit free... Now, for most things this isn't too hard, especially for aerobic workouts - Think running, walking, cycling etc. But for toning (just as important to get you bikini ready) whilst there are some options (Tricep dips on your sofa, Bicep curls with your water bottle, dreaded lunges and squats.....) it does help to have some extra backup.We do have selection of fit-balls at my parents home (my brother has always trained semi professionally too) I needed something cheap that I can take with me and keep at my home. Cue a mini Google search for a cheap and easy set. I came across the Davina set for £9.99 and whist (No offence intended) I wasn't really taken by the Davina marketing it was the best one I could find and was cheap.
The set comes with a 65cm Fit Ball, a Fit Band and a pump (Not to be a captain obvious but you need to pump up your Fit Ball) You can use the ball for advancing lower and upper body training (Think crunches, push-ups, tips on the ball to name a few) Now, the reason you want to be using one of these is that, whilst you can use it to make the workout harder it also causes you to engage your core throughout the workout so you are training your trunk at the same time (I'll highlight that if you don't you might fall off)The band is great, just long enough to use (I am fine at just over 5" and likewise my brother who is taller at nearly 6" was OK too - We are talking exercises like Bicep curls where you hold it under your foot) and has a decent resistance. Meaning you will get a workout and feel the resistance but you wont feel like you are losing a tug of war against it.
The ball itself, as I mentioned before, is 65cm which is a fairly standard size that should suit most people (If you are used to really big balls you might find it a little small and need some getting used to but it will still do the job perfectly well). It appears to be made of a durable rubber material and, thus far, has shown no signs of wear and tear, thinning or degrading. With it being rubber it is also easy to wash/wipe down if you, for example, get it muddy if you take it outside (Why not enjoy the sun whilst you can eh...?!) The colour is a yellow/green colour that I see no issue with, personally colour co-coordinating gym equipment is not high on my list. Will I be put off by the Davina signature on it, not really, it' not huge and it's white so not hugely obvious but would by brother and my chaps be bothered by it.... Not sure, perhaps for the more "manly" of them floating with Davina's latest kit might just put them off..The ball comes flat and with a pump which you have to inflate, I had to issues with this, it all worked and was pretty easy to use - You might find it like a workout to get there though!
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