Challenge your body in a fresh, innovative way with this highly effective Balanceball workout. By using functional exercises (those that mimic everyday activities), you ll see significant results with less risk of injury. ... more »This brand new blend of balance and endurance will help you build strength and stability while improving your posture and toning your entire body. Whether you are new to the Balanceball or already know it s amazing potential, let Tanja teach you some new moves.
Three workouts featuring balance and endurance moves to increase flexibility and core strength. Includes modification for beginners.« less
"I am a personal trainer & love these 3 20-minute workouts (upper body/lower body/abs & core). Great functional training that requires only a stability ball & minimal space. Very effective exercises led by a pleasant instructor. No more excuses about not having enough time :)"
Tanja is awesome
CVK | USA | 05/09/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"as always, her workouts are great, challenging, and they are different from your regular workout dvd. They are filmed outside in a beautiful location, Tanja is refreshing and fun, and very motivating. Three workouts, you can do them separately or all. The ball made me sweat, you would never believe how heavy on your arms a ball filled with air can be! I own all of Tanja's dvds and I can recommend them all."
Challenging functional fitness and balance moves
Red Panda | Australia | 03/21/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am an intermediate/advanced exerciser (advanced on strength work). I enjoyed the core section of the DVD, but felt it wasn't challenging enough - although you could always increase the intensity by adding a light med ball to the crunches on the balance ball. Then I did the lower body section. It really focused on my weak areas - glutes, hamstrings and adductors. Ow - those parts are talking to me right now! I think this section would be a good complement to traditional strength work, and it's short enough to use as an add-on.
Overall, this is a great DVD. Each section is well-designed, starts with a gentle warm-up and includes a fun balance challenge. Tanja is an encouraging instructor with a delightful personality. The only disappointment for me is that the stretch section is yoga-inspired; I was hoping for stretching which incorporates the balance ball. As with the other DVDs in this Gaiam series, the location and music really enhance the workout."
A. Robinson | 03/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My wife and I both love Tanja's workouts on the Balance Ball. In addition to this DVD we also own the Total Body Toning on the Balance Ball and they are the core (excuse the pun) of our weekly workouts.
The music in both DVDs is very nice to listen to, not just drum machine beats and synthesizers. The outdoor settings are gorgeous.
Tanja is very fun and personable while she explains each move and encourages you throughout the workout. And they truly are FULL BODY workouts that tone you and give you full cardio burn as well.
And the wide variety of exercises on both DVDs means you work a wide variety of muscles and won't get bored out doing one set of exercises over and over. We will definitely be purchasing her third and any future DVD.
Jeannine Otchis | Kihei Maui, Hawaii | 07/18/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Tanja has the ability to make the viewer feel part of the process. Her segments are well sequenced and fun. One of the few DVD's with instruction and a trainer that talks directly to viewer while doing the routines. Most DVD's offer a presenter of technique with a voice over and no instruction or information as to what you are to do, why you are to do it, or the benefit of doing it, and most of all what the contraindications are. Tanja's DVD's are well rounded. If a beginner, use a smaller ball for ball in the hands routines then progress to regular ball; if not sure, stop the DVD and try the move until it is comfortable before continuing with Tanja. Do the repetitions at your own pace. Go at your own pace until you are comfortable. Tanja's enthusiasm for teaching is contagious. Being a fitness instructor with a Master's in psychology she would also remind you, if an exercise doesn't feel appropriate for your body due to medical conditions avoid doing it. Do what you can. Progress not perfection. I love Tanja's work and use the DVD's that are most suited for me."