Health Magazine's Excellence In Fitness Award-winner in 2005!! This stability ball workout will put a smile on your face and the "FUN Factor" in your training! Bounce back to being a kid again?learning your A B C's was ne... more »ver this easy and so exhilarating!!! My Mom always told me to "go outside and play!" ... well, I invite you to "come inside and play!" Are you ready to roll...let's have a BALL!!!!« less
Actor:Patrick Goudeau Genres:Exercise & Fitness Sub-Genres:Exercise Ball Studio:Bayview Films Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 09/27/2005 Original Release Date: 01/01/2005 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005 Release Year: 2005 Run Time: 0hr 45min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
"If you thought a stability ball was only for abdominal work be prepared to be pleasantly amazed! This workout will work your core and your mind as well as your entire body. It's good to sit and watch it through first...that is IF you can resist getting up and joining in on the fun. You will not get bored with this work out -- I can guarantee you!! You will never see anyone choreograph like this! Patrick is limitless talent!"
Designing Dancer | Dallas, TX | 01/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a fun workout but make sure your ball is large enough (your thighs should be above your knees). The first time I did this my ball was underinflated and my knees hurt trying to do the routine that way. Other than that it is a fun workout; sorta makes me feel like a kid again! Some of the moves are dancy which is typical for a Patrick workout. Give this a try and I don't think you'll be disappointed!"
Not a true ball type workout
Terri L. Manning | Ludington, MI | 08/26/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I must say, Patrick is great and the workout is fun and well done, but it is an aerobic workout (a good one), using the ball as a prop, rather than a true "ball" workout. I was hoping for a routine that would stretch and strengthen each muscle system, the typical ball exercise fare. This is not that at all. You sit on the ball and bounce A LOT, walk around the ball, carry the ball while you move, or bounce the ball while you move. There are no targeted muscle exercises, its strictly aerobic."
wildblueamn | 10/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a fun workout- did it this morning for the first time. I wouldnt call it 'amazing' but its a new way to use the ball. I didnt expect it to be a typical ball routine using it for weight training or stretching; I expected unusual and this is it. The entire video layers on new moves to complete 1 entire routine by the end and you do it over and over so you can perfect the moves - which can be challenging w/ a moving ball and dancey steps.
It starts out with bouncing and moving arms back and forth which can be a feat for coordination and the temptation to truley bounce on the ball deeply when all you need to do is focus on lifting and not falling. There are some moves that go up and down, around, tip over to touch the ground, lift the ball in plie stance, bouncing the ball and shuffling left/right, corkscrew (turn around, sit down, bounce up again), rolling on your abs into a modified pike or pike, leap frogging, knees up, alternating heel digs and WOW- you're done w/ the entire thing and you didnt realize it!
I think the muscles affected the most are abs (balancing on the ball requires core work) and your legs (plies, side to side moves, and dancing)
This is a nice change from the regular stuff you see.. I dont think anyone else has this type of workout w/ the ball?!
You will feel it in your knees the first time regardless of you ball inflation, but I 2nd the inflation element, otherwise it will be hard on you for the rest of the time"
If you hate exercise, you'll LOVE this video!
Nicole N. | 08/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you hate to exercise, don't have much time, or are shy because of shall we say, lack of athletic ability or coordination, this workout is perfect!
I hate exercise - it's the LAST thing I want to make time for after a long day (NOT a morning person - I'm lucky to get to work). I also have work out A.D.D. The thought of getting home, changing clothes, gathering my water bottle, keys, card to get into the gym, cell phone, ipod, and then hope I get the remote control for the gym t.v. to myself when I finally get there just to hate every minute of it, makes me want to flip my eyelids up and head for the ice cream. If this sounds familiar, read on.
This is a GREAT workout! If you get a stability ball (I recommend getting one from a physical therapist so you know you have the right size, weight, etc.) and order this video! Patrick is entertaining, takes things in easy add on steps, and it's quick - over before you know it...and you're sweating, but it doesn't seem like hard work! I've never managed to stick with anything, much less look forward to it until I found this video. Yes, I actually look forward to it! I also have slight cerebral palsey, which explains the coordination issue, and though it may take me a little longer to catch on to the moves, I'm getting it!
I also love it because I can do the entire workout in a small space of an apartment living room. No one to gawk if I make a mistake. I don't have to gather all of my gym "equipment", in fact, I do the workout in my bare feet. And, the best news - I'm seeing core muscles develop! After just under a month, I can already feel a nice dent in my abs! YAY!
This is a keeper! Note to those who are freakishly coordinated aerobic dancing queens - this may not be challenging enough for you.