Trainer’s Tip Thursday / Stability Ball Toner

I lied.  On Friday, I said I was going to share my new Deck of Cards workout with you all today but after creating and completing this Stability Ball Toner workout on Sunday and absolutely loving it, I just had to change things around and share this today!

Trainers Tip

This is a workout you can do at the gym or at home as long as you have a set of weights and a stability ball, and it doesn’t take that much time! I started with a 5 minute walk to warm-up and ended with a 5 minute walk to cool-down, but you can also pair this workout with some additional cardio for a little more.

Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 2.00.08 PMDon’t make this too complicated and since our reps are higher, keep your weights a bit lower.  I used 8lbs weights which were perfect – heavy enough for a burn, but not too heavy that I couldn’t complete my sets.

Screen Shot 2013-05-12 at 2.00.32 PMComplete each move 10-12 times, as specified, and complete the entire circuit for a total of 4 rounds.  This should take you about 20 minutes start to finish.  Remember to keep your core engaged – that’s the whole reason we’re using the stability ball!


Try the circuit and let me know what you think!


Image Sources:

Stability Ball Chest Press / Stability Ball Wall Squats / Stability Ball Shoulder Press / Stability Ball Crunch / Stability Ball Dumbbell Curls / Stability Ball Pass / Stability Ball

7 thoughts on “Trainer’s Tip Thursday / Stability Ball Toner

  1. Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli

    Ohhh, I like this!! I’ve been using the stability ball for squats during my physical therapy. I think I could manage everything in this circuit except for the ball passes…anything you could suggest for a substitution?

    1. admin Post author

      You could put the ball between your legs and do leg raises or if that’s still too much, put a small (squishy) medicine ball between your knees and do reverse crunches, or do either of those without the ball.

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance

    Great circuit! I love using the stability ball at the gym. I think my favorite move with it is bridge/hamstring curls.

    Have a great day! This time tomorrow we’ll be boarding our flight to SLC!!! 🙂

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