By Ishkatan (Frederick, Md.) on (Feb 12, 2009)
Comments: I just got a 75cm Gold's Gym Stayball at Wal-Mart. On one side I love it because it is the right size (93-95inch diameter) but on the other I am frustrated because it loses air very slowly, particularly when it is inflated so that it is very hard. I need it to be very hard because I use it as a chair and the height is only right when it is fully inflated. I have to re-inflate it every couple days if I want the correct height, but can go a week if I am willing to sit on a softer ball (kind of fun and bouncy :)I am impressed that it is the correct size becaue I bought a 75cm ball from Sears ($12.99, not a Sayball) but when it was fully inflated it was about the size of my brand x 65cm ball. :( The Stay function is nice in preventing the ball from rolling away but makes small shifts of the ball relative to my keyboard difficult. I have to lift it or roll it a bit extra to shift the sand before it settles in the right spot. However, I am learning that once I put my full weight on it having it a little off balance does not make a difference. After 3-4 hrs sitting on the ball I feel my back muscles.
The Gold's Gym® Stayball offers an innovative solution to the problem of losing balance. The Stayball's breakthrough design keeps the ball in place, so users can safely change positions and perform various exercises without losing their balance. No more chasing the ball across the room or fumbling to complete a workout! The Stayball maintains the key function of an exercise ball-engaging core muscles with its dynamic surface. Using the Stayball strengthens the core muscles, the source of good posture, balance, and stability. The Stayball comes with everything you need to get rolling (without actually rolling an inch): a dual-action hand pump for easy inflation, a workout DVD with two 30-minute workouts and an exercise chart to teach proper form. The same revolutionary innovation that keeps the StayBall in place also allows consumers to use the ball as a 5-pound weight. Used as a weight, the StayBall provides added resistance and increased calorie-burn to even the simplest exercise. Gold's Gym 65cm Stay Ball.
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WARNING:This product contains one of more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects and other reproductive harm, including DEHP, a phthalate chemical.