My boys are active little boys. I very rarely get to sit down EVER. We are always out playing baseball or running around at the park. We aren’t a family that sits in front of the TV or video games all day (although there is a time and a place for that…such as after a marathon 😉 ). They are busy to say the least and I’m always looking for new creative ways to get them active because I can’t lie, there is only SO MUCH baseball I can play before I get bored. So when I got the opportunity to be part of the #Bosustrong and #FitFamily campaigns with Fitapproach and Bosu I was super excited to share this with the kids. I’ve been slowly building my home gym and a BOSU has been on my wish list for-ever. In fact I had even put it on my Christmas list for this year, so when I was selected to participate I was over the moon excited. It was really cool to be able to review a product that I totally loved already.
I have been using it at the gym for my core work on a regular basis. In case you aren’t familiar with a Bosu ball it is essentially a stability ball cut in half with a rigid platform on one side and the ball side is soft and bouncy creating an unstable surface to really target your muscles from different planes! It’s really cool.
I was sent a Bosu and a Bosu sport for the kids along with an awesome DVD. We also received the kids DVD for download which they loved. These come deflated, so it comes with a pump which was super easy to manuever. Just makes sure you don’t overfill it. And let me tell you, these babies are strong. I may have left it in the middle of the garage and forgot that I left it and didn’t see it when I was pulling in. Literally drove right over it with my SUV (yea…you can see the tire tracks on it)…and it didn’t pop, didn’t lose air or anything. While I don’t recommend doing that, lol…it’s a true testament of how strong it really is!
The bosu sport is much smaller and easier for the kids to handle and manipulate. I’m not sure why but little boys seem so much less coordinated than little girls, so I was excited to help them work on their balance a bit, although it’s definitely a work in progress. Now I’ll say that my kiddos may have been just slightly too young, as their attention span to do a full workout is pretty much non-existant, but they loved it regardless and will be great when they get a little older.
What I love about the bosu:
It’s multifunctional can work both upper body and lower body and core all at the same time. I love doing push ups, planks and side squats on it!
I love that it challenges me as a runner. My balance and core stability are one of the most important things and it makes it challenging by targeting different areas that wouldn’t normally on a single plane.
What the boys liked about it:
- “it’s like a trampoline”
- ” it’s fun to exercise and we get to do it WITH you Mommy” Awww, melt my heart. Sold.
Some more of our #Fitfamily’s favorite moves?
So, bottom line, we loved both the Bosu and Bosu Sport. Definitely a must-have in your life if you have a home gym. A super versatile piece of equipment that you would not regret adding to your fitness collection. If you are thinking about it, I’ve got a great code for you!
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Have you ever used a Bosu?
If so what is your favorite exercise on it?
Do you have a #FITFAMILY?