If you are looking for a high quality ball for bodyweight exercises or to use as a chair, then the Fitter Classic Swiss Ball is ideal. With proper inflation, this ball is burst resistant up to a total weight of 285 lbs. (130kg) and load rated to over 1,000 lbs. (455kg), making it a great ball for a wide range of uses, ages and abilities. This ball is a great match with our our popular DVDs Paul Chek's Swiss Ball Exercises for Better Abs, Buns and Backs or Paul Chek's Swiss Ball Exercises for Athletes.
Note: Burst resistant means that if the ball is punctured, it will not burst instantly like a balloon. Burst resistant balls greatly reduce the risk of injury while enhancing user confidence.
Sizing a Swiss Ball for exercise:
The ball should be firm and the exerciser's thighs should be parallel to the floor when sitting on the ball.
- If your height is less than 5'2" you will need a 45cm ball
- If your height is 5'2" to 5'8" you will need a 55cm ball
- If your height is 5'9" to 6'2" you will need a 65cm ball
- If your height is 6'3" to 6'9" you will need a 75cm ball
Sizing a Swiss Ball for using as a chair:
Use one size larger than you would need for exercise, and inflate until your thighs are parallel to the floor. The ball will be soft and more comfortable to sit on.