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The Difference Between Mobility and Flexibility

Feb 5, 2019 1:28:38 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in yoga poses, yoga and weights, yoga strap, yoga practice, Flexibility, spinal mobility, mobility, hip mobility

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Mobility and flexibility are two terms that get commonly used interchangeably. However, there are some differences between them. Both are essential for optimal health and physical functioning. Let’s dive into some details on how each one is unique and necessary for an optimal body.

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How To Use The Gravity Ball™

Dec 5, 2018 6:28:18 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Adaptive Fitness, core, fitness, Flexibility, Gravity Ball, Grip-Free Resistance Exercise, mobility, New Product, Pilates, strength, Workout, yoga

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We’re excited to share our new video that demonstrates how to use the Gravity Ball’s strap system and attachment anchors. This video is for anyone who has just received a Gravity Ball™ and are not quite sure how to use it or maybe you’ve had a Gravity Ball™ for a while but use just one of the straps. This may give you some inspiration for using the other types of straps.

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Adaptive Fitness With A Gravity Ball™

Sep 14, 2018 6:32:09 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Abilities Expo 2018, adaptive, adaptive exercise, Adaptive Fitness, adaptive fitness classes, fitness, Flexibility, full body strength, Hip Tightness, injury prevention, mobility, range of motion exercises, strength, wheelchair

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Adaptive Fitness with a Gravity Ball™

If you’re a wheelchair user, practicing resistance exercise is an important part of maintaining good overall health. It not only builds healthy muscle mass but also can help to reduce pain, improve mobility and reduce stiffness, prevent muscular imbalances, reduce the chances of injury, increase strength levels and boost your energy and mood.

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Prevent Rotator Cuff Injuries With This Gravity Ball™ Exercise

Aug 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in external rotation, Flexibility, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, Impingement syndrome, injury prevention, internal rotation, mobility, overuse injuries, Physical Therapy & Rehab, Resistance Exercise, Rotator Cuff, shoulders, stretching

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How to protect your shoulder joint

The shoulder joint is the most mobile joint in the body. It’s also highly relied upon throughout the day for lifting objects such as boxes and also for directing all of our hand movements. This ball and socket joint is also easily injured due to its wide range of motion.

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Exercising With A Gravity Ball™ For Parkinson's Disease

Aug 2, 2018 10:26:41 AM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in aerobic, Alan alda, balance, chest flies, Flexibility, functional, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, limb rigidity, mobility, movement, neurodegenerative, neurological, parkinson's disease, Parkinson's disease Awareness, Physical Therapy & Rehab, stiffness, strength, strength training, wood choppers

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With Alan Alda's recent announcement about his diagnosis with Parkinson's disease and the increased awareness it's brought to the disease, we'd like to share some Gravity Ball exercises that can help ease the symptoms for those with Parkinson's.

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2 Ways To Improve Your Symmetry

Jul 27, 2018 3:58:32 PM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in arms, back, balance, core, exercise, fitness, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, gravityball, Hips, imbalances, injury prevention, Lower back, mobility, Pilates, resistance, shoulders, Squats, symmetry, The Gravity Ball Method, thighs, Training, upper back, yoga

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Aiming to achieve symmetry between both halves of our body is essential for keeping our body balanced and injury-free. It's good to practice symmetrical movements both during exercise and as we move throughout the day.

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Cross Training With A Gravity Ball™: Resistance Exercise + Running

Oct 2, 2017 7:00:00 AM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in arthritis, core, cross training, fitness, fitness goals, Flexibility, Gravity Ball, gravity ball method, Gravity Ball Workout, hamstrings, injury prevention, mobility, Office Workout, Pilates, Posture, Proper Form, Resistance Exercise, Runner, runner's world, running, Sports, strength, stretching, yoga

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Cross Training Defined

Cross training as defined by Runner’s World, is “a combination of exercises from other disciplines, different than the sport the athlete normally practices.”  In the case of runners, cross training could include swimming, cycling and other types of fitness done to supplement their running.

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Lines Principle For Improving Posture, Form And Alignment

Aug 12, 2017 7:35:00 AM / by Gravity Ball™ posted in Alignment, arms, back, chest, core, fitness, form, Gravity Ball, Hips, Lines, mobility, Posture, Proper Form, Resistance Exercise, shoulders, Squat, symmetry, The Gravity Ball Method

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What Is The Lines Principle

For this blog post we’d like to share a tip we like to use while using our Gravity Ball™, the Lines Principle! The Lines Principle is the practice of aiming to form straight lines in our movements in order to improve our form, posture and skeletal alignment.

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