Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5 out of 5 by BAK25 Great for active people with back pain
The work out video is quick and challenging. It is not easy to do normal crunches with back pain from scoliosis and this was a great find. The lady on the work out video is positive and the quick and controlled movements make a difference.
September 9, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by klm1 Great...but Gaiam should fix DVD setup
This is a great core workout, that I often use as my warmup for exercise. It is gentle though you can also do more vigorously. The instructor is clear and likeable. My only complaint is that as a Gaiam-produced DVD you can't fast forward through about 4 minutes of advertisements at the beginning of the DVD. Basically, once they give you the medical disclaimers, you should have the option to skip right to the workout menu, but the disk won't let you. Frustrating!
January 17, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MellowME The DVD might help
I've been getting a pretty good ab workout with this and it is easy in the back. It also increases range of motion to a situp which is great for the back. The DVD that came with is was damaged. Giam is going to replace. Maybe once I have some guidance I'll like it even more!
November 20, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by BikerGirl Won't inflate properly
Wish this would have worked as I it would have been a great addition to my pre- and post-work out regimen. However, the "ball" won't inflate all the way. Seems as if the pin on the pump and the inflation hole are mis-matched. Should have read the other reviews before purchasing. I'll be returning this.
October 21, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by lisafl Great therapy ball - cheap pump!
I really liked using this ball , however the pump it comes with broke after just 1 use. When I examined the pump a bit closely I saw that it's made out of the cheapest material you can find. While I appreciate the convenience of having the pump included with the ball, if this is the quality you are planning to have, my advise is to exclude the pump from the package all together. Or if you need to increase the price of the ball by $1-$2 to improve the quality of the pump, than do so but for heaven's sake don't include this joke of the pump with the ball! It is very frustrating to attempt to inflate the ball only to realize that the pump is broken after 1 single use. I can guarantee that users will be less dissatisfied with the ball knowing that they are not fulled into believing that they get 'a deal' by having 'a complimentary' toy-pump included with it.
September 24, 2013