Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5 out of 5 by karebear81184 Great for any health level
In my family, we all work desk jobs and we're not really "sports" types so working out is not a main lifestyle focus. My mom, my brother, and I have all experienced chronic back pain at times. At 60, 28, and 23, I know we can all benefit from strong core and back muscles to help maintain our posture and support, ease tension, and prevent strain. I picked up three of these little kits for Christmas (yes, one for myself... freedom from back pain=Merry Christmas to me). Here's what I like:
-Commitment is not overwhelming. You have to find space in your home for this little peanut ball, and literally ten minutes a day to go through a workout. Just lay down a towel if you don't have carpet, and do the exercises in your pajamas.
-Variety! There are two ten-minute workouts included on the DVD plus one more that you can get online. Each video also has a variety of exercises--they pack a lot into ten minutes so you don't have a chance to feel bored, and you can learn a range of exercises and techniques to eventually build your own routine, choosing the moves that work best for you.
-It's great for you. A strong and flexible core and back are a great foundation for all activities, or an attainable goal for previously inactive people. I've only done each video once but MAN it is a workout! I started off thinking "Oh this is easy, only ten minutes, I can do this." Then I moved to "Whoa, I'm feeling the burn and the stretch!" And finally "Wait, ten minutes are over already?"
I would recommend this kit especially for those who are reluctant or nervous about being new to exercising, or existing physical problems. Start small and get great results. Do each video once a week before or after a brisk 20-minute walk, and you've got a pretty decent beginner's cardio+strength exercise plan at an amazing price!
December 27, 2012
Rated 3 out of 5 by thronedsaturn Inflate
I was so exited when I purchased this but have had so many problems getting it inflated.For the past two days no luck.
March 1, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Jbug DVD problems
I am very young but suffer from scoliosis and sciatic nerve pain plus I live in a cold climate so I was very excited to use this, however upon bringing it home ( I purchased it at our local Wegmans) I discovered the DVD didn't work at all. I looked on the back and the DVD had been damaged somehow even thought the box was unopened. I did get to use the digital download though which was quite a nice workout for my core and a good stretch for my back. I also loved the peanut ball, overall I believe it's a good system. I just wish their was some way I could get only the DVD replaced.
January 18, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by frozensun11 Won't inflate
It's frustrating to buy this product, take it home, and be utterly perplexed by the pump. The shape doesn't match the outlet and I can't figure out how to inflate it. I did use the pump to inflate another small ball that I had to buy that didn't come with a pump and it worked. So it's not the (albeit) flimsy pump. It's the fact that the outlet of the peanut doesn't match the shape of the pump. Again, frustrating.
December 30, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by happietins I look forward to trying it out!
I just purchased this peanut ball yesterday but sadly I cannot get it to inflate at all and I have been trying for over an hour!! I appreciate the pump but it's like a plastic toy it will not work! How can I get it to inflate? any advice? I really want to try it out but don't want to have to go out and purchase a pump since i have never had one. Also is it missing a plug? the ball came with the pump which came with a metal needle that has threads to screw in but no plug, am I missing the plug?
November 9, 2014