Balance Boards

Designed to enhance your fitness and healthy lifestyle

  • Improves Balance, Core Stability and Coordination
  • Improves Fine Motor Skills
  • Reduces Back Pain
  • Great for Rehabilitation on ankles, knees and hips

Top Balance Boards

Best Seller No. 1
Trademark Innovations Balance Board 15' Stretching & Balancing Exercise Board
43 Reviews
Trademark Innovations Balance Board 15" Stretching & Balancing Exercise Board
  • The balance board measures 15"L x 14"W x 4"H
  • Use for stretching and balancing. Weight limit 200lbs.
  • Useful for personal trainers, gyms, runners, or anyone wanting to improve mobility and balance
  • Adjust the slant by shifting weight forward while holding on for stability
  • By Trademark Innovations
Best Seller No. 2
The Plane by FluidStance - Premium Motion Board - Standing Desk Balance Board - Designed to Keep the Body Moving - Improve Balance - Enhance Focus without Disrupting Workflow (Storm)
22 Reviews
The Plane by FluidStance - Premium Motion Board - Standing Desk Balance Board - Designed to Keep the Body Moving - Improve Balance - Enhance Focus without Disrupting Workflow (Storm)
  • Clean and stylish design means the Plane can live anywhere, whether a work environment or your family room
  • Compact and easy-to-use, easily stored out of the way
  • The Plane is designed and built in California, USA, is composed of recycled materials, and is recyclable
  • 83% of our users are happier when they're on one of our decks
  • The Plane can accommodate weight up to 200-lbs.
SaleBest Seller No. 3
Airex Balance Pad (Regular)
718 Reviews
Airex Balance Pad (Regular)
  • Super-soft specialty foam is suitable for training and restoring motor skills and balance
  • Balance pad combines both exercise and balance skills to increase strength, stamina, and coordination
  • Pad will not absorb water and is pre-sanitized
  • 90-day warranty
  • Size: approx 19.69x16.14x 2.36 inches
SaleBest Seller No. 4
Gaiam Evolve Balance Board for Standing Desk - Stability Rocker Wobble Board for Constant Movement to Increase Focus, Alternative to Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat
118 Reviews
Gaiam Evolve Balance Board for Standing Desk - Stability Rocker Wobble Board for Constant Movement to Increase Focus, Alternative to Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Mat
  • Materials- PU, PVC, & TPR. Durable balance board is ideal for standing desks and stability and balance exercises
  • Fluid rocking motion while standing on the board creates low-impact movement that engages stabilizing muscles in the back, core, legs and ankles while working, studying or exercising
  • Built with an ergonomic design that promotes neutral positioning between the ankles while the honeycomb non-slip texture provides a secure base on both hard floors and carpet, keeping your feet stable and secure
  • Keeps your body and mind engaged, increases focus, improves productivity, and prevents soreness, fatigue and back pain that results from standing still for hours at a time at your office desk
  • Perfect for offices with standing desks, sales associates, clerks and cashiers or anyone who stands for long periods of time
Best Seller No. 5
Whirly Board Spinning Balance Board and agility trainer w/clear skateboard grip tape,Black Center Ball
36 Reviews
Whirly Board Spinning Balance Board and agility trainer w/clear skateboard grip tape,Black Center Ball
  • The best balance board for improving core strength, balance, and agility while having fun
  • Challenging balance board that helps improve center of balance and quickness on your feet
  • Perfect balance boards for a standing desk to stay active and build skills at work
  • Extremely durable materials and construction includes lifetime warranty
  • Practice rotations, improve spatial awareness and proper initiation of spins for all board sports
Best Seller No. 6
WODFitters Vew-Do FLOW Balance Board with Patented Track and Rock Design - Provides Exceptional Toe/Heel and Rotational Balance for Snowboarding, Wake
13 Reviews
WODFitters Vew-Do FLOW Balance Board with Patented Track and Rock Design - Provides Exceptional Toe/Heel and Rotational Balance for Snowboarding, Wake
  • AGILITY AND SPEED - The Flow, our best-selling Vew-Do Board, was designed with two things in mind: agility and speed. Quick, responsive, and great for full-body conditioning, the Flow board is set apart by the hardwood angle tapered rock- allowing for faster movement by creating more efficient transfer of rotational energy from your hips through your legs down to the board.
  • MADE IN USA - the Flow boasts an hourglass shaped 7-ply maple deck with a high density injection molded rail system and environmentally friendly STS traction surface.
  • INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED RIDERS - The solid hardwood rock is designed with a 31 degree angled-taper allowing for maximum maneuverability and with minimal board to ground contact making it perfect for an intermediate to advanced rider.
  • GREAT TOE TO HEEL PERFORMANCE - The outrigger-less design of the Flow rock allows the rider to achieve greater toe and heal performance at higher angles thereby making the Flow more challenging and performance driven. The Flow is ideal for intermediate to advanced riders.
  • 100% SATISFACTION - Try the FLOW and if you are not 100% satisfied, we will make it right. No questions asked.
Best Seller No. 7
Fitterfirst Professional Balance Board - 20'
82 Reviews
Fitterfirst Professional Balance Board - 20"
  • 20" diameter board and Adjusts to 10, 12 and 15 Degree Angles.
  • Improved balance & coordination,Heightened sense of body awareness.
  • Increased core strength & stability.
  • Easy to adjustin seconds with a simple spin of the bottom sphere.
  • Made of a durable 3/4" Baltic Birch and feature our patented Tri-Level adjustment system.
Best Seller No. 8
Matladin Upgraded Premium Standing Desk Anti-Fatigue Active Wooden Wobble Balance Board, Ergonomic Floor Mats for Long Periods of Standing/Stand Up Desk/Gym/Stability/Foot Rocker Leg Exerciser
  • BETTER FEATURES: Matladin Balance Board For Standing Desks combine theory of Anti-fatigue with balance trainer remain steady with an 8.5° tilting angle. Keeps your legs, core, and body active to help improve focus, reduce fatigue, and relieve foot tension. Get the true benefit of standing by Matladin Balance Board Desk
  • MORE VALUABLE: You will notice that our price is lower than the competition. Our Balance Boards For Stand Up Desks bring you the best features for the best value, without skimping on quality. That's because our goal is to bring you high quality, affordable mats that will last a Lifetime
  • COMFORTABLE AND DURABLE: The top of our Fitness Wobble Board For Work features textured pressure points that gently massage away soreness to keep feet feeling energized. The active board exercises for core boasts an PU surface and wooden base will last for years to come
  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL: The Matladin Anti-Fatigue Standing Blance Board with the portable and small design is easy to take that you can bring motion to any common work or meeting area. Great for office, Home, Gyms etc...
  • GUARANTEE: Matladin Balance Board can withstand 450lbs of weight, it will be more comfortable than sitting. We offer our customers a no-hassle guarantee on your purchase. If you are at all unhappy, just contact us directly (even if outside the Amazon return window) for a replacement or a full refund. No questions asked
SaleBest Seller No. 9
Aduro Sport Balance Board Wobble Fitness Fit Exercise Tilt Stability Balancer Balancing Rocker Board Trainer Abs Legs Core Workout Non-Slip Safety Surface
39 Reviews
Aduro Sport Balance Board Wobble Fitness Fit Exercise Tilt Stability Balancer Balancing Rocker Board Trainer Abs Legs Core Workout Non-Slip Safety Surface
  • IMPROVES CORE STRENGTH - The Aduro Sport wobble balance tilt board helps improve your balance, coordination, and flexibility while targeting and strengthening core areas of your body
  • SUPPORTS INJURY RECOVERY - This fitness balancing rocker board provides a stable workout rehabilitation and physical therapy for anyone trying to overcome an injury, be it adult athletes or dancers, kids playing sports, or seniors after surgery
  • QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP - No need to worry about stability while standing, doing pushups or doing balance training. Each balance trainer board is made of high-quality plastic with a textured, non-slip surface for added safety
  • LIGHTWEIGHT, PORTABLE DESIGN - At just under 2 lbs., our fit exercise board has a 16-degree angle, holds up to 300 lbs, and lets you take your balance board exercises with you at home, at work, at your desk, or even at the gym
  • TRY 100% RISK-FREE - Our Balancer Board is backed by a no-hassle guarantee, if you have any issues with it we'll either replace it or issue you a full refund
SaleBest Seller No. 10
Balance Board for Standing Desks (Black, 20" Wide)
  • Beautiful bentwood frame balance board for standing desks. Dimensions are 20"W x 14"D x 1.5" Thick.
  • Extremely STURDY 💪 and COMFORTABLE : Rocks from left to right to promote movement while standing
  • Balance board physical therapy tool can be used as a stability board. Dimensions are 20"W x 14"D x 1.5" Thick
  • Lightweight yet can hold over 300 lbs. Ideal for office wellness programs.
  • This balance board for standing desk comes with a 2-Year Warranty by DeskRiser

Get More Out of Your Workout with a Balance Board

Fitness enthusiasts and athletes alike,  will more often than not,  include stability training into their workout regimen in order to enhance performance. Having good balance can improve your workout effectiveness and performance on the field.  Good balance really helps when it comes to strengthening core muscles to give you better support while reducing your risk of injury.  Many of the exercises you already perform quite easily can be made more challenging with the use of a balance board.  Fitness trainers, athletes, and fitness newbies utilize a balance board in their workout programs, in exercises such as push-ups, planks, and body weight squats, to recruit stabilizer muscles, that will assist the primary muscle group, and promote full muscle activation.

Stability Training with Balance Boards

Fitness is all about consistent exercise and good eating habits. When it comes to exercise most of us focus on cardio and weight training, and balance training seldom comes to mind. Balance training can provide excellent benefits to one’s overall health and wellness. Balance and stability training is a form of light to moderate exercise that helps train the body to use and strengthen stabilizer muscles to help us improve our balance. A balance board is an excellent fitness tool designed to aid in balance training. Balance boards provide an excellent introduction to balance training. A balance board is a board with various shapes and sizes attached under it, and is used in balance training. Because of the instability of the board, you engage all of the muscles in your feet and your core to maintain balance. This improves your overall stability Balance boards are a small investment with great benefits to your health and they are made highly durable.Balance boards are ideal for barefoot training or with shoes on. The solid surface of a board engages primarily the muscles in the ankle. Balance boards are great fitness tools for anyone that takes part in balance training, beginners, seniors, and experienced athletes alike.

A Balance Board Improves Stability

Stability is a very important part of everyday life.  We must integrate exercise into our daily routine to keep our stabilizer muscles nice and strong, so we don’t compromise our stability.  Stabilizer muscles are responsible for keeping you balanced, to help you maintain good equilibrium.  Stability can be compromised in a couple of ways.  As we get older, our balance and ability to maintain equilibrium become less effective.  An injury is another way to hamper stability or affect the way we walk (our natural gait). Working with a balance board will improve balance and stability.

How to Reduce Back Pain with your Balance Board

Improving balance and strengthening your core, will strengthen those lower back muscles and help you improve your posture.  Good posture and a strong back will allow you to walk, run, workout, even get up out of a chair pain-free.  Back pain is often the result of weak back muscles and poor posture. Balance boards improve posture, strengthen core muscles and help reduce back pain caused by not having good posture and a strong core.

Improve Your Motor Skills with Balance Board Training

Good motor skills at every age are important.  Children, teenagers, adults, and especially seniors, benefit greatly from sharp motor skills.  Motor skills improvement comes with better strength, balance, stability, and coordination.  These are all skills we can improve upon by using our balance board.  A balance board can be especially helpful as we move into adulthood.  We all need to keep our motor skills and reaction times sharp as we age.

Conditioning and Rehabilitation – Balance Board Physical Therapy

Balance boards play an integral role in some injury and post-surgical rehabilitation.  Physical therapists will use stability rehab as a way of increasing mobility and strengthen muscles after an injury or surgical procedure.  The soft composition and non-slip surface of a balance board make it an excellent choice for a Physical Therapists prescriptive plan to incorporate balance boards in their therapies.  Here are a few examples of how a balance board can be used in rehabilitative services. Balance boards have been used in rehabilitation for:

  • Knee surgery
  • ACL injuries
  • Ankle sprains
  • Hip replacement
  • Pain management

Why Choose a Balance Board?

Balance boards are a versatile piece of exercise equipment, with many uses.  Balance boards can be used in a light warmup, or as an essential part of your balance and stability training.  It can also be used as an integral part of a strength training workout.  For example, a balance board can be used as a substitute for a yoga mat to further increase and improve balance and stamina.  And lastly, balance boards have been used successfully in the medical field by Physical therapists, using it as an important tool to help their patients rehab and recover more quickly and to help them regain their balance, strength, and mobility. There are various types of balance aids to use.  Balance boards are relatively safe because of their flat surface, with less risk of falling off the board by wearing shoes and then progressing to barefoot training.  Below is an example of several exercises you can do with your balance board.

Foam Board Balance Exercises

Here’s a quick list of some of the best balance exercises we use every day. Its generally recommended that you hang onto something like a bar or door knob while working with the board.

One-Leg Stands: To strengthen your ankles and knees, one-leg stands can really work those lower leg stabilizers. Place one foot in the center of your balance board. Slowly raise one leg and stand balanced on one leg for a count of ten seconds.  Repeat with the other leg.

Crawls: Start these in a pushup position with one or both feet on the floor and the balance board situated to the left or right of the hands.  Move the outside hand over the near hand and onto the board.  Reverse the movement and repeat.

Lunges: Stand with both feet either on or off the balance board.  Lunge forward, onto or off the board.  Stabilize and return to the upright or starting position.  Try these laterally, to the rear or as crossovers.

Push-ups: Perform these with hands on opposite corners of the balance board and feet stacked out to one side.  As a variation, try performing push-ups with one hand on the board and the other on the floor.

Single Leg Squats – Stand on the balance board on one foot, holding a medicine ball or dumbbells in front of you at waist level.  Squat to a below parallel position while extending the medicine ball or dumbbells forward.  Return to the upright position and repeat on both sides.  Variations: Practice this exercise on a stable surface first and then try it on a plyo box or step.

Single-Leg Biceps Curl – This is a great full-body workout that targets multiple muscle groups simultaneously. For this exercise, you will need a pair of dumbbells (5-10 pounds). Stand on the board with feet placed equally apart while holding a dumbbell in each hand at your sides. Slowly raise one leg up to form a 90-degree angle at the hip and knee. Maintain balance on the one leg as you proceed to do a classic biceps curl bringing the dumbbells up to your shoulders, bending your elbows out then slowly bring the dumbbells back down. Repeat the step with the opposite leg, carrying out 6 reps each. Standing on your balance board with a pair of dumbbells in your hands, slowly raise one leg until you feel balanced.  Then begin to do traditional curls.  As a variation, you can do alternating curls which challenge you even more with balance.

These are only some of the best balance exercises, we will add more in the future, so keep coming back to this page for more updates and information on new ways to use your foam balance board.

Safely using your Balance Board

Before starting any exercise program, you should first consult your physician to be sure balance training is right for you.  You should always discuss any medical conditions or special needs you have that may make balance training not ideal.

Always place the board on a stable surface: The rocker creates optimal instability. Never place it on a surface that may not be sturdy or can wobble beneath the board as this can lead to injury. The ideal placement is on the floor and near something sturdy, such as a counter or wall, to grab onto if you feel as though you are going to fall.

Stop at the sign of pain: If you feel any pain from exercising with your balance board, stop immediately and consult your physician. Adding a balance board to your workout can be an excellent way to challenge your body and improve your balance and mobility.  Start slowly with your balance board and get a feel for the unstable environment you are exposing to your body.  Proceed to more difficult exercises as you become more comfortable with your balance board.

A balance board is a high-quality piece of exercise equipment and is perfectly suited for exercise, physical therapy, rehabilitation and various other activities like yoga and stretching. Seniors will enjoy it for stability training because it’s comfortable and safe to use. Be creative and incorporate the use of a balance board into your life.

Balance Board Exercises for Seniors

Fun balance exercises for elderly people, using a balance board, is easy to use, and a lightweight piece of equipment to add to your exercise program. Exercises for seniors are a great way to keep active, build strength, and increase mobility.  Please be sure to have a partner or perform the following exercises next to a wall, to hold if need be while performing the following exercises. Below are excellent balance exercises for seniors to do at home, their local gym, or a community senior center.

2 Legged Stand and Balance:  Holding the hand of your partner, a stable object or a wall, slowly step onto the balance board with both feet.  When you feel your balance, slowly let go of your partner’s hand, stable object, or wall.  Continue to stand maintaining your balance for a short period of time that is comfortable for you.  For example, 30 seconds, then step off.  Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat.

2 Legged Stand and Ankle Rotations:  Holding the hand of your partner, a wall, slowly step onto the balance board with both feet.  Get your balance first, then gently touch down one side the board, then the other side.  When comfortable with touching down, start drawing circles to the right.  Rest for 30 seconds, then repeat the other directions.

1 Legged Stand and Balance:  Holding the hand of your partner, a stable object or a wall, slowly step into the center of the balance board with both feet.  When you feel your balance, raise one foot slowly off of the board to balance on one foot.  When performing this exercise it is a good idea to continue to hold on to your partner, a stable object or the nearby wall until you feel your balance is good enough to progress to standing on one foot without any assistance.

Balance Board Squat:  Stand on the balance board with both arms straight out in front of you, holding onto your partners hands.  Squat down slowly as low as you can without discomfort, or as low as if you were sitting in a chair, and then stand straight up again.  Repeat 3-5 times or whatever is comfortable for you.

These dynamic balance exercises for elderly people are an excellent way for them to strengthen their ankles and legs, and increase mobility. Balance boards are used everyday in physical therapy balance exercises for elderly. Ask your Doctor or Physical Therapist for balance exercises for seniors handout, with specific exercises that are recommended for you at your next visit.

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