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30 New Exercise Demos, Including Balance Board Ideas

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Thursday, September 03, 2009

Hi everyone!

We wanted to let you know that we've added 30 new demos to our expansive exercise library! Most of these feature an inflatable balance board, which is an inexpensive and versatile fitness product that we also sell in our SparkPeople Store. For those of you who purchased it already, and those who thought about it but weren't sure how to use it, you can refer to these demos for ideas. If you have a different balance board at home or at the gym, you can still follow the majority of these exercises!

You'll find most of these exercises in the core (abs) exercises section, but you can also use a balance board for lower body exercises (such as lunges) and upper body exercises (like several versions of pushups). We hope you like what you seeincluding our new male "model," Tima long-time SparkPeople employee!

To easily brose through all of the balance board exercises, just search at the top of the site for "balance board exercise" and you'll find the entire list!

We've also added a few demos using an ab wheel (here's an example), which you'll find in the Core Exercise Demos section, too. This is a common piece of equipment that many people have at home and at the gym.

Coming soon, our experts are going to create full workouts using these new balance board demos. We also have more exercise demos using other pieces of small equipment, such as medicine balls and foam rollers coming your way very soon!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SUSANEL1 10/5/2009 11:16AM

    Aweasome !! I just ordered the board, it's actually on backorder, but worth the wait!!

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FITVALGAL 10/2/2009 11:09AM

    Great, thanks! One suggestion: Maybe SP could add links to the Exercise Demos section for workouts by different equipment (like they have for core exercises, upper body, etc.). I have found a few pages accidentally and bookmared them, but wonder if there are more.


Resistance Bands:


Stability Ball:

Balance Board:

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SHIRLEYFAYE3 10/2/2009 10:51AM

  I like the information Now I need the balance board & ball which I can't afford

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JEWITCH 9/25/2009 9:07AM

    Love the videos.

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LAURASELF 9/24/2009 12:18PM

    I like this message, I really didn't understand the idea of the balance boards or the half circle balancing ball. This will definitely help me out.

L : )

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WARDM03 9/17/2009 10:36PM


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BJENKINS1014 9/10/2009 8:59PM

    Thanks for all the wonderful videos! Can't wait to try the new ones!

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JYLLIANN 9/10/2009 2:55PM

    I have one of these balance boards and I look forward to seeing the demos. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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NANNER2121 9/10/2009 2:31PM

    FABULOUS! I love the variety, motivation, support and quality of information I get with SparkPeople. I guess I'll be a fan for life.

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MOM1014 9/10/2009 9:40AM

    Thanks I saved it to my favorites!

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HEBREWS111 9/9/2009 9:55PM

    This is great! Basically what I'm looking for; especially for my abs.

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ARMYMOM46 9/9/2009 2:03PM

    why don't you post some workouts that disabled people can do. You know not everyone can do the workouts you post. I feel you are discriminating against the some of the members that are disabled. Go to my page and read about me I know that you will find that I can give motivation to sparkpeople. No thatnks to you I have learned how to modify workouts so they don't bring on further pain that I live in daily

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BUDDY_LOVE 9/9/2009 10:12AM

    I recently seen a weird looking ball that was flat on one side. Was not brave enough to buy it and try it out. Now that SP has added excercises to use this ball...I'll have to buy me one! Thanks for the info.

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MY-2-GIRLZ 9/9/2009 7:50AM

    I've them and will be trying them soon as I like to vary my workouts.

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MAL165 9/8/2009 5:28PM

    SWEET!! Sounds great!

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NGCHILD 9/8/2009 9:10AM

    Can't wait to try some of these!! As always, THANKS!

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    WOW! Thanks! I'll definitely be checking these out!

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VICKIE53072 9/7/2009 10:26PM

  Interesting ideas. Thanks.

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FREE_CAL 9/7/2009 10:05PM

  Thanks for continuing to keep Spark Members interested in fitness by introducing new ways to exercise.

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MELLOW5546 9/7/2009 9:35PM

    Thank you for keeping things interesting and motivating!

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WOODMOM 9/7/2009 12:10PM

    I am excited to try the balance board. Thanks!

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KAYBEE37 9/6/2009 12:44PM

    Thanks so much! I love anything balance-related. It's the only kind of fitness I can honestly say that I love, so I often do balance activities first and once I'm all happy doing them, then I coax myself into doing cardio or strength.

Thanks in advance for any more balance exercises you will be adding soon, and I'm really looking forward to see how to use foam rollers properly. And please don't forget Bosu!

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OCATHY1 9/6/2009 9:22AM

  Thanks! This will add some variety to my exercise routine. emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 9/6/2009 12:43AM

    Fantastic, they are always so helpful.

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GIANNI98 9/5/2009 10:13PM

    Great thanks. Looking forward to trying some of these out.

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BLUSTAR 9/5/2009 9:02PM

    Thank You :-)

Glenda emoticon

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FUNNYGRANNY71 9/5/2009 3:19PM

    Thank you for all the new things on Spark People. It just keeps getting better and better.

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LOSINGIT1215 9/5/2009 1:57PM

  Thank you and keep therm coming emoticon

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ERISSILET 9/5/2009 12:48PM

    FINALLY shedding some inches!!..

You have no idea.. NO idea.. how you've changed lives.

Nobel Prize!! LOL :D

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MICHELE_L 9/5/2009 11:13AM

    Thank you for your efforts to continually improve!

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INDIRASALAS3 9/5/2009 9:32AM

    Thank you so much

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KTSTFISH 9/5/2009 8:47AM

  Thank you for the support! emoticon

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SWABBY3 9/5/2009 8:23AM

    Thank you so much for all your help and inspiration.

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  Thanks! New excersizes make things exciting!

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  We appreciate all your work in order to help us! Thanks! emoticon

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    I use the exercise demos and enjoy browsing what youve got to offer in fitness. Thanks for the update.

Mrs. K

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PIGLETSMALL 9/4/2009 4:04PM

    Thank you so much!

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GETTINMYSEXY 9/4/2009 3:21PM

    I love the video exercises that are a whole video. I can't seem to find them. help...they really help me at work and they don't take up a lot of space. emoticon

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NHGRL68 9/4/2009 7:28AM

    Thanks so much for all the great demos! I have been using them to create some new workouts for myself and really appreciate them. I love how you all work to improve our Spark experience:-)
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PATRICIA3321 9/4/2009 1:39AM

    Thanks nicole you are such an inspiration to me emoticon

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ALANOFLINY 9/4/2009 12:30AM

    Excellent!! Thank you for the upgrade!!


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DAISES2 9/4/2009 12:24AM

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GLORYLIGHT57 9/4/2009 12:03AM

    My SP Balance Board just shipped yesterday; so I can't wait to try your new demos. Thanks, YOU ROCK!!!

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MIS2101 9/3/2009 11:42PM

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FEWCHERNERSE44 9/3/2009 10:01PM

    Thanks so much....SP rules emoticon

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DENRNAJ 9/3/2009 8:58PM

    I love the exercise library, so glad that you are adding! Thank you

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LIVINHEALTHY9 9/3/2009 8:52PM

    Good to know.

Thank you!

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SISTERDOE 9/3/2009 8:06PM

    Thanks, Nicole!

The new exercises look interesting & it's nice to see Tim and put a face to the man behind the Facebook updates.


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