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OMGosh! Fun, fun, fun.

Thursday, August 01, 2013

So, my Hoppity-Hop ball (AKA Hippity-Hop ball, Jumping Ball, Bouncing Ball etc.) arrived today. I inflated it, had my son try it out, then carefully....and slowly....sat down on it and just balanced and bounced a little in place. I am nervous about full blown bouncing on it because, in spite of the web site's assurance that they are safe for people up to 300 pounds I am afraid of it popping and sending me crashing to the floor. I have to say that just sitting in place and bouncing a little, I could very quickly feel the strain on my quad muscles and could tell that it I did it for any amount of time it would also work my core very nicely, especially if I tighten my belly muscles. Oh yeah....this thing will not only be a good core and lower body workout, but it will be a blast!!! I can so see myself including an upper body workout at the same time by just sitting in front of the television, gently bouncing and exercising the upper body with my 3 pound dumbbells! This thing could easily be used for a very fun full body workout! I would definitely recommend it for anyone under 300 pounds that is looking for a fun way to get a full body workout in front of the television.

Now, health/exercise benefits aside, I am quite sure that I look like Shamu on a purple ostrich egg....my son says that I just look like Grape Ape on a mini bike....which is not much better in my opinion! Truly, this thing is a BLAST and a good workout, so I really don't care! What I do in the privacy of my living room is my business. That is my story and I am sticking with it!

So, for anyone that is interested, I got this ball at: http://www.jumpingballs.com/ca
tegories/Balls/Jumping-Bal
ls/Hoppity-Hop-Balls-for-A
ges-13-to-Adult/ It is on sale for $24.99 right now, regular price is $29.99. It is a 29-inch diameter and safe for anyone up to 300 pounds. This picture shows just how big the ball really is....mine is only inflated to 28-inch diameter in the picture. The book case behind it is 2 1/2 foot wide.
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  • v DEBBIE84
    It would be an awesome treat for reaching a weight loss goal. Thirty minutes flew by when I was on it earlier. I was just watching television and instead of sitting in my recliner with a computer on my lap, I bounced, at varying rates, on my ball. I was weak in the knees and my legs felt stiff at the hip joint (like I always felt after a horseback ride) but my lower back felt wonderful. The fitness log does not have any exercise I can find that is comparable to bouncing on a ball. I guess I will log it as low impact aerobic since I have found nothing else that is comparable.
    1027 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/2/2013 2:04:16 PM
  • v TABBYRUINZ
    I think I will let this be a prize for myself when I reach that goal!
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    1027 days ago
  • v WILDKAT781
    looks like fun!!!!
    1027 days ago
  • v DEBBIE84
    I forgot to mention that in addition to being on sale the shipping on all orders is a flat $3.95 even for more than one ball and for every two balls you get a free hand pump. Very affordable exercise tool.
    1028 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/1/2013 6:56:08 PM
  • v SHERYLP461
    This looks like so much fun...got to have one!
    1028 days ago
  • v WOUBBIE
    What a great idea! It puts the fun back in those stability balls!
    1028 days ago
  • v DEBBIE84
    Robbie, these balls were very popular in the early to mid 70"s and they don't really advertise them anymore. Wal-Mart carries them in the smallest size which will work for the average 3 to 5 year old but the larger ones have to be bought online. It is really fun and for someone that is as out of shape as I am it is quite a workout, especially once you get up the nerve to really hop while propelling yourself forward. Very fun way to get in some exercise.

    1028 days ago
  • v ROBBIEY
    It looks interesting. I have not heard of this ball; I like trying new things and the price is right. Thanks for sharing. Give us an update on how it goes.
    1028 days ago
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