I know the ball has been out of stock for a long, long time in the SP store. I can tell you the one they sold is by Bell Fitness. I have had my original one for about 4 years and it is still in good shape so I'm very happy with that quality. I am sure you can get it other places. I am not really familiar with other brands so can't give you any first hand advice on them. But, I know several Spark members who have bought their balls at Walmart or Target or Dick's Sporting Goods. Especially with money being tight, you might be able to catch a sale at one of those places.
BTW, they come in various sizes and here is what SP recommends for size ball compared to your height:
55cm 5.0' to 5.5'
65cm 5.6' to 5.11'
75cm 6.0' to 6.3'
Those stores would also have resistance bands. They come in lots of different strengths and lengths so I find them a bit trickier to pick the right one. I can only suggest that you go with something kind of "medium" resistance/strength so it is not too hard for you to pull on.
Let me know if you end up buying them.
Edited by: SHEENADEE at: 7/7/2013 (19:31)
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