What are the advantages of exercise balls?
With an exercise ball, you can not only effectively train your back and core muscles, but also improve your balance and coordination. Furthermore, it is ideal for rehabilitation and physiotherapeutic applications. But not only in training, also in everyday life the exercise ball proves to be a useful tool.
By using the exercise ball as a sitting ball, it allows you to sit in a back-friendly way, which improves your posture and strengthens your back muscles. Unlike traditional chairs, actively sitting on an exercise ball promotes an upright and natural posture, which can lead to a reduction in back problems.
Why buy an exercise ball?
Besides the obvious health benefits, the exercise ball also offers a variety of functional training options. By exercising regularly with an exercise ball, you can not only strengthen your back and core muscles, but also improve your balance and coordination. The ball allows you to perform various exercises that promote your stability and flexibility.
Another great advantage is the versatility of the workout. You can adjust the difficulty of the exercises by inflating the ball with different pressure. This makes the exercise ball suitable for beginners and advanced exercisers alike. Whether you want to improve your fitness, work on your posture or target specific muscle groups, an exercise ball gives you the opportunity to customize your workout in a versatile way.
Risks of conventional gymnastics balls.
Conventional gymnastic balls can burst abruptly if damaged during use. Thus, there is a significant risk of injury to the users of such balls. Unfortunately, this also often applies to so-called anti-burst balls, which are carelessly advertised as burst-proof. The term anti-burst or anti-burst system is not protected.
Therefore, it is often misleadingly used by suppliers of non-guaranteed burst-proof balls, as their balls can still burst if damaged during use. This is where it becomes dangerous to the user's health if he or she falls abruptly to the ground.
Jurisprudence specifically places the responsibility on the professional user to use burst-proof gymnastic balls, also known as burst-proof gymnastic balls. However, an advertising promise alone does not offer you any protection. The liability risk remains for you even after settlement of a damage by your liability insurance.
The insurances will only take recourse against you after several years, if it can be proven that a safe ball was not used. Secure this proof with our guarantee and the use of an original ABS® exercise ball.
TOGU gymnastic balls: Highest quality and anti-burst guarantee
TOGU has invented the anti-burst gymnastic ball with a special material mixture (Pat.Nr.4434889.4, U.S.Pat.Nr.5766707) under the brand ABS® and has further developed it for all areas of use from play equipment to training equipment for high-performance athletes. The difference: TOGU guarantees the court safety as the only supplier with the safest alternative on the market.
So you profit twice: You protect the health of your customers and we take over the liability risk for you as a manufacturer based in Germany, just in case. In case of intensive and permanent use, we recommend replacing the balls after 2 years at the latest. Mark your balls with the date of the first use.
The original ABS® balls are the only gymnastic balls with the AGR seal of approval: tested and recommended by the Forum: Gesunder Rücken - besser leben e.V. (Healthy back - live better) and the Bundesverband der deutschen Rückenschulen (BdR) e.V. (Federal Association of German Back Schools).
Wide selection of gymnastic balls and ergonomic sitting balls in the TOGU Shop.
In the TOGU Shop we offer you a wide selection of high-quality gymnastic balls and sitting balls that meet the highest quality standards. Our TOGU gymnastics balls not only stand out for their excellent quality and court safety, but also for their versatility and ability to support your fitness goals.
Health benefits and training possibilities of our TOGU gymnastic balls
If you're looking for an exercise ball to workout with, you'll be thrilled with its numerous health benefits and functional training options. By exercising regularly with an exercise ball, you can strengthen your back and core muscles, improve your balance and sharpen your coordination. With our range of exercise balls you will find the ideal support for your individual training program.
Ergonomic sitting comfort with exercise balls for sitting.
However, if you're looking for a solution for ergonomic sitting in the office or in everyday life, an ergonomic sitting ball is the right choice. An exercise ball for sitting offers you the opportunity to improve your posture and strengthen your back muscles while you go about your daily tasks. Our sitting balls are specifically designed to provide you with a comfortable and back-friendly sitting experience.
Whether you are looking for an exercise ball for training or an ergonomic sitting ball, you will find the right solution for your needs in our TOGU store. Dive into the world of gymnastic balls and sitting balls and discover the numerous advantages that these versatile products offer. Our dedicated team is always available to help you choose the right ball and provide you with a first-class shopping experience.
From the field: Interview with Michaela Kreitmair, physiotherapist of the German Biathlon National Team.
You work with ABS balls. Why?
In my work, there were always situations where balls burst during use. That's why I started looking for a safe alternative. And I found it only in the ABS® models from TOGU. I always ask my patients: Would you drive a car without an airbag? Here, using a safety system is completely normal.
What is the difference to other balls?
When I first saw the Powerball with the original ABS®, I immediately recognized the difference to an ordinary exercise ball. The surface is more grippy and matte. The material feels much more robust. In case of damage by objects such as sharp edges, needles, glass splinters, scissors, etc., the specially developed material prevents the ball from rupturing abruptly. The air escapes only slowly through the hole. Bursting is excluded and injuries due to an unexpected fall are thus avoided.
The static load limit (is often 500 kg or more) and denotes the value above which a ball bursts spontaneously even without damage. However, this value does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about the bursting safety of the ball. A ball with a static load limit of 500 kg or more will burst under a dynamic load of only 60 kg and simultaneous damage. The ABS® balls, on the other hand, are designed not to burst under dynamic load and simultaneous damage.
Therefore, the ABS® balls have two indications of the weight limit: the static load limit and, in addition, the load limit in case of dynamic application in case of damage. Only the original ABS® offers this additional guarantee. The static load does not occur at all in everyday practice. A ball is always used and loaded dynamically.
Why do I read on conventional balls that they are burst-proof or "burst-resistant"?
Here it is worth reading the small print in the instructions for use. Look for the ABS® mark. Only then it is the AGR-certified original ball from TOGU. Often the space safety is again excluded in the instructions, for example, in case of damage. You can compare this with the ratio of a wrist watch which is "water-resistant" or "water-proof". The ABS® Ball from TOGU is "burst-proof".
Is it true that ABS balls deform?
Yes, this is the special characteristic of the material. Depending on the load, the ball deforms a little more or less. This means that only a ball that deforms is a guaranteed place ball. After use, the ball returns to its round shape.
What else do I have to pay attention to?
Important for the guaranteed functioning of the safety system is already the correct inflation in two steps and that the ball is ready for use only 24 hours after inflation. This is more time-consuming than with conventional balls, but it pays off for you and your patients.
Who are these special balls suitable for?
The balls with anti-burst material are ideal for all users who place their priority on safety. Regardless of what they use the ball for. Whether you are a professional soccer player, pregnant women, weightlifters, seniors, children, ...
Is safety the only advantage?
The material is very skin-friendly, latex-free and contains no banned softeners. In addition, I am supporting a sustainable product from the region, which is 100% recyclable by the way. TOGU GmbH is a specialist for air-filled training and therapy equipment and has been producing in Prien am Chiemsee, in Germany, for over 60 years.
Frequently asked questions about exercise balls:
1. What is a gymnastics ball?
An exercise ball is a versatile exercise tool used to strengthen muscles and improve balance.
2. Why should I buy a TOGU exercise ball?
TOGU, the pioneer in the field of gymnastic balls, has developed ABS® (Anti-Burst System), a special blend of materials that provides guaranteed burst resistance (Pat.No.4434889.4, U.S.Pat.No.5766707). This innovative technology has been continuously developed for a wide variety of applications from playground equipment to training equipment for high-performance athletes. TOGU is the only manufacturer in the market to guarantee the court safety.
3. Can I use an exercise ball for sitting?
Yes, an exercise ball can also be used as an ergonomic sitting ball to improve posture and strengthen back muscles.
4. What are the advantages of sitting exercise ball?
A sitting exercise ball enables active sitting, improves posture and can prevent back problems.
5. How can I find the right size for an exercise ball?
The size of the exercise ball should be adjusted to your body size, usually it is recommended that your knees are bent at a right angle when sitting.
6. Is exercising with an exercise ball suitable for beginners?
Yes, an exercise ball is suitable for both beginners and advanced exercisers because the difficulty of the workout is adjustable.
7. What exercises can I do with an exercise ball?
You can do various exercises with an exercise ball, such as abdominal training, back strengthening or balance exercises.
8. Is it safe to use an exercise ball?
Yes, exercise balls are safe as long as they are used properly inflated. Follow the instructions for maximum load capacity. TOGU offers tested ABS® (Anti-Burst System) exercise balls with guaranteed burst resistance.
9. How do I clean an exercise ball?
You can wipe an exercise ball with warm water and mild soap. Make sure it is completely dry before you use it again.