The Fitness Ball Deck of toning techniques uses one simple and versatile tool, the balance ball, to provide 50 ways to help tone, strengthen your core, and maintain balance. Balance, or fitness balls, were first used in physical therapy for resistance and strength training. Recognizing their benefits, they're now popular and effective tools for muscle conditioning and for enhancing any overall fitness program. You'll have a ball!
Olivia H. Miller writes about alternative ways to maintain physical, emotional, and spiritual health. She is the author of The Yoga Deck, The Yoga Deck II, The Stretch Deck, The Prenatal Yoga Deck, Essential Yoga, The Chakra Deck, and co-author of The Feng Shui Deck. She lives on Cape Cod.
Norman Routhier is the owner of Personal Balance, a personal training center on Cape Cod. A strength and conditioning specialist, he is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is an American Council on Exercise (ACE)–certified personal trainer.