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Ball Size Matters

Are you in the market for an exercise ball? Or perhaps you would like to give one as a gift? In either case you want to make sure the ball is the correct size for the body using it. It is easy to do since the sizing is just based on height.


Here's the break down I use with my Pilates clients.

  • If you are less than 5’4’’ your ball should be 55 cm in diameter.
  • Say you are between 5’4” and 5’10”, then your ball should be 10cm bigger and measuring 65 cm in diameter.
  • For all of you 5’10" or taller, the ball should be 75 cm in diameter. Seems pretty simple and you have a little wiggle room with how much to inflate the ball too.

Fit's Tip: When you are sitting on the ball, your knees should be at a 90 degree angle, so your pelvis is even with your knees. This will ensure proper alignment and balance for all of the exercises you can do with the ball. And let me tell you, there’s a lot you can do with ball.

Get your appropriately sized ball here.

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