Exercise Wheel

How does Jane Johnson Hoeltzel stay so fit and trim? She uses her yoga ball to get a workout at the wheel!

When I manage to squeeze time out of my day to go to the gym, I need to distract myself in as many ways as I can think of during my workout (listening to my iPod, reading celebrity gossip magazines, watching mindless television, and so on). So why not get a workout while doing one of my favorite activities, working with clay? That would be a perfect distraction! This week’s Tip of the Week from Jane Johnson Hoeltzel of St. Louis, Missouri, shows us a way to do just that. Work those abs! – Jennifer Harnetty, editor

 

 

 

If your main form of exercise is wedging and throwing clay, try sitting on an exercise ball (yoga ball) to get a free workout at the wheel. I use a 65 to 75 centimeter ball, which sits in a stabilizing ring. The amount of inflation will determine the seated height. Both the ball and the ring were purchased from a sports equipment store. The ball is not only good for an abdominal workout but it also seems to work the lower back, glutes and inner thighs. Need a break? Just lie on your stomach over the ball. It really does give you a good workout. The first time I used it, I felt like I had been riding a horse all day when I got off!

Comments
  • I love this idea! Now that ball in the corner of the garage can get some use again and I can stop feeling guilty about stopping my ab exercises a few weeks ago.

  • I also use mine for sitting at the computer. Great for the back!

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