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GoFit ProBall Stability Ball

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GOFIT PROBALL STABILITY BALL 65CM :: If you're looking for a durable ball that can handle high use and significant weight, the GoFit ProBall Stability Ball 65cm is your perfect solution! Feel the amazing difference of working out on an unstable surface, challenging your core in a unique way by engaging muscles that are often overlooked in regular workouts. You'll love the easy reference of having the exercises conveniently printed right on the ball, and you'll also enjoy more slip-resistance thanks to the textured pattern.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 6 pounds
  • ASIN: B008BN210U

Customer Reviews

GoFit 75cm Professional Stability Ball

 September 30, 2009
By S. Rinaldi
I bought this GoFit 75cm Stability Ball as a replacement for my desk chair at home. I’ve learned (from a trusted source) that sitting on a stability ball can burn 100 calories an hour. After using this for a month now, I’ll bet that’s true.

As for this specific stability ball – it’s certainly a heavy-duty ball. It states a burst-rating of 1,200 lbs. I work at home and probably spend 6-8-hours a day sitting on this thing and it’s very comfortable. At 6’2″ and 220lbs, the 75cm size is perfect for use at my desk.

Use a bigger air pump if you have one. The pump that comes with it will take you a month to pump it up. I used a small portable air compressor and even that took a while to inflate. I did have to re-inflate it a bit after the first few days once it settled-in. That was no problem. I just used a pair of pliers to remove the plug.

I looked everywhere, but there were no instructions on inflating the GoFit ball that came with it. Not that it’s rocket-science to pump up a ball, but a few tips might have been helpful. I used a long level and a measuring tape to figure out when the ball was close to full-inflation. Just hold the level (or a yardstick, etc.) on top and measure the distance from the level to the floor.

The DVD and booklet that come with it seem to be a good bonus too.

All-in-all, a great Stability Ball for what I needed — and a much healthier option than sitting in a regular chair all day!

Durable Muscle Strengthening Chair–What more do you want?

 October 14, 2010
By Xen8
I am writing this review for those who are interested in using this ball as a chair.

REASON FOR PURCHASE

Since I sit for extended periods of time (e.g. 3 -4 hours at a time), I needed a chair that would provide excellent back support and force me to sit up straight. Sitting in folding chairs has resulted in aches to my lower back and pain to my posterior.

This ball fit that criteria to a “T”.

PERFORMANCE

The ball is extremely durable, having thick walls. The ball is not slippery and retains a firm grip on a surface with a rug. I periodically bounce up and down on the ball and it has retained its shape for over a week without losing air.

RESULTS

After the past 1.5 weeks, I literally feel stronger. The first few days I felt quite sore. This can be attributed to using “core” muscles that I never strain. Now, my back feels great. As an runner, I even feel my performance has improved.

PROS

strengthens back
soft cushion does not pain behind
fun to bounce up and down
cost next to nothing when compared to a “high-end” chair that claims miracles
easily portable

CONS

your boss might not allow you to sit on it at work
if you have no balance, you may fall over (probably a rare occurrence)
ball is red NOT purple, as shown in picture

MISC

Height: 5 ft 9
Weight: Slim
Ownership: ~2 weeks

This ball is awesomw

 November 10, 2010
By muffin
I was a 470lb man when I bought this ball. I use it in my daily exersice routine. It has made a world of difference in my core muscles. I feel stronger throughout the mid section and I stand up straighter. I recomend following the video and incorperating it into your workout. I saw a personal trainer and she got me goin on the ball. I tried to find a ball to hold me but kept feeling unsure if a ball with a 300lb rating. If you are seriouse about loosing weight and strengthening your mid section, GET THIS BALL!!!

Stability Ball

 December 10, 2009
By Great Outdoors "very picky"
I took a look at quite a few stability balls before buying this one. I wanted a ball that could handle weightlifting excercises and the use of heavier dumbbells while still feeling secure under my body. This unit fits the bill very well. It is very good quality. I had no problem pumping it up with the supplied pump. It has held the air very well since I pumped it up. The included DVD is a nice added touch for those who like to have pictured step by step instructions. There is no lasting rubber smell that I can detect. I am very pleased with this purchase. I had also followed up with GOFIT customer support prior to my purchase to get some additional information and to see how they respond, and it was a good experience. Thumbs up on this product.

A great choice but the purple ball shown is not the one being sold

 October 22, 2010
By Baron Von Cool "Do or do not, there is no try."
IMPORTANT: It has been pointed out to me by two other reviewers that the purple product pictured here is NOT the one being sold! The purple ball pictured is a GoFit 65 cm Premium; if you order the model being sold on this page, you’ll get a GoFit 65 cm Professional (with an increased burst-resistance of 2,500 lbs. but only available in a lame girly-red color men don’t like). The Premium (and more manly purple) ball is slightly lower cost and has a burst resistance of 1,000 lbs.; it is the one I own and what I based my original review on. Usually, manufacturers color-code their balls by size. If you buy a ball (regardless of brand) that is not the right color, you need to check to make sure it really is the right size (a blank measuring tape should be included in the box, but you should double-check it with your own numbered tape measure just to be sure). Sometimes these companies, who all outsource their product manufacturing to China, unknowingly get a bad batch where the balls are the wrong size/wrong color but are sold as the right size, and sometimes they are the right color but the wrong size. I went through three other brands of balls that had these problems (detailed below) before getting lucky with the GoFit. Hopefully, this never happens to you, especially if you are ordering online.

The GoFit 65cm Premium (purple) core stability ball is one of the best on the market. I had bad luck trying balls by three other companies: Altus (smelled horrible like a toxic waste dump, was the wrong size [55 cm] ball instead, foot pump broke after a few minutes), Valeo and Everlast (both wrong 55 cm size, pumps didn’t work or broke before full inflation). So I was stoked when the GoFit actually inflated to the right size! GoFit is a very sturdy ball, tough enough for big guys who want to lift weights on it, plus it doesn’t have that toxic chemical smell some other balls do. My only complaints, and the reasons I’m not giving it a five-star rating, are the included foot pump is pretty crappy (no surprise) and the exercise DVD, while providing a good, tough, easy-to-understand workout (by a hot lady with a southern accent), skips over doing the opposite side of all alternating side exercises so you have to stop and pause the disk repeatedly in order to complete the workout. This sucks because I would much rather be able to just do it straight through. I suppose that becomes less of an issue if you memorize the workout, but I fail to see how the extra 10 minutes or so showing the alternate side exercises would have hurt the company. One other gripe: one of the exercises requires you to have two stability balls, but there is no way I’m going to buy two of these things just to do one exercise so I used dumbbells instead to get around this. All in all, however, the GoFit ball is an excellent choice and a product that stands head and shoulders above the competition, at least in my experience.

For those of you interested in an even tougher, dumbbell-heavy workout using one of these balls, I highly recommend getting the Men’s Health: 15 Minute Workout. Note that this workout teaches you to cross-train your muscles with different weight dumbbells at the same time (so, for example, one 10 lb. and a 20 lb., or a 5 lb. and a 10 lb., whatever is comfortable for you). Just thought I’d mention this fact before you order it that for those of you starting out who may only have one matching set of dumbbells.

You also might want to pick up a cheap workout mat or exercise ball base because the ball will often roll around (and possibly slip out from under you) if you just use it on the carpet; that could be dangerous for some users but is a problem all these balls share. One cheap, but less than perfect option, that I’ve found is to angle some of my heavier dumbbells on the floor so the ball won’t roll around as much (at least not backward).

Perfect for my needs

 February 15, 2010
By David Dubbert "David Dubbert"
I have been sitting in the exact same chair at work for almost five years, and recently, my body had started to complain about it. I had the idea of sitting on an exercise ball for a large part of the day, and shopped around a little before getting this one. After three weeks of sitting on it almost 10 hours a day, I couldn’t be happier. Physically, I feel much better, and the ball itself seems to be holding up extremely well. I am about 5’6″, and this ball is the perfect size for me to sit on. It holds its air well, and I haven’t had any issues regarding a rubbery smell (which I hear can happen with these things). I definitely recommend this.

Heavy man, sturdy ball.

 November 7, 2007
By Coderpitt "Pitt"
I’ve had this for about a week. I’m over 240 lbs and have been on this ball for over 30 minutes each day. It’s held up even with heavy bouncing. I’ve had shoudler surgery, so this really helps with some exercises that normally would be impossible. It’s a good ball, with minor odor that goes away in a couple of days. I haven’t watched the dvd, but I’ll get to that this weekend. Right now I’m mainly doing therapy with it.

Update: 11-19-10. The ball is still up and running. I’ve been using it now 2-3 times per week for 30 minutes plus. The odor finally went away. I gave it a 4 out of 5 because of the inital odor and that you need special pliers to remove the plug to refill air or deflate it. I think the plug will be the part that eventualy fails. My ball came in the purple color that was the image.

INFLATED with HAND PUMP!!! NOT A BIG DEAL!!

 January 28, 2011
By Seriously
Lordy, people… simmer down. I just inflated my 75 cm ball in 10 minutes using the hand pump, and during that 10 minutes I got up and grabbed a tissue and took off my hat and turned down the heater and read an email… We have two compressors, but I’m not familiar with how to operate them; and my spouse, who is the compressor operator of the family, was taking a nap, so I decided to just have a go with the hand pump and see if it was indeed going to “take a month” to inflate, as one reviewer said.

It would have taken me/us longer to plug up the compressor and find an attachment that fit the ball than it took me to inflate the ball by hand.

Sure, my heart rate increased a little bit. But I didn’t sweat. And I didn’t breathe through my mouth. I consider it my first workout with the ball!… You could take it slower and easier if you wanted, even watch the evening news while pumping away, and have it inflated in 15 minutes.

I am currently using the ball as a chair. And liking the feel of that. Hip wiggle, hip wiggle… giggle, giggle… work is fun, life is good. Happy day. It’s good to move and breathe and flow! Bye now!

Can hold a big girl!

 July 14, 2011
By Vinsa1981
I haven’t tried the DVD yet so no feedback on that, but I really like the ball itself.

Being my first stability ball, I was a little worried about it being able to hold me (a BIG girl at 5’8″ & approx. 260 lbs), but it does, and I can already feel/see the difference.

It was easy fill, and has lost very little pressure over a couple of weeks worth of daily use. It lost enough to open up & pump back up, but nothing like some of the horror stories below.

The color wasn’t as shown, which was fine with me – not trying to color coordinate my excercise equipment or anything . . .

Makes a great desk chair

 September 26, 2010
By T. Farlow
I use this ball as a desk chair and it meets my needs perfectly. For some context, I’m 6’1″, 200 lbs, and my desktop is at 30″ with 25″ clearance underneath. I inflated the ball to almost exactly 75 cm without any concerns. The included pump is adequate, but you’ll pump for 15 minutes or so. The plastic plugs seal up the ball just fine, and come out easily enough with the help of a pointy object. I haven’t had to do this but once initially to adjust the amount of air. It has held the pressure pretty much constant for 5 weeks now. The ball does not pick up lint and dust, so it stays looking clean. I like that it’s rated for so much weight–it doesn’t feel at all vulnerable to bursting, even when I bounce on it, which is a nearly automatic reaction to sitting on the thing.

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