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4. Bosu Balls. The Bosu Ball is based on the principal of
the fitness ball, but is easier to use. It's shaped like an oversized beach
ball cut in half, with the flat side attached to a wide, rigid base. This gives
the ball stability, allowing users to easily perform a variety of muscle-toning
routines, including stepping, lunges, and other moves while improving balance
"A Bosu ball is more stable than a regular fitness ball, so even if you
are out of shape, you won't be rolling on the floor," says Rutstein.
How It's Done: After inflating the ball, you place the base
on the floor. You bounce on the inflated area while performing a variety of
Cost: Approximately $99, plus $39 for the instructional DVD
and another $10-$15 for a 4-pound weighted ball to hold onto while you go
through the motions.