Balance Training

Recently Nik Wallenda made history by walking across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope. While most of us will never attempt such a feat, it’s always a good idea to work on our balance.

Balance training is not only good for coordination, it also works the muscles in the core and helps us avoid injury especially as we age.

Try some of these simple balance progression exercises for practice:

  • Stand on one foot and circle your arms backwards
  • Next, circle one arm at a time
  • Progress to more difficulty by turning your head and watching your finger tips for the entire circle
  • Try it again with your eyes closed

Balance is an important part of your fitness routine. You can also work on your balance using a stability ball, a wobble board, or a Bosu balance trainer.