Whether you’re looking to tone up your core or improve your posture, balance disks should be on your shopping list. These inflatable small cushions rest easily on the ground for exercises like crunches, squats and Russian twists as you work out your abdominal muscles. A few can also fit perfectly in a chair so you engage your back and core as you balance on your seat. And, for those kids who just can’t sit still, they serve as a perfect wiggle seat while they do school work. Best of all, these balance disks we’ve selected are designed to be super durable and come with their own inflatable pumps.
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1. Bintiva Inflated Stability Wobble Cushion
Binitiva’s balance disk is ideal for anyone looking to tone their core or work on their posture and back muscles thanks to its smaller nature that fits perfectly in a seat.
Pros: Sitting atop this disk requires you to engage your abdominal muscles and your back muscles to stay balanced and centered. It’s inflatable and comes with a pump with textured spikes for both massaging and providing grip.
Cons: The spikes may leave marks or indentations on the skin after a long day sitting on this disk.
2. ProsourceFit Core Balance Disc
Designed to engage multiple core muscles at the same time, this disk is a great addition to any home gym as it easily inflates and deflates for storage and travel.
Pros: The unstable surface created by this disk forces your body to activate its core to stay upright during any exercise from squats to crunches and everything in between. The textured side also can work to massage tight muscles in your body and feet. It too comes with its own air pump.
Cons: It may take a little elbow grease to inflate it.
3. Black Mountain Balance Disc
Made with a heavy-duty PVC, this balance disk can withstand even your toughest of workouts.
Pros: This disk helps improve balance, coordination and flexibility by testing your muscles’ strength and endurance. It comes with a pump and also a lifetime warranty from the brand.
Cons: It may be too small to stand on with both feet.