Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Ugi Ball

This Labor Day weekend was a busy one for me.  Along with helping a friend of mine get started on moving from his leased apartment of 5+ years to his newly constructed condo, I was able to obtain a Pink 8lb Ugi Ball!!  I have really, really been wanting to try one of these out.  (Can you feel my excitement?)

Ugi Ball

I "borrowed" it from my sister who ALWAYS seems to be ahead of the fitness curve by having the hottest and latest products before anyone else I know.  The first thing I noticed about the Ugi Ball is how light and squishy it feels!

Up until now, I have been using a medicine ball exactly like this black Everlast that we had in our home gym.  As much as I would like to believe the Everlast Ball only weighs the 8 pounds I originally thought, I now think differently.  No wonder I was having such a hard time lifting this thing!  It is more like 12 pounds and I plan on weighing it to be sure.  I have found it super uncomfortable and nearly impossible for me to use as a stand-in for the ball they use in the BodyRock workouts.  Hence, the reason I am borrowing the Ugi Ball for now in order to try it out.  Shoot, I need to justify the price if I decide to purchase one of these.  All I know is at $129.00, it better be something special! (Like washing my dishes kind of special).

The new "Ugi" Ball weighs in at 8lbs and is pink (kind of cute, eh?).  It also came with the "Ugi at Home" DVD that has workouts tailored specifically to the Ugi Ball.  The DVD case promises, "Ugi is the ultimate 30-minute workout that combines endurance, strength and stability training into the most fun, stylish challenging method of becoming functionally fit!"  I started to watch one of the workouts last night and it started with a girl doing jumping jacks as a warm-up.  The background music sounded pretty upbeat - that is always a plus.  Needless to say, I will be sticking to the BodyRock workouts for the time being.  My only worry is if I do purchase the Ugi Ball, what happens if and when I outgrow the size?  Will I regret not buying one of the heavier Ugi Balls?  Will the company offer a discount to returning customers looking to purchase additional Ugi Balls?  I sure hope so, because mama may want them in all of the colors! :)

Today will mark my first time using the 8lb Ugi Ball and I plan on doing this workout:


Have any of you used the Ugi Ball?  What do you think?  Is it worth the price?