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Getting into the swing of a new workout routine (whether it's New Year's-related or not) can be difficult to start and stick to. And that's especially true for an exercise regimen if you're not enjoying it. But that's not the case for the nearly 26,000 Amazon shoppers who've incorporated the Urbnfit Exercise Ball (Buy It, from $12, amazon.com) into their lives and subsequently given it a five-star rating.
This exercise ball is, in a word used in nearly 100 reviews, "fun." It's designed with what the brand calls "anti-burst" technology, meaning it can withstand the weight or sudden pressure from up to 600 pounds thanks to high-quality PVC material (plenty of shoppers have put it to the test). It's coated in an anti-slip protectant, so it won't go shooting out from under you as you lean on it to stretch or work out your core. It comes with a pump for quick and easy setup, and the ball is available in five sizes and 11 colors to suit nearly anyone.
For today only, the Urbnfit Exercise Ball is up to 51 percent off, depending on which size you choose.
This ball can be used as a desk chair to help improve your posture and engage your core while you work your 9-to-5, for deep stretching into your lower back, as a stability ball during a Pilates workout, during HIIT exercises, and more. Shoppers with a variety of different needs have said that this ball has helped them achieve fitness goals, find relief from aches and pains, and has just been an overall enjoyable new addition to their lives. (Related: This Free People Tank Is the Best Workout Top I Own — and I've Tried Dozens)
One reviewer wrote that they used the ball while pregnant to help them stretch and deal with sciatic pain and noted that their husband made sure it was safe and sturdy before they used it.
"I am plus-sized and not super coordinated, so I was really worried I would pop it or fall off," the shopper wrote. "My husband took one for the team and fully tested the ball out prior to me getting on it and it was the most hilarious thing to watch, but also really proved the anti-burst claims this ball makes. He was bouncing all over it, throwing his weight on it and basically trying to pop it to his best ability and nothing happened, the ball took all of the abuse. With that said, now that I have been using it, I can say I get one of the best stretches I have ever been able to do in my lower back using this ball."
Another added that the ball is a "great product for a great price," but suggested ensuring that you've totally filled it up with the pump before testing it out.
"The ball is very solid and very comfortable," they wrote. "The material provides a nice grip, so you don't feel like you're slipping all over the place. If you're doing core work, I suggest you fill it up more than you think [because] you want just a little bit of give so you can get the best core workout."
Start your fun fitness, posture, or pregnancy journey and order the Urbnfit Exercise Ball while it's still on sale at Amazon today.