What size ball do I need?

The most common question asked before commencing the Progressing Ballet Technique DVD is about the correct size of fit ball.

Using your height to size up your ball

When you stand next to an exercise ball, it should be even or slightly above your knee level. The best way to size up your ball is by sitting on it. When you sit on the ball, your knees should be bent at a 90-degree angle and your thighs should be parallel or even with the floor. Find your height and see which ball size you should try first.

The following chart shows a slight variation of recommended heights for the different ball sizes you can choose from.

Height and recommended ball size

Under 4’8″ – 45 cm ball

4’8” to 5’3” – 55 cm ball

5’4” to 5’10” – 65 cm ball

5’10 to 6’4 – 75cm ball

For children who are 5 years and younger, always use a 45 cm ball.

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