Q: On what type of flooring can my board be used?
A: For best results use on carpets. We highly recommend using a small, tight woven rug with rubber backing on hardwood floors or other hard surface flooring to protect the board and your floors.
Q: Why’s my board moving around on the floor?
A: This is common at first, but usually works itself out quickly. You’re moving because you’re just slightly off balance and may be leaning forward or to one side. This normally stops in about a week or two when you get a feel for it. But if you start to move, simply tilt the board back slightly to re-center it. Focusing on one spot in front of you helps, as well as keeping your back straight and head up.
Q: I’m having trouble balancing. What can I do?
A: Try holding onto a chair or table when you first step onto the board. Balance is one of the fastest things to lose, but also one of the easiest things to regain as you start stabilizing muscles. Standing on the board and rocking your ankles back and forth and side to side will help improve your core, leg strength, and balance, so we suggest keeping at it.
Q: Do I twist with my legs or waist?
A: You should be twisting at the waist, and your knee joints shouldn’t move. A good way to get the motion correct is to hold two hand weights straight down at your sides and swing your arms in a semi-circular motion, with a slight bend in your knees. Let the board naturally start to twist. Keep your core and abs tight as you do the basic twist.
Q: How do I maximize my workout?
A: We recommend using hand weights (3–5 lbs.) as you twist. This’ll give you an even greater workout.
Q: Can this be used if I have back-of-knee problems?
A: We recommend you consult your physician before beginning any exercise regimen.
Q: What’s the weight limit of the board?
A: We have a 400 lb. weight limit.