New stability ball workout {video}

Good morning! Happy almost-Friday <3

Zumba went really well last night! I had three ladies, who take Zumba classes often together, and they were a hoot. They followed along extremely well, so I threw in a couple of my more complicated dances towards the end. After not teaching for a while, and only being used to 45-minute team-teaching classes while I was teaching regularly, an hour by myself was no joke. I’m a liiiittle out of Zumba shape πŸ˜‰ I had a blast, so hopefully my three Zumba friends will be back again next week.Β 

This morning, Livi and I are starting to get things ready because my MIL is coming for a visit! I’m excited that she’ll get to stay with us one more time before we move. We have a couple of fun things planned for the weekend, including Livi’s birthday party πŸ™‚

This morning, I thought I’d post a little stability ball workout that Sasha and I filmed together:

Stability ball workout

It works your entire body, and you can complete it up to three times total. As always, check with a doc before making any fitness changes, and honor your body.

Hope you enjoy!!



You could combine this with a Zumba warmup, Tabata circuit and arm burner for a killer 30-minute workout.Β 

Here’s the text version for my friends at work:


Stability ball circuit

Hope you have a wonderful day!
See ya later.



Β How often do you use a stability ball in your training? What’s your fave exercise? If you’re looking for some more ideas, check out these 20 ways to use one + this Focus On post! It’s a great way to challenge balance and work your core πŸ™‚

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  1. SO doing this workout later! Glad you had a good first day back! I have to get back into Zumba. The problem is I really don’t like the instructors at my gym!

  2. This looks like so much fun! Something about adding bouncing to a workout makes it feel more like play than work — even if it actually makes the exercises more challenging.

  3. I don’t do enough stability ball work!

  4. Yay for a successful Zumba class. It can really kick your booty! πŸ™‚ So glad your ladies liked it. Also, love the stability workout!

  5. I never use the stability ball–but I need to start it!

  6. I like to use a stability ball while in plank position (elbow/forearms on ball) and then move the ball in circles both directions, forward, backward…it’s a good core/ab work out πŸ™‚

  7. i love that hamstring ball pull in exercise. the one where you lay on your back with your calves on the ball and your hips lifted and then pull the ball towards your butt. hits the back of the legs like nothing else!

  8. Oh, hello, side lunges on a ball! I love it! I think it’s so fun to try new stability ball exercises–thanks for the creative ideas!

  9. Last night I went through a few of the Sage workouts on YouTube, and at one point I thought to myself, “I wish they had a stability ball workout.” hahaha Great timing, ladies. πŸ™‚

  10. I love to do a bridge and hammie curl combo. I did it this morning!!

  11. I love using the stability ball for core workouts – it opens up a whole new chapter of exercises!

  12. We used the stability ball two weeks in a row on my strength class. I’m not as confident on it so need more practice. I did really like using it for push ups though… I felt I could do a push up with better form (I’m just getting started with push ups) on the stab ball.

    Glad Zumba went well, I’ll bet those three ladies will be back fo sho!!! πŸ™‚

    • Fitnessista says:

      i hope so!!
      the SB is amazing for pushups. my upper body is still fairly weak, so it’s a huge help with pushups

  13. I love using the ball for Hamstring Curls! For sure my favorite – such a good burn!

  14. Yessss I’m so excited for this workout! I first got to know how killer the stability ball can be with your Summer Shape Up moves from last year. Thanks!!

  15. I have been doing zumba everyday this week, and i love it. I will definatly be adding this to my workout routine, thanks πŸ™‚

  16. Looks like a great & fun workout! I don’t really use the stability ball much, other than to do some pushups on it, so this would be a great way to switch things up!

  17. I don’t really use one often but I want to try it!

  18. I do stability ball training a little maybe once a week at the gym but nothing crazy. This looks like a GREAT workout!

  19. I love working with the stability ball!! But no matter what, I always end up trying to balance myself on it first on my knees and then eventually standing haha. Kid at heart!!

  20. I just got one for the house…so I’m glad you posted this video so I could get some more ideas! Thanks!!

  21. LOVED this workout with the four videos combined! Definitely something new to keep me motivated. I thought the videos were great. I felt like I was taking a class but I could do it at home with no one watching my terrible zumba moves!

  22. AWESOME workout, Gina! The stability ball is a regular part of my strength training. I wish more people knew how to use them because they are missing out!

  23. So great! Good timing – I got a stability ball for Christmas, and haven’t used it yet (Girls have been sick πŸ™

  24. This is great. Thank you for making workouts fun. My dad recently had a stroke and they said the fact that he exercised really helped / lessened the damage that could have been done. Since that I’ve been trying to step up my workouts and change them up, and looking at this site has really helped and motivated me. Also, I’m a latina and love all your dance workout videos, they take me back to my salsa team days!

    • Fitnessista says:

      thank you so much, michelle! glad to hear your dad is doing well. i’ll be thinking of him and your family! xo

  25. Hey Gina, Loved the video! You make it look so easy. I’m going to put 2 of them in my garage and start working out with my friends. And it’s fun adding variety into your workouts. Excellent post πŸ™‚

  26. Looking for fitness tips on pinterest… as I am viewing this video I can’t help but think, I know this girl from somewhere… Gina did we dance folklorico together?!!

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