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1. What Is an Exercise Ball?

2. How Do I Know Which Ball Is the Right Size for Me?

3. What Is the Best Material of an Exercise Ball?

4. How Do I Know That a Ball Will Withstand My Weight?

5. Where Can I Buy an Exercise Ball?

How We Reviewed

We reviewed the following products based on the following parameters: cost, the material of the ball, its anti-burst weight rating, texture, and price. We also considered the versatility of the balls when compiling this list.

Overall Price Range

You can buy fitness balls for anywhere from $ to $$$.

What We Reviewed



Power Systems VersaBall Stability Ball

Power Systems VersaBall Stability Ball, 55cm, Jet Black (80018)
  • Promote proper posture, increase lower back mobility, build core, back and abdominal strength
  • 55 cm ball is designed for user height of: 5 feet 1 inch to 5 feet 7 inches
  • High quality professional grade PVC construction
  • Available in 4 sizes and 5 colors (sold separately)
  • Tape measure included to indicate proper inflation

Power Systems VersaBalls are medium-sized resistance balls that work for many workout activities. These balls typically weigh about 2.4 pounds when inflated and are available in several sizes and five colors. The balls can support people who are exercising with weights. Balls from this company are reliable enough for use in professional gyms.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

These balls can be bought at Amazon for $-$$, depending on the size.


Uses

You can use this ball for a variety of workout activities, including exercises with dumbbells.


Overall Rating: 9/10 

Pros

  • Available in multiple colors
  • They support dumbbells
  • Small sizes are available
  • Can be used by pro gyms

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Don’t support bigger people or people exercising with heavy equipment


Champion Sports FitPro Burst Resistant Training & Exercise Balls

The FitPro BRT is a smooth fitness ball with a soft padded surface that has anti-burst features, meaning it will deflate slowly if punctured. Like the VersaBall, this ball comes in five colors including Royal blue, gray, and green. This ball comes in five sizes, and you can even use the larger balls as desk chairs. This ball is remarkable in that once it’s inflated, it will stay inflated for weeks.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball is sold for $-$$$ on Amazon, depending on the size.


Uses

This ball can be used for fitness, dance, rehabilitation, sports, therapy, and gymnastics.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Anti-burst material minimizes the risk of injury when the ball bursts
  • The material is soft and comfortable
  • Comes in five sizes

Cons

  • Doesn’t come with a pump

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit - Includes 75cm Anti-Burst Stability Exercise Yoga Ball, Air Pump, Workout Program
  • BALANCE BALL KIT: Total Body Balance Ball workout kit with large (75 cm) exercise ball for an ideal low-impact core strengthening workout
  • WORKOUT GUIDE INCLUDED: Exercise abs, back, glutes, lower and upper body with the included yoga ball and a 105-minute workout designed by fitness expert Tanja Djelevic
  • 75cm BALANCE BALL: Large size balance ball is recommended for users between 6'0" and 6'5" tall. Use the stability ball as an exercise and fitness tool or as an alternative office desk chair solution for active sitting.
  • KIT INCLUDES: Large blue exercise ball for yoga and Pilates, easy-inflate air pump, and workouts (Packaging may vary to include DVD or Digital Download)
  • INFLATION NOTICE: It may be necessary to re-inflate your new Balance Ball once or twice after initial inflation to stretch the ball to its final size. Inflate ball with air, let stand for 24 hours, deflate 50% then fill again to 75cm height.

The world-famous fitness company Gaiam makes its own exercise ball. Gaiam’s Total Body ball helps tone any part of the body including the abs, back, legs, and hips. This ball weighs about 3.4 pounds when inflated and it comes in three sizes. The ball comes with a 105-minute exercise DVD by Tanja Djelevic, and unlike the FitPro, the Gaiam ball comes with a pump so you can inflate and deflate it according to your needs. The ball has a weight capacity of 300 pounds.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball costs about $-$$ on Amazon depending on size.


Uses

The ball can be used for Yoga, Pilates, abs exercises, and other workouts.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Comes with a pump
  • Free workout DVDs
  • Great price

Cons

  • Takes time to be fully inflated
  • Can’t support workouts with heavy gym equipment

DYNAPRO Exercise Ball

The DYNAPRO is a resilient capacity ball designed for professional fitness users in mind, but it can also be used as a desk chair. This ball comes in four different sizes: 45 cm, 55 cm, 65 cm, and 75 cm. This ball is easy to inflate easily with the supplied hand pump, and it can be used for stability training in activities including yoga or Pilates.

DYNAPRO claims its ball was manufactured to meet gym-quality standards. This ball also has one of the best anti-burst weight capacities. At 2,000 pounds, the ball is almost impossible to burst, but in case it should burst, its thick 1,877 micrometer PVC canvas material will gradually release air to protect the user from injury. The ball has a non-skid surface which has matte horizontal ribs that make it easy to hold and sit on without slipping.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball costs $-$$ according to size.


Uses

This ball can be used in gyms, for yoga, for workouts, and as a desk or chair.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Weight capacity of up to 2,000 pounds
  • Thick PVC surface doesn’t burst easily
  • Anti-slip features support the skin even when you sweat
  • Variety of sizes to choose from
  • Can be used professional gyms
  • Comes with a hand pump

Cons

  • No size for very tall people

SoAlpha Premium Exercise Ball 

The Superior Fitness ball is a versatile ball which comes with several accessories. The ball comes with resistance bands with cushioned handles and a stability ring that helps users have a more holistic approach to fitness. Buying the ball also gives the user access to YouTube workout videos from UR Superior Fitness.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball costs about $$ on Amazon.


Uses

This ball can be used for physical therapy, work desk/chair.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Comes with a stability ring
  • Comes with cushioned resistance bands
  • Free access to the company’s YouTube exercise videos

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Low weight capacity of just 300 pounds

Isokinetics Inc. Adjustable Back Exercise Ball Office Chair

Isokinetics Inc. Adjustable Back Exercise Ball Office Chair -Tall Boy Frame (2" Higher) - with Black 52cm Ball - Office Size 60mm/2.5" Wheels - w/Starter Pump and Ball Measuring Tape
  • SITTING HEIGHT: Measurements require ball filled to 52cm (with ball on floor, 20.5" measured straight up to a line level with ball top). Each person is different, but the Tall Boy frame user height range is about 5' 2" to 6' 1". We recommend you test sitting heights at home before buying. In the frame, the ball top is 25.5" unsat on. Seated, a 135 lb person sits about 21.5" off the ground; 150 lb, 21"; 175 lb, 20.5" & 200 lb, 20". By comparison, basic solid seat chairs are 17" to 18" high
  • PLEASE NOTE: Height adapters that add 2" (sold by other sellers) do not fit any model of Isokinetics Inc. brand ball chairs. Please choose between our Standard or Tall Boy frame height. CHAIR DIMENSIONS: 21"W x 22"D; seat back adjusts up/down from 34" to 36". Weighs 16 pounds
  • IN BOX: Rolling ball base and adjustable back in solid black, 4 60mm (2.5") wheels, 2 of which are lockable, a reinforced black metal ball retaining bar, a 52cm Isokinetics Inc. branded ball, a small starter pump, our exclusive ball measuring tape, Isokinetics Inc. Contact and Warranty sheet, assembly instructions and basic exercise guide. We guarantee our ball will inflate to 52cm (20.5"). See our YouTube video on proper ball inflation (search isokinetics inc)
  • WE GUARANTEE our chair frame AND ball for 1 year. We also guarantee our 52cm (20.5") ball will fill to its intended size. Read included instructions and watch our YouTube video (search isokinetics inc). Final ball measurement, with ball sitting on the floor, is 52 cm or 20.5" measured straight up from floor to the point level with the ball top. Call us if you have questions
  • EXCLUSIVE "Tall Boy" frame incorporates 2" extra sitting height versus standard frame. Looks good and provides full structural integrity compared to adding 2" height adapters. Weight-bearing, adjustable seat back is ideal for work or home and can adjust from firm lower back support to a comfortable laid back position. Exclusive office size 60mm (2.5") wheels provide a smoother, quieter rolling experience versus 50mm (2") used on other brands. PLEASE test sitting heights at home before you choose

This Isokinetics system consists of an adjustable metallic chair frame and a ball. You can adjust the unique “tall boy” frame to 2-inch height settings, and the ball can be adjusted to suit several different sitting positions. The frame has wheels that provide a silent rolling resistance. This ball and chair comes with a one-year guarantee

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This system costs about $$$.


Uses

This system can be used as an office chair and for a workout.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Comes with a chair frame
  • Can be adjusted for height
  • Is comfortable for whole-day sitting
  • One-year guarantee

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Bulky

URBNFit Exercise Ball

URBNFit Exercise Ball (65 cm) for Stability & Yoga - Workout Guide Incuded - Professional Quality (Blue)
  • GUARANTEED to be the Highest Quality Material on the Market Today. 100% Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied.
  • GYM GRADE FITNESS BALL - Highest Quality PVC Material, Anti-Burst 2000lbs able to stand up to the most rigorous workouts
  • INCLUDES QUICK INFLATION PUMP. Ball is delivered deflated and can me pumped up in minutes with minimal effort
  • Premium exercise Swiss ball for home exercising, gym workouts, yoga and Pilates
  • PERFECT FOR GIFTS - Comes in retail ready box, instructions , workout and 2 air stoppers

The URBNFit ball is a durable ball made with a PVC surface. This non-slip surface has burst resistance of up to 2,000 pounds. The ball comes with its own pump and comes in sizes of 85cm, 75 cm, 65 cm, 55cm, and 45 cm. Colors for this ball include white, red, silver, pink, green, and purple.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball costs about $ on Amazon.


Uses

Can be used as a chair for a desk or an exercise routine, including by pregnant women.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Variety of colors and sizes
  • Easy to inflate
  • Burst resistance of 2,000 pounds
  • Can be used at pro gyms
  • Good for pregnant women
  • Durable
  • Safe for pregnant women

Cons

  • Smells when new

Trideer Exercise Ball

Trideer Exercise Ball (45-85cm) Extra Thick Yoga Ball Chair, Anti-Burst Heavy Duty Stability Ball Supports 2200lbs, Birthing Ball with Quick Pump (Office & Home & Gym)
  • EXTRA THICK AND ANTI-BURST: one of the highest density exercise balls in the market. 2000 micrometers in thickness and can resist up to 2200 lbs.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL AND ANTI-SLIP: Professional quality with non-toxic PVC material, free of BPA & heavy metals
  • EASY TO INFLATE AND PERFECT PACKAGE: Save time and energy with the quick inflation foot pump included in the convenient box. Also comes with 2 more air stoppers and instructions
  • VERSATILE USE: Not only great for pilates, yoga, back and abdominal training and pregnancy gymnastics or the hundreds of low impact exercises, but also can be used as office ball chair to improve your posture & relieve back pain. Available in 5 sizes (ranging from 45cm - 85cm) and multicolor for the perfect look and fit.
  • 30-DAY NO HASSLE RETURNS & LIFETIME CUSTOMER & 12 MONTHS WARRANTY (not including artificial issues)

The Trideer Exercise Ball is made of a thick hypoallergenic material, and it can withstand a weight of up to 2,200 pounds. The ball has a quick-inflation foot pump and two additional air stoppers. You can get this ball in one of 17 colors including mint green and aqua blue. This ball is sturdy and its 2,000 micrometer PV material works fine even on wooden floors. The ball is durable and the manufacturers back it up with a one-year warranty. Sizes for this ball include M, L, XL, and XXL.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball costs about $ on Amazon.


Uses

This ball can be used in the gym and for home workouts.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • You can choose from 17 different colors
  • Sturdy and can withstand rough surfaces
  • High-burst weight of 2,200 pounds
  • Comes with a foot pump
  • Comes with two spare air stoppers
  • One-year warranty
  • Suitable for professional gyms

Cons

  • Expensive

Mini Exercise Ball

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Mini Exercise Ball - 9 Inch Small Bender Ball for Stability, Barre, Pilates, Yoga, Core Training and Physical Therapy (Silver)
  • HIGH QUALITY small exercise balance ball. The ProBody Pilates Mini Exercise ball is intended for core strength, balance, back rehabilitation and for toning and sculpting with Pilates, Yoga or other fitness exercises.
  • INCLUDES ACCESS TO EXERCISES. Anti-burst balls do not include a valve, but rather have a plug to withstand high pressure. This requires a straw for inflation, which can provide some amusement while inflating.
  • SOFT LOW-ODOR PVC MATERIAL that is free of the six common harmful phthalates: DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP, and DNOP.
  • RECOMMENDED BY TRAINERS AND PHYSICAL THERAPISTS at home for good reason. Exercise balls are perfect tools to increase balance core strength, tone the inner thighs, and flexibility. The inflatable compact overball is perfect for men or women with hip, knee or sciatica issues.
  • WE STAND BEHIND OUR PRODUCTS. Made to be burst resistant. Should it burst within the first 90 days of use we will gladly refund you as well as provide a new ball.

The Mini is the ball of choice if you don’t want big fitness balls. You can use this ball for Pilates and yoga, as it helps improve your balance, flexibility, and core strength. This ball comes in six colors and is easy to inflate, even without a pump.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball can be used for yoga and Pilates.


Uses

This ball can be used for pilates, yoga, and physical therapy.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Easy to inflate
  • Portable

Cons

  • Not suitable for heavy or tall people to sit on as a chair

Gaiam Kids Balance Ball

Gaiam Kids Balance Ball - Exercise Stability Yoga Ball, Kids Alternative Flexible Seating for Active Children in Home or Classroom (Satisfaction Guarantee), Blue, 45cm
  • CHILD-SIZED BALANCE BALL: 45 cm (1.5 ft) kid-sized balance ball is perfect for exercise, yoga, fitness, homework, playtime, movie time or watching TV as well as active sitting at a desk in the classroom or at home
  • ACTIVE LEARNING CHAIR: When used as a seat, the stability ball encourages kids to build a healthy posture and improve balance while the constant ball movements increase blood flow to the brain, improving focus & concentration
  • ACTIVE ALTERNATIVE SEAT: Perfect as a flexible seating option for high-energy kids in classrooms or at home and is a fun way to reduce fidgeting, get the "wiggles out" and provides an outlet for excess energy
  • INCLUDES: Child-sized 45cm blue balance ball and an easy-inflation air pump / Weight Capacity: 300lbs.
  • INFLATION INSTRUCTIONS: It may be necessary to re-inflate the ball after initial inflation to allow the ball's material to stretch to its final size. Inflate ball with air, let stand for 24 hours, deflate 50% then fill again to 45cm height.

The Gaiam Kids Balance Ball is made for children and child-sized adults. This 45 cm diameter ball can be used for exercises and is recommended for children aged 5 to 8 years. The ball can support people who weigh up to 300 pounds and it comes with a handy inflation pump. The ball is available in blue, gray, and orange.

Features 9.5/10
Price 8/10
Warranty 9.5/10

Price

This ball can be bought at Amazon for about $.


Uses

This ball can be used for seating and exercise at home and in the classroom.


Overall Rating: 9/10

Pros

  • Portable
  • Affordable
  • Safe for kids

Cons

  • Not suitable for most adults
  • Limited color options

The Verdict

We think the DYNAPRO exercise ball is the best fitness ball overall as it’s made from a sturdy material that resists wear and tear and it’s very easy to inflate. Its 2,000-pound anti-burst rating is enough to support even professional athletes who use dumbbells or barbells. The DYNAPRO exercise ball also deflates slowly in case of a puncture, making it a safe choice too. However, parents who are buying an exercise ball for children aged 5 to 8 should go with the Gaiam Kids ball, and adults who want a smaller fitness ball should consider the portable Mini Exercise Ball.

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