I Have Balance Again!
Good core strength is vital to maintain perfect posture. It helps to prevent slumping, which in turn can lead to lower back and neck pain, repetitive strain injuries and a generally miserable outlook. We can sleep better, work more efficiently and enjoy our lives to the fullest when our posture is unconsciously perfect and pain free.
Balance is innate but we can also improve our balance dramatically with training. Balance and stability training increases our agility, reaction time, flexibility and the way unconsciously move around our centre of gravity.
I wanted this. Years of regular surfing that were diminishing because of life commitments had given me the feel for perfect balance and core strength and what it could bring to me.
I looked for a product that could replicate the core strength and balance I had developed from surfing. When I realised this product did not exist I spent two years testing with 3D printing models and fine tuning homemade prototypes before launching my own saviour – the Rooboard.
The Rooboard is now receiving rave reviews from athletic coaches, surfers and fitness enthusiasts. The Rooboard is an example of what one person can achieve with the desire to make a better product and the determination to make it real. This approach has also kept the retail cost of the Rooboard as low as possible.
I still work in London and commute every day. I train on the Rooboard every day, either at home, the gym or on the move. My core strength and balance is the best it has ever been.
Functional fitness is doing the exercises that improve your quality of life. Good balance, core strength and stability are vital for postural strength and injury prevention.
With training our balance and stability can improve markedly. These subtle changes in the way our body moves around its centre of gravity and the speed in which it does so, can have a huge impact in our quality of life and sporting performances.
Balance training is functional. This means we are engaging several muscle groups at the same time using a natural flow and transition through the movements. Strength training usually involves isolating a single muscle while we apply stress to it. When we add the balance component we also engage the stabiliser muscles.
Balance Board Training Exercises
The Rooboard was born out of a passion to increase fitness, strength and balance. It had to increase muscular symmetry and performance for action sports like surfing, skating and skiing. And, it had to fit busy proactive lifestyles and be extremely portable, as in the daily work commute, flights, hotel rooms and those cheeky moments when you want to workout quickly and discreetly.
What Is The Rooboard?
Designed in the United Kingdom by Mason Gilmour DipSpSt, a former triathlete, fitness trainer, health club manager and life-long surfer. The Rooboard was created to fulfil specific training requirements within tight parameters. These being, it had to produce solid results, be extremely durable (in order to take a thrashing) and be easily transportable.