The M-Board 1.1 Dynamic Balance Trainer, available from OPTP, Minneapolis, is built to enable three-dimensional rotation to develop balance, core and leg strength, and overall proprioception. Thanks to instability on all planes, the user must constantly adjust to keep balanced.
According to the company’s website, the board is designed to deliver the appropriate challenge for all users from beginners to elite athletes, from static balance movements to advanced toe-side and heel-side turns that challenge dynamic balance in all planes, therefore replicating and training for real-life movements. The board can be used not only to train for extreme sports such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and surfing, but also for all sports, physical therapy, and personal training, the company notes.
The M-Board 1.1 Dynamic Balance Trainer includes: an M-Board Deck with nonmarking bumpers, an 8.8-pound medicine ball (supports up to 350 pounds), a Ball stand (which holds the ball steady for beginning users), a workout DVD, and an exercise poster.
For more information, visit www.optp.com