WHICH SIZE SWISS BALL DO YOU NEED?
Picking the right size is easy: if you're less than 1.60 m tall and weigh less than 85 kg, choose size 1 (diameter: 55 cm); if you're between 1.60 and 1.80 m tall and weigh less than 85 kg, choose size 2 (diameter: 65 cm); if you're more than 1.70 m tall and weigh more than 85 kg, then size 3 (diameter:75 cm) is the one you need.
HOW TO INFLATE YOUR GYM BALL TO A SAFE SIZE
First thing's first: we recommend using a pump, which is sold separately (product ref 8214626 or 8490986). Inflate your Swiss ball to its maximum size, using a tape measure to check its diameter. The maximum diameters for the different sizes are: size 1 = 55 cm, size 2 = 65 cm, and size 3 = 75 cm. Lastly, sit on the ball and check that your knees are at hip height. If they aren't, add or remove some of the air.
WHICH ACCESSORIES DOES THE SWISS BALL COME WITH?
Your Swiss ball comes with: a plug, plus a second one in case you misplace the first; a plug remover to easily remove the plug when you want to inflate/deflate the ball; a tape measure to make sure you've inflated your ball to the correct size; a user guide; and a poster with exercises.
And don't forget that you can download the instructions here: https://contents.mediadecathlon.com/s840942/k$162a572dc90bddf980d25188afc001eb/8603633%208603634%208603635%208640038%208
I DON'T KNOW WHICH EXERCISES TO DO. HAVE YOU GOT ANY TIPS?
We're full of ideas! Just copy and paste this link into your browser:
It's a free poster that you can download onto your smartphone and easily print out. It has been developed in collaboration with qualified coaches and contains a dozen or so exercises that you can do with your Swiss ball.
WHY IS THE SWISS BALL NOT SUITABLE FOR THE OFFICE?
Our ball is designed for fitness activities. It's therefore not suitable for office use. The constraints of using a Swiss ball in the office mean that we can't recommend doing so with this ball.
What should you do if you lose both your Gym Ball plugs?
This year, we're offering the option to buy plugs as spare parts from our stores' workshops.