How to Get Started with a Balance Board

How to Get Started with a Balance Board

If you are reading this, you probably just bought a balance board or you are thinking to do so. Either way- Here's a little guide for you! :)



  • It takes approximately 15-30 min to fully understand the balance board and how it works;
  • For safety make sure that there are no sharp or fragile objects near you;
  • When starting to try the balance board, put a gymnastics mat underneath it for higher resistance – there will be less board movement and it will be more stable;
  • For better balance, try the first times against a Swedish wall, windowsill, higher table or anything else for reducing the risk of falling;
  • If you are not sure about the safety or accuracy of the exercises you are doing, consult a physiotherapist.


  1. Place your balance board on a stable and horizontal surface.
  2. Put your first foot one the side which is lying on the ground.
  3. Put your other foot on the other side.
  4. Slightly bend your knees, straighten your poisture.
  5. Slowly try to tranfer your torso over the roller.
  6. Repeat this process as many times needed till you start finding the balance.
  7. Enjoy balancing!
  8. When ready to stop, slowly roll over to one side and put the board on the ground.

Author: Silvestrs Piekūns | Physiotherapist



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