Bosu Ball Exercises: How to Balance on a Bosu Ball

In terms of developing a strong center of gravity, the Bosu Ball might be the best tool to progress to for any functional training regimen. There are very few tools that force you to get into a proper balanced position when using them, this is ofcourse if you are balancing on the flat side of the Bosu Ball. For example Other balance tools like the dynadisc and airex pad leave too much of a margin for error while using them. Their soft texture usually can lead to you cheating with your already poor mechanics, and subsequently build more dysfunction than what you may have already. The flat side of the Bosu can usually tell you how off your weight distribution is and forces you back into a balance. This is especially important for anyone who has an improper asymmetrical shift (shifting more weight onto one leg over the other). If used correctly with the proper corrective exercises, stretches and MFR, balancing on a bosu can really give functional training regimen a major boost!

Here’s a video of me teaching you the essential elements of balancing on this piece of equipment. Enjoy!



  1. Iain February 6, 2012 at 2:00 am - Reply

    Hi Naudi
    Great video thanks. I’m looking to use methods to help improve balance, core strength and for clients looking to develop sports specific patterns of movement. In particular i’m looking at golfing clients. Your videos are giving me loads of ideas.
    Do you find it’s best to brake down the key movements patterns of the sport then once they have found they can balance and engage their core start to add the movment patterns in the form of layers?
    Many thanks
    Iain (UK)

  2. Benay Irwin February 11, 2013 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    I think your approach to training can benefit so many clients. Your refreshing ability to present material on movement is very informing and can be applied on so many levels regardless of clients’ goals i.e. competitive or not. I saw you offer seminars in San Diego, but I think you need to expand so your word could be spread…how about New York? That would be soooo awesome.

    Benay Irwin
    Personal Trainer, NASM and FMS certified

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