3 Simple Balance Exercises For Beginners

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Humans rely on balance and stability to complete basic tasks.

Exercises that require focus, while challenging stability, can translate to improved balance in your daily life.

If you are a beginner you will want to keep it simple. Here are 3 of my favorite simple balance exercises for beginners to help you establish a balance practice.

1. Quadruped Knee To Elbow

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Primary muscles targeted: Shoulders, core, glutes
  • Reps: 10 each side

Quadruped knee to elbow takes away 2 points of contact to challenge your balance on all fours.

Tip 1. Keep your navel drawn in as you extend opposite limbs.
Tip 2. Look at your knee then through your eye brows.

2. Single Leg Balance

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Primary muscles targeted: core, glutes
  • Duration: 30 seconds each leg

Standing on one leg improves single leg balance while strengthening your hips.

Tip 1. Stand tall and gaze straight forward.
Tip 2. Keep your hips square.

3. Balance On Bosu

  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Primary muscles targeted: core, glutes
  • Duration: 30 seconds 

Standing on a BOSU tests your balance on an unstable surface.

Tip 1. Stand tall and gaze straight forward.
Tip 2. Keep your hips and ankles level.

Watch me demonstrate the exercises in the video below:

Try these 3 exercises and share your experience in the comments section below!

If you are interested in purchasing a BOSU ball, visit my tools page.


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