Frequently Asked Questions

What size Resist-A-Ball® do I need?

That depends on your height and what exercises you intend to do with the ball.
45cm: Recommended for individuals 4'6" to 5'0"
55cm: Recommended for individuals 5'1" to 5'7"
65cm: Recommended for individuals 5'8" to 6'1"
75cm: Recommended for individuals over 6'1"

How do I inflate the ball correctly?

Balls can be inflated with a hand pump, bicycle pump or air compressor. Balls should only be inflated to 80% of their capacity and left unused for 24 hours. This allows material to stretch properly.

What exercises can I do with the ball and how do I know if I am doing them correctly?

To download a PDF basic overview of exercises and other information click here. For other products, such as, manuals and DVDs click here.

How do I become a Resist-A-Ball® instructor?

Resist-A-Ball offers an Instructor Orientation and a variety of continuing education workshops to prepare you to teach fun, exciting classes. These courses are designed for group exercise instructors as well as personal trainers.

What does CEC/CEU mean?

CEC – Continuing Education Credits
CEU – Continuing Education Units

Most certifying organizations require instructors to acquire a certain amount of CEC/CEUs to maintain their certifications.

How much does Resist-A-Ball® education cost?

Instructor Orientation - $275
Continuing Education Workshops - $60

How long are the courses?

Instructor Orientation - 7 hours
Continuing Education Workshops - 2 hours

How many CEUs/CECs will I receive?

Instructor Orientation - 3 STAR Points | 3 Peak Pilates CECs | 6 AFAA | 0.7 ACE
Continuing Education Workshops - 1 STAR Point | 1 Peak Pilates CEC | 1.5 AFAA | 0.2 ACE

What do I wear?

Comfortable workout attire is recommended.

What will I receive after completing the courses?

Each attendee receives a Certificate of Completion.

Is Resist-A-Ball® a certification?

Resist-a-Ball courses are workshops, not certifications. Each course is designed to teach each participant proper technique, cueing and the many of uses of a stability ball.

Can I get a discount on the program if I have a manual or ball already?

Stability balls are provided by the host site and the manuals are always included in the price of the course.


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Thanksgiving Info
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Mad Dogg Athletics will be closed on Thursday, November 27 and Friday, November 29, 2014 in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. Any orders placed after Wednesday 12pm will be processed on Monday December 1, 2014.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

– The Mad Dogg Athletics Team