Move 1: Tree Pose
Make this basic yoga pose more challenging by standing on top of a balance pod. Start with your foot positioned just above your ankle. If this placement is too easy, move your foot up to your inner thigh. Once you've mastered this, incorporate your arms: begin with your hands in a prayer position, in front of your chest; if you want to increase the intensity, lift them above your head. Repeat on other side.
Start on all fours, with a pod beneath each knee. Make sure to align your hips directly above your knees and your shoulders above your wrists. Lift your right arm and left leg. Hold for five seconds; return to starting position. Next, lift your left arm and right leg; hold for five seconds.
Set the pods up in a classic hopscotch pattern: one pod, two pods, one, two. Step with your right foot onto the first single pod. Hop with both feet onto next two pods. Then, step onto the next single pod with your left foot, and finish by hopping both feet on to two pods. Jump off; turn around; repeat.
Line the pods up in three rows of two in front of you. Then think of high-school football players at practice: You want to imitate that stutter-step thing they do. Start by putting your right foot on the first right pod; quickly move your left foot to the first left pod. Move your right foot to the next right pod, and your left foot quickly to the next left pod; continue until you've completed the rows. Turn around and repeat.
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