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Revolution Balance Boardsis currently making the best value balance boards on the market. They offer a wide-range of different board styles focused on different audiences. The Revolution FIT Balance Board is one we received for review. After a month of various usage, we can confidently recommend Revolution Balance Boards for anyone looking to improve their balance in a fun way.
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Revolution Balance Boards
Revolution FIT 2-in-1 Exercise Balance Board Training System
Revolution FIT 2-in-1 Exercise Balance Board Training System

BALANCE + PERFORMANCE. The Revolution FIT is a high performance fitness balance board designed to add a whole new dimension to your workout. This balance training system will increase the burn and more importantly – the fun in your existing exercise routine. Nobody likes the same old boring workouts! The FIT engages your entire body, especially core muscle groups and lesser used stabilizer muscles. A great way to challenge your existing routine – take away that pesky “boring” factor. Easily incorporate weights, med balls or other equipment you already have around. Made from quality materials right here in the USA. We don’t take any shortcuts. Use it at your gym, in the office, or right in your own living room. Works on any surface. The Revolution FIT system allows you to quickly adjust difficulty and type of motion on the fly. 3 different bases are included. All bases strengthen core muscle groups, improve stability, reflexes, recovery speed, and of course, balance. ROCKER: The most stable option, the rocker allows for begginers to get comfortable using their balance board before moving to the more difficult bases. It is also the best option for testing new exercises. AIR CUSHION: The inflated air cushion provides a 360 degree motion which further engages the joints and core muscles. It is mouth-inflatable (no pump needed!) and can be adjusted for difficulty simply by adding more or less air. ROLLER: The Roller is the most dynamic and the most challenging base, and will make sure nothing come too easily. Once you become more advanced, this will quickly become your favorite option! Get started right out of the box with the included exercise guide The Revolution FIT Balance Board can be used by anyone right out of the box, but will also provide a challenge to even the most seasoned athletes and trainers down the road. The Dura-Soft grip on the top of the FIT make it the most comfortable board to use. Great for both upper and lower body exercises, and even without shoes if you are feeling a bit more relaxed. There are so many ways to incorporate exercises and other equipment that you already own. Use on any surface - In your living room, at the gym, or even outside. When you throw a balance board into the mix, everything becomes more challenging, and more fun.

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Unboxing

I've wanted a balance board for some time. I remember as a kid seeing people use Indo Balance Boards and thought it would be cool to get one. I did some research and realized that although Indo's are fine, there are quite a few other companies making balance boards. Once I stumbled upon Revolution Balance Boards (in large part to their "we're everywhere" marketing), I reached out, and they sent a sample unit for review.

The Revolution Balance Board showed up on my doorstep in a branded cardboard box. I say this often, but little things like this matter to customers. Sure, it doesn't affect the performance of the product in any way, but if someone is paying a premium for a product, the extra thought and attention put into packaging does matter.

I swiftly unboxed the package and found the board and accessories wrapped together to prevent any issues during shipping.

Once assembled, it was time to get to work.

Revolution Balance Boards Review

Balance training is something that I feel has gotten a bad rap.

We've all seen the meme of the guy doing an overhead pistol squat on an atlas stone with phrasing along the lines of, "CrossFitters…SMH." I get it; there's a lot of balance training that looks silly and quite frankly, useless. However, just because some balance training looks stupid, that doesn't mean it's all worthless. Improving coordination using various tools, such as a Revolution Balance Board is certainly beneficial for everyone from an athlete to the general population.

The Revolution Balance Boards, I'll be writing specifically on the Revolution FIT Board, are designed to improve balance and coordination through what is essentially a board on top of a roller or some other implement.

Not only is balance training effective, but it's also quite fun.

I get it; the "I'm training for results, not enjoyment" crowd thinks enjoying training is worthless, but it's not. Not at all. If you enjoy your workouts, you'll be more likely to stick to them and therefore see better results in the long run. Training is a marathon, not a sprint.

The RevolutionFIT Balance Board differs from their other offerings in a few different ways. The most notable difference is the size and shape of the board.

Revolution Balance Boards offers quite a few different boards and seems to be coming up with different options often to accommodate varied users. The options currently available at the time of this writing are:

  • Revolution 101 (basic all-around board)
  • Revolution Swell (mimic surfing)
  • Revolution Core 32 (advanced trick board)
  • Revolution Focus (standing desk board)
  • Revolution FIT (fitness-focused)

The Revolution FIT Board offers a wide top to allow for many different exercises. When I first received the Revolution FIT Balance Board, I figured I'd only use it for balance footwork. However, after having it for a while, I've begun using it during pushups, planks, and even attempted handstand work (I'll keep the results to myself.)

Another difference between the FIT Balance Board versus some of the others is the addition of two foam sections on the top of the board. The foam is very thin and quite dense which prevents it from adding extra instability, but makes the board comfortable anytime you use it without shoes or if you use it during push-ups.

The board itself is made of a few different layers of hardwood. During use, I didn't notice any flexing in the wood. It has a weight limit of 350 lbs, and I only weigh around 180 lbs currently, so it's no surprise there weren't any issues in that area. That said, I did have a couple of friends that weigh a bit more, around 250 lbs, and I didn't see any flexing either. I'm sure the board could hold more than 350 lbs, but for safety, that's the recommendation.

I would likely suggest the Revolution FIT to most people looking for a balance board from Revolution Balance Boards due to the versatility as well as the additional roller options that come with the board. Most of the boards from Revolution only come with one roller, while the Revolution FIT comes with a traditional roller, a half-moon foam roller, as well as an inflatable cushion.

The majority of people will end up using the traditional roller for balance work. The traditional roller is hard and based on the stuff I was putting it through, very durable. One thing I like about the traditional roller is the grip they've added to the top of it that keeps it from slipping off the top.

The half-moon roller is a dense foam that is great for plank work and also getting accustomed to balance work if you've never done any.

The inflatable cushion is one of my favorites. As I write this, I'm actually standing on the balance board using the inflatable roller at my standing desk. It provides just enough instability to force balance work, but not enough that you need to be completely focused on balancing. If you own a standing desk, I can't stress enough how awesome this is to use. I also use a Topo Mat and love getting different surfaces to stand on while I work.

Overall the Revolution FIT Balance Board is an awesome addition to anyone's fitness equipment arsenal that wants to improve their balance and coordination. Not to mention all of the different musculature that must work to keep balanced, especially your trunk.

We recommend the Revolution FIT Balance Board for its effectiveness and cost.

Suggested Improvements

Although the Revolution FIT Balance Board received high marks from us, there is one area we'd like to see an improvement on.

On the bottom of the board are bumpers that prevent the roller from sliding out. For most people, bumpers will be needed at all times. But some people, like myself, would prefer no bumpers at times. If these were detachable without having to use power tools, this would be a really awesome feature.

Other than that, there isn't much we'd like to see changed.

Full Rating

Revolution FIT 2-in-1 Exercise Balance Board Training System

Overall Construction – 4.5

Appearance – 4.5

Versatility – 4.5

Performance – 4.5

Features – 4.5

Value – 4.3

Revolution Balance Boardsis currently making the best value balance boards on the market. They offer a wide-range of different board styles focused on different audiences. The Revolution FIT Balance Board is one we received for review. After a month of various usage, we can confidently recommend Revolution Balance Boards for anyone looking to improve their balance in a fun way.

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4.63
Revolution Balance Boards
Revolution FIT 2-in-1 Exercise Balance Board Training System
Revolution FIT 2-in-1 Exercise Balance Board Training System

BALANCE + PERFORMANCE. The Revolution FIT is a high performance fitness balance board designed to add a whole new dimension to your workout. This balance training system will increase the burn and more importantly – the fun in your existing exercise routine. Nobody likes the same old boring workouts! The FIT engages your entire body, especially core muscle groups and lesser used stabilizer muscles. A great way to challenge your existing routine – take away that pesky “boring” factor. Easily incorporate weights, med balls or other equipment you already have around. Made from quality materials right here in the USA. We don’t take any shortcuts. Use it at your gym, in the office, or right in your own living room. Works on any surface. The Revolution FIT system allows you to quickly adjust difficulty and type of motion on the fly. 3 different bases are included. All bases strengthen core muscle groups, improve stability, reflexes, recovery speed, and of course, balance. ROCKER: The most stable option, the rocker allows for begginers to get comfortable using their balance board before moving to the more difficult bases. It is also the best option for testing new exercises. AIR CUSHION: The inflated air cushion provides a 360 degree motion which further engages the joints and core muscles. It is mouth-inflatable (no pump needed!) and can be adjusted for difficulty simply by adding more or less air. ROLLER: The Roller is the most dynamic and the most challenging base, and will make sure nothing come too easily. Once you become more advanced, this will quickly become your favorite option! Get started right out of the box with the included exercise guide The Revolution FIT Balance Board can be used by anyone right out of the box, but will also provide a challenge to even the most seasoned athletes and trainers down the road. The Dura-Soft grip on the top of the FIT make it the most comfortable board to use. Great for both upper and lower body exercises, and even without shoes if you are feeling a bit more relaxed. There are so many ways to incorporate exercises and other equipment that you already own. Use on any surface - In your living room, at the gym, or even outside. When you throw a balance board into the mix, everything becomes more challenging, and more fun.

$179.95

Shop deal

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