Not pictured: me struggling immensely on the Bosu Balance Trainer, which is basically just a fancy term for an exercise ball cut in half with a flat side that sits on the ground. The point of this piece of equipment is to teach you balance and stability. Training your body to stay balanced in an unstable environments is just providing yourself with more flexibility to work out harder and more creatively at the gym. Balance begins in your core, which goes farther than rock solid abs – it also includes your hips and glutes. Some of the benefits of including balance training into your daily routine are body awareness, coordination, reaction time, and long term health. So, next time you think you’re a master at squats – take a Bosu Balance Trainer, and try squatting on it. Not as easy as it seems, huh?