The 10 Best Stability Cushions

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This wiki has been updated 23 times since it was first published in March of 2017. Stability cushions, also called wobble or wiggle discs, are designed to improve balance, promote good posture, and strengthen your core. Many find them to be more convenient than exercise balls, and they can also act as focus and concentration aids for children with ADHD, sensory processing issues, or autism. They can make an excellent addition to classrooms with flexible seating. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. StrongTek Hedgehog

2. RFAQK Extra Thick

3. Black Mountain Balance Disc

Editor's Notes

March 09, 2021:

It was a fairly uneventful round of updates for us. Although we did remove the Trideer Wiggle Seat and AppleRound Air due to availability issues, we had no trouble replacing them with two, comparable, new offerings.

Our first pick was the RFAQK Extra Thick, which we liked because it came with a drawstring storage bag and a small air pump, essentially providing you everything you need to get started with and maintain your cushion. With a 450-pound capacity – which is notably heavy and quite high for the category, though nothing compared to the impressive 660-pound capacity of the BackPainHelp Posture – it’s unlikely that many users will be too heavy for it, as well.

Our second pick was the StrongTek Hedgehog, which includes not only a thirteen-inch stabilization cushion, but also four, smaller, 6-1/4-inch, semi-spherical units that lend themselves to a number of challenging stabilization exercises. Their shape is useful too, as you can just flip them over – if ever you find that squats with the smooth side down are getting too easy, for example – to add some extra resistance with the round side down.

If you’re considering this purchase in an effort to up your fitness game, then you might also be interested in some of our related rankings. We’ve got lists for yoga matts, yoga blocks and stability balls.

March 25, 2019:

Although the J/fit Extra Large is one of the most sizable options available, we ultimately decided to remove it due to inadequate longevity. For those who need this bigger size, we'd instead recommend the Airex Pad Elite, which is offered in both smaller and larger options, all of which are made from closed-cell foam that won't pop. When it comes to inflatables, we still think the Black Mountain Balance Disc is a top choice, and we added the King Athletic Core Trainer and Trideer Wiggle Seat, as well. For classrooms, the Trideer is perhaps the better choice, as it's offered in a range of fun, bright colors that are sure to please younger kids. We also decided to add the K9 FITbone, which is commonly used in canine rehabilitation and therapy; it's quite pricey, though, so it may not be worth the investment for everyone.

Special Honors

Merrithew Hailing from Toronto, Canada, this husband-wife team has been in the fitness business for longer than 30 years, and offers a selection of stability cushions, as well as instructional DVDs with applicable workouts. If this cushion is an intended implement for your home gym, they also offer a diverse array of fitness equipment that you may be interested in.

Geer Co. If you're interested in making a bulk purchase for resale through your own online vendor or bricks-and-mortar storefront, then this outfit might be one place worth investigating. In business since the late eighties, this Taiwanese manufacturer specializes in PVC-based sporting goods, and ships internationally.

4. Airex Pad Elite

5. King Athletic Core Trainer

6. BackPainHelp Posture

7. Gaiam Disc Trainer

8. Tumaz Air Kids

9. Ball Dynamics K9FITbone

10. Bintiva Wobble Cushion

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