One of the most unique balance boards marketed during the 50s was the "Paul Bunyan Balance Board." It was made of wood and featured a large comic sketch of the mighty Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox balancing themselves on boards and logs. This early balance board was marketed to "kids from six to sixty."
Another modern balance board was created by the famous WWII pilot Stanley Washburn Jr. It was inspired by his meeting with children on Africa's Gold Coast - the kids were playing with a plank and log. Washburn created his own version as a gift for his daughter. The Bongo Board was sold in 1952 and became a popular toy.
Our highest quality balance boards today are made with 100-percent green technology. They promote sustainability in every way. They also come in several sizes to accommodate different weights and adapt to different purposes. Balance boards have been embraced by athletes, students and others as a great method for balance training, strength building, and physical and cognitive rehabilitation.
So who are balance boards for? To put it simply, today's balance boards are for everyone that celebrates movement. They are for people of all ages and levels of fitness. Balance boards are also for both work and play!
In combination with today's popular stand-up desks and desks with adjustable heights, the balance board is a powerful tool for the office or the classroom.
I LOVE my fluidstance board! I cannot emphasize that enough. I rock and rotate all day long. I am continually moving while on the board and thus reduce the pain I was feeling in my knees and hips all the time.