If you hate to exercise the last thing you want to do are exercises that are boring and don't really do much for you. That's why we've asked top trainers and coaches to share their absolute favorite move ever for beginners (or the one they're just really digging right now).

Name of Move: Push-Pull/Rollout on Stability Ball

Gretchen Zelek is the owner of DOD Fitness and the creator of DOD Fitness Tools, Knee Donuts, Wrist Wedges, and Neck Circles--products that allow you to modify moves for problem knees, wrists, and neck.

You'll need a stability ball to do this move and you can use the DOD Fitness Knee Donuts to protect your knees if they hurt or need support.


Body Part It Works: Abdominals

Sets/Reps/Time: Do 10 reps for 1 or 2 sets

How to Do It:

Kneel in front an exercise ball with knees hip-width apart, hands resting on top of the ball. Pull your abdominals in (drawing your navel toward your spine) and keep your shoulders down and your chest up.

Starting position

Starting position

Walk your hands back and push the ball away from you as far as you can while still keeping a straight line from your shoulders to your knees. If you feel strain in your back make sure you don’t round your back or bend at your hips. Hold in the outstretched position for a few seconds.


Using your abdominals, pull the ball back in until you are upright again, back to the starting position. Repeat for 10 reps, 1 or 2 sets.


Photos courtesy of Routhier Personal Training


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