Show it off

by Christina @ The Athletarian on September 13, 2012

Ugi – “U got it.  Show it off.”  How fun is that motto??

Have you heard of the Ugi ball yet?  I first heard about this piece of fitness equipment on the Bodyrock website.  The hosts were incorporating it into their short and effective home workouts.  I was curious so I did some research and read all about Ugi Fitness on their website.  Lucky for me, I was selected to test and review my very own Ugi at Home System!

The weights range from 6-12lbs and I went with the 10lb one in turquoise.  At first I thought that it was so light and there was no way I would get a good workout using it.  Did I ever prove myself wrong!  I flipped through the guide that came in my package and the number of exercises you can do with the Ugi is unbelievable!  A DVD with five 30-minute workouts was also enclosed so I popped it into my laptop and got to work!

My Ugi ball might only be 10lbs but the workouts are killer.  Both the guide and DVD include the same workouts so you don’t necessarily need both.  If you don’t have access to a TV or laptop (if you’re travelling, for example), you can just bring the guide along with you.  There are five different 30-minute workouts that target different muscle groups.  Each workout includes 30 exercises that you do with the Ugi for one minute each.  They were very easy to follow and I definitely felt the burn!

The Ugi workouts were definitely a lot more challenging than I expected (but I like it that way!).  I like that the workouts are functional and combine strength, balance, cardio, and core training all at the same time.  Bonus: they are only 30 minutes long.

The Ugi ball definitely gets two thumbs up from me!  Find out more about the pricing and different Ugi Fitness packages here.

Edited to add: Ugi is offering $30 off + free shipping for the month of September using code BODYROCK30 at checkout.  Shipping is free for both US and Canadian residents, excluding Alaska, Hawaii, NWT, and Yukon.

What is your favourite piece of at-home training equipment?

How much time do you set aside each day for your workouts?


{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dean Joseph September 13, 2012 at 10:09 am

Mine is my yoga mat and push up bars! At the Gym I spend at least 90 minutes on a good day. If its a “free” day maybe 2 to 3 hours when I am in Yogaman Mode!


2 Lauren Q @ Duck on the Run September 13, 2012 at 10:23 am

Is it overly girly of me to like the Ugi balls because they look cute? LOL


3 Alex @ therunwithin September 13, 2012 at 10:51 am

I have never seen that before but it looks cool!


4 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife September 13, 2012 at 11:07 am

wow I never heard of a ugi ball but these exercises look awesome! I love when I think I can do a heavier weight and then I do it and I’m like ohhhh boy definitely need to go lower. haha. It is very deceiving


5 Christina @ The Athletarian September 14, 2012 at 12:41 am

Danielle!! I don’t know what happened but I just found a bunch of your comments in my SPAM folder! So weird! I approved them all so they should be good to go from now on! :)


6 Susan September 13, 2012 at 11:57 am

I have a UGI (pink of course!!) and I love it. My home gym is a combination of UGI, some dumbells, a yoga mat, a step and a stability ball. It is nothing fancy but it all fits nicely in the corner of my spare bedroom and I can get a full body workout with cardio too.


7 Ed September 13, 2012 at 12:03 pm

My favorite piece of home fitness equipment is my doorframe mounted pullup bar. I love pull ups and chin ups, so I wouldn’t be able to do them safely without it.

I would like to set an hour aside for my workouts a day, but sadly I am lucky to get 30 min! My bulldog needs attention ya know? lol


8 Lisa September 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I always wanted to buy an ugi ball when I first saw it on Bodyrock but just didn’t have it in my budget to buy one. I use a medicine ball but do like how the ugi is softer and a bit bigger than MB. Love the color, pretty!


9 Tiff (@LoveSweatBeers) September 13, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Awww, well don’t you look cute! :) I haven’t done much with the ones my gym has, but I too was first introduced via BodyRock.


10 Briana September 13, 2012 at 3:20 pm

That Ugi thing looks awesome! And the workout looks tough, too.

My favorite home gym equipment is definitely TRX. With that, a set of adjustable weights and the ability to run and bike outside, my husband and I don’t have gym memberships! Saves us a ton of time and money, too.

Your workout clothes are ridic cute! xo.


11 lindsay September 13, 2012 at 3:44 pm

ahhh i am so jealous! been wanting one of those for months! enjoy, great gear!


12 Elle September 13, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Very cool.. and I like the new look!


13 Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean September 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

You’re adorable! I have yet to try the Ugi, but LOVE my at home equipment so I’ll be all over that eventually ;-)


14 Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes September 14, 2012 at 4:51 am

I haven’t tried the Ugi yet but I love the idea of it! I think it’s great that you can still get a great workout at home with just a few pieces of equipment!


15 Felicia September 14, 2012 at 9:08 am

you are quite the fabulous ugi model! i love mine! jump lunges with a ugi twist- awesome for the abs :)


16 mandee pearson September 14, 2012 at 11:21 am

that looks awesome! I teach Pilates and we use a similar looking ball that is a little smaller to do some of the exercises. It kills!


17 Aja September 16, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I love my Ugi. I’m still a beginner BodyRocker, so I like to use my 8-lb. pink Ugi where they use the sandbag.


18 Melissa September 21, 2012 at 6:26 am

I love my UGI! That was what I asked for my birthday this year. I got the 8lb and even then I get an awesome workout!


19 Brittany September 23, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I just order my 10 lbs ugi last night! I am also a bodyrocker and have been wanting an ugi of my own for months now! So excited!


20 Cheryl September 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm

I just ordered my UGI Ball this evening. I had been eyeing this but no one said I could get a discount. This is the Universal God send to me. I am so glad because if it had not been for the discount this would not be coming to me. I knew and thought it it worth it. It’s for me to get healthy, stay healthy challenge myself. I think you Jesus.


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