By sphNewspaper:special, Audrey Ng, mypaper, email@example.com
Think of Cuvilady not just as a balance seat but a beauty exercise tool as well.
The Japanese makers of Cuvilady Balance Chair say it is designed not to reduce body size but to sculpt a curvier-looking you.
Its creators say that swinging on their chair gives you core training (as in a belly-dancing workout) while twisting in it targets seldom-used abdominal muscles. The result: hourglass curves that will be the envy of many.
Cuvilady was developed with Professor Kangemoto Yuasa of Chukyo University's School of Health and Sport Science, who is active in analysing the techniques of top athletes and in researching into exercise that benefit ordinary folk.
So, the seat design was based on body curve analysis and fits any body type, says Cuvilady. Beginners can use the support handles that come with the balance chair for a stable exercise.
Flexible urethane, used on the high sides of the chair, wraps around and hugs your hips firmly while supporting your back-and-forth movements. You can work out on the chair while watching television or listening to your favourite music.
When not using it to exercise, simply place Cuvilady on its stand and lounge in it.
The Cuvilady Balance Chair comes in pink, red, orange, black, and blue, and takes a body weight of up to 120kg. AIBI, the exclusive distributor, is now selling the chair at $169 (usual price: $219). Buy at all AIBI shops or online at www.aibistyle.com or www.dealwellness.com.