I recently attended the launch of www.oov.com.au a product that I believe will become a household name. The launch set at the fabulous Poolside Cafe, Boy Charlton Pool in Sydney where we enjoyed a healthy breakfast and fresh juices.
The idea was that the attendees would get to experience first hand how OOV works and to demonstrate we had Anthony “Harries” Carroll from Bondi Rescue, who is an exceptionally likeable person I might add, and has a body that would inspire anyone to get off their backside to get fit.
As you can see the Oov is a rather unusual shape and designed to work by activating the user’s core stabilising muscles while also gently extending the spine to stimulate healthy intervertebral disc lubrication. This active response in the user helps achieve ‘neutral spine’, a widely used concept in the treatment and assessment of spinal conditions.
It was time to have a try and a I can tell you it was a little more challenging than I had anticipated. What struck me the most was that I could feel my core engaging immediately without the stress on my lower back, which I usually experience when doing pilates. I found it easier to balance using my left side of my body than my right so I need to do a little bit of work to fix that. I love the fact that you can do a workout in just 20 minutes, for time-poor people like me, that is priceless. At $170 I think a great investment for the fitness conscious person.
I was gifted an Oov to take home and already practising my balance. I am hooked! The Oov used in conjunction with a resistance band and hand towel to place under your head is the perfect solution to toning those abs!