Swiss Ball versus Swiss Pro Ball

When to use the Swiss Ball versus the Swiss Pro Ball?

Swiss Exercise Ball

Stretching, yoga, Pilates, ab work, and many other body weight exercises will require LESS stringent burst proof ratings than more intense activities.

If you are using your ball as a chair, staple, paperclips, thumb tacks, and many other potential puncture dangers lurk in an office environment, so having a higher DLR ball will give you the peace of mind that you won’t end up on your butt in a split second if you roll over an errant staple or hit the edge of your metal filing cabinet!

If your body weight is near the burst proof limit of 300 lbs. you at risk and should consider the Swiss Pro Ball instead.


Swiss Pro Ball

Strength/Resistance Training.

This is our toughest Swiss Ball. If you exceeding 300 lbs.  you are strongly advised to get the Pro Ball. This top Swiss Pro Ball is rated for static loads of 2,000 lbs. with burst-proof to a load of 500 lbs.

This does not mean the balls are puncture proof, but will help protect you from having the ball pop like a balloon (explosive deflation as one manufacturer describes it). Burst proof means that the balls are designed to slowly deflate if accidentally punctured as you can see in our Burst Test.


Swiss Pro Ball

Starting at $48.95
  • Ideal for strength and resistance training
  • Extra firm for tough workouts
  • Static Weight Limit: 2,200 lbs.
  • Burst Proof Limit: 500 lbs.

Swiss Exercise Ball

Starting at $39.98
  • Core, resistance training & rehabilitation
  • Firm support
  • Static Weight Limit: 1,500 lbs.
  • Burst Proof Limit: 300 lbs.