Exercise Props at Aspire

Along with Electrotherapy, Heat modalities, Cryotherapy and many more, Aspire holds several tools to enhance the experience of patients, athletes and fitness enthusiasts. These includes treadmills, trampoline, static bicycle, step box, calf stretch board, therabands, loop bands, foam rollers, etc.

Each of these devices fulfills different purposes to give better results in training.

All the devices and their uses, benefits are mentioned below:

  • Calf Stretch Board- We have Adjustable Incline Calf Stretch Board for passive calf stretches which improves flexibility and helps during the warm up.
  • Yoga Mats- Aspire has cushioned yoga mats to prevent your joints from injuries and to give you a better grip and hold during your asanas.
  • Yoga Bricks- We have cork yoga bricks which are used for balancing asanas, stretches and modifications during certain poses. They help in stretching, stability and biomechanical alignment of the body during poses.
  • Sling belt- Aspire has a sling belt for stretching and to align the body while performing asanas and assist the patients.
  • Therabands- Thera bands of various resistance including blue, red, green, yellow, brown, black, and golden are present for strength training for patients and fitness enthusiasts.
  • Theratubes- Thera tubes with a variety of resistances are present including blue, red, orange, purple and black and one can use it depending on the fitness level. These resistance bands are used for strength training exercises to improve muscle strength and tone.
  • Loop Bands- At Aspire Loop bands of various resistances such as green, yellow, red and black are present. These are fitness gear used to increase strength and build individual muscles as well as muscle groups during physical therapy, fitness and gynae rehab sessions.
  • Foam Rollers- Foam rollers are a recovery equipment and they are considered a self-myofascial release (SMR) technique. It helps to alleviate muscle tightness, soreness and inflammation. It can also help improve your range of motion.
  • Dumbbells- Dumbbells are a type of free weight used in weight training to improve muscle strength, tone and mass. Aspire has the bare minimum weight of 0.5kg to 5kg dumbbells which are used for therapeutic pains and aches management too.
  • Kettle Bell- Kettle bells help in strength and cardio training by engaging the muscles of arm, leg, shoulder, back, and abdomen. The pull on your muscles helps to strengthen them. The pull on your bones helps stimulate new bone cell growth. Using kettlebells can also improve your posture.
  • Cones and Discs- Cones and discs are used to mark boundaries, create obstacles or as a visual reference point for athletes to follow or avoid during practice or training sessions. At Aspire, we use these equipments in a versatile way for a wide variety of sports during on or off-field practice or training.
  • Measuring Tape- Measuring tape is used to measure the circumference of different parts of the body. We use it to track changes in a patient’s body size or to monitor their progress during weight loss or gain programs. We also use it to assess a patient’s risk for certain health conditions such as heart diseases or diabetes, and development of a treatment plan.
  • Hurdles- Hurdles of different heights are present at Aspire where we use them to improve an athlete’s speed, agility, balance and coordination.
  • Exercise balls- Exercise balls are used for isometric and isotonic exercises for patients during rehab, fitness and/or yoga sessions. These are also used for fun activities for kids during indoor or outdoor workshops.
  • Pilates ball- Also known as mini-balls are used for a variety of exercises and workouts. They are used to improve balance, coordination, core strength, muscle toning and stretching exercises. These are used during Geriatric and Generalized fitness sessions.
  • MFR roller- Myofascial Release Roller is used to release tension and tightness in the muscles and fascia. It is used during Athlete Training, Relaxation or Fitness Training programs as a method of cool down or relaxation. The pressure helps in releasing the knots and adhesions in the muscles, which can help to improve flexibility, reduce pain and increase blood flow to the affected areas.
  • ISTM tool- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization tool helps in soft tissue injuries and chronic pain. With correct application of pressure and friction to the affected area, it breaks up scar tissue and adhesions thereby improving blood flow and mobility. They are particularly effective for treating conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow and IT Band Syndrome.
  • Foot/ Hand Roller- It is used to massage and stretch the muscles in feet and hands. It has textured surface that helps to stimulate circulation and relieve muscle tension. It can be used to alleviate pain and discomfort caused by conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Arthritis, and Carpal Tunner Syndrome.
  • Deep Tissue MFR roller- It is similar to MFR roller but is typically denser and has textured surface to provide deeper pressure and more targeted relief. At Aspire, we use it by placing it on the ground and then rolling different parts of the body over it to alleviate pain and fatigue.
  • Medicine Balls- At Aspire, we have 3kgs and 5kgs weighted medicine balls used during physical fitness and Sports training sessions. They are used to help build strength, power, and endurance in the upper body, core, and legs.
  • Slam Balls- They are similar to medicine balls but are specifically designed for exercises that involve slamming the ball onto the ground or against a wall. At Aspire, we have 10lbs and 15lbs slam balls to train during core, strength or power workout sessions.
  • Bosu Ball- Bosu stands for “Both sides utilized”. This half sphere-shaped ball can be utilized from both flat or rounded side depending on the exercise. At Aspire, it is used to improve balance, stability, and core strength for both patients and fitness enthusiasts.
  • Swiss Balls- Also known as stability/ yoga ball with different sizes are used at Aspire for balance, stability and core strength training during Fitness or Physical Therapy sessions. They are also used for postural correction and reduce backache.
  • Hand gripper/extensor- Hand gripper helps to improve grip strength and dexterity based on the level of resistance during a physical rehab session. Hand extensor provides resistance between the fingers and also helps to improve hand dexterity particularly for people suffering from a hand injury or stroke.
  • Finger Web- It is a handheld device to improve grip strength and dexterity. They are used for various exercises and works on the similar principle as a hand gripper/ extensor.
  • Mulligan Belt- Mulligan belt used to improve joint mobility and reduce pain. It is used during joint tractions to improve alignment. We use this to treat conditions such as neck pain, shoulder stiffness, elbow restrictions, lower back pain, hip pain or knee pain.
  • Weighted Kegel Balls- Kegel balls are used during Gynae Rehab sessions to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. They are used to treat conditions such as urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, or sexual sensations or dysfunctions.
  • Wall Bar- Also known as “Stall Bar” is used during stretching, strength training and physical rehab sessions. They help in improving flexibility, range of motion, and overall strength along with a faster recovery from an injury.
  • Wobble Board- A type of balance board used for physical therapy, rehabilitation and fitness training for balancing and coordination exercises. We used it for patients and athletes to improve their performance, faster recovery and prevent injuries.