Make sure you check which BOSU you have. The professional ones hold more weight than the consumer grade ones. I have the pink breast cancer ones and they’re for less than 300 pounds.
Most equipment holds a lot more weight than it’s rated for, but I’d be wary with a client who is above the weight limit. If it breaks on the client, it’s going to be on you, not on BOSU, since you’re using it outside their recommended allowance.
Jason, above, asked a valid question. Why jump on a BOSU? Make sure you can articulate your “why” to your client if you’re doing this activity. I’m not saying don’t do it. I have clients who jump and land on BOSU, but not every client. Gotta have a reason.
I like jumping on the BOSU for some of my clients.its better than jumping on concrete or a laminate floor over concrete.
I do worry about ankles twisting on the landing which is where impeccable cuing comes into play
I saw a man who had two BOSUs next to each other, he was jump roping on one then did a series of lateral hops back and forth on them. Never missed a beat.
VIDEO PROOF OVER 400 LBS!
Here are two videos I did to prove Bosu performance with 3 men from 370-430 lbs.
After innovating Bosu Body Circles demonstrated in this YouTube video http://youtu.be/yxZl49J68Ss (submitted Aug 2010 to Douglas Brooks, Bosu Programming Director) I recognized the endless possibility for Bosu usage. Bosus have popped out of the rims occasionally when exposed to summer heat inside my boot camp truck or over-inflation. The amazing fact is that SEVEN of my Bosus are over 5 years old and in use daily outdoors and never a burst yet!
Aside from the durability of Bosu, why not leave this thread by trying Bosu Balance Circles and reply with your thoughts?! Your YouTube response will go right under one from Rodney Corn 🙂
Hi. I too use the BOSU for plyometric exercises like jumping. I’m not sure of the weight limit, but you should probably be able to get that information by contacting BOSU directly or one of their suppliers. BOSU’s are definitely a fun piece of equipment to use with my clients!
I love jumping on the BOSU and so do my clients! I have used it as a “step” class and facing a pilates tower for balance during the more challenging jumps. It provides an awesome interval bout in a small space. Just a personal tid-bit: I like the feel of jumping on it barefoot better than with a chunky sneaker- seems that it would be better for the fascia at the foot & ankle barefoot as well.