There’s a new bar in town and I am not talking about the place where you go and chill out with Norm from Cheers. The ActivMotion Bar is a revolution of the standard body bar and is taking exercise to the next level.
Disclaimer: I received compensation and a complimentary ActivMotion Bar and workout DVDs to use and review via affiliation with Sweat Pink. As always all opinions in this post are my own.
I am always game for adding quality equipment to my home gym arsenal so when this opportunity presented itself I was giddy like a child in a toy store at Christmas time because if there is something to help raise the intensity level of my workouts, I want to try it.
Right on time after the holidays, my ActivMotion Bar and exercise DVDs arrived. The bar weight I received was a 6 pound bar but they have a range of weighted bars starting at 6 pounds going up to 18 pounds. Let me tell you – I totally underestimated the 6 pound bar because the secret behind this awesome ActivMotion Bar is what’s inside.
There are small metal balls inside the bar which make it unstable. The goal is to maintain balance with the bar as you hold it while executing your exercises. Sounds easy enough? Trust me, it is a challenge. When you raise the bar overhead, up to your belly button or shoulders, those balls are constantly moving and challenging your own balance.
I went through the exercise DVDs that came with the ActivMotion Bar and tried the workouts.
Day 1: I did not know what to expect but once I start I got into the rhythm of things. I started off with the beginner DVD just in case and I am happy I did. It gave me a chance to figure how to use it.
Day 2: I was feeling pretty confident so I went up to the next level workout and almost regretted it but I eventually got the hang of the more complex moves. Granted I let a day or so go by to rest from the first workout but I could still feel the after effects – SORE CORE!
Here are some of the moves I did with the ActivMotion Bar and you can check out their full library of motion HERE.
You see how challenging these moves become with this ActivMotion Bar? To see if it would further past the test I had my husband try it who since he considers himself a hardcore gym buff and HE was challenged with this 6 pound bar too. I don’t have any photos of him working out with the bar but trust me when I tell you – he was off balance a lot during his workout.
I would like to challenge all of you reading this to try this bar and see how much stronger you become in the core area after using it. I know I am loving this bar and am very excited it is part of my home gym now.
What I liked:
- It intensifies any regular exercise as you work to keep the bar stabilized
- It comes in a variety of weights so you can take it up a notch when you are ready
- It comes with a set of 5 DVDs to help get you familiar with the ActivMotion Bar and to give you a challenging workout
What could be better:
- Nothing! The ActivMotion Bar is the truth. It is redefining exercise.
I give this bar 10 out of 10.
Where to buy:
Purchase your own ActivMotion Bar directly from their website at http://activmotionbar.com.
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34 Replies to "Stay Active with the ActivMotion Bar"
February 2, 2015 (7:04 am)
Awesome review, photos, everything!! Great job! I love mine too!
February 2, 2015 (8:33 am)
I love my ActivMotion Bar too! Such a great workout- definitely much harder than it looks 🙂
February 2, 2015 (8:55 am)
I’ve been dying to try one of these! They look like a great challenge. I love being sore!
February 2, 2015 (9:32 am)
Wow! It’s amazing how adding just 6 pounds, in the right way, can totally challenge and change up your workout! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
February 2, 2015 (10:38 am)
The bar looks like a really cool addition to my home gym. we use something similiar in Crossfit to practice lifts. I will def check out the workout.
February 2, 2015 (10:50 am)
What an interesting new tool. Love the concept! Great review.
February 2, 2015 (10:54 am)
I’ve seen this bar around the blog world the past week or so! I am intrigued! Thank you for the review!
February 2, 2015 (1:17 pm)
that looks pretty cool! how was the grip on it??
February 2, 2015 (3:07 pm)
The grip is fine and easy to hold amd control consiering the balls move around inside.
February 2, 2015 (3:12 pm)
The more I see reviews for this, the more I want one!
MaryBeth at The Thrive Blog
February 2, 2015 (3:30 pm)
This post is great! I was taking a Yoga Flow class yesterday afternoon & there was a big standing stack of these in the corner. I was wondering how people used them! Definitely using your post as a reference!
February 2, 2015 (4:15 pm)
Thanks MaryBeth. Pick one up next time and see how it feels. You will be challenged.
Stephanie Keeping February 2, 2015 (4:47 pm)
This sounds pretty cool. I need to check it out!
February 2, 2015 (4:59 pm)
Wow this is pretty cool. I haven’t heard of this before. I’m all about working out at home, it’s so hard to get to the gym after an 11hr work day, bleh! Thanks for sharing.
February 2, 2015 (5:09 pm)
First time I’m hearing about an Active Motion Bar. It’s something worth trying. Have a great start of the week.
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February 2, 2015 (5:19 pm)
The bar looks like it provides you with a great workout! I love being sore after a workout. Its a great sign of just how hard you worked your body.
February 2, 2015 (5:54 pm)
That bar is super neat! I’d definitely be interesting in trying one out after all the great reviews.
Amy February 2, 2015 (7:52 pm)
Pretty cool tool. Looks like it would make a home workout fun.
February 2, 2015 (8:48 pm)
I’ve heard such great things about the bar! I want to try it myself now.
February 2, 2015 (8:55 pm)
This bar look so cool! I thought it seemed kind of hokey at first but I actually think it would be a great workout
February 3, 2015 (5:20 am)
Jen I underestimated it too when I saw six pounde butnitnos actually a very good workout.
February 2, 2015 (10:51 pm)
Fun! This is definitely the kind of thing that I’d use at home!
February 2, 2015 (10:57 pm)
Love my bar! You look like you’re rocking it in those picture!
February 2, 2015 (11:11 pm)
This sounds intriguing. It looks like i would be great for improving stability which is just what I need. Thanks for the great review!
Soap Opera Spy February 3, 2015 (10:51 am)
Looks like an awesome way to workout, I like how the bar really helps your balance and everything!
February 3, 2015 (12:40 pm)
It’s harder than I thought.
February 3, 2015 (12:35 pm)
I watched your video the other day and you are really doing your thing! #BLMGirls
February 3, 2015 (12:40 pm)
Oh thank you Antoinette!! I appreciate your support.
February 4, 2015 (4:22 am)
So many great reviews on the Activmotion Bar. Love the variety of different ways it can be added to a workout.
February 4, 2015 (7:52 am)
Looks like a good piece of equipment to have!
February 4, 2015 (10:36 am)
This looks cool! I’m all about improving my balance, so this looks like the perfect tool. I’d probably need to start really light otherwise I’d never be in balance! Great review! #wowlinkup
February 6, 2015 (8:50 am)
That looks fun! Your review was extremely helpful. I was giving the bar major side-eye before your video!
February 10, 2015 (11:41 am)
This looks so interesting Diatta. I am in serious need of improving my balance for sure #wowlinkup
Gine Oquendo November 20, 2018 (9:52 pm)
Hi, I agree with you that using that bar is very challenging and very helpful to improve our mobility. As of now, I’m using the Pro bar for my daily exercise to enhance my mobility and their websites have lots of tutorials and it is fun to follow.