The Airex Balance Pad is a soft yet firm mat designed for balance and physical therapy training. The unique destabilizing properties of the soft foam make this pad an ideal tool for stimulating balance reflexes to improve motor skills. The Airex Balance Pad is made of closed-cell ultra-soft specialty foam that gently compresses under the user’s body weight, creating an unstable surface. The softness of the foam creates an unbalanced surface that forces the muscles of the foot, ankle and lower leg to effectively work to keep the body straight. The foam pad is sanitized, does not absorb water, and is easy to wash. Exercises should be done barefoot on the warm and comfortable foam pad. The durable Swiss-made foam balance pad is an effective, yet simple training tool that allows users to exercise more effectively to improve strength, stamina, and coordination. Two balance pads can be stacked together for even greater instability. The Airex Balance Pad is helpful for beginning balance exercises included in the BeBalanced! Active aging training program that can be performed in a group and also as personal training. BeBalanced! focuses on exercises to improve the motor skills of endurance, mobility and power as well as coordination are trained. This active aging program emphasizes coordination as the basis of the capacity to keep the body in balance. Airex Be Balanced Exercises Airex Balance Pad Specifications: Dimensions: 19 inches long, 16.5 inches wide, 2.5 inches high. Weight: 1.5 lbs. Material: Closed cell foam, latex free, antimicrobial finish. Color: Blue.