Simply Fit Board Review: What You Should Know

By Lydia Noyes
HighYa Staff
Updated on: Mar 20, 2020

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Made famous by Shark Tank, the Simply Fit Board is a home fitness device designed to help you twist yourself into shape in just minutes a day. This saucer-shaped piece of plastic has spaces for you to balance on the edges and wobble and twist your core muscles so that you burn calories quickly.

The device claims to work your abs, legs, and upper body while simultaneously helping you improve your balance and coordination.

It’s possible to use the Simply Fit Board with your standing desk or to follow special exercise videos (sold by the company and offered free on YouTube) to get in a home workout. But is this board worth the time and money, or is it merely a gimmick? We’ll help you decide here.

Pros
  • A surprisingly versatile way to work out
  • Low cost, space-saving home fitness tool
  • Lots of online resources for following classes
  • Safe and effective workout tool for those who have joint issues
Cons
  • Boards crack easily, even when users follow the weight limits
  • Workout videos may seem dated
  • It takes some time to master

How to Use the Simply Fit Board

The Simply Fit Board is made of plastic and has a 400-pound weight limit. Users can stand on the board and rock or twist to work their muscles or as a way to balance while lifting hand weights.

It’s also possible to place your hands on the board and use it as a platform for planks and other shoulder exercises.

The company strongly recommends that you use the board on carpet to prevent it from moving across the floor and potentially damaging hardwood. Though it sells a workout mat for the board, any small, tightly woven rub with rubber backing should work to protect hard surfaces.

To use the board, step on the edges and gently swing your torso so that your leg on the board swing side to side. It’s common that you’ll move all across the floor the first few times you try to use it. This is because you’re slightly off-balance and likely leaning more towards one side than the other.

If you’re struggling to maintain your balance on the board, try holding onto a chair or table when you first get on it. You can loosen your grip as you rock your ankles back and forth to see whether your balance has improved, and eventually begin the workout.

Make sure you twist with your waist rather than your knees, as your knee joints shouldn’t move. One way to master this movement is to hold a hand weight in each hand straight down at your sides and swing your arms in semi-circular motions while slightly bending your knees so that the board begins to twist.

After you’ve used the board for a week or two, the company claims, you’ll get a better sense of the proper motion and should be able to keep the board in one place.

Once you have the fundamental technique down, you can build on the basics by following workout videos offered by the company or on YouTube. Most require a few additional pieces of equipment like kettlebells or hand weights.

Pricing and Return Policy

You can purchase a Simply Fit Board and accessory package off the company website for $39.99, plus $7.99 for shipping. This includes a board in the color of your choice, a user guide, workout mat, and Core & Buns workout DVD.

You can also purchase these accessories and others separately at the following price points.

  • Core and Buns Workout DVD: $9.99
  • Workout Mat: $19.99
  • 21 Day Challenge Workout DVD: $9.99
  • Low Impact Workout DVD: $9.99

All purchases qualify for a 60-day money-back guarantee. If you don’t love the board, you can request a full refund, including return shipping costs.

To start the return process, you can reach out to the company at (800) 401-9760 to request a return authorization form.

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Simply Fit Board costs $19.88 on Amazon, and is available in four colors. Shipping is free (on orders over $25.00). It is rated 4-stars based on 3,100+ customer reviews.

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Analysis of Customer Reviews

We have 100 reviews of the Simply Fit Board here at HighYa, averaging three stars. There are also more than 3,000 reviews on Amazon, averaging four stars. Here are some of the most common perspectives in these reviews.

Common Compliments:

  • A useful tool in rehabilitation settings
  • Pairs well with standing desks
  • Many people used it long term and experienced weight loss
  • Great low-impact workout option

Common Complaints:

  • Boards cracked in half after minimal use and while following recommended weight limits
  • Workout videos for the board are boring, dated
  • Color of the board may rub off onto flooring
  • Difficult for larger people to balance on

Simply Bit Board vs. BOSU Trainer: Which Is Right for You?

Space-saving fitness tools for improving your balance aren’t rare. Besides the Simply Fit Board, another popular option is the BOSU Trainer (sold for about $150). Which one should you commit to? Here’s how the two compare.

While the Simply Fit Board is set up like a saucer that rocks back and forth, the BOSU (both sides utilized) Balance Trainer looks like half an exercise ball mounted to a sturdy plastic platform. Users are meant to balance on the inflated ball, use it as a base for core exercises, and as a platform for plank and shoulder workouts.

Besides the obvious appearance differences, both tools have different aims. The rocking motion of the Simply Fit Board targets your core muscles, while the BOSU Trainer offers all-over balance benefits.

However, the two tools have lots of similarities. Both are low impact ways to improve your fitness, each offers a lot of versatility in how you use it, and both work well with a standing desk.

Likewise, each training tool shares the same primary negative criticism—it breaks easily. Simply Fit Boards tend to crack, and BOSU Trainers can deflate or even pop with heavy use, though this seems much less common than with the Board.

At present, the Simply Fit Board costs less than a third of the BOSU Trainer, which may make it more appealing for people who are interested in starting a home exercise routine but aren’t sure how committed they will be. Just keep in mind that you may need to rebuy it several times.

The Bottom Line

For many customers, the Simply Fit Board offers a fun way to switch up the home workout routine and tighten their core muscles. This relatively low-cost training tool is easy to store when not in use, and so long as you have carpet or a workout mat, it can be used anywhere.

However, like many niche workout tools, the appeal of this board might wear off after a few weeks of use. Many users complained that the company’s workout videos were dated and boring, and few seemed to be using it daily after several months.

Another concern is the board’s durability. Many users had it crack in half after a few months of normal use and were frustrated that they had to buy another board at full price to replace it. Though the company website states that the board is safe for those under 400 pounds, user experience seems to show otherwise.

If you’re interested in this fitness fad, there’s not much to lose from trying it out. Lots of users share it helped them tone up and lose weight, and it may work for you too. Just keep in mind that with all fitness tools, the only way you’ll notice any benefits is if you actually use it.


Read 100 Simply Fit Board Customer Reviews and Complaints

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Average Customer Rating: 3.0
Rating Snapshot:
5 star: 36 4 star: 12 3 star: 5 2 star: 11 1 star:  36
Bottom Line: 53% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Fit Board uses

    I’m using the Fit Board to do rehabilitation therapy with my massage clients and it helps in overall balance and core strengthening. We feel the difference and its usage has benefited many of us. Thank you.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Disappointed

    • By Denise F.,
    • Onanole, Manitoba, Canada,
    • Oct 31, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I was liking the board but with not a lot of use or weight, it is literally cracking in half! Really unhappy now and have been unable to find a contact to share the picture of the broken board!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Company does not stand behind their product!

    • By Diane S.,
    • Michigan,
    • Sep 10, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I asked for this for a Christmas gift and was excited when I received it. My board has started to crack in the middle after less than a year's use (and I weigh under 200 lbs). When I called Simply Fit Board...they claim they have not heard of this issue in the past. After reading some of these reviews, that surely is NOT true. The company will not even allow a discount on a new board purchase. Sad, sad company!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • 4-year-old Fit Board

    • By Linda S.,
    • Wylie, TX,
    • Apr 8, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I’m 66 and weigh 125 lbs I use my fit board almost every day. Today I got on my Fit Board and found it was splitting in the middle. I was surprised as the weight max is 400 lbs. I have taken very good care of my board so not sure why it split. I now need to go buy another one. Just wanted to know if anyone else has had any trouble with their board splitting. Also, if anyone has a clue as to why it has split, please let me know I only use it for twisting and hold 3 lb weights while I’m twisting. I highly recommend the Fit Board, I have thoroughly enjoyed it, and my mid-section is in the best shape than it has been in years. Just very sad the board did not last very long.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • No good!

    • By Edwin P.,
    • Tennessee,
    • Mar 27, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I would not waste my time or money on this product. I bought mine at Walmart for only $9 in clearance because no one wants it. Shark Tank did a good job promoting this and they have made lots of money fooling the public. There are so many better exercises that will actually work for you like doing planks! Be smart and don't follow the hype.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Simply broke

    • By Terry M.,
    • Hillsdale, MI,
    • Mar 7, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased my Simply Fit board on eBay a little over a year ago. I use it for 5 minutes or less 5 days a week. I weigh less than 200 lbs (less than half of the posted 400 lb capacity of the board). This morning I got on the board and it snapped in half, almost causing me to fall to the floor! It gets your heart rate up so it can burn calories, but the board needs to be thicker or reinforced so it won't break in half.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • I really like this

    • By Elizabeth B.,
    • California,
    • Jan 27, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I purchased the Simply Fit Board at a discount retailer about six months ago. I use it daily as a balance board with my standing desk at work. I love the Simply Fit Board so much more than the basic rocker board I started with. I feel more energized as I work and enjoy taking brief breaks to twist to music or listen to podcasts and exercise my abs. I definitely miss it when I am just standing on solid ground at my desk. I use other means to stay fit the rest of the time, but when I am at work, this is a wonderful solution. I've used my board for about six months with no trouble at all.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • SimplyFit Board product review

    • By Terry C.,
    • Staunton, VA,
    • Jan 12, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer

    I've had four boards in two years. I paid for the first board and the other three boards were free, in which I was grateful. I can no longer get a free board because the warranty has expired. There's a defect in this product because it keeps breaking. I'm using the board correctly and I don't weigh over 500 pounds. I'm very disappointed that they don't stand by their product. I was offered a discount if I wanted a new board but this isn't an option if it keeps breaking.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Longevity

    • By Mark K.,
    • Georgia,
    • Dec 20, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    My wife loved using her Simply Fit Board. The problem is that it only lasted a year and about a month ago it starting geting stress fractured in the middle on both sides. Now tonight it split halfway through the middle. We bought it from Target, so I do not have an order number. Why is there not a longer warranty for an item that seems at first that it's is made from a qulity material? The crack is the only issue she had, other than that, it did help and motivated her to lose weight. She is more sad than mad about her board.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


  • Great tool for burning calories

    • By Robert J.,
    • Shreveport, LA,
    • Nov 11, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    First, let me say I bought my first Simply Fit Board on a whim in February 2018 while in a checkout line in Walmart.

    I started doing 10 minutes, steadily increasing the length of time until I reached 2 hours. When I started in February, I weighed 216 pounds, not fat just stocky, and this morning I weighed in at 182 pounds.

    I googled "how does a 62-year-old lose his belly fat" and the answer was simple, burn 500 more calories than you consume. I quickly went on a diet counting my calories and used my Garmin watch to monitor my calories burned and noticed the longer I stayed on the Simply Fit Board, the more calories I burned. Currently, I'm doing an hour and a half on the board and burn between 1500 and 2000 calories before 8 AM. I am down from a tight 36-inch waist to a loose 34-inch waist.

    I recently visited my doctor and she was so impressed with the weight loss and how it affected my cholesterol and could speak highly enough about my results.

    Let me add, if you use the Simply Fit Board as I do, you will have to replace it about every 4 months, I just bought my third, it's plastic and nothing plastic last forever.

    One other benefit that I did not count on, I move from sitting to standing on average 60-70 times a day Monday thru Friday at work and my hips were killing me, but now I am pain-free and the only thing I can attribute that to is the Simply Fit Board.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend


  • Don't waste your money

    • By Lori F.,
    • Massachusetts,
    • Oct 25, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer

    I just tried the Simply Fit Board. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone unless you just want to work on a balance issue or are recovering from an ankle injury. I am 58 years old and I found the workout to be nothing more than what you can do in your own home with a couple of weights. The video included was boring, the music was annoying, and there was no motivation for even a beginner to get excited about.

    I originally saw the Simply Fit board on Shark Tank and thought it looked fun. When it was featured on The View at a reduced price, I decided to try it. The first disappointment was the tiny mat that is included. The second and biggest disappointment was that the exercises are nothing special and nothing specific to the Simply Fit Board. I can do squats and sit-ups without spending extra money on a useless piece of equipment. And there are plenty of free workout videos available online that are much more engaging than the 80's style video included with the Simply Fit Board. I am in the process of trying to return mine for a refund.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend


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