Surfing was the inspiration for Brevard County's Indo Board, according to founder Hunter Joslin.
"Surfing is where it started, but balance is important in any sport," Joslin told Fox 35's David Martin.
The Indo Board is a fitness tool in which users balance on a flat board with their feet spread apart, like on a skateboard. The board, in turn, balances on a cylinder or round cushion. Balancing on the object forces users to tighten their core and use little-used muscles, intensifying a workout.
"We're training core, balance and posture. It's all about functional fitness," Joslin said.
Joslin says he stands on one four to six hours a day.
"But 20 minutes a day would be great. Or you can incorporate it into a workout."