I think my body is getting to the point where it is close to getting used to my movements/working out without weights. I think my next step is going to be to get some free-weights so I can add some weight to my squats.I go to a gym and they have the balance board. I just checked Amazon and there is one similar to the one that I use, priced at $50. You could build your own inexpensively with some 3 or 4 inch PVC pipe and a plank of wood.
You don't need a gym membership to do a lot of these workouts. However, some dumbbells or something heavy to hold will certainly help build up more muscle once your body gets used to the movements. Plyometrics training is another type of workout you can do at home. It involves a lot of jumping.
Is this the one on Amazon you are referring to:
Amazon.com : Carrom 510.61 Balance Board, Blue : Sports & Outdoors
That model seems OK and priced cheap enough, but doesn't seem like it would have much wiggle-room to be able to balance back and forth on toe and heel edges. That seems more like a straight-lined balance board.
That's a great idea for anyone with knee pain. If I went to a gym, I think I'd do low-impact workouts anyways to reduce impact on the knees and whatnot. I don't really plan to get a gym membership though.Gym pass for me. The place I go to also has a swimming pool so I will alternate weight vs pool days or just swim depending on how my knees feel.
Personally, I find it hard enough to get the 30 mins to an hour to workout at home. Never mind having to drive to a gym also.