Wonderfully comfy ‘office’ chair, consisting of an exercise ball (which can be used as such) plus a stand designed to raise you to an appropriate height for working at a desk. The theory is that sitting still for long periods is very bad for your back, but sitting on an exercise ball is much healthier because you are constantly wiggling about and exercising the muscles which support your spine. Visitors – after the first ‘what’s that?’. Reaction – want to try it out, and in every case then decline my offer of a more conventional chairthere are two wire brackets which can be fitted, presumably to hold the ball more firmly in place. I don’t bother with these as i find the ball stays in place anyway. It also has castors which can be individually locked. I like the castors free, and i find it a bit irritating that every time i sit down i find them locked. I’m not sure whether someone is doing this deliberately or whether the locking catches just get kicked on very easily by accident, so i would prefer the castors not to be lockable.
I bought this chair a couple of months ago to replace our old office chair. We love it and are always fighting over who is going to sit on it. We are now considering purchasing another, although i do think they are somewhat overpriced 🙁 the only word of caution is be careful if you are wearing anything really soft and smooth as i have landed on my backside through sliding off it.
My only problem was my lack of stamina to inflate the balloon – had to enlist the help of a friend. So far, so good – my lower back pain has eased. Here are the specifications for the Office Fitness Ball Chair No Backrest Model:
- Office Fitness Ball Chair with exercise DVD, pump and FREE BALL COVER
- Integrated stability ball. Washable plush fabric velboa
- Secure base with easy-glide lockable casters. High-quality, anti-burst balance ball
- Vari-inflatable for optimum seat height/comfort
- Designed for users between 5’1″-6’5″ (height adjusters available separately for over 6′)
Put the tigger back in your life. I bought this to use at a desk at home and just love it. Initially the ball does seem much too small, but it really does grow before your eyes to fit the chair perfectly. It’s great for posture and the bouncing is fun too. Even my teenager daughter has emerged from her bedroom to sit at my desk – her a level revision has been taken to a whole new level thanks to this chair.
Bought this for myself for the office, even got it delivered there. I really suffer with lower back pain and sitting all day doesn’t help so at least having a bounce keeps me moving and everyone always talks about it.
Reviews from purchasers :
- Exercise when at your desk
- Great for office
- Put the Tigger back in your life
My only problem was my lack of stamina to inflate the balloon – had to enlist the help of a friend. So far, so good – my lower back pain has eased.
Great product using it for work.