Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee
Gaiam Balance Ball chair is awesome (and fun) for someone who has to sit for a prolonged period as I do at work. Not only is it more comfortable than a standard office chair, but it makes you more active. Aside from the micro-movements that happen the entire time your body is stabilizing you on the chair, it’s also easy to do quick twists and side-to-side movements that basically amount to a mini oblique workout and subtle stretches just by grabbing onto the desk and doing the yoga “cat/cow” type of stretch. Great for posture and eliminates back pain.
It’s also more versatile for seated positions – the standard straight seat posture is great, but you can also curve your feet around the sides in a sort of straddle and get a whole other effect.
NOTES: There are so many reviews on here that say the ball is too small – that is not the case. If you read the instructions it says that full inflation isn’t possible until 24 hours after initial inflation. When I first inflated it, I was 4 inches too short for my desk and it was nowhere near 22in and I started to debate returning it. Then I read the instructions… the next day it inflated to the full 22in, which was actually too high for me so I deflated back to around 20.
Also, the metal bars are completely unnecessary and ruin the aesthetics so I didn’t even use them.Promised Review SuziRTop