|Gaiam Balance Ball Chair (Black)
|List Price: $99.99
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A Gaiam exclusive, the balance ball chair combines exercise and fitness with comfort and ergonomic back support for an affordable price. With chiropractic pioneer Dr. Randy Weinzoff, Gaiam developed this patented BalanceBall Chair as an effective tool for strengthening core muscles and improving spinal alignment. Alleviates the aching back/legs/arms syndrome that comes from working at a desk for hours. Designed for people between 5-feet and 5-feet 11-inches tall, this unique "chair" employs the same balance ball used in your workout routine, but with it you also get an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, an air pump, and a desktop guide to help keep you moving. Designed by leading health and fitness experts, Gaiam back-care solutions build a healthier back, relieve pain, and improve your overall well being. The height of the back of the chair is 2.5 feet tall, and the base measures 20 inches wide from one side of the wheels to the other. The chair comes with 2 locking casters and 2 regular ones. The locking casters go on the back of the chair. Some assembly is required. The chair measures 21 x 31 x 22 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 13 pounds. It has a 300-pound weight capacity. Made in Taiwan.
The Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, developed under the consultation of a chiropractic pioneer Dr. Randy Weinzoff, greatly alleviates the aching back/legs/arms syndrome that comes from working at a desk for hours. Designed for people between 5-feet and 5-feet 11-inches tall, this unique "chair" employs the same balance ball used in your workout routine, but with it you also get an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, an air pump, and a desktop guide to help keep you moving. Designed by leading health and fitness experts, Gaiam back-care solutions build a healthier back, relieve pain, and improve your overall well being.
The height of the back of the chair is 2.5 feet tall, and the base measures 20 inches wide from one side of the wheels to the other. The chair comes with 2 locking casters and 2 regular ones. The locking casters go on the back of the chair. Some assembly is required. The chair measures 21 x 31 x 22 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 13 pounds. It has a 300-pound weight capacity.
The Balance Ball Chair is an effective tool for strengthening core muscles and improving spinal alignment.
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What's in the Box?
Gaiam Balance Ball chair, air pump
A new ball will not be able to inflate to its full capacity initially. After a few hours, the ball will be more pliable and you can add more air at that time.
- Created by leading health and fitness experts to improve your back health
- Employs the same balance ball used in your workout routine
- Helps to build a healthier back, relieve pain, and improve your overall well being
- Includes removable 52cm Balance Ball, an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, an air pump
- Designed for users 5' to 5'11" tall; 300-pound weight capacity
- Have yet to like a Gaiam product despite their hype
I had a temporary office job where the only chairs available were these. At first I was excited because I've heard about these and very much wanted to try it. After using this product daily for 6 months you couldn't pay me to sit on one now. I soon found myself slouching worse than ever to compensate for the complete lack of back support. Just sit up straight in your normal chair and you'll be fine. Oh, and it's a cheap, plastic, poorly designed thing that should cost about $15. All four wheel locks were broken and don't expect yours to last long....more info
- stick with a ball
I just purchased this chair to replace a balance ball that i have been using as a desk chair for about a year. Frankly, i prefer the real thing. The ball without the chair 'frame' gives me more mobility, is more comfortable and is cheaper. For my money, i'd skip the frills and just sit on your ball. One caution, you do need to be mindful when you get up and down as you seat can/will fly out from under you at times. Makes life interesting! ( -:...more info
It is great. I sit for work for over 10 hours a day. This helps my posture and has helped my back....more info
- Great product
This "chair" is great with both comfort and functionality. The structure of the chair allows your core to be strengthened (and tightened) while sitting upright (also improving posture). The removability of the ball includes a plethora of actual core-tightening exercises, among other things.
(Don't sit in it when you're tired). ...more info
- I LOVE IT!!
I love this chair!! My hips no longer hurt at the end of my work day. I highly recommend it!...more info
- Fun & Functional!
I bought this chair for work. I was using just a stability ball but with working on multiple surfaces and turning around a lot, it became a little inconvenient. The secretary at my chiropractor's office has one of these and after talking to her about it, decided to get one. She is also a yoga instructor so she was able to put my apprehensions at ease regarding the chair/ball still doing some good for my core. I thought since the ball was part of the chair that it would not work my stabilizer muscles as much. I can still feel my obliques being worked on this chair and my posture is getting better as well. With no arm rests like a regular chair, you still need to maintain balance. The only thing that gets fatigued are my sit bones, but then again it's a signal to me that I need to get up and walk around more. Co-workers have been very intrigued to say the least. I'm starting a revolution!...more info
- Balance Ball Chair
I purchased this chair after seeing it in a doctor's office. It was easy to put together [15 minutes!], and I notice a difference in the way I feel after working at the computer for many hours per day. The ball can be taken out and used for exercises....more info
- Great Chair
The chair takes a little getting used to, but once you try it you will like it. The chair does make you sit straighter creating less stress on your back and shoulders. Friends look at it oddly at first, but once they try it they like it too. Only drawbacks are that the ball deflates frequently and the wheel locks are very sensitive. Every time you roll around in the chair you accidentally knock the lever with your feet and lock the wheels....more info
- Ball chair
I have not been as happy with this product as I thought I would be. It is difficult to sit down and it puts my hips in an uncomfortable position. Sitting on this chair feels rather precarious and I don't find it to be a relaxed way to sit....more info
- I wanted to like this
I have an L4-5 rupture and it is difficult to find a chair I can use for any extended period of time. I gave this a try for a few hours, based on the recommendations of others. The next day I could barely walk... For my type of back problem, this chair is not a good choice. I have put it out for my children to use, who find it a fun chair for video games, so all is not lost....more info
- Decent Chair
I bought this to replace the large ball I used to sit on at work. To be honest although this chair is pretty good, I really liked the ball alone. I found that the locking casters are placed so that everytime you put your foot down your heal will hit the locking mechanism and then you can not roll. You then must lean down to un-lock the casters and start all over again! It is comfortable to sit on!...more info
If you see the girl in the Picture at the desk it looks nice but, to a normal desk your seting on the ground and your head is all thats over top the desk, so if you like type with your hands over your head its fine....more info
- Don't even try to take my chair from me!
I love my Gaiam Ball Chair! My back hurts terribly when I sit upright. But sitting at my reception desk all day on the Ball Chair makes a big difference. At the end of the day I don't dread sitting in my car to drive home and I'm not exhausted by the time I get home. I won't go back to a regular desk chair after my Gaiam Ball Chair....more info
- Balance Chair
Three persons in our department are using the Gaiam Balance Chair. It works well, except the ball has to be reinflated more often than they thought. In order to stay seated on the chair, it requires good posture, so that is great....more info
- Best thing I ever bought
I bought this at Target 2 years ago & my husband & I use it constantly at our desk at home & it's still in excellent shape. We both love it....more info
- Best office chair I've ever had.
I have horrible posture. This chair is the best office chair I've ever had. I am constantly reminded to sit up, but find the thing very comfortable. I am about 5'6, and my fella is about 6'5, and we both are comfortable with the height and feel of this chair. Rubber feels a little sticky and weird directly on hot skin for hours on end, but really, I am so pleased with this purchase. Some reviews I read online about it being cheap or too tall/too short worried me. I have found none of it to be a problem, and have used it actively for about 3 months....more info
- Easy to put together, works great!
The chair was very easy to put together and only took a few minutes to blow up the ball. The back is not really used for anything except for balance during exercises, if you use this chair for exercises. That, and to make the chair look more like a real chair in my cube....more info
- Chair great---BUT.....
I loved this chair!! Perfect for posture and for abs - subtle help, but over time it makes a real difference. HOWEVER, after about 8 months, the ball stopped holding air. No holes, couldn't figure out why. Wrote to the company. Yes, they have a replacement. Sent me one - wrong size; sent a second one - wrong size; sent a third, WRONG SIZE!!! Sent a letter to the President of the company to seek help -- NO ANSWER!!!! I won't buy from a company whose President doesn't offer some sort of comment to a dissatisfied customer. If you can find this chair made by another company - buy it! But, while Giaim has helpful customer service people, they can't always solve the problems and the company President is unresponsive....more info
- Objects are smaller then they appear
At over 6' tall, I purchased this product knowing I was just above the recommended height. I purchased it because the image made the height of the chair look like it was roughly the same height as the chair I am using now, relative to my desk. I was grossly mistaken.
The model in the picture must be just shy of 5' tall because the chair in person is very small and low to the ground. I had a couple of people try it out (5'10" and 5'6") and both of them remarked how low the chair sat, and neither would use the chair because of that reason.
Further more, the small size of the actual ball made for an uncomfortable experience. The ball was firmer than most exercise balls and the curvature made an unusual pressure point on the tailbone.
I am giving the product 3 stars. With a few caveats this ball chair can still be a good product for some. A) You almost need to be 5'3" to 5'7" inches to find this chair suitable. The range they provide is unrealistic for this size chair. B) You wear jeans to work. The rubber grips clothing firmly and it will cause accelerated wear to finer fabrics.
All that being said, this chair is still more professional looking for an office environment and it does have some health benefits. You will still get the looks and the questions, but at least it looks like it was built for the office and not the gym, but if you are looking to help your back and posture, I would recommend getting just a plain ball (seems to be a common opinion on this board) instead of this chair.
- The best desk chair I have ever had
I was having a major problem with my lower back from sitting 7 to 8 hours per day in a leather desk chair. My chiropractor recommended a Swiss Ball chair so I went online and found this one. It has almost completely solved the problem. Before the chair I was in so much pain every day - not I just get a twinge now and then. ...more info
- Ball Chair
I love this chair. I thought it would be uncomfortable but it isn't and I can sit on it all day. It helps my posture and keeping my back straight. I have no more lower back problems from sitting for 10 hours a day!...more info
- Love this chair!
I really like this chair. Very comfortable. Easy to scoot around on. My lower back feels better, and I sit up straighter at my desk....more info
- Balance ball chair review
I really like the product. It's extremely versatile in that I can lean on the back rest or just balance in the middle of the ball. I can and have sat on the product for 8 or more hours at a stretch working at the computer in my home office. I believe that this product is far superior to any chairs I've used in the past or just using a balance ball which I've also done. ...more info
- Good, but short.
I'm 5'9" and found this to be too short for me. Fotunately, I already had a larger exercise ball that I used instead of the ball that came with the chair -- this works.
I do think it's overpriced....more info
- I love my new chair - it rocks!
I have back problems and this chair has helped me sit correctly and now my back doesn't hurt as much. It forces you to sit up in the correct postion and I really like that part. I am a sloucher so it really helps me not to do that anymore. I highly recommend this to anyone who's job entails a lot of sitting.
The only thing that I don't like about it is the wheel locks. They seem to always be on and then I have to reach down and unlock them. The ball was hard to blow up, so you will need access to an air compressor. The pump that comes with it would take hours to pump it up. ...more info
- Great Buy Balance Ball Chair helps in pregnancy!
The product was everything that was described and detailed. I am very satisfied with this product. I am pregnant and purchased this product after borrowing my co-workers for a day. It is very comfortable and well worth it. I will also use the exercise ball for birthing techniques when I deliver....more info
- 40 hours per week on the ball
The Gaiam Balance ball was referred to me by a friend (thank U Suzy) so I went to their web site and checked it out but when I reviewed the pricing decided to shop around for the same product and found it on Amazon. I bought it there due to a special sale as well as free shipping that turned out to be 2 day Fed Ex and saved $70. I am extremely happy with my chair. The only change I would make to it (and may still do myself) is to have better rollers for it. I am on it 40 hours a week at my office cubicle for a month now and I need it as I have an injury to my sacrum causing pinched nerves and pain in my hips and legs if I sit for 40 hours on my expensive adjustable office chair. The ball is strengthening my core and I am not in as much pain now. Totally worth the money! ...more info
- Gaiam Balance Ball Chair
i totally love this chair. i have a replaced hip joint and a fused spine and have been using a large ball as a chair for 2 decades. i work in a glass studio and accidently roll over slivers and pop alot of balls. this chair solves that problem and is very comfortable to sit on. i'll have to purchase a second one....more info
- love it. Great for the back.
This chair has done wonders for my back. And created quite a stir at the office. I often come to my cube to find people sitting on it. I do have to constantly pump it up, but it's really easy. The only thing I don't like is that I somehow kick down the wheel locks all the time and because you don't lean against the back you can't use a heating pad. But, again, that's not a big deal....more info
- GREAT CHAIR
This is the 2nd balance chair I have purchased. I was so happy with the first one that I bought the second one for my other work desk. I can sit all day sometimes up to 12 hours and have no back pain whatsoever. I don't know why or how it works, but it works great for me!...more info
- great to sit on, but not for 8 hours straight
Love the ball chair! It looks cool and is compact enough to not look weird in the office. It's sturdy and easy to use. My muscles had to get used to sitting on it, because it does make you sit with proper posture. Also, can't sit on it all day, so it's good to have an alternative chair and switch back and forth....more info
- Best chair ever.
I purchased this chair to use at work. It is the perfect size for me 5'2". I can work on it for hours. Also allows me to exercise just a bit while working. Great for core strengthing....more info
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