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Gaiam Balance Ball Chairs

by Gaiam
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List Price: $99.98
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  • Created by leading health and fitness experts to improve your back health
  • Employs the same balance ball used in your workout routine
  • Helps build a healthier back, align the spine, relieve pain, and improve your overall well-being
  • Includes removable 52-centimeter Balance Ball, an adjustable support bar, easy-glide casters, air pump
  • Designed for users 5-feet to 5-feet, 11-inches tall; 300-pound weight capacity
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Product Description

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The Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, developed under the consultation of 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 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, the Gaiam Balance Ball chair helps relieve pain and promote proper spinal alignment, posture, a healthier back, and overall well-being.


The Balance Ball Chair is an effective tool for strengthening core muscles and improving spinal alignment.

Specifications:

  • The height of the back of the chair is 2.5 feet tall
  • The base measures 20 inches wide from one side of the wheels to the other
  • Comes with 2 locking back casters and 2 regular front casters
  • Some assembly is required
  • Dimensions: 21 by 31 by 22 inches (W x H x D)
  • Weight: 13 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 300 pounds

What's in the Box?
Gaiam Balance Ball chair, air pump

Special Note:
For optimal performance, it may be necessary to re-inflate your new Balance Ball once or twice after the initial inflation. Once your chair is assembled and the Balance Ball is inflated, re-check the ball size the next day. If necessary, add additional air and check once more the following day. Your new Balance Ball may need a day or two to "stretch" to its final size (which should then fit perfectly in the base).


About Gaiam
Gaiam was created as a lifestyle company with the vision that, given a choice, people would choose a lifestyle that is healthy and life-enhancing, for themselves, their families, and the Earth. The Gaiam lifestyle is a vote for individual health as well as the future sustainability of the Earth's resources. Gaiam strives to provide customers with alternatives to traditional products by offering natural or healthy versions that compare with the style, quality, and price of conventional products.

Product Description

Gaiam's Balance Ball Chair continues to be a favorite for many customers. It's revolutionary in that it offers health and fitness benefits while you sit at home or the office. The patented design combines comfort and ergonomic back support, all at an affordable price. The Balance Ball Chair was developed as an effective tool for strengthening core muscles and improving spinal alignment. Removable 52cm Balance Ball can be used for exercises on or off the chair. Easy assembly required. Available in classic charcoal with a black base. Taiwan.


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  • ASIN: B006JBWYDA
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (966 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

No more back or hip pain from sitting in a desk chair all day.
Jill Burns
The yoga ball I had sat too low to my desk but this chair was a perfect height.
Jessica L. Weaver
Using it really has helped strengthen my core muscles and my posture is great.
Melanie Alberts

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

734 of 753 people found the following review helpful By J. Chen on February 28, 2006
Color Name: Black
I purchased this Gaiam Balance Ball Chair in late December 2005.

It's an item you have to get used to if you've sat in regular office chairs for a long time (I've sat in padded-foam/plastic chairs for over 15 years, over 40 hours per week). I'm 6 feet tall, 155 lb., and practice Vinyasa Yoga every now-and-then, and I am no Yoga expert by any means.

1. The purpose of doing Yoga ball exercise is to align your body through training the core muscle in your torso--your abdominal muscle will help support your back. This practice, over time, will give you better posture. Also, "constant-centering" myself on the ball reminds me not to bend forward my shoulders or slouch.

2. My old office chair has a pneumatic height adjustment at 19"-20" This ball seat height (with the doughnut-shape base) is about 23" tall; sitting down on it, at my weight, brings it down to about 18"--of course, it will depend on your monitor/keyboard setup and on how much air you put in the ball. I raised the table height 3" higher and purchased an adjustable keyboard/mouse extension tray. I make the ball as firm as possible.

3. The back support is detachable (which I've done) and allows you to center yourself over it more. Don't lean on the back support for too long, or you may hurt your lower back.

4. You will experience some back pain for a few days, some shoulder pain if you're use to having an armrest, and neck pain if you had a headrest. Keeping my chest open and head up help my abs stay taut.

Minus half-star for the rolling wheels because they sometimes trip me over when I get up and stand. So, I spread my feet and use my leg muscles to stand upright. I recommend it still because it motivates me to get up and walk around. It's not healthy to allow the legs be pooled with blood (which causes veining) over two-three hours at a time. This item is at a decent price range, offered here on Amazon. Hope this helps!
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301 of 316 people found the following review helpful By thedrymock on January 19, 2006
Color Name: Black
The chair is surprisingly comfortable. I'm not sure how *much* it helps me with balance or toning, but I do actually feel like I'm using my muscles a little more than usual while sitting all day at the office, so I feel pretty good about it. And it looks really nice, too.

Overall I like the chair a lot, just one real complaint. There is no height adjustment. For me it's not much of an issue because my desk happens to be at around the right height. But this might be a problem for someone else. I suppose you could let some air out of the ball to make it a little lower, but that doesn't strike me as an ideal solution.

I do have one suggestion for anyone buying this chair. There are four wheels that you snap into the proper places onto the bottom of the chair when you're assembling it. Two of the four have locks you can flip down to prevent the wheels from rolling. I have found that with these two wheels attached on the front side of the chair, my feet keep accidentally hitting the locks and activating them so that it's difficult to roll the chair. I'd suggest putting these locks on the back side of the chair unless you plan to leave the locks activated most of the time.
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298 of 321 people found the following review helpful By J. L. Mould on May 3, 2005
Color Name: Black
I used one of these at my last job. This is a wonderful chair. The first time that I sat on it I fell off, but then once I learned how to sit on it, it was amazing. It kept my back straight, and kept me sitting upright, and I didn't feel so sleepy after 8 hours at the computer. I love this chair. It it worth the price.
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227 of 251 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Kandell on October 29, 2005
Color Name: Black
I've been using just a plain gym ball as a chair instead. You don't really need or miss the back because the ball gets you to hold your spine in correct allignment. So I recommend just buying a ball (much cheaper) and using that alone.
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148 of 163 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Ives on April 5, 2006
Color Name: Black Verified Purchase
I have been considering this purchase for a while, and decided to spring for it when the price dropped. I am a musician and am very conscious of body alignment -- I do yoga, Pilates and Alexander Technique to maintain my body for playing. My old desk chair was not allowing me to sit truly well, and this product does. Sitting on a ball is great by itself, but the wheeled base allows it to truly function as a desk chair -- for instance, to roll over a few inches towards the printer, or rotate around to the other part of my L-shaped desk. I don't miss the arms at all. I am usually typing or writing when sitting at my desk.

The chair is very comfortable and was very easy to assemble. You should know that the manufacturer cautions against leaning on the back rest, called the "support bar;" it is for "stability during the exercises." There is a booklet included that shows a series of exercises using the ball both on and off its roller base. There are locks on two of the casters for use in doing these exercises.

My caveat, which does not reflect on the quality of the product, is that the ball is too small for me to use off its base. I am 5'8", and use a 55 cm ball. I did not see the FitBall product, which uses the exact ball I like for exercise, and I probably would have purchased that if I had, so I could store my ball on the chair. I may yet; this chair is an acceptable height for my computer keyboard, but rather low for the other part of my desk.
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143 of 158 people found the following review helpful By C. Wood on October 31, 2005
Color Name: Black
It seems comfortable for short sessions; however, when I sit on it for 30+ minutes, I find a hard time walking due to lower back pain. If you suffer from posture problems that affect shoulers and neck, I recommend it; if you have lower back problems, I don't.
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