Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 767
Rated 3 out of 5 by BiggieFrogStomp Won't last forever
I've been using this chair at work for about 3 years now and my back approves. I can't use any other chair now. However the plastic base is suffering from the constant use. The front bar that holds the ball in place has broken from stress and the plastic is where it attaches is now ovaled out. Now when I scoot around I have to hold the ball in place or it pops out. On occasion sending the chair flying out from under me. I've learned to make it work but it would be nice to see some better construction. Also the chair is noisy. If there where a soft lining on the back of the chair to not make the ball rub it would be silent.
March 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Peg14 This product is great for sitting
I work at a desk all day. Hard to get up and move around, with this chair my movement has improved!
Easier to get up, my back is better, I feel like I am getting exercise even as I sit at my work station.
I would highly recommend this chair for other stuck at a desk persons!
March 10, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pseudomamma Oh the relief.....
At my job I sit all day. I have two different desks and I am at one or the other every day. I replaced one chair with the Balance Ball Chair, and here's what I noticed. My general lower back ache is no more. I am a wiggler. I could not sit still if my life depended on it. Now instead of shaking my foot (which also shakes our floor and everybody around me), I bounce. My coworker also has one and loves it. My mother-in-law stopped in the other day and tried one. She called me the next day and asked me about it. Should be ordering hers soon.
It is so much lighter than my chair that I was afraid I was going to throw it through the window behind my desk.
My only complaint, and the reason for only 4 stars, is the back wheels tend to lock on their own. One minute they roll, the next one is locked. I have to unlock one or the other a couple times a day.
I recommend everyone get one. They are very affordable, comfortable, and fun!
I think this would be a great idea for elementary schools. This can keep the kids engaged because they won't fidget out of boredom or restlessness
March 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by flapattie No more back pain, numb legs!
My personal trainer recommended an exercise ball chair. I found this through a Google search after reviewing many different chairs. VERY happy with my decision. I love blue and got the blue base with matching ball (trying to upload a photo, but it doesn't look like the website is cooperating...) . I just recently pulled a muscle in my back and also have had posture problems and issues with my legs going numb from spending so many years behind a desk in an conventional office chair. This chair COMPLETELY solved all those issues! Improved my posture, no more back pain, no more numb legs. Also, no issues with falling off it (despite my husband teasing I'm going to ) and you really can't because of the base. I have an L-shaped desk and leave all rollers unlocked so I can easily roll to the side when needed. I was already in good shape but did notice some added core toning benefits. All my office co-workers are jealous and want to try it out. I let them. :-) As far as setup - I put it together easily myself and am not really mechanically inclined. Very easy to assemble and the pump works fine to inflate it. One extra bonus - my office is always a meat locker so I have a heater on me all day long. This heats the ball up, so it's like having a HEATED seat! Seriously a great purchase!
March 10, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Suz1 Chair too high for regular desk
I purchased this chair to sit at my desk at work while on computer I have to take the ball out of the chair as it sits too high to be at an ergonomically correct height while sitting, the ball rolls & I find it exhausting to stay balanced & not roll off ball. When I just sit on ball while it is in the chair frame to file or read it is fine.
I wish there was a base for the ball without any added height.
March 8, 2015