Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 786
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cerah Essential for the 9-5 worker
If you are like me stuck in a chair in a cubical for almost 8 straight hours a day, you NEED this chair. Not only is it very modern in appearance, but more comfortable than it looks! Almost everyone in my office building has sat in it, and most are very surprised by it's comfort level. I will admit that my back was slightly sore for the first week i was in it - this was probably b/c i was used to slouching in my other chair day in and out. My spine feels a lot better alignment wise, my core is constantly engaged, and i no longer get the dreaded "monkey butt" from sitting for so long. I almost hate sitting in normal, hard chairs now since i cant bounce in them, haha! I hold all of my stress and tension in my upper and mid back, so this chair is great for relieving that; it comes with a booklet that tells you exercises u can do in the chair and w/ the ball out of the chair.
Every desk ridden yogi needs at least one of these chairs. Easy to put together as well. Love it :)
July 19, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by MoonChild Core Strength Posture
My interest in the balanceball chair began with the knowledge that core strength is all about posture. So, I purchased my ball chair for my home office. Sitting on the ball chair encourages me to sit up and take notice of my posture at all times. Whenever I tire of sitting up straight in my chair, I do small bounces up and down to stimulate the immune system. The Desktop Guide book that comes with the chair has some very beneficial stretches and movements. I like that the chair is lightweight, and that the ball can be removed to do a workout and then be replaced back in the chair out of the way.
November 23, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by 9bl9 good purchase
Some of the other reviews left me skeptical, but I'm very glad I went ahead and purchased this chair. There are complaints about height; I am 5'7 and it's not a problem. I am 7 months pregnant and use this chair at work. It helps me keep good posture, which in turn helps backaches after work. I teach, so i don't just sit all day, but it definitely does its job. Plus it was extremely easy to assemble and all my students (teenagers) think it's awesome.
October 27, 2009
Rated 4 out of 5 by GrannyJJ Love it, love it, love it!
I love my new chair. Brought it in to work and everyone is jealous. I'm sure there will be more purchased now!
February 12, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by gprgrl Very comfy!
Got this to help with my posture while sitting at the computer all day--love it!! Helps tilt your pelvis so your spine stacks over the pelvis instead of all slumpy. I feel more alert when sitting up straight, and can lift my collarbones and move shoulders back and feel even better!
I too had the wheel lock issue and we just put the locking wheels on the rear instead of right by where you tend to kick the front ones--try it!!
January 24, 2009