Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by ats4now Underestimated the comfort
Dear Gaiam CS,
I have been using the ball for the past two weeks at my office. I underestimated the comfort and the mobility of the ball.
I was in (2) two car accidents a year and half apart. After the second accident, I bulged every disc in my back and neck. Today's office chairs that would be able to sustain my weight and height are too expensive for my office and so I resorted to a memory-foam padding that helped but didn't bring me the comfort as the ball has done in the last two weeks. I have replace my office chair with the ball and when I try to sit in my chair, it just doesn't feel right. A co-worker was impressed by me statement that the ball was more comfortable then the chair so he purchased one from your site earlier this week.
I never write reviews on products to praise them but if this is read by someone suffering back issues and has difficulty with sitting for a long period of time, I would like to tell them that this is a great alternative and hope they find the comfort with the ball as much as I have. The ball also breaks me of bad sitting habits as putting my feet underneath my chair or crossing my legs in the chair. These actions are hard on the hips and I can feel a great difference with the ball. The first week I had a bit of getting use too, but I can't sit on a chair without thinking I should have my ball instead.
Thank you again
Aaron T. Spears
February 26, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Babeh Fun and Effective
I love this balance ball! It has been wonderful to loosen up my body after a back surgery 6 months ago. I used it at PT and then decided to buy one for my home use.
With the kit, you can blow up the ball - and the bonus
is that my grandkids love it too!
February 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by yogamamma i purchased this ball to do some pregnancy yoga ball workouts. so far its been fantastic, especially great for stretching out the lower back. really happy to find a safe ball without the toxic chemicals. also happy to be able to support a conscious minded company with quality products. since i cannot do the workout video during pregnancy due to a lot of the stretches, it will be great for post pregnancy! very pleased with my purchase.
December 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by harmony2 The pattern keeps the ball from slipping away.
This is very similar to the balance ball I use at the gym. I am very pleased.
November 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keileidh Just right
I am not new to balance balls, but I prefer to buy from environmentally responsible companies, and Gaiam is just that. As I am tall, this ball is exactly right for me. Excellent construction also, as some are not as well made. I use it for core strength (bad back), and also to sit on at the computer (by itself, no ball chair).
September 29, 2014