This last Christmas, my sister surprised me with an excellent gift that was definitely needed: a yoga ball chair from Ball Chair Pros. Many of my friends have been giving praise to this trendy new piece of office furniture. Apparently they have become super popular at their offices and many of the employees have completely abandoned their traditional chairs. I had thought about looking into carrying these products at the store, but somehow had never gotten the time to look into it. Thank goodness for my sister, Kate who had the fore site to help her brother out.
As I first opened the package for the Gaiam Custom Fit Balance Ball Chair, I saw that it came with a variety of parts. The ball was completely deflated, but it came with a pump and measuring tape so I could get the inflation just right. There is a steel frame the required some assembly but I had it together within a few minutes. Pumped-it up and took a look at the finished product.
My first impression was that it was a thankfully, good looking piece of office furniture. I was skeptical. I mean, its a ball, a big one at that. But the dark color and the brushed steel frame gave off a polished, professional look. I was happily relieved.
Now for the test drive. I sat down and decided to get some work done. In fact, I’m sitting on it as I type this post. It’s surprisingly comfortable. I find that my buns don’t get sore after 30 minutes like the usually do. The seat is really soft. Just like with kneeling stools, the absense of the back rest tells your body that it needs to find its posture by itself. I can’t say whether or not this takes some time to get used to on the Gaiam Custom Fit, since I was already warmed up and accustomed to sitting on a kneeling stool. Nevertheless, my posture was great and I was comfortable.
Now I’m not much into fitness, but the product does come with a fitness DvD. I haven’t taken a look yet but it features various workouts and yoga that you can do with the chair. I’ll put that on my to do list.
Ultimately, I decided that it would be a good idea to start carrying these at the store. I’m going to go with the same product that Kate bought me. Checking on review sites such as Ball Chair Pros, it seems like its general consensus that this one is the best. Good job, Kate. I owe you one.