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Gaiam Gaiam Balance Ball Chair 1 ea

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our price: $79.98
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Unusually effective and, well, unique looking, the BalanceBall Chair acts as a shock absorber and promotes ergonomic sitting — relieving spinal stress and preventing back discomfort.


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Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea
 
4.2

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Easy to set up (13)
  • Durable (12)
  • Compact (10)
  • Targets muscles (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back pain relief (11)
  • General fitness (6)
  • Stretching (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Unbelievable -- I highly recommend it!

This chair has changed SO much for me.
I sit for 7-8 hours a day, if not more, and my lower back used to always ache at the end of a...Read complete review

This chair has changed SO much for me.
I sit for 7-8 hours a day, if not more, and my lower back used to always ache at the end of a day at the office.
Now, not only has my posture improved incredibly, my lower back seldom aches (unless I've been hoofing it around town all day), my core's stronger, my hip flexors aren't as tight--WIN!
It's super easy to set up, and you do have some wiggle room with the height of the chair because you can inflate the ball to more or less to find the right match for your desk and keyboard.
The back rest is actually functional (I didn't think I'd ever use it), the castors lock so you don't roll if you don't want to, and you can easily pull the ball out to use it for stretches, exercises, et al, and then -- bam!-- back to work!
I've had it for 3 months now, and the other reviews are right in that it does take a few days to get used to at first, but it's WORTH it. Also, while the ball does indeed seem small when you first inflate it, wait the recommended 24 hours, pump some more air into it, and you're set to go.
Plus, it's the talk of the office. Everyone who sees the chair for the first time gawks at it, laughs, but then as soon as they sit on it, they go, "WOAH... This is AWESOME!"
Do yourself a favor--get this chair and kiss rock hard and "ergonomic" office chairs buh-bye!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Really disappointed

I ordered this product because I used one in the past and was very pleased. However, once I put this one together I got really ticked off. The size of the ball is...Read complete review

I ordered this product because I used one in the past and was very pleased. However, once I put this one together I got really ticked off. The size of the ball is suitable for a child or a little person...according to the instructions when you are properly seated on the ball your legs should be at 90 degrees...I am 5ft 4 inches and my knees were almost touching the floor and I was almost below the level of my desk.Lucky for me I have a bigger ball that I can use...I will be writing to this company; For [$] I expect to get a "true" product...what a rip off!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I've been wanting a ball chair for years!

By DMFH2

from Austin, TX

describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Sturdy
  • Targets Muscles

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back Pain Relief

    Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

    I have to sit down all day at work and the ball chair really helps with my bad back issues. I really like that the ball has the chair frame with the back piece and rolling wheels. Makes it even easier to use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    3.0

    Nice design but the ball is small

    By Sarah

    from New Jersey

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Sturdy Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

        Looking forward to using the chair at work once I get a bigger ball

         
        5.0

        Love it for the office!

        By BioBabe

        from Maui, Hawaii

        describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Back Pain Relief

          Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

          This is a great chair for the office. It is very conducive to good posture which I find now translates into other situations when I'm sitting on regular chairs. Slouching is really not an option. Also, I think it's counteractive to "secretary spread" as you unconsciously have to use muscles you don't use on flat surfaced chairs.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Great Product!

          By Alexis

          from Virgina

          describe yourself Brand Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

              This is great for someone who works at a desk. I found it very comfy to sit on and enjoy taking the ball out to stretch during breaks.

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 30 Minutes
               
              4.0

              Love it!

              By polachan

              from Portland, OR

              describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Sturdy
              • Targets Muscles

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

                  Took the chair to work and replaced my regular office chair. Have used it for two weeks now. No slouching at the desk. Posture improving and helping to relieve the end of day back and neck fatigue. I thought it would be too low to use at the desk, but it is perfect.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Completely worth the price

                  By Serenity

                  from Cape Cod, MA

                  describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Alleviates Pain
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Multiple Uses
                  • Sturdy
                  • Targets Muscles

                  Cons

                  • Wheels Are Iffy

                  Best Uses

                  • Back Pain Relief
                  • General Fitness
                  • Stretching
                  • Toning
                  • Working Core

                  Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

                  I've researched several of these types of chairs and found this one to have the best reviews and recommendations. I have to agree. It was easy to set up and it was in use within 10 minutes of opening the box. You will have to re-inflate a few times the first few days, as well as remember to rotate the ball to equalize the pressure and shape, but that is very simple to do.

                  I found that it uses a variety of muscles through the day and prevents the stiffness that comes from sitting in a traditional office chair. It helps to work your core, thighs, back and buttocks. It's simple enough to do a few stretches and exercises in a day as well.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this chair.

                  By Szasz's back

                  from Columbia, MO

                  describe yourself Casual/ Recreational

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Sit in it and excercise
                  • Sturdy
                  • Targets Muscles

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Pain Relief
                    • General Fitness
                    • Stretching

                    Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

                    My acupunturist recommended the chair to me, and it has helped so much, I don't have the words. Plus, it isn't $400 or $500 to purchase it!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Balance Ball Chair - Glad I Bought It!

                    By Susan

                    from Davenport, IA

                    describe yourself Competitive Athlete

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • COMFORTABLE
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Ball could be larger

                    Best Uses

                    • Back Pain Relief

                    Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

                    Use this chair at my desk at work to relieve neck and shoulder pain.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Customer service was very helpful - my chair was sent to the wrong address and they promptly corrected and sent to me with no additional charge or hassle. Thank you!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    The best office chair ever!

                    By nenane

                    from nyc

                    describe yourself Rarely Work Out

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Sturdy
                    • Targets Muscles

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Back Pain Relief

                      Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

                      have a bad back and work in an office all day. had the ergonomic chair before and was in pain all the time. this ball chair helps me sit up straight, it can be set to be stationary (has little stoppers on wheels) or loose, to roll around on. it's the best - i won't go back to a regular office chair ever again.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      Good for individuals with hyperactivity

                      By Keith the OT

                      from Fruitland Park, FL

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Overactive sensory issues

                        Comments about Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, 1 ea:

                        I use with with students who have to move all the time. It helps them concentrate in a classroom setting while allowing their bodies to have the movements it needs. Sensory issues.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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