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Sit Down, Suck It In, Improve Back Pain On The Gaiam BalanceBall® Chair

I did try to use one of these big balls as a chair at one time, but every time I got up from my desk, the darn thing rolled away. Once it even rolled away while I was sitting down on it, and I hit the floor so hard I thought my butt was broken.

So, I'm glad to see that now there's at least something to hold the ball still. But the BalanceBall® Chair by Gaiam is meant to do much more.

Developed and patented by a chiropractor, Dr. Randy Weinzoff, the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair has an adjustable back support that keeps you from slouching. You have to tuck that tummy under, straighten your spine, and keep perfect seated posture.  The chair claims to relieve aching back, legs, and arms syndrome.

But in order to benefit from the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair, you need to be between 5-feet and 5-feet 11-inches tall so that you don't sit too high or too low at your desk.  You can weigh up to 300 pounds, however.

Here are the specific dimensions:

  • Chair Dimensions: 21"W x 31"H x 22"D; 13 lbs.
  • The height of the back of the chair is 2 feet tall.
  • The base measures 20" wide from one side of the wheels to the other.
  • When the exercise ball is inflated and on the chair, seat height is about 23".
  • The base of the chair is 6" off the ground.

The Gaiam Balance Ball Chair comes with an inflatable ball a pump.  And naturally, you can use the ball as an exercise ball when you're not sitting on it.

Keeping you posted...



Jun 30, 2009
by Anonymous

I like!

Gaiam and G2 Fit makes my favorite workout equipment. The fitness balls from Gaiam and the Back Stretch mats from G2 are all I need!