What is a FitGirl to do when all she wants to do is sweat but has a nine to five sedentary job? She hooks up with my friends at Gaiam and has a ball at work. The Gaiam Balance Ball Chair has recently been added to my home office and all I can say is my core has never worked more. So if you are looking for a fun fit way to spice up your workday check this out.
1. Stay On The Ball, Don’t Fall
Just about every office in America has at least on busy bee sitting on a stability ball and not in an office chair. Giant stability balls instantly became popular both in the gym and the workforce once they hit the scene, but here is the deal: sometimes sitting on a stability ball can do more harm than good. While they are designed to help improve your posture and engage your core, many people are sitting on the wrong size ball and therefore pulling their spine out of alignment. Hello slouching. Also if your core is not strong enough you will end up involving the muscles in your lower back (which is never a good idea). However, this is where the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair comes in – the perfect fusion of a standard chair and a stability ball.
2. Better Than An Office Chair
Like your office chair the Gaiam Balance Ball Chair has wheels (that can either lock or unlock) and is also very sleek. It is comfortable and super affordable too ($79.98) Also because the stability ball fits in the base of the chair you can also stop chasing your regular ol’ stability around the office every time you get up. In addition to this there is a small back on the chair – just in case you need to slightly sit back for a quick rest every once in awhile.