RE: TOOLS: Rotate your ball?

Subject: RE: TOOLS: Rotate your ball?
From: "Barbara Philbrick" <caslon -at- alltel -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 16:07:44 -0400

I use the GoFit 65 cm (5'8" over here). I got it at Dick's Sporting Goods
for around $30.

I've been using it since last fall. I do think my back feels better when I
use it, and I definitely move more -- variety in fidgeting.

The bad news is that mine did burst, but GoFit replaced it, only cost of
shipping. A little anxious about finding myself staring in surprise at the
ceiling again, but I think it is better than a traditional chair, so I'll
risk it. If I had to buy one again, I'd get a tougher one --- I often have
two little people on my lap, which puts me well over the weight limit of the
GoFit. (Though they weren't "helping" when it burst.)

I work at home, so I just have friends and family to make fun of me, so
can't speak to the office environment.


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Subject: RE: TOOLS: Rotate your ball?

I went down to the local exercise-equipment store and bought a Sissel
75cm/30-inch Exercise Ball. It's plenty big for me and nowhere near full
inflation. The next size down was a smidgen on the small size (65cm).
I'm 183cm (or 6 feet), with proportional-length legs (inseam 33-34 inch).

One of the women on staff has bought herself a 45cm ball to try at home
(short little legs)... she's too shy to use it at the office yet, despite my
fine example.

If you were planning to use one as a wobbly exercise bench, and bench-press
hundreds of pounds while lying on it, I'd recommend getting a really tough
one like "Duraball Pro"

or from a Canadian supplier

But so far, the less expensive Sissel is fine with my 245lb bulk bouncing
happily on it (our admin goes past my cube several times per day and keeps
remarking that I look like Tigger... :-).
The ball cost 60 bucks or less.
Being compared to Tigger... priceless.

If it wears out or bursts within a year, I'll be sure to report back.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoff Hart [mailto:ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca]

> Kevin, always on the ball, reported his good experiences with using a
> "balance ball" (aka "Swiss ball", Pilates ball, etc.) as a chair. Any
> good sources for these? The ones I've seen either tend to be too small
> for use as a chair or too expensive.
> I've heard similar reports that these make a wonderful chair
> replacement, and in the spirit of sharing additional good ergonomic
> information, I offer you two more resources:
> Cambell, J.J. 2005. Body awareness for career longevity. Intercom,
> June:24-26.


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