There’s a strange signal that came into my mind when I heard this word of stability ball chair for the first time. As a fitness enthusiast, I know exactly what stability ball is or so called balance ball is.
This fitness equipment is a form of rubber ball which big enough for people to sit on it or even to put them on your back while you lay your body toward upward position so your body would looks like bend backward when you have this balance ball or stability ball on your back down there on the floor. But that’s a purpose of balance ball as fitness equipment.
What is this all related with furniture/chair then?
Only after nearly months after that I discovered this so called stability ball chair somewhere on the article I read on office furniture subject when I was told by the management to start to replace our employees outworn office chairs with something that is not only good and comfort to sit and looked at.
But also has some health support function as well as a long term investment in employee’s health condition towards the success of our company. Only then I found what is this stability ball chair is all about that day.
What I found that day about stability ball chair is actually this is a good blend (patented design) of stability or balance ball fitness equipment with chair seating function. So in a replacement of chair cushion, it has a seating frame without a cushion, for the stability ball to be placed and people can sit on top of this stability ball.
The purpose of this combination is not only to achieve a comfort seating position, but also an ergonomic back support as well.
This stability ball chair was initially developed to be able to not only provide comfort seating position for an office staff who spend most of their time in a day to sit in front of computer, but also as an effective tool for strengthening core muscles and improving people’s spinal alignment which at the end, this can support the long term healthy condition for office employees.
When I made a presentation to my office’s management team for our office chairs replacement, I clearly made out and pointed out the benefits of this stability ball chair over conventional office chairs out there and gladly the proposal approved without any rejection from any of my management member at all.