Work Better: Comfortable Yoga Ball Chairs For Your Home or Office

If normal office chairs wreak havoc on your back, look into a yoga ball chair.

Woman at a desk
Stay active even during your desk job.Bongkarn Thanyakij, Pexels

Here’s what to look for in your new work bestie: A slightly bouncy, supportive ball chair. (That can double as exercise equipment after hours!)

Vivora Luno - Sitting Ball Chair for Office, Dorm, and Home, Lightweight Self-Standing Ergonomic Posture Activating Exercise Ball Solution with Handle & Cover, Classroom & Yoga
Comes in two sizes and seven colorways; has a weight limit of 400 pounds.Vivora Luno

Yoga ball chairs are supportive, comfortable and ever-so-slightly bouncy. What’s not to like? We’ll tell you what: The colors. If you’re a decor snob it can be tough to find a traditional yoga ball that you won’t mind looking at from 9 to 5 every day. But thanks to the increasing popularity of these seating options, it’s getting easier to find attractive options.

Safco Zenergy Swivel Ball Chair, Black
This model has a weight limit of 250 pounds and is 23 inches tall. It also comes with legs or a rounded base.Safco Zenergy

One thing to consider before you decide on a yoga ball chair is the weight limit—so check the specs. Some balls are made for lighter duty, and others are made more sturdily. There’s nothing as sad as walking into your office in the morning to find a saggy, half-deflated seat waiting for you.

RGGD&RGGL Yoga Ball Chair, Exercise Ball with Leak-Proof Design, Stability Ring&2 Adjustable Resistance Bands for Any Fitness Level, 1.5 Times Thicker Swiss Ball for Home&Gym&Office&Pregnancy (65 cm)
Comes with a circular base, some workout gear and a pump.RGGD&RGGL

Sure, you could just sit on a simple yoga ball, rather than a yoga ball chair. But we’ve tried it, and it’s a little too wiggly and unbalanced for our liking. If you want something a little more stable, make sure the ball you pick has a base, legs, or some other stability support at the bottom so you don’t roll around too much.

Also Consider:

Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee
This model has a back support and casters, and comes in eight color combinations.Gaiam
Gaiam Classic Backless Balance Ball Chair – Exercise Stability Yoga Ball Premium Ergonomic Chair for Home and Office Desk with Air Pump, Exercise Guide and Satisfaction Guarantee
Low-profile comfort with a black, wheeled base and five color options for the seats.Gaiam
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