If you’ve ever worked with me or been by my desk, you may have noticed I don’t sit at a desk chair, I use a yoga ball. My lower back & I don’t always get along and I’m pretty hard on my spine. After being in pain and hurting in previous offices and desk chairs, I finally opted for a yoga ball for my desk. It’s not very professional, but it IS affordable.
A while back I was talking with my office furniture friend Jimmy Kwan from turnstone. Jimmy mentioned that turnstone was in the process of creating a “professional” version of the yoga ball. So a few weeks ago I attended a great networking event that Jimmy hosted, and at the event he had about a dozen of the Buoy chairs there for people to try out. And it was AWESOME. I was able to borrow one to test it out for a couple of weeks, and I am sold. The yoga ball has been deflated and put away. I love the buoy! It adjusts the the height of your desk (bonus, I needed that!). It fits under my desk, and most importantly, it doesn’t roll onto Hank when I stand up.
I know this sounds like an obnoxious ad for my friends product, and sure, it is. But, as a small business owner I know office furniture is ridiculously expensive, and this is an affordable option. I’m tired of sitting in desk chairs and then needing a massage or chiropractor adjustment because I SAT for a couple hours. I love the buoy, and Hank does too!