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!
Hey Elizabeth, What a great write-up! You’re so right — with the price of office furniture, we’re all looking for an angle on something terrific with an even better price point. I’m so glad Jimmy connected you with Buoy! What color did you end up getting?
Thanks! I got the grey with a green (like the YDC logo) seat. I LOVE IT!