The original Bouncyband® was created in 2014 by Scott Ertl, a school counselor in North Carolina to help students have a way to move while seated in class so they wouldn’t have to sit uncomfortably at their desks for 5-6 hours a day. He wanted to help them be able to stretch their legs, bounce and give their feet a resting place instead of having them dangle all day from their chair.
Today we design unique products that use movements to stimulate the brain and boost mental performance. Our products are developed to capture the proven benefits of the Yerkes-Dodson Law, which states that physical stimulation can improve and help achieve optimum mental performance when one is neither over-stimulated nor under-stimulated.
The success of Bouncybands inspired the development of our unique line of products for school, work and home that utilize subtle movements and pent up energy to motivate the mind and fuel concentration. They are fun to use and relieve stress resulting in a more effective work environment. These fidget tools stimulate the brain increasing focus, enhancing creativity and improving memory by engaging more senses in experiences.
Bought 3 of these for my sons who are doing virtual school. Working so well! Virtual school is going surprising well and I believe its because of these seats. They all have ADHD and bounce away but can focus on their coursework while they do it. It really helps them concentrate. We got the small for our 6 year old and the bigger one for my 9 and 11 year olds. The 9 year old just fits on the larger one but he really could use the small one. His feel do not hit the ground on the larger one but he likes that. Id say the smaller one is good for up to age 8. The larger would be for 9 or 10 and older for average sized /athletic kids. If in doubt Id probably downsize. ON the larger one I can even sit on it comfortably and I am 5′ 10″. Excellent product. Highly recommended.
I love this ball chair. Its affordable, the weight in the bottom works really well to keep it stable, its comfortable and being able to fidget without sitting awkwardly is really helpful! My ball did develop a small hole but their customer service team is awesome and I’ll have a new one coming soon. Seriously one of the best experiences I’ve had with a customer service representative. Highly recommend!
It still rolls a bit. But the weight does keep it from free rolling around the room
Got this for myself and my son during this work from home time. We are both struggling to maintain focus . I am an elementary SpEd teacher and have had many of these ball chairs. However, this chair is my favorite ! The added weight to it keeps it from rolling away or being used by a toy . Will definitely purchase more for my classroom.
I love it! Working from home has really done a number on my lower back. But I switched out my office chair to this and the difference is huge! I even bought one for my son to use since he is currently doing virtual school from home. Highly recommended will really help if you have back pains from sitting all day.
My kids love using their balls for remote learning. Keeps them engaged since they cannot lean back like in a chair, can bounce if they get fidgety, and is great for their posture.
Working from home and not being able to find the right chair I wanted to invest with caused me to use a crappy chair the first few months of COVID19’s stay at home mandate. I am used to a sit and stand work station and previously had an exercise ball on wheels many moons ago. So, I decided to give this one a try. I wasn’t disappointed and my back pain subsided. In addition, I can roll over the ball for a back bind to stretch out from time to time.