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The Best Exercise Ball Chairs of 2022

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UrbnFit Exercise Ball

Urbnfit’s high-quality, non-slip exercise ball comes with a hand pump, though some users weren’t thrilled about the air pump’s quality. Read More

Pros

  • Rated for up to 600 lbs
  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Subpar air pump
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Trideer Exercise Ball Chair

This ball chair from Trideer comes with a convenient circular base and foot pump, but it can be tricky to inflate properly. Read More

Pros

  • Includes a base and foot pump
  • Rated for up to 2,000 lbs
  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Can by tricky to inflate
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Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

This Gaiam balance ball includes a base with four wheels and a lower-back support bar, approximating the feel of a standard office chair. Read More

Pros

  • Available in about nine different colors
  • Comes with a small backrest

Cons

  • Occasional broken pieces
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Vivora Luno

The Vivora Luno comes with a stylish machine-washable cover—available in a number of colors—which makes it perfect for professional office settings. Read More

Pros

  • Stylish machine-washable cover
  • Rated for up to 400 lbs
  • Hand pump included

Cons

  • Uncomfortable for some
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SmarterLife Products Exercise Ball

The SmarterLife is pretty much your basic exercise ball, rated for up to 2,000 pounds and available in a multitude of colors. Read More

Pros

  • Available in a multitude of colors
  • Rated for up to 2,000 lbs
  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Subpar hand pump

Whether you’re pregnant, nursing, looking for a great workout, or just want to try a healthier alternative to your current office chair, a quality yoga ball could make a big difference in your daily routine. After hours spent poring over user reviews and product specifications, we think these are some of the best exercise-ball chairs available to buy on Amazon.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

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UrbnFit Exercise Ball

Reviewers have found the Urbnfit ball great for a variety of needs: pregnancy, nursing, core workouts, and as a replacement chair for your work desk. It’s made of thick, sturdy material, and plenty of customers were thrilled about the price they paid for it. It comes with an easy-to-use hand pump, which is convenient, though it tends to be the main thing users complain about.

Pros

  • Rated for up to 600 lbs

  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Subpar air pump

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Trideer Exercise Ball Chair

Trideer’s yoga-ball chair comes with a circular base for added stability as well as an efficient foot pump. It’s also rated for up to 2,000 pounds of weight and has a non-slip coating. It can be a little tricky to inflate properly—as with most of the exercise balls on this list—and some users have said things like cat claws can poke holes in this one easily.

Pros

  • Includes a base and foot pump

  • Rated for up to 2,000 lbs

  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Can by tricky to inflate

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Gaiam Classic Balance Ball Chair

Gaiam’s classic balance-ball chair includes a base with wheels and a lower-back support bar, making it a pretty smooth transition from a standard office chair. It’s available in about nine different colors, and comes with both an exercise guide and a hand pump. It’s recommended primarily for individuals between five and six feet tall.

Pros

  • Available in about nine different colors

  • Comes with a small backrest

Cons

  • Occasional broken pieces

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Vivora Luno

The Vivora Luno ball chair comes with a stylish machine-washable cover that makes it feel especially office appropriate. It’s available in roughly 11 different colors, and includes a hand pump, but its small size is reportedly uncomfortable for a lot of folks.

Pros

  • Stylish machine-washable cover

  • Rated for up to 400 lbs

  • Hand pump included

Cons

  • Uncomfortable for some

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SmarterLife Products Exercise Ball

The SmarterLife is pretty much your basic exercise ball. It’s available in a multitude of colors; it’s got a non-slip coating; it’s rated for up to 2,000 pounds. Reviewers love the comfort level on this one, and have praised SmarterLife’s customer service. But the included hand pump’s nothing special.

Pros

  • Available in a multitude of colors

  • Rated for up to 2,000 lbs

  • Non-slip coating

Cons

  • Subpar hand pump

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Alex Kane

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Alex Kane is a senior editor at USA Today’s Reviewed and the author of the Boss Fight Books volume on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. He has written for Fangoria, PC Gamer, Polygon, Rolling Stone, StarWars.com, and Variety. He lives in west-central Illinois.

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