Founded in 1988 in Boulder, Colorado by Jirka Rysavy, Gaiam® has long promoted the health and well-being of the individual and environment. "Gaiam" comes from the combination of the words "Gaia", meaning Mother Earth, and "I Am". This ideal has guided them towards success as they pursue the market on a personal and global level. Originally, started as a catalog business, Gaiam has since blossomed into a multi-media corporation. The company has since delved into yoga, fitness, bed & bath, and home & garden products.
Despite their expansion Gaiam has remained true to its core values of quality and sustainability. In all its business ventures, these values have been its one constant. Through its products, Gaiam aims to preserve the Earth and help its inhabitants. Gaiam believes that all living things are connected, and that by providing tools that increase awareness and healthy living, the Earth as a whole will benefit.
No better is its desire and passion evident than in its yoga line. With world-renowned yogis like Rodney Yee and Suzanne Deason sponsoring Gaiam's products, customers can rest assured they're receiving the best of the best. With products like the 68" Yoga Essentials® Mat or the Rodney Yee DVD kit, Gaiam has displayed its complete commitment to the yoga industry.
Fitness as a whole is Gaiam's larger focus. Whether you're just beginning to work out or already have a steady routine, Gaiam has products like the Gaiam Fitness Trainer Heart Rate Monitor and the Gaiam Calorie Coach Pedometer that can help you achieve your goals. No matter your goal, or your level of fitness, Gaiam is there every step of the way.
- Karen D.Rated 1 out of 5 stars1 year agoReviewingGaiam Custom Fit Balance Ball ChairHorrible Ball Chair!
I sat on your original ball chair for years in my other studio. I was so excited to see that the backrest had been streamlined into a new sleek design and the ball came in blue that I didn't research it as thoroughly as I should have. Much to my surprise the "backrest" isn't a backrest at all (why it is even there mystifies me) as it is too far away to rest on for a petite person (I am 5'1" tall and 120 lbs), it is useless. While I don't slouch, I like the other original chair with the plastic backrest and will be calling you to take this horribly designed piece back ASAP!
- AnonymousRated 3 out of 5 stars5 years agoReviewingGaiam Custom Fit Balance Ball ChairA little short on quality
I have had this for two weeks and purchased to help correct alleviate back pain from pregnancy-related posture changes (the farther along I get, the more I was slouching forward). It has certainly helped with that tremendously. I haven't had any issues with the ball deflating thus far. That being said, the frame itself is less sturdy than I expected, and the wheel locks engage far too easily. I have to unlock wheels throughout the day as this happens. I wish it took a bit more than the slightest tap to lock the wheels, and that the frame was more solid.
- CleanVerified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 stars6 years agoReviewingGaiam Custom Fit Balance Ball ChairBalance Ball Chair - Great for your back
I love this chair that I got for my home office and am thinking of getting one for work as well. The chair is comfortable and sturdy and relieves the pressure on my lower back. I also appreciate that you can adjust the height of the chair, making it perfect for desks of different heights.