Why not just use a standing desk?
Many users of height-adjustable desks struggle to stand for long periods of time without experiencing pain in their feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, etc. In addition, recent studies reveal that standing desks by themselves are not the answer to reversing the negative effects of sitting, due to their negligible impact on heart rate and caloric burn.
SitTight allows you to move as you sit at your height-adjustable desk, acting as an Active Sitting chair. Additionally, when you place you feet on the footrest platform and balance on your center of gravity, you will experience real exercise. We call this Balanced Active Sitting™. SitTight increases the strength of your core muscles, improves your posture and intensifies calorie burn substantially more than using a standing desk only.
In addition, some of our users remove the seat portion of the SitTight and stand on the footrest platform, balancing as they work at their standing desk. SitTight is the key to unlocking the value of a standing desk!
Why not just sit on an exercise ball?
The SitTight chair can be used much the same way as a exercise ball when you sit on it with your feet on the floor (Active Sitting), but with one major safety advantage. The SitTight has a tip limiter that only allows you to tilt 15 degrees before it stops your movement. Many companies have banned exercise balls in their offices because of the number of workplace accidents they have caused.
Additionally, when you move your feet from the floor to the footrest platform on a SitTight, you are able to balance on your center of gravity. We call this Balanced Active Sitting™. Balancing on a SitTight engages your core muscles, improves your posture and substantially increases the amount of calories burned verses sitting on an exercise ball.
How much exercise does the SitTight chair provide?
The amount of effort required to sit on a SitTight is adjustable. Please watch our How To SitTight video to learn how you can start out slowly and work up to higher levels of exercise as your balance and core strength improve over time. We recommend the use of a heart rate monitor and a corresponding app to record the impact of a SitTight on your health as you progress.
Can I return my SitTight if it does not work for me?