You like to snack while typing away at the cubicle farm that pays you a salary? Are those resulting extra pounds a painful blow to your otherwise positive self-image? Fret no more, here comes the GymGym chair.
Yeah, we know. GymGym? Sounds edible, but it isn’t. What you see above is an office chair featuring bungie cords and Velcro. What are they for? The chords you tug at to exercise those flabby arms of yours while the Velcro straps are for holding down your legs while you work it like it’s hot.
Now for the million dollar (or should it be pound?) question: Can you get in shape on one of these? The awful truth is, if you’re the office type who wants a healthy lifestyle to boot, skip the morning drive/commute and just walk to your workplace. Better yet, rather than blow money on that after-office pint, put in some serious time at the gym or at least a fitness class.
But for the ultimate healthy lifestyle, nothing beats weekends in the outdoors, a pursuit that has been lost on many a self-respecting English gentleman. When the outdoors are inaccessible, tend a garden and grow some roses. It won’t give you a six pack, but it does focus the mind and provide ample exertion.
Still, the GymGym chair remains a viable purchase for the chronic deskbound cubicle farm vegetable (er, employee)—if you’re allowed to upgrade you office chair that is. There are three variants currently available and one of these contraptions will set you back $599. (Ouchies!)