The Best Balance Boards For Your Standing Desk [2019 Review]

The Best Balance Boards For Your Standing Desk [2019 Review]

The Best Balance Boards For Your Standing Desk [2019 Review]

Want to take your ergonomics to the next level?

A balance board might your weapon of choice.

You’ll get the benefits of standing-  plus the advantages of more calories burned & an amazing core workout.

If this sounds good, have a look at my favorite balance boards on the market.

Revolution Focus Standing Desk Balance Board

Revolution Focus Standing Desk Balance Board

  • 2 piece board
  • Adjustable air cushion base
  • Heavy Duty Materials
  • Holds up to 450 lbs

The Revolution Focus Standing Desk Balance Board was made in the USA and features a unique design made of 2 pieces: Top platform and an air cushion base. The upper platform has a layer of duragrip material on the surface. This will give you enough traction to keep you stable. You can wear any kind of shoes, and even high heels on this board. The top deck also comes with stop bumpers that will allow you to use the board on any surface you choose. The air cushion base is adjustable and was made for office work. Once you get used to a certain difficulty you can add air to it to make it more challenging. And speaking of challenges, you even get a roller base included that can be used instead of the air cushion. The roller base is the next step of balancing and will come in handy if you’re planning on doing some balance training or fitness.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Most customers that got the Focus board highly recommend it. They advise to start with a half inflated air cushion until you adapt to the moving motion. The rocker is not used by many as they’re not in shape, but using the balance board with the air cushion slowly prepares you for the roller and that’s a great motivation for most people. The Focus board is unique compared to other similar products on the market: It can support higher weight and comes with handles for easier carrying around. The only downside to this product is that some people still find it hard to balance on it, and since the board is not cushioned it might hurt your feet after prolonged use.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Innovative design
  • Protects your floors
  • Holds a lot of weight

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Board is not cushioned

The Plane by FluidStance

The Plane by FluidStance

  • Made of recycled rubber tires
  • Features rubber bumpers
  • Patented rocker edge
  • Holds up to 200 lbs

If you’re new with balance boards and wish something that would be slightly less of a challenge, check out The Plane by FluidStance balance board, a.k.a. office exercise equipment. This is a one piece minimalist design that should provide benefits similar to a treadmill desk. The manufacturers of Fluidstance made 90% of the product using recycled materials and can be further recycled by you if desired. The upper side is made of low-emitting tires and the base from recycled plastic. The price of this model is a bit higher that the Revolution focus, but you’re leaving a smaller carbon footprint with this one. Aside from being environmentally aware, the company also donates 1% of profit to charity. You will need a hard surface to use your Plane board safely.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Most customers love this product and think it does a great job at keeping them in motion. It is not as challenging as our previous model, but some people actually like that. So if you’ve used more challenging balance boards in the past you might be underwhelmed. Most of the people that got the Plane board are happy with the rubberized part and say it will last much longer compared to the wooden boards. And if you’re not happy with your board the company offers a 30 day money back guarantee.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Nice looking design
  • Environmentally aware product
  • Good for beginners

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Higher price range

Indo Board For Standing Desks

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Indo Board For Standing Desks

  • Birch wood base
  • Many exciting graphics
  • Mouth inflatable cushion
  • Supports up to 275 lbs

If you’re into doodle artwork, and wish to customize your board, take a look at the Indo Board For Standing Desks. This model is very similar to the Focus board as it works on the same 2 piece principle. You get a wooden base to stand on, and an air cushion underneath that you can adjust. With one major difference – you’ll be able to purchase a completely white or natural wood board that you can draw on, and protect it with a coat of grip spray that is included in your order. The standing platform was made of birch wood and the air cushion base is mouth inflatable. Use less air if you prefer more stability, and vice-versa.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Some people remember the Indo Board from 20 years ago, serving as a fitness balance board with the roller underneath. The same manufacturers have created the air-cushion version which is made for your home and office. The customers that got this product loved the design, but say it’s a bit bothersome having to set it up before use as it is heavy. Also if you’ll be suing it in the office you will need to set a mat underneath as the wood makes noise when hitting the floor, and bumpers are not included.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Customizable
  • Adjustable air cushion
  • Company with long tradition

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Lack of rubber bumpers

Gaiam Evolve Balance Board For Standing Desk

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Gaiam Evolve Balance Board For Standing Desk

  • Rocker balance design
  • Honeycomb textured platform
  • Holds up to 300 lbs
  • Good for beginners

The Gaiam Evolve Balance Board For Standing Desk is a great beginner board that also comes with a friendly price. It doesn’t require any ‘real’ balancing as it tilts slightly to allow body movement and leg stretching. Unlike the other products on our list, the Gaiam board comes with slight cushioning that prevents fatigue. It is recommended for anyone whose job involves standing for longer periods of time. The top of the board was made with honeycomb texture that should give you sufficient traction, and the bottom part is rubberized so you won’t have to worry about scratching the floor.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Customers that are new to balancing boards love this one. It doesn’t require any getting used to, simply step on it and tilt while working or washing dishes. People needing core exercise while working will not find this board useful as it only allows for slight movements. On the other hand people that are required to stand all day at work, or wish to rest their feet after using a more demanding board will fully appreciate this one. Some users warn of scams that have been going on Amazon concerning this board, so make sure it has the Gaiam logo on it when you receive it to be confident you got the right product.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Budget price
  • Good for beginners
  • Great for standing jobs

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Not challenging enough

StrongTek Anti-Fatigue Wobble Board

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StrongTek Anti-Fatigue Wobble Board

  • Light-weight design
  • Non-slip & anti-scratch materials
  • Massage points
  • Holds up to 320 lbs

If you liked the idea of having cushioning below your feet, take a look at the StrongTek Anti-Fatigue Wobble Board. The wobble board has a slightly different design than the balance boards, but its purpose is the same – to keep you moving while you work. This one has a very light-weight design which you’ll appreciate once you start carrying it around with you. The massage trigger points are a nice touch to keep you energized. The middle of the StrongTek wobble board is made with natural hardwood; it features a non-slip upper surface and a rubber base that is floor friendly.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Customers appreciate this product a lot. They say it’s absolutely a step up from a standard anti-fatigue mat. It has a sturdy and solid construction and will be really comfortable for beginners. It looks professional and will allow you to stand for hours without any issues. The only thing people would love to add is a bit wider platform to stand on.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Budget friendly price
  • Small compact design
  • Comfortable after long hours

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Small standing surface

Uncaged Ergonomics Base+ Balance & Stability Board

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Uncaged Ergonomics Base+ Balance & Stability Board

  • Natural bamboo top
  • Aluminum base
  • Corner protectors
  • Holds up to 250 lbs

The Uncaged Ergonomics Base+ Balance & Stability Board offers a design that is supposed to keep you balanced without tipping over. It is medium-hard to get used to it, and comes with a natural bamboo platform. The bottom is made of aluminum and the base underneath is rubberized. You will also get corner bumpers that should protect your floors. Besides standing still, you’ll be able to tip and twist, rock or balance while you work. No cushioning on this one.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Customers are divided on this product mostly because of the state it is shipped in as sometimes it arrives damaged. The bumper corners are simply glued on, and fall off after a while. Some people complained they weren’t able to twist on it. This is due to a design flaw: The rubber knobs at the base that keep it in place also prevent it from twisting.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Unique design
  • Sturdy aluminum construction

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Design flaw

Pono Board Posture Correcting Standing Desk Balance Board

Pono Board Posture Correcting Standing Desk Balance Board

  • Beautiful design
  • Works with Ball bearings filled with air
  • Back and forth/side to side movement
  • Holds up to 250 lbs

The Pono Board Posture Correcting Standing Desk Balance Board works with horizontal micro movements that engage your leg muscles. The board sits on air filled balls that move the platform back and forth and left to right. The manufacturers promise you won’t need to focus on balancing which should increase work productivity. The balls can be adjusted with an air pump.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

People that got this product absolutely love it. The company had some issues with quality in the past, such as balls that were leaking air. However they addressed that, ad similar issues and since 2018 people have been very happy with the new version. Now customers can stand for longer hours and have a wider than regular board that needs no adjustment time. The only downside is he time you’ll spend messing with the balls if you need any adjustments.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • New& improved model
  • Comfortable for standing
  • Flexible design

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Time consuming manual adjustments

UPLIFT Desk E7 Motion Board

UPLIFT Desk E7 Motion Board

  • Tilt & balance low profile board
  • 360 degrees rotation
  • Made with plastic & faux leather

The UPLIFT Desk E7 Motion Board has the smallest standing surface on our list. The faux leather looks professional enough for the office and comes with some cushioning to help you stand longer. Another board that is great for beginners, as it only provides slight tilting motion to keep you moving while you work.

WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

People seem very happy with this product. The movement of the board doesn’t distract them from working and is nicely balanced. The UPLIFT board will be great for people looking for an anti-fatigue mat, and a balance board in one product. The price range is higher than similar products, and the standing platform might be a bit small for some people.

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Non-distracting movement
  • Looks good in the office
  • 360 degrees of rotation

WHAT WE DON’T LIKE

  • Standing surface a bit small
  • Higher price-range
  1. Strengthens your core muscles – sitting all day causes certain muscles to atrophy. This can be avoided by using a balance board that will constantly challenge your muscles to move;
  2. Improves your posture – Standing all day is also bad for you especially if you start leaning on one foot too much. By engaging in micro-movements you give flexibility to your spine, while keeping it upright.
  3. Helps with joint movement – The same micro-movements that are good for your posture help prevent joint damage.
  4. Gain increased focus – Standing still for a longer time can lower your blood pressure and slow down circulation. By constantly moving throughout the day you improve your focus and become more productive.

Roller Boards are difficult to master and won’t be good for your office space. This type of board is used for serious balance training at home or in the gym. Wobble Boards come with a medium difficulty and might feel a bit unstable for some people. They will be a great option for the hyperactive type as they give you a 360 degrees freedom of movement. Balance Boards are usually a great choice for beginners as they’re easier to work with. This helps people that work in the office focus on their job without getting distracted by the motion. Rocker Boards do exactly what they promise – they will allow you to rock back and forth, or side to side. It is not challenging getting used to the rocker boards and they are usually recommended for rehabilitation after injury or surgery.

The basic difference between all balance boards on the market lies within their purpose, and we have identified 3 of them:

  1. Rehabilitate and treat injuries;
  2. Training aid for fitness, skateboarding, surfing, or snowboarding;
  3. Standing desk companion that gives life to your workday by improving posture and strengthening core muscles.

If you liked our best balance boards for your standing desk review feel free to browse our site for more ergonomic products that keep you healthy and happy while you work.