Monday 7 February 2022

Review - The Sit2Go Fitness Chair from FlexiSpot

I received this item in exchange for a review

FlexiSpot is a company focussed on designing ergonomic office furniture which helps people to stay healthy while they are at work. This is something which is especially important now, when many people are working more regularly from home and are looking for ways that they can improve their working space. 

I was contacted by FlexiSpot and offered the opportunity to review the Sit2Go Fitness Chair. With both myself and my husband currently working from home, and keen to find ways that we can keep healthy while working at our desk based jobs, I loved the sound of an exercise bike that you can use while you are working.

The Sit2Go Fitness Chair is available in black and white and has a comfortable, height adjustable seat with plenty of support. You can use the pedals to keep active while sitting, with several different resistance levels depending on whether you want an intensive workout or if you just want to keep moving. There's a simple display to show different statistics, and it sits on smooth rolling castors so you can easily move it from place to place. 

Sit2Go Fitness Chair from FlexiSpot review

There was some assembly required for the Fitness Chair, but having built many similar products I didn't find it too difficult. The pieces aren't heavy or awkward, and I found it straightforward to put together myself. The only part that wasn't obvious to me was where to insert the two AA batteries for the LCD display! So I made a little video to show where the battery compartment is. It's obviously really, I just didn't want to force it without being sure what I was doing.

I was really pleased with the look of the Fitness Chair. It's not too big and it is neat and streamlined. The seat is comfortable and easy to adjust into different positions, and although it is heavy I was able to lift it upstairs myself without too much trouble. For moving it around on the level, for example from your desk to the television, it's very easy to push on the smooth castors.

If you want to use the Fitness Chair as an under desk bike then you will need a high desk. Although the fitness chair does fit under my desk, with the movement of the knees going up and down there isn't enough space for me to use it while I'm working. Luckily my husband has a height adjustable stand for his monitor, so it fits much better into his home office set up. For myself I've found it easier to use when watching television or while sitting with a book or magazine.

Sit2Go Fitness Chair from FlexiSpot in home office

The chair remains stable when on the wooden floor, and it doesn't feel as though it would roll about. It's also very quiet when in use, so can easily be used while watching television or on a phone call. 

In terms of the statistics available it's quite basic, but that's fine with me as I don't like to get too obsessive about tracking my fitness stats. The LCD display turns on automatically when you start pedalling and cycles between time, speed, distance, calories, odometer and RPM. You can use the button to switch from one to the next, and press and hold to reset. The number of calories burned can only ever be a guide, as it will vary greatly depending on body type. But it calculated that I had burned 50 calories in a ten minute workout which seems pretty good!

Sit2Go Fitness Chair from FlexiSpot LCD display close up

I certainly felt as though I had enjoyed a good workout - I've been using it at resistance level three which is enough to get my heart pumping but easy enough that I can keep at it for a little while. 

If you are looking for a simple piece of exercise equipment that you can integrate into your home office setup then I would definitely recommend the Sit2Go Fitness Chair. You will most likely need to add a height adjustable desk or monitor stand to get the most from it, but I can see it being a really useful way to keep us both moving while working from home. 

1 comment:

  1. Ohh! This is such a great idea. I don't sit at a desk but my fella would love to use something like this to keep moving while he is gaming. x


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