Hula-Hoop enthusiasts take heart—it may now be possible to get
the same gyrational movements while sitting at your desk. The Hawaii Chair of infomercial fame promises users an opportunity to get fit while you work. According to the manufacturer’s website, the Hawaii Chair “combines the ancient art of the Hula of the Hawaiians with an easy-to-use, fun exercise machine.” Users’ hips gyrate as the seat rotates clockwise and counterclockwise at the desired speed.

The website states that “the Hawaii Chair’s exercises strongly affect your waist, buttocks and thighs to thaw and loosen redundant fat. After using the Hawaii Chair, you will have a narrow and well-defined waist.”

The chair offers nine speeds and “is designed to do all the work for you, without strenuous exercising, for anyone who wants to achieve a good waistline and maintain a fit body.” Do the Hawaii Chair’s claims add up? To view the
chair in action, visit