No, The Hawaii Chair is Not Dumb at All

Sure, I previously wrote that the Hawaii Chair and other electric hula chairs were in line to become the next stupid exercise gimmick, but after seeing the infomercial again I have now decided to change my mind and declare that the Hawaii Chair is not dumb at all.

The Hawaii Chair promises to “take the work out of your workout” for a “slimmer, sexier you.” So now all those Quacker Factory fans can stuff their faces with Eskimo pies, watch cubic zirconias on QVC, and end up looking at hot as a Playboy centerfold.

And I have no doubt that the Hawaii Chair will not end up collecting dust in the back of a closet or corner of a garage along with the Ab Roller, AbTronic, Ab Lounge, Slendertone Ab Belt, and Red Exerciser—because, after all, those things were just gimmicks.

Also, using the Hawaii Chair won’t make you look like a fool at all. Check out the Hawaii Chair in action:

Yes, that Hawaii Chair will be a real boon to productivity at work. It seems like something that Dwight Schrute from The Office would endorse.

The Hawaii Chair also has a snappy jingle:

Take the work out of your workout…The Hawaii Chair

If you can sit, you can get fit…The Hawaii Chair

You gotta love an infomercial with a jingle that explains the product—much in the same way the theme songs for The Brady Bunch and The Beverly Hillbillies explain their premises.

By the way, did I mention that the Hawaii Chair is not a dumb exercise gadget at all.


  • 26 Responses to “No, The Hawaii Chair is Not Dumb at All”

  • Oh Dear… you know not what you speak. I just bought a Hawaii Chair and I am sold on it. It gets you moving in your 2nd chakra area and actually is a lot of work.
    Sure the motor does a lot of work, but that some important help for us western fatties. I have spent so much time sitting, and being stressed out, which has helped put flab on my abs. I just want to feel good and be healthy and I really think this chair will help. After twenty minutes I definately work up a sweat. The office examples are pretty silly. With the chair’s movement, the person must hold their core still, and its pretty intense. I had to work up from once a day to now twice a day. I am telling all my friends about it.
    Don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!

    Comment by zelda on November 7, 2007 at 5:08 am

  • just tried it out at a mall test ride… it’s absolutely hillarious, see my video on the above website,

    Comment by Jan on November 11, 2007 at 3:30 pm

  • Hey, regardless of how little work it takes, if it forces you to loosen up (both literally and emotionally) then it can’t be bad. No way you’ll get any work done on it though, probably harder than a swiss ball to focus on.

    Comment by Tyciol on February 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm

  • I burst out laughing when I saw the examples of how you could use the Hawaii Chair at Work! Could you imaging dropping a file on the floor, bending over in your chair to pick it up and having the chair “hula” your head into the desk non stop until you fall off of it … BAM BAM BAM!

    You’d need a new Jingle.

    “Now You Can Get Fit – With Your Cranium Split … the Hawaii Chair”

    Comment by Bob on February 2, 2008 at 11:57 am

  • well done Bob – I don’t think I’ve laughed this hard in years…priceless mate, just priceless

    Comment by Jmbo on April 17, 2008 at 12:21 am

  • Hi,

    I just purchased a Hawaii chair off Ebay. Haven’t used it long enough to see if it will reduce the waist line. However, I had it at work the other day and the laughs and entertainment we got out of it was well worth it. If nothing else, it’s a great stress reliever in the workplace. Everyone should have one just for the chuckles, if you can get it cheap enough.

    Here’s hoping it works as it claims. Will keep you posted.

    Comment by Sherry on May 10, 2008 at 4:00 pm

  • Were you able to get any productive work done while using the chair, like they show in the infomercial?

    Comment by aimhire on May 10, 2008 at 4:25 pm

  • The hawaii chair work! , but you won’t get any work done when using at your office, nor to read a book.
    My mother (52 year old) tried and lost 10 lbs and no more back pain. Same with my grandmother (78 year old). It works if you really try and be patient.

    Comment by works on July 15, 2008 at 6:26 pm

  • I know a woman that has one of these. She got it because of back problems. She swears it has cured the lower back pain she has had for years. Now she says she uses it for kinkier reasons with adult intimate products. She smiles all day long now that her back problems are gone.

    Comment by Boris Kafka on November 13, 2008 at 4:26 am

  • LOL! That video is absolutely hilarious! I can’t believe anyone would actually be able to type or talk the phone while using that thing.

    Comment by Mindy on November 19, 2008 at 9:22 am

  • This is, by a wide margin, the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. I like how the woman in the video wants to go to first-time users while she’s bracing herself from being flung off of it.

    $300.00 + shipping?! Holy #@$%, go sit on a washing machine.

    Comment by Dennis on November 25, 2008 at 10:28 pm

  • Sure, it looks funny, and it wouldn’t be appropriate in a professional setting where you would interact with customers, but let me tell you, this crazy thing works incredibly well! God bless the inventor!

    Comment by Donho on December 1, 2008 at 5:39 pm

  • Boris – those were my immediate thoughts EXACTLY. Just throw some ben-wa’s in and “get some work done”.

    Comment by Mejezabel on December 8, 2008 at 3:38 pm

  • Looks good for masturbating.


  • Had to laugh when Ellen Degeneris demonstrated using this in the office while she fired an employee…

    Comment by Kevin on January 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

  • Moving and doing normally sedentary work isn’t a bad idea, BUUUT…this Hawaii Chair is ridiculous. Even the actors in the commercial are having a hard time sitting there talking; I’d hate to see them actually trying to be productive.
    Go get a treadmill, set it on a walk pace, and read a book instead.

    Comment by Marty on January 24, 2009 at 6:51 am

  • Hi steve, if you try and wurmz in this chair you will be able to do a skidow!

    Comment by Brian forsteve on January 28, 2009 at 8:07 am

  • I’m ordering a bunch of those for in the boardroom. We’ll have real productive meetings, I’m sure.

    Comment by David on January 28, 2009 at 10:09 am

  • wow……that is wierd and 300+ shipping
    is a RIP-OFF!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by lisa on March 9, 2009 at 3:09 pm

  • haha I love the weird pitches for this product in the comments here. Good job, Hawaii Chair PR Department

    Comment by ugrhguh on April 8, 2009 at 11:02 am

  • It could make a good milking stool – just hang on!
    Put your feet up on the desk and give your legs a workout as well – now you’re talking!
    Every chef should have two – put the bowl of ingredients on one and sit on the other, then just hold the beaters in the bowl.
    Better buy them up quickly though – it won’t be long before someone sues for a prolapsed disc.

    Comment by GCW esq on November 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm

  • Boy that commercial is funny isn’t it? Hey folks, I just bought my Hawaii chair. I lost 27 lbs yesterday!! It’s not for the office though. I recommend every family should have 5 Hawaii chairs, you are getting the bargain of the century at $300 a pop!!! I think we’re… errrrr… they’re almost sold out!! Better hurry!!

    Comment by fartinmyface on November 17, 2009 at 9:54 pm

  • RACIST! Now this is racist, for real. Can you imagine calling a piece of chicken, “African American Food”, or calling a pair of sneakers “Mexican runners”…WTF?!?! Just because it makes your hips wiggle doesn’t make it “Hawaiian”!!

    Comment by Hawaiian Guy on November 30, 2015 at 3:09 pm

  • You spin me right round baby right round like a record baby, right round round round

    Comment by ModernDays on November 15, 2016 at 3:14 pm

  • I need to try this because I literally have no time to exercise at home and there’s no space in this tiny apartment for a treadmill. I have class and homework which makes it difficult to find time. I’m overweight and need to lose weight for high blood pressure. I really need to get this ASAP!

    Comment by AStressedOutStudent on May 16, 2019 at 6:57 am

  • bruh

    Comment by fabian on November 5, 2019 at 6:43 am