Gymba Ltd is a Finnish family company. Gymba's mission is to get the people who work in offices to feel well.
At the end of the year 2011 the company founder Jarmo Pölönen was developing a curvy screen from glued wood veneer. To test its strength he stepped on the convex side of the wooden screen and after bouncing on it for a while Jarmo got the idea that it could work as a sports equipment.
At first on his mind were the elderly people and people who needed physical therapy. The first prototypes of the Gymba board were given to physiotherapy students and based on their encouraging feedback the product development continued.
In 2013 there were more and more research data and discussion in the media about the risks of sitting and the sale of adjustable desks increased. And so the desicion was made to focus on improving work ergonomics. There had to be a way to get people to utilize the adjustable desk purchased in offices.
Besides sitting also static standing strains the lower back and legs. The brilliance of the Gymba board lies on its patented cross bending ability which enables the walking-like motion.
Thanks to the designer Heikki Koivurova the Gymba board got the appearence it has today. It's made ecologically of wood composite and it is fully recyclable.
The sale of the Gymba board begun in Finland through retailers and wholesalers in 2015. In 2018 Gymba board won the ISPO Award.
When the covid-19 crisis was at its worst and the world had stopped, for a while it felt like insurmountable obstacles arose everywhere. The people stayed in their homes and the trade was almost solely made through e-Commerce. At that time Gymba Ltd decided to open its own online store.
Because we are in the middle of the world wide health crisis, the people have awaken to think about health in a whole new way. Gymba wants to encourage people to take care of their health and feel better.