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Introducing Movably Pro

The first interactive smart chair for standing desks that keeps you moving without disrupting your workflow. 

The spine isn’t a delicate structure; it’s built to last.
What it’s not meant to do is sit still all the time.

Matthew Smuck, MD

Chief of PM&R and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
President of the Spine Intervention Society
Stanford University

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Sitting is the new smoking

On average, you’ll spend 4,000 days of your life sitting at a desk. Being sedentary for that long does a lot of harm to your body. 

How long are we sitting?

Over 25% of American adults sit for more than 8 hours every day with an additional 3 hours of sitting to watch television on top of that. That's 11 hours on average!​

What's the problem with sitting?

A national cohort study has shown that both the total volume of sedentary time and its accrual in prolonged, uninterrupted bouts are associated with all-cause mortality, suggesting that physical activity guidelines should target reducing and interrupting sedentary time to reduce risk for death.

What's at risk?

People who sit the most have a greater risk of disease and death than people who sit the least:

  • 112% increased risk of diabetes.

  • 147% increased risk of cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke.

  • 90% increased risk of death from cardiovascular events.

Hey Movably, PROVE IT!

Increasing movement during office work at sit-stand workstations: A novel seating device to facilitate transitions

"All participants classified as Pain Developers in traditional standing were non-Pain Developers with the novel chair. This intervention was effective in reducing sedentary time without the time loss associated with desk movement."

Read more in the published study here.


Changing behavior is hard.
Using Movably Pro is easy.

Health, movement and focus

Athletes can move and focus simultaneously. We used that insight and created a better way to work. Movably Pro keeps your blood circulating and your thoughts flowing.

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Intelligent motion. 

No commotion

Movably Pro allows you to easily alternate through a range of postures while you stay completely focused on work. 

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Work in Motion

"The next posture is the best posture!" Movably Pro automatically prompts natural movement in your hips and legs. It gently nudges you into different positions throughout the day.

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Ease and comfort 

Movably Pro is entirely adjustable so you can personalize its settings, with an antifatigue mat built in that keeps you at your best all day.

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Set goals and track progress 

Your wellbeing is important to us. The Movably app seamlessly pairs with your chair to provide an intuitive and informative experience. 

The Movably app displays your progress, adjusts wellness goals and provides suggestions for healthy and re-energizing breaks. 


Corporate Program 

At home or the office, bring the health and productivity benefits of Movably to your employees. 

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My back no longer bothers me after being on the computer all day.

Daniel T.

I've used Movably Pro for about a week now and I already see a big difference. Not only do I feel better physically but I'm able to focus more.

 Mitch T.
Event Management

I can't imagine using my standing desk without the Movably Pro now that I have tried it.

Elizabeth S.
Senior Software Engineer

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  • What is the connection between not moving and back pain?
    Your spinal discs are the largest structure in your body not supported directly by a blood supply. Discs remain healthy by receiving nutrients and oxygen through the process of diffusion, and that process is primarily activated by muscle movement. Without frequent enough movement, discs and bodies can’t remain healthy—so going to the gym can’t fix the harm caused by a day of sitting.
  • Does the chair come assembled?
    You can easily assemble Movably Pro in about 10 minutes with the tools provided. The column and seat assembly attach to the base, and the seat back attaches to the seat. The foot support simply slides into place.
  • Do I need a standing desk?
    Yes, Movably Pro chair is made to work with a standing desk only. However, it does not have to be an expensive electric desk; a manually adjustable desk works just fine because all the healthy movement is supported by the chair in all positions, including sitting. You never need to change your desk’s height to change postures with Movably Pro.
  • Does the chair require power?
    Yes, the chair comes with its own power supply adaptor, which can plug into any standard outlet.
  • Is the height adjustable?
    The chair's height is adjustable. However, Movably Pro is designed so you can comfortably use all positions without needing to change the chair or desk height.
  • How easy is it to change positions?
    Changing positions only takes one or two seconds, and once you have some practice you can complete the change without interrupting your work.
  • Can I use the chair with a standing desk converter?
    No. Standing desk converters usually don't have enough space below them for you to safely and comfortably change postures because your desk gets in the way. They are also often not as stable as regular standing desks.
  • What is your Warranty and is there a 90-Day Risk Free Trial?
    Movably Pro is guaranteed with a 3 year limited warranty and comes with a 90-day risk-free trial that starts the day your chair is delivered. If for any reason you are not satisfied, you can return your chair within 90 days.
About us

About Us

Long before Movably was Movably, co-founder Mark Kapij suffered a severe road cycling accident resulting in a vertebrae fracture. After having recovered good strength and flexibility, he realized that sitting for long periods of time was far less tolerable. It inspired him to search for a solution to avoid the pain and stiffness that would accompany extended sitting. He tried everything; a variety of ergonomic chairs, kneeling chairs, saddle chairs, you name it.  None of them solved the problem.

And it wasn’t just his problem. People who put in a ton of hours a week doing deskwork end up with poor circulation, chronic and lower back pain, and other ailments and diseases caused by sitting.

What does this really mean?

It means that ambition is a detriment to the health of millions of workers.

Was there a way around this paradox?

In 2015, Mark and Andriy Chulyk, both of whom had contributed to building some of Ukraine’s largest IT companies, started a new company which designed, manufactured and sold a range of standing desks. But they soon realized that standing for long periods of time was no better than sitting for long periods of time. 

Their “aha” moment was recognizing that the solution to the problem had nothing to do with sitting or standing. It had to do with movement. But that proved challenging. How can you move and stay focused at the same time? Sit stand desks and treadmills either interrupted work too much, and so called “active chairs” didn’t enable enough movement to provide a real health benefit. 

There had to be a more thoughtful collaboration between moving and staying focused.

While pursuing that goal, they discovered a research paper from 2013 that confirmed their idea about motion. Researchers examined a variety of chairs advertised to promote movement and none lived up to the hype. Their conclusion matched Mark’s and Andriy’s idea exactly. A new definition of dynamic sitting was required "as sitting in which the action is provided by the sitter, while the dynamic mechanism of the chair accommodates that action." 

In 2019, they began developing the Movably smart dynamic chair as a way to offer many postures that are easy to adopt and move through, all while working productively. 

While people were initially skeptical, once they used the chair for as little as a few days, they would realize this was an entirely different approach to working.

An evolution from the chair category of mere comfort and adjustability.

With the support of early fans as investors in 2019, they launched Movably, creating the world’s first smart dynamic chair to solve sitting disease. 

One that helps promote movement in the workplace. And up the corporate ladder.

Or gaming ladder. 

Or whatever ladder you happen to be ascending.


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