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Barbara Bürgin, Head of the crèche Purzelhuus, Switzerland

When they play with the mats, they put them on top of one another or put blocks underneath them. They’ve also taken balls from the ball pit, put those underneath the mats and then sped along the floor. They’ll always be creative if they’re permitted a chance.

Barbara Bürgin, Head of the crèche Purzelhuus, Switzerland

Hansruedi Baumann, sport pedagogue from Switzerland

We at ‘Mut tut gut!’ are trying to give parents, guardians and teachers tips on how they can create stimulating learning environments so that children can move freely, intensively and have fun at the same time. The soft, elastic mats from kybun also count as stimulating and diverse materials. They encourage children to roll, do somersaults, and bounce just like on a small trampoline. Of course, they are also great for jumping on. The children also use them for building, as somewhere to sit when looking at books or as somewhere to get better. This means the mats are almost a guarantee that the children will learn how to do a somersault – something that is no longer a given these days.

Hansruedi Baumann, sport pedagogue from Switzerland

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

I realised that if you sit and work at a computer, you automatically adopt the wrong posture. The standing desk and the mat in combination help me to greatly improve my posture. Since buying them, I really feel that I have less back pain. I regularly had it in the past – and now it’s gone. I feel much more agile and comfortable at work.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

You always have to work a bit with your body. That means that you’re always moving and I think that is what keeps your body fit. Which, at the end of the day, contributes to a healthy posture.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

It’s definitely better to work standing up in the afternoon or after eating. When you get to stand on such a nice and comfortable surface, then it’s pleasant to work in the afternoon.

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Ever since I started using my kybun mat, I no longer experience back problems in connection with my slipped disc. My back musculature is strong, and the ‘active’ standing position I assume on the mat has had a positive effect on my legs. 

Birthe Eikmeier, CEO (Finance, Personnel, Purchase) at rutec in Syke, Germany

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

When you’re standing, you have to be more active; if you’re sitting in a comfortable seat, you tend to feel a bit tired instead.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

We use similar products at the sports hall to encourage muscle stability. But I have to say, we haven’t had anything like this before. Either they were too wobbly or they didn’t make any real difference. I think this mat could really be a good surface for us to try out at our sports hall.

Christoph Kempter CEO of SOPAC AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

I can use the kyBounder in my everyday life. For example, when I am ironing, like I am now. This is something I need to do anyway and cannot avoid. I just lay down the kyBounder and kill two birds with one stone, as the saying goes. I can iron and exercise at the same time.

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

Kurt Inderbitzin from Switzerland

While watching an ice hockey game from the standing terraces in December 2013 (not wearing kyBoot shoes!), I injured myself and ended up with a slipped disc. By consistently wearing kyBoot shoes, doing exercises on the kyBounder and so on, the effects of the slipped disc diminished progressively. As a result, most of my day-to-day life is now pain free.

Kurt Inderbitzin from Switzerland

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

I always make sure to stand on the kyBounder while I iron and consciously shift my weight to my right side, where I experience issues. That’s made things a lot better.

Caroline Winter from Switzerland

Nicola Phillip from Switzerland

I felt quite free as a result of this movement. I often find myself shifting the weight of my body from one leg to the other. So today I tried to make sure that I was distributing my weight evenly onto both legs and feet at the same time. This was very comfortable.

Nicola Phillip from Switzerland

Nathalie Signer from Switzerland

It feels very comfortable right away. The mat makes it far easier to stay standing. At some point, I found myself feeling tired and needed to move my legs to make it easier to stay standing and not need to sit down again. Soon afterwards, I felt comfortable again.

Nathalie Signer from Switzerland

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

It’s a very comfortable feeling, since I am used to standing a lot anyway. I have a standing desk at the office where I work so I find it very important to be able to move. It simply makes me feel good to be moving not only when I’m at work but also in my daily life in general.

Ursi Rieder from Switzerland

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

It’s more easy-going because you can relax your back and the mats are very comfortable. It’s comfortable to work this way.

Michael Knus, pupil from Switzerland

Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, Switzerland

Doing targeted exercises on the kyBounder allowed me to regain stability in my knee after I had an operation on my cruciate ligament.

  • 2012 WFF Universe 2012: First place in the mixed pair category
  • 2012 W.A.B.B.A. World Champion 2012: First place in the mixed pair category
  • 2012 W.A.B.B.A. Swiss Champion 2012: First place
  • 2011 WFF Universe 2011: First place in ‘Athletic over 35’ category and overall winner in the athletic category
  • 2010 Fitness World Championships: Vice World Champion in the mixed pair category and sixth place in the solo category
  • 2009 WFF Universe 2009: Fourth place
  • 2008 World Champion in strength, endurance and flexibility (Strenflex)
  • 2008 World Fitness Championships: Vice World Champion in the solo and mixed pair categories
  • 2007 World Fitness Championships: World Champion in the mixed pair category
  • 2006 Strenflex World Fitness Champion and European Fitness Champion
  • 2003 Strenflex World Fitness Champion
  • 1999 International Mr. Fitness winner in Stuttgart, Germany
  • Swiss gymnast, many-time artistic gymnastics champion in the canton of Obwalden

Ivan Bucher, Mister Universum Athletic 2011, Kerns, Switzerland

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

It makes a big difference, and now I can’t do without it. It’s a lot lighter and softer. You can relax more on the kyBounder.

Alex Zenhäusern telematics specialist at Elektro Frei Rheintal AG, Switzerland

Dr. Holdener from Switzerland

It was an experiment and we had no scientific proof that it would work. We were surprised to discover that it could improve neurological movement disorders, including MS and Parkinson’s disease. Of course, we also have patients with paralysis caused by a stroke, for example. We let them walk on the soft, springy kyBounder. We saw a clinical improvement in the situation. For example, this means that all of a sudden, patients with Parkinson’s disease require less medication or even none at all. They also no longer experience tremors. We’ve also noticed an improvement in MS patients, but we have definitely seen the greatest improvement in patients with Parkinson’s disease. However, mobility has also improved for patients with paralysis. It is actually a mystery to us how these improvements came about. We just don’t know. We can only assume that the stimulation caused by spatial awareness and in the lower extremities stimulates brain tissue. Certain interactions that were disconnected are suddenly open again. This is typical in Parkinson’s disease. We are continuing our research in this area in order to be able to confirm this with other patients with Parkinson’s disease. We were very surprised that it has an effect and of course, we’re delighted that it’s possible to help these patients.

Dr. Holdener from Switzerland

Toni Geser from Switzerland

In the beginning, I tried doing exercises in the morning. Sometimes strengthening exercises, stretching exercises or movement exercises. Then I thought of going jogging because that’s something I used to do a lot. But I was unable to incorporate it into my daily routine. It took up too much time. Then I came across kybun and stood on the kyBounder, stood on a soft surface and went walking in kyBoot shoes. That’s when it became possible to incorporate exercise into my daily routine, above all into my daily routine at work. I no longer need to take painkillers. I wouldn’t start taking them now either. There’s no need. I feel like my back is really healthy, and I don’t have any pain. I can lift things and travel between 40,000 and 45,000 kilometres every year. I know this isn’t good for me. I also need to lift a lot at work, but I don’t have any problems anymore.

Toni Geser from Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

I can’t imagine giving a concert on the kyBounder. You have to of course imagine when you hold the violin up here, the movements that you make result in a certain discomfort. Either for the intonation in your left hand because you only have to shift your finger a tiny bit for it to not be so precise anymore. And also with the slurs during a staccato piece, it naturally creates a certain degree of discomfort. This is at the expense of how precisely you play. But I actually find it a good exercise for practising, because it forces me to improve and then I play better in the concert too.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

The kyBounder adapts to your feet very well. The parts that press down harder sink - in deeper; it's really very comfortable.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's good fun when you can jump about.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

You can't fall asleep during lessons.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

But I like standing on these kybun mats; they're comfortable.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

They're nice and soft, and comfortable too.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

When you're sitting your legs sometimes fall asleep, but that doesn't happen when you stand, and your feet are more comfy.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I was interested in how the mats would feel.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I don't think it's bad; it's cool. And on these mats it's really comfortable.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I find it very pleasant to stand up and shake out your arms and legs instead of sitting for long periods.

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

We already have a great deal of results that show that students’ performance improves significantly when they continually move on these kinds of mats; this allows them to concentrate on the lesson and regain their focus. That’s very important to us.

Stefan Gander headmaster at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Sometimes you can concentrate better, sometimes even better. It changes all the time.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's soft and comfy; simply not as hard as the floor.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

I've got pupils who like using them as they need some more movement. And they jump about for the first five minutes. At first I thought all that jumping about would disturb me, but now I know that after two or three minutes they calm down totally and can concentrate on the lesson peacefully.

Oliver Bosshardt, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It makes a change; not just sitting and looking at a book all the time – you can really move about.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Nicola Waldvogel, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It adds to lessons, as sitting is not good for your back. I think it is a very good thing when the children can stand up and move about. I use them a lot in lessons.

Nicola Waldvogel, teacher at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's a nice feeling.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Res Gerber, sings tenor in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Because your body is more active, it lifts your mood. I could certainly imagine that it helps your voice carry better.

Res Gerber, sings tenor in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

At first, with the mat and the shoes, I felt dizzy; you wobble about a bit. And now I notice that I'm making an effort to walk upright.

Rita Brüllhardt, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

One thing I can say for certain is that no-one could stand straight any more. On these mats, you're constantly moving about. You can't help but move. It does some people who are rather "stiff" a whole world of good.

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

I have the feeling that it loosens you up a bit generally. Because you are really standing in a nice loose position, you automatically have a different posture. So you can't tense up at all.

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

I could really imagine the kyBounder in the kitchen when I'm chopping onions, or I could imagine a mat like that in the bathroom. So that you keep on standing on this mat. 

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I've got a mat at home, for my high desk. Sometimes at work. Then you can stand for longer, definitely. Once you've had a while to get used to it. It's like exercise, when you've used your muscles for a long time. If you just exercise every now and then, you tend to get tired faster. Your muscles ache or you feel it in your calves. But otherwise, I think the mat can have a supportive effect. You can stand more comfortably and for longer.

Roger Stauffer, sings bass in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

I think that the major difference is when I’m standing and practising normally I have a different posture for my neck vertebra. Now when I’m standing on the kyBounder, I feel like my hips are pushed forward more. I move my knees a little bit. The major difference is that now I’m always moving. It’s the kind of movement that you always need to balance out with your feet. I feel like this results in less tension.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

When I’m standing, I notice that my body moves around quite a bit. You need to constantly adjust your position to stay comfortable. When you’re sitting, you’re always tensed up and you stay in the same position. Sometimes that can distract you from learning.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

This is more comfortable. I noticed you can loosen up a bit and learn more.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

I often suffered from pain under my right shoulder. I would say after maybe one hour of practising. I tried everything. Gymnastics, physiotherapy, relaxation exercises while practising and afterwards too. All of this still led to unsatisfactory results. But since I’ve been practising on the kyBounder, I always stand on it and then get off and walk around a little bit. I don’t suffer from the pain any more. It’s incredible.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

What I’ve noticed from this is that I can concentrate better.

Pupil at the SBW School in Switzerland

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

It's comfortable and you can concentrate better than when sitting.

Pupil at the OZ Buechenwald Gossau in Switzerland

Dr. med Martin Winkler

"It has been my experience that the kybun method lends itself very well to helping people get the right amount of exercise."

Dr. med Martin Winkler

Simon Netzle, press officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen, Switzerland

"At St. Gallen Bank, health management plays a very important role. Healthy staff not only feel better and fitter, they are also more highly motivated and perform better. One major element of workplace health at St. Gallen Bank is ergonomic work stations, which we have created using the kyBounder." 

Simon Netzle, press officer at St. Galler Kantonalbank, St.Gallen, Switzerland

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

I think it's a good product. It's nice and soft, flexible, and I can stand in the shoes much longer. I'm used to it already from work; I wear the shoes there too, and stand on the mat.

Manuela Zeller, sings alto in the Gossau gospel choir, Switzerland

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

I've always had back pain, for as long as I can remember. It spread into my legs giving me sleepless nights. After I'd really tried out almost everything, I thought this would be worth my while now. Especially as I know that your shoes are hugely important, and look out for it. So I went into a shop one day and had a look at everything. At first they gave me some shoes to try out, which I thought was great. I didn't want to spend that much money at first. I'd then only had these shoes on for 5 or 10 minutes when my knee hurt. At first I was appalled. They'd warned me about it, but I wouldn't have thought it would hurt that much. And then I was given a kyBounder and told to exercise on it 6–7 times a day. After just two weeks I realised that I could now stand on it on one leg without it hurting. Then I brought the mat back and bought my first pair of shoes. I haven't had any problems since.

Priska Hirt, is training to be an equine physiotherapist, Switzerland

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

When you consider that a heart attack is rated ten on the pain scale, then I would rate my pain at three or four. Since I’ve started using the kyBounder, I can safely say that I have zero pain.

Cetin Köksal, professional musician, Switzerland

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

I find it very pleasant. It feels to me like walking on a forest floor. It feels very pleasant in your joints;in your hips and knees. It's really nice and soft. It's very pleasant.

Tamara Zäch, Switzerland

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

I haven't exercised much on the kyBounder, as I was sitting at the piano. But when I stood on it, it was good. It does me good. I noticed it again, too; you're constantly moving about.

Urs Leuenberger, choirmaster, Switzerland

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

I used to fall asleep before school was over and I would wake up again when it became very loud. But now I don’t fall asleep anymore, because I need to stay standing.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany

My initial experience has been very good. This was intended particularly for children who are very restless. And I find that the children who are standing at the standing desk become very quiet and get on with their work quietly.

Ilka Bruhn, teacher from Germany

Marion Schlauri, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

You need to take some time to loosen up a bit in order to avoid getting a cramp, but everything has been going very well so far.

Marion Schlauri, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

Dr. Thomas Werlich, general practitioner in Germany

The children are forced to constantly move in order to maintain their balance, which in turn straightens the spine. If they do not make these movements, they fall over. These movements are particularly good for strengthening the back muscles.

Dr. Thomas Werlich, general practitioner in Germany

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

We now need to relearn something that we used to be able to do, that is, how to listen to our legs. You need to relearn what it’s like to feel your muscles again, and I think what we have here is a great opportunity to do so.

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

Günther Franke, rektor at the Neumark School, Germany

The standing desk and mat have been a huge success. The children enjoy going into this room, and they also enjoy learning there. The standing classroom also helps them maintain good posture.

Günther Franke, rektor at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Somehow it keeps you moving and this means you don’t become tired so quickly.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Thomas Wiesner, orthopedist in Switzerland

It can be just as bad for children to be sitting all the time as it is for them to always be standing. Standing on special, soft mats for one to two lessons each day enables the pupils to activate their muscles and improve their health.

Thomas Wiesner, orthopedist in Switzerland

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

I prefer to stay standing, since it lets you move your feet better and you don’t have to stay sitting for the entire hour.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Jerome Oesch, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

I can concentrate during lessons much better than I could before. I used to get very tired very quickly.

Jerome Oesch, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

Cyrill Mettler, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

I feel like I am standing with a more upright posture. This is because you’re constantly moving.

Cyrill Mettler, pupil Gymnasium Wil, Switzerland

Kevin Adam pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

You can work better standing than when you’re sitting. Sometimes, sitting hurts your back. You can also pay much better attention, and work better. It’s also much more relaxing. When you sit, sometimes it can also make you kind of restless, and then you need to move around. Then you can go to the back. The students switch places every 15 minutes. It’s also fun to stand on the mats.

Kevin Adam pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

We were searching for a solution that would get the children at our school moving. They sit down for most of our classes, so we thought that we should change something in the classrooms. We discovered these desks by chance, in a short newspaper article. We had already included them in our pool of potential ideas, so we did some more research. That’s when we discovered the Swiss company that sells these desks here in Germany. The desks feature a gas pressure spring, which allows the height to be adjusted for each child. Height differences between students are sometimes as big as 60 cm, and these desks can be adjusted accordingly.

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

I definitely think it’s good, since it’s good for your spine. It makes it easy to concentrate. I’m also an athlete, so I need to move around in general. I practise Taekwondo, and I need to move around in class. I get kind of fidgety in the classroom.

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

Astrid Runge, orthopedist from Germany

It would be ideal if they could sit as well as stand. It’s important to offer that combination. That ensures that varying amounts of strain are placed on the intervertebral discs, and that the muscles are engaged.

Astrid Runge, orthopedist from Germany

Helge, pupil from Germany

It’s simply much nicer than sitting, because when you’re sitting, you need to stay like that, but when you’re standing you can move around your feet. That is simply much nicer.

Helge, pupil from Germany

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

This system enables the children to improve their health without consciously doing anything, which is a crucial factor. A stabilisation effect takes place not only below the feet but also in the gluteal muscles and in the back.

Professor Peter Behrens, orthopedist from Germany

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

My grades have definitely improved.

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany  (Kopie 1)

I definitely think it’s good, since it’s good for your spine. It makes it easy to concentrate. I’m also an athlete, so I need to move around in general. I practise Taekwondo, and I need to move around in class. I get kind of fidgety in the classroom.

Nevin Bozdemir pupil at the Falkschule, Germany (Kopie 1)

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Studies to this end have shown that learning while standing also makes students more attentive. What’s great is that we also have a cushion along with each desk:the kyBounder. The kyBounder is soft as a feather, but you don’t sink into it. You stand on the cushion in a very relaxed way. While you stand on it, you need to constantly balance out the wobbliness, so to speak. That means you have to check whether you’re standing upright, which activates a large number of muscle groups. In turn, activating these muscle groups also activates your brain, which actually increases your attentiveness. You’d think it would be the other way around, but standing makes the kids pay much better attention.

Gabriele Kastner, headmaster Falkschule, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

This is certainly a change from sitting for six hours straight.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

This is comfortable; it relaxes your back.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

Teacher at the Neumark School, Germany

They don’t know where to put their long legs. They don’t know how they should sit and maintain good posture. You can see how they’re slouching. Their shoulders are hunched forward, and they’re thrusting their heads forward. That’s a really bad posture for the spine.

Teacher at the Neumark School, Germany

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany

I really like it. Sitting the whole time is really annoying, and you rock back and forth.

Pupil at the Neumark School, Germany