Limber Champions Area
The Limber Champions Area is a space that collates everything you need to get started on your journey to beat back pain in your community.
Limber Champions Area
Welcome to the Limber Life and the champions area, that's you! This is a space that collates everything you need to get started sharing content about Limber and begin your journey to beat back pain in your community.
Sign up to Shopify Collabs
To get the ball rolling sign up to Shopify Collabs - Click >>HERE<<
This is the software that allows us to provide you a personal link to use and track the action that happens on your personal link so we know how much to pay you when you make a sale.
Once you have signed up we need to manually accept this and you will get an email with your personal link and deals for yourself on Limber products.
Sign the Limber Champion Agreement
- Look through the communication guide below. Get to know Limber and how we like to communicate what we do so together we can have the most impact.
- Announce to your community you have become a Limber Champion. Use your social media, newsletter and other channels you have to let them know you have become a Limber Champion and have joined the mission to beat back pain by bringing more movement to work. Use your personal link in all your communication so you get attribution. We have created an announcement posts here that you can copy or adapt to use yourself.
- Be transparent with your community. Tell them you get a commission when they buy something from Limber and tell them why you are doing this beyond the money. Trust, ethics and values matter.
#Hack - If there is an image or gif on our website you want to use in your comms, right click on it and 'save as' to download it. For videos they link to youtube so you can share the Youtube link or embed code.
The world's healthiest desks.
Limber are on a mission to halve disability from back pain by 2050 and have started by creating what UC Berkeley professors are calling " The world's healthiest desks".
Please be careful not to call Limber Desks 'standing desk'. They are so much more, we like calling them 'Dynamic Desks'.
Key One Liners:
- Limber desks are the world's healthiest desk, they let you move more than any other desks in the world and more movement means less pain.
- The best posture is the next posture, moving more at work reduces pain and increases focus and problem solving.
- Our backs don't need support, they need movement. Working from a space that lets you move will help you more than a chair.
- Take control of the space you will spend most of your working life in.
- How many hours a day do you spend at a desk? The average is 6 and over a 40 year career that is over 55,000 hours or 9200 work days. Is this an important space for you?
- How much have you invested in your bed, couch or dining area? how much time do you spend there compared to your desk?
- How much energy do you spend thinking about, reacting to and treating your pain? How does this impact your capacity to work?
Get started sharing
Why is Limber important?
Back pain is the #1 cause of disability globally and it doesn't need to be.
We are on a mission to end back pain through creating the Limber Life;
- A new way of living and working where movement happens without conscious effort.
- Teaching people the skills to prevent and reduce pain when it arrives.
We are creating a new way of living, the Limber Life.
We have started by creating what UC Berkeley professors are calling " The world's healthiest desks" bringing movement to a whole new level at work. Creating courses to make floor postures common place and democratise ergonomics plus a resource centre to help people with back pain. Sign up to our monhtly newsletter here.
The Limber Story
Founded by Physiotherapist Bart de Vries in 2017, Limber is based in Wellington, New Zealand, where our products are made.
Experiencing back pain from the age of 12 and returning after shifting to a desk based role in his late 20's Bart could not find anything that would let him move as much as he wanted to while working, so put together a team and started designing what is now called the world's healthiest desk.
We spent 5 years developing our first desks and now are up to our 26th version of the Petal and Linear desks. Over the first lock down helping people set up their home workspaces, we designed the Mini Dynamic Desk and then last year launched our 'working from the floor course' and partnered with Hawkes Bay matt and cushion company Tribe to create the ultimate floor to standing workspace environments.
Limber products are now available throughout New Zealand and Australia and we can ship internationally on request.
Read the full origin story here.
Why back pain?
Here are some stats and facts about back pain.
- Back pain is the #1 cause of disability globally
- 1 in 6 people have back problems
- 80% of people experience back pain during their lifetime.
- Back problems are the 2nd most common reason people go to their GP and one of the top 5 reasons people present to ED
- back paiin is the most common health reason for middle-aged Australians to retire early
- Back problems are the #1 cause of lost productivity and income poverty
Our first goal is to halve back pain disability by 2050 through creating the Limber Life - a new way of living and working where movement happens without conscious effort and people have the skills to prevent and minimise pain when it arrives.
- Products that liberate movement
- Skills that prevent back pain
- Knowledge that improves recovery
- A new way of living, the Limber Life
What's the best thing I can teach people to prevent back pain?
For those that are pain free, lumbar extension is the single most powerful low dose movement people can do to reduce the risk and potential severity of back pain.
Studies have shown in army and health care populations that completing a single back extension after heavy lifting, prolonged sitting and at the start of team meetings can dramatically reduce the risk of back pain and the severity of back pain if someone does experience it.
The ratio between minutes spent in flexion vs extension, the amount of forward bending or lifting repetition are both risk factors for low back pain.
Extension is often a movement that is limited in people who have had back pain and restoring this range of motion can have benefits to reducing low back pain risk.
Back bend it
- Put your hands on lower back
- Keep your knees straight
- Breathe in and then
- Breathe out slowly and bend backwards as far as you are comfortable
Repeat 1-10x, and multiple times throughout the day.