We’re back with the second issue of our Austin project blog series! A collaborative effort with our friends and favorite photographers over at the Kara Marie Collective.
Austin, TX is a city that is so rich in culture and life, and the people are what make this city so magnetic. There are so many fascinating people doing exciting things. The city constantly keeps us inspired to continue to do the work we do here at Sleekform: creating alternative, comfortable ways for people to sit while they do whatever it is they do while seated.
We felt the urge to get out into our community and meet some people who make Austin great. We chatted to each person about their businesses, passions, how they use the chair and how they define self-care.
Next up on the docket is Cam Nelson, a daredevil slack-liner, an athletic performance coach and the host of the “Line to Mastery” podcast.
Cam’s whole methodology comes from challenging existing limitations, so it makes perfect sense that he would be immediately drawn to the Austin kneeling chair -a chair that was created with the intention of opening up new possibilities for our bodies while we sit.
Cam was first introduced to our chair at a recording of Evan Duvall’s podcast “Eazy Does It” at Native Hostel. He immediately sat down and stayed there for the entire 90-minute podcast recording. We were so stoked to see someone be so stoked about this style of sitting, so we introduced ourselves.
Cam is a born mover- staying still for any length of time just isn’t in his DNA. We asked him what it was that drew him to the chair and he immediately remarked that there is “incredible balance within the chair”. We took this as a major compliment since Cam knows a thing or two about balance as an expert slack-liner.
When he isn’t in a park, training and slack-lining, Cam finds himself sitting behind a computer putting in long hours editing his podcast, creating a course for professional athletes and running his coaching business. Typically he works for 30-60 minutes at a time before getting up and taking a quick movement break, but the fatigue gets to him quickly and he struggles to sit back down in his typical desk chair. This is not the case with the Austin. He has no trouble settling back down and easing into a workflow.
Cam loves that the Austin is a perfect balance (pun completely intended) of sitting and standing. He told us “Out of all the chairs that I’ve ever sat in, this one resembles the most amount of balance to the slackline, which is why I gravitated towards this chair”.
He referred to it as “productive movement”. It helps with his blood circulation through the pelvic floor and the variety of positions you can place your legs in and switch up your posture is “super rad”!
He made the PERFECT observation that when he is more engaged physically he is more engaged mentally on what he’s working on. We felt that hard.
You can follow Cam on Instagram here and make sure you check out his podcast “The Line To Mastery With Cam Nelson” here.
We have seven more Austin Project blogs coming up with so many rad people. Make sure you check out issue #1 with Evan Duvall! you can also check us out on Instagram for more photos from the Kara Marie Collective and more from our conversation with Cam.
If you’re located in Austin and would like to be featured in future Austin Project blogs, please reach out to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You Can shop the Austin (version black) here.