LIGHTNING RELEASES: MARINA DEL REY, CA (3/15/2014)  – Study after study confirms that too much sitting can have ill effects on your health, yet at the same time studies show too much standing can be harmful, as well. A new product, called The Purrch, may just be the solution, according to Purrch, Inc. CEO George Marlowe.

“A quick Google search of ‘sitting is killing’ will bring up many important  articles and studies showing the correlation between sitting too long and afflictions like heart disease, diabetes, obesity and even the shortening of life itself,” said Marlowe. “At the same time, standing too long is such a popular complaint it has its own Wikipedia page, with back pain, joint compression, and varicose veins as just a few of the possible outcomes.  I think The Purrch is the perfect solution for spending less time sitting or standing.”

The Purrch is a simple yet highly effective seating device designed for most anyone to use. The Purrch allows people to quickly and easily lean back into a comfortable position, which users have told us reduces strain and fatigue, while assisting in retaining proper posture. So, for people who sit in a chair for hours and hours a day, The Purrch provides a superior alternate position, letting you stretch and move instead of sitting still, and relieves the strain on many organs and muscles in the body. Likewise, The Purrch gives people standing too much a fast and simple way to reduce the weight and strain of standing by taking 33% to 50% of the weight off of their feet, ankles, knees, and hips.

Invented by Eric Hosler, a concert violinist and violin teacher, as an aid to correct posture for himself and his students while playing or practicing the violin, the Purrch uses a patented arc in the strong aluminum shaft, which allows for the perfect angle of attack for peak performance, and turns each user (up to 400 pounds) into a better supported and balanced tripod.  Its oversized bell shape foot is very tough, yet flexible enough to grip well on even very smooth indoor surfaces such as hardwood or tile.

The Purrch is an option for many different types of users and situations. Stand-up desk users, musicians, golf and other tournament spectators, soccer moms and dads, entertainment industry crew members, photographers, beauticians and barbers, ambulatory seniors and tourists are just a few of the many happy Purrchers so far..

The Purrch has just launched a crowd-funding campaign, announced Marlowe.  Indiegogo is hosting the funding efforts. People interested in contributing or getting one of the first production Purrch models should visit the funding site directly. While investors can choose any level of investment, a $70 contribution will get the contributor their own Purrch, with a savings of 30% off the full retail price of $100.  Find the campaign at

For more information on The Purrch, the company, investing, selling or purchasing, visit or contact George Marlowe at (323) 363-4240 or email him at [email protected]


George Marlowe

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