In 2006 Jerry Carr, the founder of TreadDesk Inc., went through a job change. After being very active with outside sales for over 20 years, Carr suddenly found himself "tied to a desk". Within two months, he started to pick up weight and felt sluggish. He knew that he had to change the way he was spending his time at work if he was going to survive this new position.

At first, Carr purchased a treadmill that he placed in the corner of his office, but he couldn't get any work done at his desk while walking on the treadmill. Over the next year, he built several prototypes of a treadmill desk, making improvements along the way. 

Once Carr finally had a working model of his treadmill desk in his office, he lost 18 pounds within the next 3 months. By walking an average of 4 miles each day at his treadmill desk, Carr was burning more calories than he was taking in, which is the simple formula for weight loss.   

Carr knew that if this treadmill desk worked for him, it could work for anyone else who had a desk job. There is no easier way to lose weight than by walking, and to be able to walk while you continue to work at a TreadDesk is a plus for both employees and employers.

Mission Statement

To Provide Office Workers the Opportunity to Walk While They Work.

"I've been using the TreadDesk for quite some time now and I can't say enough good things about it! The tread itself is quiet, responsive, compact, and sturdy. Working while standing up and walking has been an easy adjustment, and my base speed has increased steadily. I'm a college professor, and have spent the last twenty years sitting at my desk. I set up my computer at my TreadDesk so that when I'm working on it I'm standing or walking. I really wish I had this arrangement from the very beginning. I can't imagine ever going back!"

Alison S. - Bloomington, IL