Shrink Your Bottom While Contributing to the Companies Bottom Line

Shrink Your Bottom While Contributing to the Companies Bottom Line

Posted by:    |    Saturday, December 3, 2011 7:00 am

The TreadDesk lets employees whittle away the pounds by walking while they work, says inventor Jerry Carr, 47, of Fishers, Ind. With just a touch of a button, the desktop rises to a height that lets a person comfortably walk 1.5 mph while taking phone calls or even using a computer. "Ten years ago, this was not a viable business option," says Carr, "But the buzz words 'corporate wellness' are so important in today's business world that the timing couldn't be better." Carr was working as a sports industry salesman when he came up with the idea for TreadDesk after moving a treadmill into his office so he could lose 20 pounds. Then Carr discovered that he couldn't break away from his desk long enough for a decent workout, Now, since quitting that job to hawk his invention, Carr can both make business calls and shed excess pounds while hiking on a TreadDesk.

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"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