Working Out at Work: Treadmill Desks

Posted by:    |    Sunday, December 4, 2011 7:00 am

"It's so hard, especially for women in the middle of the day — with the hair, the makeup," she says, 'I don't like working out early, and at the end of the day I want to go home and have a glass of wine Krivosha found the solution in an unlikely place: a client's conference room. There she experienced a Walkstation — a treadmill-equipped desk from office furniture manufacturer Steelcase. Rather than conduct the meeting over a traditional conference table, the client invited Krivosha to converse with her on side-by-side Walkstations. The two walked at a slow, steady pace while scribbling notes on the treadmills' built-in desktops. The two-hour meeting was a sweat-free yet invigorating experience, Krivosha says.

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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