Fit for Work

You’ve no doubt heard about the health benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day — energy, mood, memory, metabolism, blood sugar and weight loss are benefits that have been documented by numerous studies and leading medical authorities worldwide. It’s not always easy finding the time to squeeze all that walking into a busy day. If there’s one thing that most of us need, it’s more time to fit in physical activity. Just ask Steve Bordley, a busy father of three who came up with an ingenious solution to the work/fitness trade-off: TrekDesk. The TrekDesk is specially designed at walking height to fit over a standard treadmill. Plus, it’s got all the accoutrements of your typical office desk, so it’s easy to work on a computer or take calls while strolling. lest you think crunching through a spreadsheet while on your feet is just for fitness fanatics, Bordley (on the left) and other TrekDeskers have history on their side. Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Jefferson all favored the standing desk. Word is, they felt standing at their work kept them keen of mind — and these were some pretty sharp guys. Bordley himself lost 25 pounds and got rid of nagging back troubles while walking away his workday. Plus, researchers say walking can help lift moods and even improve memory capacity. Now that’s the kind of multitasking we love.

TrekDesk

Treadmill Desk

Fit for Work

You’ve no doubt heard about the health benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day — energy, mood, memory, metabolism, blood sugar and weight loss are benefits that have been documented by numerous studies and leading medical authorities worldwide. It’s not always easy finding the time to squeeze all that walking into a busy day. If there’s one thing that most of us need, it’s more time to fit in physical activity. Just ask Steve Bordley, a busy father of three who came up with an ingenious solution to the work/fitness trade-off: TrekDesk. The TrekDesk is specially designed at walking height to fit over a standard treadmill. Plus, it’s got all the accoutrements of your typical office desk, so it’s easy to work on a computer or take calls while strolling. lest you think crunching through a spreadsheet while on your feet is just for fitness fanatics, Bordley (on the left) and other TrekDeskers have history on their side. Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Jefferson all favored the standing desk. Word is, they felt standing at their work kept them keen of mind — and these were some pretty sharp guys. Bordley himself lost 25 pounds and got rid of nagging back troubles while walking away his workday. Plus, researchers say walking can help lift moods and even improve memory capacity. Now that’s the kind of multitasking we love.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Steve
    Steve

    We are pleased that the Daily Grommet is offering us the opportunity of getting you out of your office chairs and back into motion. Many of you may not know it but your office chair is the biggest enemy to your health and TrekDesk is here to help you lose weight, restore your health, energy levels and vitality; all while you work. Already featured on NPR, CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX news networks, we are happy to be here to explain why TrekDesk is changing the workplace in homes and offices throughout North America and beyond.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/11/2010 12:56 PM

    When I first saw this Grommet coming down the pike I was intrigued. I think many of us would feel better knowing that we could fit a healthier lifestyle within our current situation. I don't have exercise equipment at home and so I took my laptop to the Gym and put it in the holders meant to hold books. By the end of 45 minutes I felt great that I had snuck in some movement while working, but I had a crick in my neck working with my computer in such an awkward position. The design of this desk is key to this working. It would without a doubt contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

    For those who simply have trouble sitting at a desk for the duration of a workday - this may help you keep focus while getting some of that extra energy released as well.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    1/11/2010 1:05 PM

    Hi Katherine, You bring up a good point. The ergonomics of TrekDesk assure that your body stays in proper position and alignment while working. It may surprise people to learn that there is 50% less stress on the spine while you stand and walk than if you are seated in a chair.

  • DDJ
    DDJ
    1/11/2010 4:16 PM

    Interesting idea. I wonder if the noise of the treadmill would be distracting?

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    1/11/2010 4:49 PM

    Actually, the noise it not an issue with most treadmills. In fact we have a video of an office user and you cannot hear the treadmill over the normal office sounds ( hvac etc.). Most treadmills manufactured in the past 3 years utilize a "whisper quiet technology" which at slow speeds is exceptionally quiet.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie
    1/11/2010 8:11 PM

    I am wondering how long it takes to get used to typing while walking. Is it awkward? So you make more mistakes?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/11/2010 9:03 PM

    @Lisa Marie - That's a great question. We'll have Steve or Joanne stop back and give you insight.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    1/11/2010 9:06 PM

    It depends on the individual. For most it takes about 30 minutes or so to get the feel and rhythm. Typing takes a bit more time, usually about a day to adjust to movement while typing. Typing speeds vary but most report staying at the same typing speeds or just neglibly lower. It all depends on the speed but at 1 MPH it is very easy.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    1/11/2010 9:16 PM

    @ Lisa Marie -it's the thinking and key boarding while walking that takes a little bit of adjustment. I was encouraged though because I knew right away that this was something that I could make work pretty quickly. It's more natural than you may expect.

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    3/9/2010 4:06 PM

    I have been looking for a product like that for a long time. As my daily routine, I walk about 5 miles and what you've said in the video, is very true. Now, I'll be working overseas in next several months, does this product comes with 50HZ 220 volt option for power supply?

    Thank you for creating such an innovative product.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/9/2010 7:43 PM

    Patrick - this feature is just for the TrekDesk, the treadmill is pictured to show it in use. The TrekDesk will adapt to go over most treadmills.

    Best to you in your overseas work!

  •  Laurie
    Laurie
    10/16/2012 7:45 PM

    Greetings, any problem with the desk wobbling?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

TrekDesk

Treadmill Desk

Fit for Work

You’ve no doubt heard about the health benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day — energy, mood, memory, metabolism, blood sugar and weight loss are benefits that have been documented by numerous studies and leading medical authorities worldwide. It’s not always easy finding the time to squeeze all that walking into a busy day. If there’s one thing that most of us need, it’s more time to fit in physical activity. Just ask Steve Bordley, a busy father of three who came up with an ingenious solution to the work/fitness trade-off: TrekDesk.

The TrekDesk is specially designed at walking height to fit over a standard treadmill. Plus, it’s got all the accoutrements of your typical office desk, so it’s easy to work on a computer or take calls while strolling. lest you think crunching through a spreadsheet while on your feet is just for fitness fanatics, Bordley (on the left) and other TrekDeskers have history on their side. Winston Churchill, Ernest Hemingway and Thomas Jefferson all favored the standing desk. Word is, they felt standing at their work kept them keen of mind — and these were some pretty sharp guys.

Bordley himself lost 25 pounds and got rid of nagging back troubles while walking away his workday. Plus, researchers say walking can help lift moods and even improve memory capacity. Now that’s the kind of multitasking we love.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Steve
    Steve

    We are pleased that the Daily Grommet is offering us the opportunity of getting you out of your office chairs and back into motion. Many of you may not know it but your office chair is the biggest enemy to your health and TrekDesk is here to help you lose weight, restore your health, energy levels and vitality; all while you work. Already featured on NPR, CBS, ABC, NBC and FOX news networks, we are happy to be here to explain why TrekDesk is changing the workplace in homes and offices throughout North America and beyond.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/11/2010 12:56 PM

    When I first saw this Grommet coming down the pike I was intrigued. I think many of us would feel better knowing that we could fit a healthier lifestyle within our current situation. I don't have exercise equipment at home and so I took my laptop to the Gym and put it in the holders meant to hold books. By the end of 45 minutes I felt great that I had snuck in some movement while working, but I had a crick in my neck working with my computer in such an awkward position. The design of this desk is key to this working. It would without a doubt contribute to a healthier lifestyle.

    For those who simply have trouble sitting at a desk for the duration of a workday - this may help you keep focus while getting some of that extra energy released as well.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    1/11/2010 1:05 PM

    Hi Katherine, You bring up a good point. The ergonomics of TrekDesk assure that your body stays in proper position and alignment while working. It may surprise people to learn that there is 50% less stress on the spine while you stand and walk than if you are seated in a chair.

  • DDJ
    DDJ
    1/11/2010 4:16 PM

    Interesting idea. I wonder if the noise of the treadmill would be distracting?

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    1/11/2010 4:49 PM

    Actually, the noise it not an issue with most treadmills. In fact we have a video of an office user and you cannot hear the treadmill over the normal office sounds ( hvac etc.). Most treadmills manufactured in the past 3 years utilize a "whisper quiet technology" which at slow speeds is exceptionally quiet.

  • Lisa Marie
    Lisa Marie
    1/11/2010 8:11 PM

    I am wondering how long it takes to get used to typing while walking. Is it awkward? So you make more mistakes?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/11/2010 9:03 PM

    @Lisa Marie - That's a great question. We'll have Steve or Joanne stop back and give you insight.

  • Steve
    Steve – Special Guest
    1/11/2010 9:06 PM

    It depends on the individual. For most it takes about 30 minutes or so to get the feel and rhythm. Typing takes a bit more time, usually about a day to adjust to movement while typing. Typing speeds vary but most report staying at the same typing speeds or just neglibly lower. It all depends on the speed but at 1 MPH it is very easy.

  • joanne
    joanne – Grommet Team
    1/11/2010 9:16 PM

    @ Lisa Marie -it's the thinking and key boarding while walking that takes a little bit of adjustment. I was encouraged though because I knew right away that this was something that I could make work pretty quickly. It's more natural than you may expect.

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    3/9/2010 4:06 PM

    I have been looking for a product like that for a long time. As my daily routine, I walk about 5 miles and what you've said in the video, is very true. Now, I'll be working overseas in next several months, does this product comes with 50HZ 220 volt option for power supply?

    Thank you for creating such an innovative product.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/9/2010 7:43 PM

    Patrick - this feature is just for the TrekDesk, the treadmill is pictured to show it in use. The TrekDesk will adapt to go over most treadmills.

    Best to you in your overseas work!

  •  Laurie
    Laurie
    10/16/2012 7:45 PM

    Greetings, any problem with the desk wobbling?

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.