First, don't just take our word for it, read our customer reviews. The TrekDesk treadmill desk offers more desktop area than its competitors, larger than many desk surfaces. It is also priced significantly below our competitors. Since it is used with an existing treadmill, employees can use their incline/elevation feature and burn 2x the calories in the same amount of time (at the same slow speed). Our treadmill design also allows the purchase of a treadmill that fits your specific needs for multiple use (such as running). TrekDesk also features unique accessories designed to make employees more effective while they work. Additionally, TrekDesk is designed to fold up for easy storage or mobility should you need to take it to another location.
Actually, TrekDesk has been featured on major networks throughout the United States (CNN,ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS). You may view these news reports of the TrekDesk treadmill desk in action in our News & Media section.
The TrekDesk treadmill desk is designed to be an extremely affordable product which incorporates all the necessary features needed during the work day. The TrekDesk treadmill desk price has been reduced to $499.00, including all accessories. Currently, we are offering FREE SUPER SAVER SHIPPING through our partnership with Amazon.com. International customers can order the TrekDesk from Amazon.com who will arrange shipping/tariffs for an additional price. CANADIAN customers may now order TrekDesk directly on Amazon Canada.
No, one of the main advantages of TrekDesk is that it is designed to complement existing treadmills. Employers also have the flexibility of purchasing treadmills that fit their employees’ exact needs in any office setting.
TrekDesk's unique design fits most treadmills available in the United States today, however, with more than 50 million existing treadmills, we cannot guarantee it will fit perfectly with all types. You can determine in advance if your treadmill is suitable by visiting our TREKDESK treadmill desk product page or by reviewing the following dimensions:
TrekDesk height adjustment (floor to desktop): 46.5 inches to 56.5 inches Width of support legs: 49 inches Front of center cutout to back of desktop: 18 inches.
* We also suggest a deck length no less than 50 inches, however, shorter walking decks may be used depending on placement of the TrekDesk.
No. In fact many studies have shown that your concentration and productivity will increase walking with a treadmill desk. You will notice immediately that you do not suffer from the daily bouts of fatigue that may plague you after lunch and later in the day. Increased blood flow to the brain also keeps you sharp and attentive.
That will depend entirely upon your goals and usage of TrekDesk. It is very possible to lose 50 pounds or more in a year. Losing one pound per week or more is a very achievable goal. For a more detailed explanation, click here.
Our species has evolved over millions of years to walk 30-35 miles per day, yet we have only became sedentary within the last century. The question should be is it safe to sit all day, and the answer to that is a resounding no. Read the research on the health benefits of the TrekDesk Treadmill Desk here.
Actually, thousands of people are already incorporating walking with TrekDesk treadmill desks into their daily lives at universities, corporations, small businesses and home offices all over the world. Local and national news programs and print mediums have reported favorably on the popularity and health restoring qualities of this new way to work.
Anyone, with the exception of young children, can. Teenagers can benefit during homework or gaming hours. Even if you are elderly, can walk on a treadmill and have consent of your physician, walking with a TrekDesk treadmill desk is a wonderful health-restoring productivity tool.
A distinct advantage to the TrekDesk treadmill desk is the space and money you save using it in your home or corporate office. On average, it uses less footprint space than a standard desk and chair arrangement. Plus, it folds for easy storage and portability.
No. Placing your work, hobbies, phone and keyboard/mouse on TrekDesk treadmill desk assures you walk daily. After a week or so, you will notice an eagerness to start your day off walking. In a few weeks, you will be a convert and will wonder how you ever spent your entire day sitting at a desk.
Easy solution. If you use a Windows PC, simply hold down your Control key and press your + or - keys. On a Mac, you do basically the same thing but you use the Command key instead. This will allow you to increase or decrease the size of the text on the screen making it easier to read while walking with your TrekDesk treadmill desk.
You will notice in a short period of time that your body prefers it, as long as you are walking and not just standing in one place. Newer treadmills offer soft decks which are not like standing on a hard surface and are also easier on your knees, feet and back.
TrekDesk is wide enough on the sides to allow for a stool for temporary sitting. We originally designed an exercise ball chair however it never went into production since most users either stand or walk slowly the entire day.
No worries, this is a no sweat proposition. Your normal walking speed is about 2.5- 3.0 mph. Walking t 0.7-1.0 MPH with the TrekDesk treadmill desk, you won't notice a difference. Yet you will gain significant health benefits from walking with a treadmill desk. You may eventually increase to a faster pace and treadmill elevation without sweating but this is different for everyone. Room temperature, clothing, individual capabilities all need to be considered but sweating is not necessary to lose weight and is not a concern walking slowly while working.
Yes, regular walking with a treadmill desk will increase levels of dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine, neurotransmitters that affect mood. These are the same brain chemicals whose levels are targeted by antidepressant medications Prozac, Paxil and Zoloft. Read more about the effect that walking with a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk will have on your mood and your brain.
Many of us have toiled for our 45 minutes to an hour in a gym, three times a week, to no apparent (measured by the scale) avail. Walking with a treadmill desk keeps your body moving at a rate conducive to burning fat throughout the entire day. Over a period of months this translates into wonderful weight loss results and an increase in energy.
TrekDesk's treadmill desk was designed for people like you with sedentary tasks. You will achieve your fitness goals without sweating or sounding out of breath. Leave the office feeling more productive, fit, less fat, and much more invigorated.
In all likelihood, probably. However new scientific evidence will empower you to restore your health and replaces the myths with scientific facts. You will be surprised what walking with a treadmill desk can do for you.
Walking with a TrekDesk treadmill desk is perfect for you. You will need to go slower on your treadmill than if you are just reading however. Everyone is different so experiment with the speeds and inclines that are best for you. There is one other option as well, Voice Recognition Software allows you to talk and it does the typing for you. We recommend Dragon Naturally Speaking. Works wonderful on Windows and Mac (with the Mac you will need an emulation software known as Parallels Desktop).
The design of the TrekDesk treadmill desk features significant work area ( 72 inches by 34 inches) for both right and left handed workers. TrekDesk also incorporates space saving, productive attachments. You will wonder how you ever sat all day at a desk.
Not necessarily. You won't need to change your shoes at the lower speeds if fashion is a concern in your office and you will only be walking with the TrekDesk treadmill desk for a couple of hours a day. For home office workers or those planning to walk 2+ hours per day we recommend using a good walking or cross training shoe. Soft gel insoles are a great idea too.
Many of the newer treadmills incorporate a whisper quiet technology to dampen the sound of walking on the treadmill desk. Older pre-existing treadmills that make noise may require that you use a noise canceling headset. No one will hear a thing while you are on the phone.
TrekDesk offers a significant ROI whether you install mobile stations thru the office or only in meeting rooms. Your employees will be healthier, happier, and more productive. TrekDesk may also prove valuable in complying with local, state, and federal health care initiatives.
Read what walking with a TrekDesk treadmill desk for 30 minutes a day would do for you. If you work at a desk, read or use the phone for any length of time during the day you are not too busy for TrekDesk.
Walking has been shown to be a tremendous benefit as we grow older. First consult your physician. Remember walking has been shown to increase life span, reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, dementia, and heart/lung ailments as well as increasing your strength overall. The health benefits are too numerous to list here but we have numerous articles in our Research Section.
If you are the commander of the home front, time is more critical to you than most. The TrekDesk treadmill desk allows you to multi-task like never before, enhance your helath and keep your weight under control.
First, we suggest you educate your firm about the ROI of TrekDesk, productivity increases and health benefits. If that does not work, you need not despair. Walking with a TrekDesk treadmill desk at home regularly for even short periods has significant health advantages.
Adding TrekDesk to your existing treadmill makes it a specific destination to perform tasks. Once you place your phone, work, hobbies, reading materials and laptop on the TrekDesk you either stand there or walk while working. It is easier to walk and it becomes second nature to you. It just works, plain and simple and you will never be bored on your treadmill again.
Absolutely, even more so than usual since you are walking and burning calories. The TrekDesk treadmill desk features two (2) cup holders along with additional accessories to make you more productive as you walk. Once you start walking you won't have to leave your desk for anything.
TrekDesk makes it possible to walk while you work, the tremendous health benefits of walking daily are backed by numerous scientific studies conducted by the most respected medical institutions in the world today.
It is a recommendation from the US Surgeon General illustrating how active you should be to maintain your health and has sent the sale of pedometers soaring. Walking wiith a TrekDesk treadmill desk you will not need a pedometer. At only 1.0 MPH you will achieve this Daily Recommended amount of steps in only 3 hours. Increase the speed to 1.5 MPH and you hit this goal in just 2.35 hours.
There are many distinct advantages including design, cost, function, flexibility, and durability. Compare the utility and quality of our desktop to other adjustable desks. The TrekDesk costs 70% less than many of them. If you prefer to only buy one long lasting, multi featured treadmill that allows you to work and, as you progress, for aerobic exercise; then TrekDesk is for you. Why buy two treadmills or trust the longevity of the treadmill to companies not in this line of business?
Treadmills may cause injuries if not used properly, consult the instruction manuals of your particular brand. Do not allow children under the age of twelve to use TrekDesk or be in the same room during operation for this reason. We also ask that you read the TrekDesk Owner's Manual entirely before starting operation.
First, speak to your physician. Ask him if walking on a soft deck treadmill which offers 30-35% less stress on your joints is something you can handle. Individuals have shown remarkable recoveries with daily regimines of walking.
You most likely will not need one since there is sufficient space on your TrekDesk for most monitors. We do not manufacture our own mounts due to the multitude of options available in the marketplace, however we do provide the capacity to attach a mount to TrekDesk. We strongly suggest that you place your monitors at eye level to prevent neck strain if you will be reading for extensive periods of time. Most monitors will be at the correct height once you adjust your desk height to your requirements for typing. This can also be accomplished with wall mounts, shelves, floor mounts or adjustable mounting arms.
Absolutely. You can easily read from your monitor or laptop while walking. Additionally, the TrekDesk treadmil desk offers options such as book, magazine and manuscript holders to make the task enjoyable as well as healthy. When was the last time you surfed the web or caught up on your favorite magazine, newspaper or book and walked a few miles, burned 100's of calories, increased your muscle and bone strength, and finished feeling invigorated -all at the same time?
Yes, rather easily in fact. You will be surprised. However, the faster your speed settings the more challenging it can become to write. Typing is very easy. Everyone is different in this regard, so experiment for the right walking speed for you.
We are constantly adding articles on the health benefits of walking. We often link directly to this from our Facebook page, so we would suggest that you join us there. We also update our News & Media page as well as our TrekDesk Treadmill Desk BLOG which features articles of the health benefits of walking with a TrekDesk treadmill desk.
Yes, start slowly. TrekDesk is a life changing tool. You do not need to sprint to the finish line. Think of it as more of a marathon through life. Drink sufficient amounts of water during the day. Your body's furnace needs it to wash out the waste it is burning. Have FUN, you are going to love how you feel, how you look, and the sense of control that will return to your life. Questions About TrekDesk? Contact us. We will be happy to respond to you.
We strongly advise anyone using TrekDesk to first consut with their physician. Your abiltiy to walk for extended periods is dependent upon a number of health factors. We suggest that when you first start using a TrekDesk treadmill desk you only attempt an amount of time you would be comfortable walking on a normal basis. You can add additional increments of 15 minutes daily to determine your personal abilities.
Absolutely. First, never operate a treadmill with an infant in the same room and never leave it running unattended.
Incorporate an emergency shut off process before using your TrekDesk. Most treadmills incorporate a safety shut off key, this should be a priority just in case you need to use it.
We recommend you do not exceed 2 mph while using TrekDesk, however you can gain additional benefits by utilizing your treadmill's incline feature. We also recommend that you do not exceed an incline level more than 6 using TrekDesk. You will find that anything above this even at slower speeds can cause you to sweat. So, stay cool, stay safe and don't try to overdo it.
Our Owners Manual lists many suggestions to keep you safe while using TrekDesk. We strongly advise that you read it entirely before engaging in setup and use of your TrekDesk treadmill desk.
Certainly, it is stable to use for such a purpose but remember we do not recommend placing items that total more than 55 pounds on the desktop. TrekDesk was not designed to sit on or place products that weigh more than the amount stipulated.
Our color scheme was designed to fit the broadest audience appeal. The desktop is gray, the supporting legs, braces, brackets and accessories are gray/silver. We are able to provide customized colors for large orders in excess of 250 desks however.
Hard to say really. Many people have modified treadmills so that they could work with them. The first that came to public awareness was a psychology professor at Berkley. The first commercial application of a treadmill desk is credited to Dr. James Levine of the Mayo Clinic who teamed with SteelCase to manufacture a treadmill desk. TrekDesk was invented by Steve Bordley and was the first to market with an affordable treadmill desk designed to work with virtually any treadmill.