The Wellness Company rents Two “Walking Workstations” and puts them in the Conference room.
Tim is a customer service rep and he has been sitting at his desk for the last 4 hours and needs a change of pace. Tim stands up, grabs his iPad, iphone and a cup of Java and steps onto the treadmill desk workstation. Tim puts his Tablet, mobile phone and his cup of java on the treadmill desk and starts the treadmill.
Tim sets the treadmill belt speed to 1.5 mph and raises the elevation to 2% and starts walking and working. Tim replies to emails and makes some customer service phone calls while walking. Getting productive work accomplished. 45 minutes later Tim goes back to his main office desk. Energized for the rest of the work-day.
Brenda grabs her laptop and mobile phone and stands on the walking workstation. Presses the start button, sets the speed to .9 mph and the incline to 1% as she starts walking & working. Brenda edits blog posts and watches a few How-To videos on YouTube. After an hour and 45 minutes, Brenda goes back to her regular office desk. Invigorated, and ready for the rest of her day.
Mark, the Vice President of sales comes back to the office after a long lunch meeting. Instead of going to his office and sitting at his desk, Mark gets his iPad, iphone and spends 95 minutes walking and talking to reps and clients at the treadmill walking workstation. Making Mark’s after-lunch workday productive without breaking a sweat.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE TREADMILL QUALITY, NOT THE DESK.
A treadmill desk workstation being used by more than 4 people a day needs regular service and maintenance to assure it’s always in good working order during company hours. A treadmill desk workstation that has a broken treadmill does not help anyone with walking while working.