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August 2009 Blog Posts (8)

200 Office Walkers

We now have 200 Office Walkers! Welcome everyone.

Added by bdrhoa on August 29, 2009 at 12:50pm — No Comments

So far so good

I've lost a few pounds and I'm averaging about 240 minutes a day and trying to increase from that.

Finding out that a sweat a lot, so more showers are happening if I have a lunch meeting or afterwork event.

On my weight watchers, I'm using the "walking leisure" activity point count So far I've accumilated about 39 extra points. I'm trying not to use those extra points in eating.

I'm down to 252 from 269. It's a combination of eating healthier and less and the… Continue

Added by Christopher Ryan on August 21, 2009 at 1:26pm — No Comments


Have any of you used / had experience with the WalkNWork desk?

Added by Joy on August 18, 2009 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Walking, typining and chewing gum

So, we set up everything. I'm pretty happy.

We tried to fit the desk in a way that still allowed the treadmill to be set up with the arms, but the desk was too big. So we hung the control panel on the wall and removed the arms which gives me plenty of room to walk.

When I first had the stand up desk, my fee were extremely sore from just standing. It appears that the walking takes care of this problem by not allowing too much pressure on the same parts of the… Continue

Added by Christopher Ryan on August 16, 2009 at 10:09am — 6 Comments

Tales of the Treadmill Desk: Part II...Grinding halt.

So...the Department Chair must just never have imagined how much I would change my office when he gave the go ahead and when he happened to drop by and see the treadmill desk, he flipped. And I mean flipped...he didn't even wait to talk to me about it (I was in class at the time)...He went downstairs to the shop room and boomed at the maintenance guys to "get rid of that thing right now!" I think he might have used stronger language but, fortunately I guess, I wasn't there at the time. I came… Continue

Added by Aliencitizen on August 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Its all set up


After returning a broken treadmill via, my treadmill desk is up and running.

Took some fooling around with, but now it works and the Frederick desk from Ikea fits right where it should be. No balancing on handles.

Added by Christopher Ryan on August 13, 2009 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Tales of the Treadmill Desk: Part I

As previously requested by bdrhoa, here is a report (in two parts) on how it all turned out for me and the treadmill desk...

Last summer (2008) I was so excited about the idea of working and exercising at the same time that I asked my direct supervisor about it and told him all of my plans (literally, I'd drawn a floorplan to scale) for implementing a treadmill desk setup in my office and he said it sounded great/exciting and he couldn't wait to see it...I also asked the Dept… Continue

Added by Aliencitizen on August 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Got the desk on Sunday

I bought a IKEA Fredrick desk, the smaller version to act as my treadmill desk.

I am waiting for the Horizon T91 to come on Thursday from Amazon. No tax and free shipping. I did buy a 3 year extended warranty because I'm going to be using it alot. I looked at this Treadmill in Sherman Oaks at Play It Again Sports, but didn't buy from them even though their extended warranty would have been five years for the same price..

My roommate is going to help me install the… Continue

Added by Christopher Ryan on August 4, 2009 at 2:56am — No Comments

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