How it all began...
You may not know this, but The Treadmill Desk Store has a sister company called Total Office – an office products supplier with over 50 years’ experience. Through Total Office we have witnessed the evolution of office products and sadly the slow descent into the sedentary life style that many of us are now leading.
Whilst out visiting a client for Total Office, Managing Director John Thurgood happened to notice someone walking on a treadmill desk. As an office products supplier, we are experienced in the supply of ergonomic products but the treadmill desk was something new, something that could potentially change the way that office workers work altogether.
After a lot of research into the many benefits of treadmill desking, we then looked into purchasing our own treadmill desk for use in our office. We discovered many treadmill desk manufacturers and eventually we landed upon LifeSpan. They seemed to monopolise the US market with their range of Treadmill Desks, they weren’t at the higher end of the price scale but their machines weren’t cheap either. We knew we wanted a machine that would be reliable, would look good and fit in with our entire office so we ordered a TR5000-DT7 a walking treadmill base with an electronic height adjustable desk.
The day the Treadmill Desk arrived, there were certainly a few skeptics – ‘do you run on it? I don’t want to get all sweaty at work’ and ‘I don’t think I could walk and work at the same time’ – were a few of the things mentioned. However, objections were soon overcome when everyone discovered that actually you could walk and work – plus do all of the other things that you would normally do at your desk, type an email, answer the phone, drink a cup of coffee – okay, so maybe that last one took a bit of practice.
Mastering the morning coffee on the Treadmill Desk
We knew that Treadmill Desking was a great way to work, people seemed more motivated, the days seemed shorter, and people soon had their own little routines and time slots for using the treadmill desk. We knew that Treadmill Desks were a great thing, we just didn’t know of many people selling them – especially in the UK. So with months of planning, and agreements drawn up between ourselves and LifeSpan we became an official re-seller of LifeSpan treadmill desks, and The Treadmill Desk Store was born.
Over a year later and a collective 4800 miles under the belt we have supplied some of the Uk’s most forward thinking companies with Treadmill Desks, we even launched our induction sessions where we work with companies to encourage employees to keep active at work and to ensure the successful implementation of the Treadmill Desks. We have also added a few new models to our office too, the TR1200-DT7 as well as invented our own sit-stand-walking desk by teaming up a Kinnarps™ height adjustable desk with a LifeSpan treadmill base – which is now available to purchase exclusively through The Treadmill Desk Store.
Our Walk-Sit-Sand Desk - Exclusive to The Treadmill Desk Store
As Treadmill Desk users ourselves we have experienced first-hand how businesses benefit from treadmill desk use. We hope that with the introduction of workplace well-being programs along with more media coverage, treadmill desks will become widely used in offices as a great way to combat sedentary behavior and motivate employees to lead a healthier lifestyle.
If you are considering purchasing a treadmill desk for your business or home office please call us on 020 7536 2340 and we will be more than happy to share our experience and advise you on the best machine to suit your requirements.