Gallery: Sit to Walkstation Desk Treadmill: Burn Calories While You Wor...


If your 9 to 5 requires you to be a desk jockey for most of the day, chances are you either need to hit the gym to work off that Subway sandwich you had for lunch – or worse yet, you don’t work it off at all (Jared would not be proud). Enter the Sit to Walkstation. This desk/treadmill combo is the answer to every desk potato’s prayers! It allows you to sit, stand or even walk on a treadmill as you work so that your body can look as stacked as that last set of blueprints you handed in to your boss.

Author’s Note: I am standing as I write this article and will be attempting to work the whole day today on my feet. 10:34AM: My legs are about to give out, but I am going to try my best to power through.

The Sit to Walkstation is an integrated treadmill and desk with room to fit an office chair and all of the files, folders, accessories that you would at a normal desk. In order to switch from sitting mode to standing or walking, all you have to do is push a button. And while we can’t say that the Sit to Walkstation is truly eco-friendly, it is definitely an example of design for health and it’s got steel components (steel is often a recycled material and a very recyclable material).

So why stand or walk while working? Well, the answer may seem obvious – to burn calories and stay fit! – but if you aren’t convinced, read this article from the New York Times about how much of a difference having a standing desk can make. If you don’t do it for the weight-control benefits, do it for the positive effect it can have if you suffer from back pains associated with sitting in a chair for 8 hours.

At $4,599, not everyone will be able to afford the Walkstation. If you can, more power to you, but if you can’t why not just ask your boss if you can work at a more elevated surface and stand instead? Or if you work at home and are really brave, you can try jerryrigging your own desk treadmill – but please exercise caution as you exercise!

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  1. standingfit March 8, 2012 at 2:08 am

    Try a Standing Fit unit; Best to choose to stand or sit.

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  4. guapo September 8, 2010 at 2:27 am

    feio – you clearly didn\’t read the linked NYTimes article. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that working out is not enough. That sitting for 5-8 hours a day COUNTERACTS the exercise you get by spending an hour or two at the gym.

  5. feio July 26, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Another excuse for laziness ‘masked’ as ‘convenience’. Why spend more energy, resources and money to create a product that will probably become a white elephant for 80% of the people who bought it. The solutions are already out there like biking, walking or jogging to work. It’s free and won’t need even a fraction of the resources and energy like this lump of metal. People are just lazy and think this is more ‘convenient’. Well the first step to having a fitter body is to STOP BEING LAZY!
    Another thought is that if you really want to become healthier – work less! Life is too short and beautiful to be spent chained to your desk, and this is one more padlock.

    But the IF it’s rigged up to produce power for the building…then that’s a different story. 😀

  6. 1stthings1st July 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    What makes these work and exercise so effective is that you don’t even know your working out. But I have used a similar type ( for 8 months and feel and look great. I am a believer in this product.

  7. KristenUBB July 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Hook this up to some sort of generator and your workers could power the office (:

  8. Chrisjob July 20, 2010 at 11:15 am

    I wanted a similar set-up, but already had the exercise gear – so I figured out a way to make a way to mount my laptop for around $20 and an hour of work –

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