Anissa Rogers, 40, doesn’t have to worry about being a team player. She works from her Lake Mary home as a recruiter for pharmaceutical companies, spending most of the day on the computer. But she’s walking the whole time and facing a window on the world.
“It’s as if I’m at the park taking a nice stroll,” she said.
The simulated bliss is achieved through use of a TrekDesk, a portable, kidney-shaped surface that fits over a treadmill, allowing the user to conduct business without breaking stride. A competitive bodybuilder, Rogers calculates she burns 126 calories an hour. She said being upright all day has improved her posture. Rogers has no regrets about burning through $400 for the TrekDesk. “Honestly, I feel energized.”
Read the full article and see the video of a workout at work with TrekDesk treadmill desk here.
Summary: The health of Americans and the health of our economy have received a lot of bad news these past few years. However, there are always bright spots in any gloomy situation if one searches hard enough. This morning the Orlando Sentinel featured a front page story on a multi-tasking entrepreneur who combines health and productivity into a successful workout at work aboard a TrekDesk Treadmill Desk.
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