Keeping Moving at Your Desk
Remember the Rebel desk and treadmill I unboxed a while back? I’ve been using it during my work day and I’m loving it. It’s great for burning extra calories, beyond what can be accomplished with a standing desk.
Rebel Treadmill 1000
This desk is actually two pieces, a standing desk and the treadmill. The Rebel Treadmill 1000 ($649) is smaller than the ones you’ll find in the the gym. It fits right under the desk, and in fact, you could use it with whatever standing desk you want.
It’s pretty quiet, too. The biggest sound factor is likely to depend on how soft the soles of your shoes are. The controller provides you with information on speed time and distance, and it’s lightweight and easy to use.
A lot of people ask about how you can type while walking. You actually can! The treadmill has a speed range of .5 to 2 mph, and when you try it out, you see that typing is no problem. Finer detailed work like drawing will be more of an issue.
Committing to Standing
Sometimes you want to take a break from walking and even standing, and that is still a bit of a problem. You can have a chair or stool next to the treadmill, but then you need to move stuff around (either the treadmill or your computer). I’ve found one folding chair in the office I can balance on the treadmill side rails, but this isn’t ideal for a number of reasons. So you need to fit in your sitting time when you’re away from your desk, in meetings or at lunch.
The Rebel Desk Crank-Up 1000 Desk
The Rebel Desk Crank-Up 1000 Desk ($599) goes together easily and has two power outlets, and two USB ports for charging your mobile gear, and some good cable routing on the back. This is the glass top model, but there’s also a teak finish option. The desk is 48 inches wide and can hold 75 pounds of stuff.
If you’re trying to burn calories, a treadmill desk is a great option to make even more progress toward your fitness goals than a standing desk alone!