Fitness + Desk = FitDesk
Alexandra: It’s an exercise bike with a pad where you can buckle your laptop in and go for a stationary ride! Well, K & A love to multitask, especially if we can combine our love of exercise with our
addiction to weird stuff we find on the net dedication to our craft.
We were told by the developer that we could exercise and d
o our emails, tweets, gaming and work, while keeping our elbows and hands comfy. Guess what? It’s true. Because we are so twitchy, have such bad eyes, we thought the computer would be hard to read if we pedaled at anything faster than a mosey. But it really does have a smooth ride. And the FitDesk is especially fun and comfy if you get someone else to assemble it! Preferably someone with mad skills.
It’s Portable – Yes, it truly is. You can take it to the mountains,
to the driveway,
to the backyard,
to the living room,
even to the beach.
Er, okay, maybe we forgot to take it to the beach. But you see how I almost look like I”m riding it? That’s gotta count for something.
And the best news? You never have to worry about getting so into your online farm game that you forget where you’re going and pedal into one of these!
Kymberly: The reality is that we as a nation are spending more time sitting. Bet you knew that. We want to be active; we want to feel mobile and happy in our bodies. But working, driving, eating, watching tv, sitting at computers, and other mawduhn activities are only increasing our need to move while working. Fortunately, we (meaning people in general) are pretty ingenious and tend to find solutions so we can do it all! FitDesk is one such solution. In fact, I predict that FitDesk and other such multi-task, office-appropriate solutions are the wave of the future. You can pedal at a moderate pace that keeps you sweat-free in your office attire. Relieve the pressure from thinking you have to get an intense workout from the FitDesk; think of your time on the FitDesk as “not sitting” time vs “exercise time” and you will be ahead of all your plunked down coworkers!
A couple of initial questions come up for sure:
1) What does the thingie ma jingie cost? Around $200, but go to the website to check details and accuracy.
2) Even with its adjustable settings, the FitDesk is lightweight and smallish. Can it handle a 6’5” guy who weighs over 250? Glad you asked as that describes my husband, whom we talked into test riding this baby. Yes, he fit and could pedal away while using the laptop; No, he was not all that comfy so the machine may max out for tall, big (though good looking!) guys.
3) Is it worth buying? What price is your health worth to you? FitDesk seems to be filling the niche of low-priced, low key, low tech workstation workout machines. Sure, you can spend more and get something bigger and heftier. But we like that the FitDesk provides a great option for most budgets. Bottom line is that your bottom line will thank you! We give it our “purchase and pedal” thumbs up!
Readers: What do you think? Are you ready to take it for a whirl? And how much time do you spend sitting down?
Photo credits: Kymberly herself! Dang me if she doesn’t refuse to get in the pictures!