How to start a virtuous cycle
- Resolve to end the vicious cycle of sitting passively at your desk.
- Invest in products that will get you moving in the workplace, including the Deskbike.
- Set a goal of cycling on the Deskbike for at least 20 minutes a day.
- Benefit from exercise stimulating blood flow in the leg muscles and fat-burning cardio activity.
- Feel healthier and become more productive.
Suits most shapes and sizes
3 sizes for anyone up to 120kg (18st 12lb)
Easily moved around the office
Adjustable to 9 different height settings
Track progress with a free phone app
All lined up, ready to go
Deskbike isn’t just a gimmick for solo workers or small offices. Some companies use hundreds of bikes to help staff stay active and alert.
Following a six-week pilot, Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile division bought around 1,000 desk bikes for their German offices. They even commissioned a study using the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of German Social Accident Insurance (IFA) and the German Sport University Cologne.
According to the experts, 15 to 20 minutes at a stretch, two to three times a day, is the ideal amount for enjoyment and heightened mental activity. Dr. Anne-Katrin Krempien, Head of Health & Safety Management at Deutsche Telekom reported: “The results convinced us.” (Read the full article or see the video below.)
Fits any office space
However large or small your workplace, Deskbike allows you to make it a space to work out body and brain.
Deskbike offers the ultimate in active sitting. It’s lightweight, easily portable, and works on its own power. You needn’t worry about it being noisy either. Most likely it’ll be a good deal quieter than half the creaky old chairs in your office. Speaking of which, once you have a deskbike you won’t be slouching in a chair anymore, but cycling with a healthy posture at your height-adjustable table.
If you don’t have a height-adjustable desk, you will need one for desk work, so please take a look at some of the options, such as the Ergotron Workfit.
Time for a new challenge
With the free Deskbike App you’ll be motivated to ride even further. Your daily progress will be monitored and record in the Deskbike App:
◦ How many km you cycled.
◦ Time spent cycling.
◦ Average speed.
◦ Calories burned.
Download the free App in the Appstore or in Google Playstore.
Deskbikes at T-Mobile
TRANSCRIPT: We have had the opportunity to use desk bikes at Deutsche Telekom for over a year now. I use one several times a day for 15 to 20 minutes which is the recommendation. When I know I need to engage in a lengthy phone call, for example, I automatically bring the desk bike to my desk and hope on. It’s not a strenuous workout, but it is healthy and it’s simply fun. In short, you could say that it’s very good for the cardio-vascular system and for the back and spinal discs as well.
In the beginning desk bikes were an oddity, but with time people have become perfectly used to typing and concentrating on work while using them. I think desk bikes are good for getting a little more exercise. And if I use one at least once a day, I don’t feel guilty at night if I didn’t move around a lot that day.
|Frame colours||Black, Silver, Matt Gold, White|
|Side cover colours||White, Black, Blue, Red, Green, Orange|
|Minimum desk height||105 cm (only suitable for a standing desk)|
|Storage||4 wheels make it easy to roll the bike under your desk|
|Maximum load||120 Kg|
|User height:||130 – 200 cm|