More and more companies are adding healthy perks to their office environments, and treadmill desks are one way to really get employees moving. Except that if you’re a super-cool, start-up company, these walk-and-talk stations have tended to be, well, less than aesthetically pleasing.
Rebel Desk is trying to change that with a new high-design approach that promises your Tory Burch flats will feel at home on its belt (although it might make more sense to wear your Nikes). The treadmill desk comes with a chic, minimalist look, with either a glass or teak top, and a crank on the side that raises and lowers the desk, so you can take a seat when your legs get tired.
The company just started shipping the treadmill desks last week and CEO Kathleen Hale says the team is in talks with lots of businesses about healthifying their headquarters. So far, she says, “We have sold to individuals who work in government offices, co-working spaces, private offices, and home offices.” The latter of which would also be convenient for clocking some mileage while catching up on Orange is the New Black episodes. —Lisa Elaine Held