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Minimize your sitting time and increase your productivity. Discover German engineering at its finest with the multi award-winning Walkolution Treadmill Desk. We don't just design treadmills — we help you create a healthier lifestyle.
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The Original Treadmill Desks
The Classic Edition of Walkolution has been used and approved by thousands of users globally. Try out the multi-award-winning original treadmill desks to boost your overall health and productivity.
The Exclusive Walkolution Kybun Treadmill Desks
Discover the one and only Kybun Series by Walkolution. The soft walking surface, a unique innovation developed in cooperation with Kybun of Switzerland, provides the sensation of walking on a soft forest floor.
Space-Saving Treadmill Desks
Thanks to the lockable wheels, you can easily take your Walkolution Treadmill Desk anywhere you want to move more. Due to the compact dimensions, the treadmill fits through any door and in small spaces.
A Treadmill Desk for Home and Office
The quiet Walkolution Treadmill fits into any environment and thanks to the motorless functionality and extremely smooth running, you don't disturb yourself or others.
Walkolution Ära. Treadmill with a Standing DeskDiscover products
With its iconic and bold design, the Ära series comes with the most stable standing desk available on the market.
Build Your Own Treadmill DeskDiscover products
Make a treadmill desk with your own height adjustable sit-to-stand desk and complete your DIY walking desk with a Walkolution under desk treadmill to build your ergonomic workplace setup.
A Quiet Treadmill Desk: There is power in tranquility.
The rhythmic movement of walking sharpens the senses, and the best ideas often come from a walk. Walkolution Treadmill Desks without motor allow you to discover these precious creative moments more often. There is no electromagnetic radiation and no disturbing noises as with a conventional treadmill.
A Treadmill Without A Motor
This is German engineering done to perfection; the Walkolution Standing Desk Treadmill does not need a motor. There is no power consumption, virtually no noise, creating the pleasant feeling of completely natural walking.
Does Your Company Already Use Standing Desks?
Empower your employees and workmates by introducing the Walkolution Treadmill Desks to your workspace. Ideal for both small and large companies, the Walkolution Treadmill Desks are the perfect solution to the changing working environment that focuses on both health and productivity.
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Why is a treadmill desk better than a standing desk?
Because standing for long periods is not better than sitting. There is not a single study that justifies the widespread use of standing desks. From a medical point of view, a standing treadmill desk is also not recommended. Blood pools in the legs when standing for long periods. This can cause pain, varicose veins, and circulatory problems. Furthermore, long-standing lead to back pain for many people. If people stand all day instead of sitting, you only consume as many more calories as are contained in 1 or 2 apples. The overall effect on the body is therefore negligible.The change between sitting and standing is also not better because one changes from one position that is unfavorable for the body to the other. Read more here.
Do treadmill desks help you lose weight?
Yes, with a Walkolution treadmill desk you can burn calories and lose weight even while you work. This is particular true, since the Walkolution treadmill function without a motor, meaning that you have to put in the energy, which results in a much higher calorie consumption compared with a normal treadmill. According to the American Council on Exercise, an 80-pound person can burn about 260 calories per hour while walking. And if you walk at a brisk pace, you can even increase that number significantly. On an average workday in which you are on the move for 6–8 hours, this will easily get you to 1000 calories burned, which is about the equivalent of calories in an entire meal. Read more here.
Why is sitting dangerously?
Man has been in constant motion for millions of years. We had to move. Now our whole world has changed so radically within about 200 years that movement has become an optional leisure activity. Those who sit for eight or more hours a day for professional reasons increase their risk of almost all civilization diseases. Tragically, not only back pain, but also the risk of heart attack, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. At the same time, most people who lead a sedentary lifestyle are also cognitively limited and have a higher risk of depression and dementia. Read more about this topic in our knowledge section.
What are the advantages of the manual non-electric Walkolution over conventional motorized treadmills?
1) Nearly noiseless operation, therefore distraction-free use in quiet working areas possible.
2) Intuitive speed adaptation to the work at hand with changes between walking at different speeds, leaning, and standing. This enables fatigue-free use throughout the day. With an electric treadmill, you are usually forced to walk at a constant preset speed, which leads to fatigue and boredom.
3) No electricity costs. A normal walking treadmill, when used daily, can quickly cost between 500 Euros and 1000 Euros in electricity costs per year. The Walkolution System has no follow-up costs.
4) No maintenance is necessary. Normal treadmills need to be oiled and motorized treadmills come to a load limit after a certain time, especially when used daily. Motor damage or a disturbing noise are then often the result. The components of the Walkolution System are selected to withstand daily use without problems for decades to come.
In this video, you find a detailed look on the two available treadmill desk types.
What is the maximum number of hours per day you should spend sitting?
Sitting is part of everyday life and is important for resting in between. But the ratio should be reversed. Movement is the rule and sitting is the exception. Many scientific studies recommend a ratio of 75% movement and 25% sitting. Distributed over the day this means that you can sit for about 3-4 hours per day.
Is it hard to type on a treadmill desk?
The upper body is calm when walking and the walking pace is generally not fast. It is also helpful that you can set your own pace at any time (unlike an electric treadmill with a motor). It only takes a few minutes to get used to it. Authors write entire books while walking, and that you can walk and type without any limitations and accuracy has even been experimentally tested and published, for example here.
it possible to concentrate while walking?
Yes, besides the other health benefits of more movement, increasing mental performance is one of the other main reasons why we developed the concept behind Walkolution in the first place. The brain is one of the organs that benefits most from light physical activity. There is an enormous amount of published research on this topic, which shows that concentration and attention is even increased compared to sitting or standing. In essence: Walking does not require you to multi-task, it is more like breathing.
So, the answer is a resounding yes: you can definitely work on a treadmill desk. In fact, many people find that treadmill desks are a great option for effective work. Working on a treadmill desk increases productivity by having you alert and making your brain think better.
Many employees have recorded improved levels of focus and felt more energized when working on a treadmill desk. So work and get your portion of daily exercise at the same time.
Does the Walkolution treadmill make noise?
The Walkolution Treadmill desk is quiet with the average operating noise being less than 34db. Thanks to the unique German engineering that makes it run without a motor, it is built to avoid distraction even in completely quiet environments, such as libraries and open offices. This makes it easy to use the treadmill at work without inconveniencing yourself or others around you.
See here for a live test with decibel measurement.
Is regular maintenance necessary?
The Walkolution Treadmill desk is not motorized and all moving parts, such as the industrial grade ball bearings are manufactured with the highest degree of precision, hence taking away the need for any maintenance. Standard treadmills often come to a load limit after a while and will require regular maintenance to prevent or repair motor or belt damage. Walkolution products are built to last for a life time and can sustain daily and intensive use.
How long is the manufacturer's warranty?
Our mission is to build the best treadmill workstation desk in the world that you can enjoy using every day for a lifetime. This is not only a promise in our product quality but also a contribution to the environment. Please note that our Signature Lifetime Warranty is an exclusive service for our original Walkolution customers only. The warranty is not transferable to any other person or purchaser and does not apply to used Walkolution. Learn more about Walkolution's lifetime warranty.