We are all descendents of hunters and gatherers. Our bodies are perfectionized and designed to be in active motion, most of the day. Sitting in an office chair from 9 to 5 has never been part of our genomic plan and ruins our health. Movement is a basic human right and as a sheer necessity for mental performance and long term health. We make it happen.
We are developing active workplace concepts for modern health-conscious individuals and organizations. Not only to prevent the harmful effects of sitting, but also to humanize the office and make it a place in which people love to come every day.
Originating from our roots, we continue to engage in clinical and experimental research in order to prove the benefits of an active work environment for the prevention and therapy of chronic diseases and its positive effects on mood, performance and creativity.
Dr. Eric Söhngen, MD, FAWM
Founder & CEO
Experiencing, that the medical system actually has not much to offer for a vast majority of patients, who suffer from civilisatory or chronic diseases other than alleviating symptoms, Eric interrupted his international career as a senior medical doctor to found Walkolultion.
His aim is to develop a true preventive concept to avoid and treat the diseases associated with physical inactivity and lack of movement, as given in most modern societies.
Additionally he believes that humans, by being forced into inactivity when sitting down, unknowingly miss out their greatest cognitive and creative potential, at the very place where they could benefit from innovative thoughts the most – the place where they work or study.
Together with a distinguished team of renowned experts in the fields of ergonomics, neurosciences, evolutionary biology and the life sciences, he is commited to transform todays workplaces and educational institutions into health and creativity promoting environments, with scientific based concepts that also hold up to their promises in real life situations.
Eric is a board certified specialist physician and holds a doctorate degree in stem cell physiology from TU Munich (TUM). He is the author of the book Death by Sitting – why we need a movement revolution.
Founder & CTO
Frank joined Walkolution in the very early days of the company and he enthusiastically shares the companies mission to create the next generation of healthy workspaces.
As the founder and CEO of the Ackermann GmbH, a leading company in the furniture and interior design industry with more than 13.000 m² of production area and 120 employees, Frank has created a well established and reknown innovation hub of international scope, with iconic installations around the globe.
Designed and manufactured in Bavaria, Germany, Walkolution products are shipped to private, institutional and corporate customers worldwide .