A GERMAN SUCCESS STORY
Walkolution factory in Wiesenbronn in the South of Germany
Since 2017, Walkolution production has had its home in Wiesenbronn near Würzburg in Southern Germany. Here, all Walkolution products are mostly made by hand according to strict sustainable guidelines and shipped worldwide. Walkolution treadmill desks are sold to fans in more than 55 countries and are used by multinational companies, home office users, libraries, universities, and governments.
German innovative power on the international stage
Walkolution has a single goal: to offer a better alternative to the sedentary lifestyle with a sustainable increase in your quality of life and health. We place the highest aesthetic and qualitative demands on our products. Our concepts and products have been recognized with some of the most competitive awards in the design and innovation sector.
Walkolution founders Ackermann and Söhngen
Dr. Eric Soehngen built the world's first treadmill desk prototype while a medical student in 2005. In 2017, he founded Walkolution GmbH together with Frank Ackermann. Both founders are still active in the company today as managing directors.
Walking is the best medicine.
Sitting is the new smoking. Science clearly shows that sitting not only has the well-known consequences of back pain and weight gain, but also dramatically increases the risk of serious diseases such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, depression and dementia.
Despite the overwhelming scientific evidence of the health risks of too much sitting, there has been no applicable solution to this obvious problem. However, to work while walking requires much more than a standard treadmill and table. The setup must be extremely quiet; it must allow intuitive subconscious control of speed at any time. You must be able to stop and lean, and the table must be adjustable in depth. When these requirements are met, walking fades into the background and doesn't distract you from your work; the user's mental potential is unleashed. This is all in a product that looks good and does not harm the environment.
Medical specialist and Walkolution founder Dr. Eric Soehngen decided to develop exactly this solution with Walkolution. With co-founder Frank Ackermann and a growing international team, Walkolution is writing a new chapter in German innovation history. Walkolution's solutions are now successfully used in more than 45 countries.
Why is sitting bad for us?
Death by Sitting. Why We Need A Movement Revolution vividly explains why our bodies are so unsuited to prolonged sitting and the specific health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
The book also shows how our cognitive performance and mental balance can be significantly improved by a life of movement.
Written by Walkolution founder Eric Soehngen, MD. Published in 2018, a new edition is planned for 2023.
Walkolution's sustainability promise
It is obvious that we can only live healthily if our environment allows it. That's why we committed ourselves from the start to complying with strict ecological guidelines for our products. For example, we heat our production halls with our own wood waste, and we only use wood from sustainably managed forests. We plant a tree for every 10,000 steps a user takes on the treadmill (tracked with the free Walkolution app.) We are 100% transparent and understandable to everyone.