Work yourself fit

Work yourself fit

Summary: I've often wondered where the gym with which CNET Networks UK has a membership deal is located. People head off looking purposeful, and return looking knackered — it's never appealed, really.

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I've often wondered where the gym with which CNET Networks UK has a membership deal is located. People head off looking purposeful, and return looking knackered — it's never appealed, really. Now, if US company Steelcase gets its way, the gym, or something that looks like it, might make a disturbing appearance right here in the office.

Enter the Walkstation, which is basically a treadmill with a desk attached.

Reassuringly, the Walkstation's inventor, one Dr James Levine, claims "its purpose is not to cause users to raise their heart rates or work up a sweat" — just as well, as an approaching deadline does that quite nicely.

Now if this contraption could be wired up to generate electricity, it could be a handy addition to the 'green' office. Perhaps it could directly power the computer on the desk: stop walking, computer dies, no work done, no job...no, let's not go there.

The picture speaks for itself really, but if readers fancy coming up with captions, be my guest!

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  • Work yourself fit

    Doesnt seem that much of an invention they've taken something from Argos something from PC World slapped it together and are now trying to sell it.
    What happens when you need to sit down after 4 hours of walking during your 8 hours in the office lol.
    chrishocking@...
  • Work yourself fit

    A caption competition--that's a good idea! Post your suggestions for what they could be saying to each other in a comment to this blog, and we'll send the best one the traditional bottle of fizz. To get you started (and frankly, setting an easy target to beat), here's my caption:

    HER: "Haven't got time for a meeting now, I've got to run."

    All the usual ZDNet UK terms and conditions for competitions apply, so the winner must be over 18 and live in the UK. See here for more info: http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/competitions/terms.htm.
    Karen Friar
  • Work yourself fit

    Lady: "Say, this thing is just swell, I love it!"

    Salesman: "... and once you've got one of these installed maam, you might also want to think about our cycle-powered toaster oven and our cable TV that runs entirely on your own team of mice-powered exercise wheels."
    Adrian Bridgwater-3dc6b
  • Work yourself fit

    So you
    Terry-Lynn
  • Work yourself fit

    Is the guy saying - "I just can't understand it Ms Pennymoney, I bought this treadmill PC two months ago and I haven't lost a pound"

    The women is saying: " Jeez, Mr. Jones, I guess it doesn't work so well if your secretary does all your typing for you!"
    Andrew Donoghue
  • Work yourself fit

    I think like this looks like it could be perfect for Terrible Terry Tate office line backer, he'd make them run. Get rid of that guy at the side.

    And the caption should read, "No pain no gain, Janice"

    If your unsure who TTT is check this URL out: http://youtube.com/watch?v=RzToNo7A-94&feature=related
    chrishocking@...