Published on August 6th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Ikea Treadmill Desk

Materials: Ikea Jerker Desk

Description: I found this strange Ikea inspired treadmill desk on a technology blog website. More info provide on the link below. Enjoy!

See more of the Ikea Treadmill desk. (via Lifehacker)

~ Terence, Vancouver B.C.

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14 Responses to Ikea Treadmill Desk

  1. Sitting for hours in front of a computer is the most unhealthy thing in the world right now, so anything that can make you be more active is a very good idea.

  2. Anonymous says:

    For those that think you can’t type while walking on a treadmill, many people do it at slow speeds around 1 mph with great results.

    For those agast at the use of a Jerker Desk, there is an awesome instructable here that uses the Fredrik Computer Workstation now available…

  3. Using a treadmill and at the same time coding. This is a great example of multi-tasking.

  4. Hello, it looks nice willy but can you provide the information for those who can use this. thank you for sharing this.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Nice one, Willy.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Look at the Walkstation by Steelcase

  7. Anonymous says:

    Interesting idea, but badly implemented.

  8. tim maguire says:

    Typing while jogging, or even walking? No. Not without tripling the size of the keyboard.

  9. Anonymous says:

    What a good ikea hacker! It works just terrific. When I came from last war I thought everything was lost for a man with no legs like me and now it all makes sense with this table. It’s sooo comfortable.

  10. Lida says:

    This is a great idea! I sit in front of my computer at least 10 hours a day and if I only burn about 500 calories per day while I’m working, well, that’s just amazing!

  11. Willy says:

    Just what kind of websites does one visit while using the “Jerker” desk?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Lot of hate on this on the lifehacker site.

    I guess they don’t realize that the point of the treadmill desk is to get you up from your unhealthy sitting position for long stretches of computer work (and can help you focus if you have a lot of extra energy when you turn it on). To the guy recommending HIIT–how does 15 minutes of intervals make up for 10 hours spent sitting at a desk. This is not really about exercise…

    What they should be hating on is the waste of a perfectly good jerker!! You can’t get these anymore and they are wasting it by using only the top shelf and the side braces! If it is in good shape, you could easily sell it and have enough to buy something suitable.

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