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The Treadmill Desk Solution

Updated on October 16, 2015

The Beginning

I was always somewhat active and having a job at a music venue had me walking 5- 10 miles a day. When I started my own business, Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals, I found that if I was not doing property visits, I was basically sitting at a desk all day.

Then I inherited a treadmill from some of my renters and the best place to put it was in my office. That was the day my Treadmill Desk Solution was born!

Treadmill Desk Solution

Treadmill Desk Solution
Treadmill Desk Solution | Source

The Set Up

After searching high and low, I found an adjustable desk at Ikea in Atlanta, also know as the Ikea Fredrik Desk (Ikea Jerker Desk would work too), and it was perfect for my Treadmill Desk Solution. I have since found out that both of them have been discontinued, however there is a Facebook page dedicated to bringing the Jerker back! It fits perfectly over the Treadmill and has three different shelves in which to configure the perfect set up for walking while you work. It is metal as well, which offers magnetic basket options for organizing pens and other office items.

There are other more expensive options. Maybe Ikea will listen and bring the $99 dolllar Fredrik back, however.

Another reasonable option may be the Skarsta Adjustable Desk with some modifications.

Skarsta Adjustable Desk
Skarsta Adjustable Desk | Source

The Walking

So initially, I was so ready to get back in shape after having a baby that I started walking every day about 8 miles a day. BIG MISTAKE...Since you are working, typing, talking, you don't notice you are walking that much with you arms extended and held up at an angle for hours a day. Eventually, I got a really bad case of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome and had to stop walking for a while. Ouch...

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Treadmill Desk Solution | Source


  • Start off with a flat treadmill
  • Set your Speed at 1.2 - 1.5 Miles Per Hour
  • Make sure there are no major items in the back of treadmill (just in case you slip off accidentally)
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Try a just a few miles per day until you find the perfect workout for you
  • Stretch your arms and legs periodically
  • Find an adjustable chair to use while you are not walking

*I am not a fitness expert and you should check with your doctor before you try any exercise routine. | Source

About The Author

Renata Circeo-Loudon is the owner of Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals, a Destin and Atlanta Area company specializing in affordable family and pet friendly privately owned accommodations. In addition to hosting thousands of vacationing guests from all over the world, Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals provides owners with full service property management options in the Southeast.

As a former sports and music executive and real estate investor, Renata started Shore Dreams Vacation Rentals in 2010 and has expanded to Atlanta and Eatonton, Georgia as well as St. Augustine Beach, Florida.

She started her career in broadcasting and events at NBC affiliate, WICD-TV and by volunteering for the first Farm Aid. In 1990 she moved to Atlanta, GA to pursue a graduate degree in Sports Management and to fulfill a life long dream of working on the Olympic Games and the Super Bowl.

Renata worked for Live Nation Entertainment as an Area Vice President following a successful career with House of Blues Concerts in Atlanta. She manages most of her investments herself and enjoys new and innovated ways of utilizing technology and organization to streamline the handling of property management and vacation rentals.

Recently, she was featured in the “Millionaire Real Estate Investor”, by Gary Kellerand is excited to continue learning about real estate, investing and spending more time at her beach houses!


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      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Sounds great. Doubt I will use the idea as an elliptical is my choice over treadmill, but this caught my eye because standing while computing is also my choice!