WorkWhileWalking Opens World’s First Retail Store Exclusively Devoted to Treadmill and Standing Desk Products
New store gives prospective buyers a place to experience treadmill and standing desks first hand and to directly compare different models
SEATTLE – September 23, 2013 – WorkWhileWalking.com, the Web’s leading destination for treadmill desk product reviews and advice, today announced the opening of the world’s first retail store devoted exclusively to treadmill and standing desk products. Located in Bellevue, Washington in the heart of Seattle’s tech community, the store offers a complete selection of adjustable-height desks, treadmill bases, monitor stands, keyboard trays and other ergonomic aids together with expert staff to help customers realize the life-changing benefits that come from walking or standing while working.
The new store fills a major unmet need in the market that has been holding back broader adoption of walking and standing desks. Until now, consumers have been limited to reading online reviews and manufacturers’ websites for these products but there has been no easy way for them to experience what it is really like to type and work while walking or standing at these workstations.
The new WorkWhileWalking store offers prospective treadmill desk customers the chance to bring in their laptops and use any workstation for up to 30 minutes free of charge. After that, additional rental time can be purchased for consumers who want to try using one daily for a couple of weeks, for example, before deciding to buy one and permanently change their work routines. Ergonomically optimized workstations are equipped with external LCD monitors and Bluetooth peripherals. Block time purchases of up to 20 hours will be credited toward the price of any treadmill desk equipment purchased within one year.
“As we’ve heard from our growing online community, many people hesitate before investing in a treadmill desk because they don’t know if they will be able to get used to typing while walking or standing,” said Ron Wiener, Editor-in-Chief of WorkWhileWalking.com. “Since our mission is to drive broad acceptance of treadmill and standing desks across the corporate and work-from-home landscape, it made sense to find a way to eliminate this as an objection. We’re excited about this new trialing center and expect to expand across the US and beyond over the coming years.”
The new retail store, along with the WorkWhileWalking.com e-commerce site launched last month, reflect surging interest in treadmill desks as a way for chair-bound workers who spend long hours in front of computer screens or on the phone to combat sitting disease and reap other health benefits. Using a treadmill desk has even been shown to boost productivity, according to new research published in the research journal Obesity.
WorkWhileWalking and WorkWhileStanding offer the only online industry resource for unbiased expert reviews of all treadmill desk and standing desk products. Both the retail and the online stores are in the unique position of carrying only the best products that have received 4- or 5-star ratings from both an expert evaluation team as well as from users. Product reviews fully disclose the good with the bad – as well as laboratory testing criteria. Customers can also take advantage of convenient cost-saving bundled solutions including equipment and accessories.
The new retail store is located at 13256 NE 20th St, Suite 2, Bellevue, Wash. See store hours. The main phone number is 1-888-959-0025. The store’s grand opening is being held September 27-29.
Conceived by a group of individuals passionate about treadmill desking, WorkWhileWorking.com has emerged as the leading site for unbiased treadmill desk reviews, advice and industry news. WorkWhileWalking.com’s editorial staff includes technology and medical experts as well as veteran treadmill industry engineers. The site’s mission is to provide an online community for treadmill desk users to share information and best practices that will ensure long-term success and healthier lives. Sister site WorkWhileStanding.com focuses exclusively on sit-to-stand desks, which are preferred by some users but often purchased as a stepping stone toward adoption of a full treadmill desk workstation.