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Under-Desk Elliptical Trainer Lets You Stay Fit While Working

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Cubii is a workout machine that encourages physical activity throughout the day. The trainer can help combat restlessness while improving workplace efficiency and creativity

Charlie Stephens
  • 21 july 2014

According to a recent study, 85 million Americas are employed in jobs that primarily involve sitting. When compared with the growing rates of obesity, it’s easy to see the correlation.

Sitting Disease is gaining more public attention- it’s being linked to health problems such as Type 2 diabetes, cognitive decline, heart disease, and stroke. The technology age is contributing to such risks. At the workplace, people resort to instant messaging and e-mails to communicate with co-workers down the hall. In cities affected by urban sprawl, these works hours sitting in their cars to and from work on the daily commute.

Cubii is an ergonomic trainer that is making sitting healthier. The sleek, compact, and Bluetooth-compatible elliptical fits right under one’s desk and facilitates continuous leg movements throughout the day.

At 24 inches long, 15 inches wide, and 10 inches high, the convenient machine is designed so that one’s knees never touch the desk during movement. There is also a resistance adjuster to establish a comfortable level of activity.

The trainer is not intended to make one sweat. Instead Cubii promotes unconscious revolutions that help combat restlessness and increase work performance.

One of Cubii’s key selling points is its low cost and sleek design. At $279, the trainer is much more attractive than the other $1,000 – $4,000 stand up desks and treadmill set-ups. The Cubii can be seamlessly integrated into an already established office space with little hassle.

Cubii’s Bluetooth integration allows users to keep track of daily activity through it’s mobile app. The machine can also sync up to wearable fitness trackers. Activity data can be shared with other users- creating a support network of active sitters.

A study conducted by Stanford University researchers has shown that walking boosts creative inspiration, whether on an indoor machine or outdoors. If you’re an employee looking for a job promotion, or a manager looking to improve creative output, the Cubii may be an effective tool for accomplishing both.

Cubii is reinventing the way we approach sitting, and has the potential to transform the modern day workplace. While pedaling the machine may not make up for your missed workout session, it’s something that will put your health-conscious mind at ease.

The founders are seeking funding through their Kickstarter campaign, and plan to begin packaging and shipping in December.

Sitting Disease // Kickstarter

 

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