March 1, 2023

Breaking the Chains of Sedentary Work: How Treadmill Desk Attachments Can Help You Stay Active Throughout the Day | Interview with Chris and Jordan Fischer, Co-Founders of WALK-i-TASK

Breaking the Chains of Sedentary Work: How Treadmill Desk Attachments Can Help You Stay Active Throughout the Day | Interview with Chris and Jordan Fischer, Co-Founders of WALK-i-TASK

This week, Heather chats with Chris and Jordan Fischer, the co-founders of WALK-i-TASK, a height-adjustable desk attachment designed for home treadmills.

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  • The WALK-i-TASK origin story and how Chris and Jordan's passion for helping people live healthier, more active lives led them to create a laptop desk for treadmills
  • The importance of workplace wellness, particularly in our digital age where many people lead sedentary lifestyles
  • The negative effects of sitting for extended periods of time and how treadmill desk attachments can help
  • Helpful tips on how to incorporate health and wellness into daily routines, even while working from home 
  • Corporate wellness programs and how companies can benefit from investing in equipment like the WALK-i-TASK desk
  • The future of work-from-home arrangements and how technology can help promote healthier work habits

Meet Our Guests
Chris and Jordan Fischer are the co-founders of WALK-i-TASK: a height-adjustable desk for home treadmills. They designed and developed their desk in order to help people get rid of a sedentary lifestyle, especially those who work from home. They are here to share how their desk helps thousands of people add more movement to their daily routine. With working from home becoming more of the “new normal,” they provide a resource that helps you move your body without sacrificing productivity. “Sitting is the new smoking.”

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Ryan Purvis 0:00
Hello and welcome to the digital workspace works Podcast. I'm Ryan Purvis, your host supported by producer Heather Bicknell. In this series, you'll hear stories and opinions from experts in the field story from the frontlines, the problems they face, how they solve them. The areas they're focused on from technology, people and processes to the approaches they took that will help you to get to grips with a digital workspace inner workings.

Heather Bicknell 0:30
Welcome, Chris and Jordan onto the digital workspace work. It is awesome to have you on the podcast.

Chris Fischer 0:35
Thank you so much for having us.

Heather Bicknell 0:38
Oh, just to get started. I know you're the co founders of a company called Walk-i-task. Could you tell me a little bit about yourself and about the company?

Chris Fischer 0:46
Yeah, absolutely. So again, I'm Chris and I'm Jordan. We are the co founders of walk -i-task walk-i- task is a height adjustable treadmill desk attachment, that allows you to typically to move while you're doing things that you would typically do while seated, often work related, maybe Netflix, things of that nature. So we came about came across walki-task back in 2019. When Jordan, I started working from home pre pandemic, we were starting to experience the negative impacts of sitting all day. And it wasn't just the weight gain, but it was the negative mental health aspect that was really having an impact on our on our lives. So we decided, hey, we think we need to move more throughout the day. But how do we kind of do that. So we had kind of referenced a job that I had in the past where we had an all encompassing treadmill desk when that you might have been what be aware of and decided to see if we can kind of make our own replica. So we took a shelf off of our wall and took it down to the apartment complex Recreation Centre and, and put it across the handrails of a treadmill to see if we could put our laptop on there and start walking and working. At the same time. We knew we weren't reinventing the wheel treadmill desk had been around for a long time. But we had never really used one before. So we quickly found out that it is extremely easy to walk and work at the same time. The problem was that because handrails are typically so low on a treadmill, kind of like your waist level. If you're typing, it causes you to kind of hunched over, which creates neck and backstrain. So the solution was almost there. But it wasn't quite a fit for us. So we decided to go online and do some Googling to find out if we can find a height adjustable treadmill desk attachment. And to our surprise, we didn't find very many, what we came across was either the all encompassing treadmill desks that I kind of mentioned before, which is, you know, four or five $6,000. You also can't run when you want to and it maxes out at like four miles per hour. So that wasn't an option for us. And then we were finding a lot of DIY projects. So there was a lot of people out there trying to do something like this. But they all looked very unprofessional, I would say you wouldn't want to put your MacBook on top of it, it was exactly what you might envision when you see DIY at home, someone trying to make something out of nothing. So that wasn't really an option as well. And then lastly, we were finding those flat boards that you just put across the treadmill handrails, but that just came right back to the initial problem that we were having, which was the neck and back strain. So we decided to start drawing up our own designs for a product. And when we did that, we decided to make kind of a 3d image mock version of our desk of a desk actually Jordans little brother help us out with that. And we created some Facebook ads to see if other people would be interested in a product like ours. So essentially, it was a bird's eye view shot down. So you couldn't tell that it was height adjustable yet. But you can see that there was someone typing and walking at the same time, and it was a still photo. So we ran this ad for like months. And essentially it was just to get people to click and to drive them to a homepage to see if they'd be interested enough in a product like this by submitting their emails. And to our surprise, again, we had a tonne of people say, hey, when is this product available, we would love to buy it yada yada yada. And that gave us the confidence to say you know what, maybe this is something that we can go into production for with and be able to help others that are having the same issues that we're having. So fast forward to 2021 the end of 2021 December, we were finally able to fulfil orders on what you see today as walk-i- tasks. And since then we've sold 1000s of units across the United States and have actually launched into Canada back in November to help more people move throughout the day. So that's kind of the short and skinny Of course there's a lot of rise and fall because during the whole production COVID Hit So that slowed us down, it taught us a lot about business, and how to be agile and how to try to overcome adversity, when things aren't exactly going your way. But we were able to, you know, kind of power through. And again, the light at the end of the tunnel was because of COVID, there was a lot of folks that transitioned into a either hybrid or full time work from home type of lifestyle. And it created the surge of people that were even more interested in trying to figure out how they can incorporate health and wellness into their daily routine, back at home, when they're no longer you know, walking from the car to the through the parking lot to their office, you're not walking around your office doing that cooler talk and things like that, we started realising that you're missing a lot of those important steps. And now people were trying to find a resource that would allow them to move more throughout the day. And a lot of folks have chosen to walk-i-task have tasks to do that.

Heather Bicknell 5:59
That's great, when it's time to get into all of this meeting that sort of a pandemic, but I mean, it's, it's definitely a challenge, right? I work from home, I know this, right? If I don't make a choice to conscious movement, my step count is going to be extremely low, rather than any other activities. So it's definitely, you know, we talked about all the benefits of no longer having a commute. But when you're not leaving your house, even some basics, you know, I used to walk to work, which was great, I chose to live somewhere where I can have a walking commute, and like, that'd be their daily activity. And that's something I don't have anymore. So you definitely have to find other ways to accommodate it. That treadmill is definitely having a moment, you know, I see them all over my social media page, you know, all the work from home folks finding their find your groove with this technology, you know, in the air written, why do you think workplace wellness is so important to the world and digital technology?

Jordan Fischer 6:58
Yeah, so we're noticing that as well. But I would like to add that it's not just a moment, we really do believe travel desks are here to stay. A little bit that Chris outlined already is a couple of reasons for that is we have so many people that are now working from home, there was a study done in June of 2022. And it said up to 70% of people right now are working from home either full time or in a hybrid model, which sounds high. But that's just where the market is going. And a lot of people love to work from home and that flexibility. So there's a push for people to work from home. And like you're just talking about how they're you're they're missing those steps. They're missing all that activity that they're getting throughout their typical workday. And so their body needs a solution to move more and get those steps. And so a lot of the times customers need something that allows them to stay productive during the day because they can't just, you know, leave and go for an hour walk or go to the gym. And they need to stay productive. So the walk-i- task us allows our customers to be able to move and stay productive throughout the workday. So the pandemic and the whole work from home movement is definitely one of those reasons you're seeing that, that that movement and trend with us. And then secondly is just the fact that there's a lot more value being placed on our personal health and wellness. And I think a lot of that still stems from the pandemic, and made us really reflect on what's important to us slow things down a little bit. And I think a lot of people started to realise that their health and wellness is so important. And that doesn't need to be left to before the workday or after the workday to go to the gym or get a workout. And now people want a solution that they can continue to stay healthy and build those healthy habits during the workday as well.

Heather Bicknell 8:52
I mean, that's so true. I think, you know, you said so many of us are trying to fit the same during the workday. We can't necessarily there's sort of these glamorised visions of what work from home is on social media. And to me there's like two extremes. There's the one where people are like basically sleeping on the couch with them and they get up and they go to the gym and it's like, when are you actually working? Do you actually have a job? I been there in the foster like, I have a perfect five to nine routine before my nine to five and that includes, you know, three hours hitting the gym and just most of us it's not realistic. You know, our jobs are probably not even nine to five, right? They're eight to six, like people work long hours working from home. They are tracking zoom calls all day. Like it does glamorised. You know portrayals are really

Jordan Fischer 9:37
cool a lot of people to like there's a lot of studies that are being done where just because you go to the gym and get an hour workout and you lift weights, you do some cardio, that doesn't cancel out all the sitting that you're doing during the day. A lot of studies that show that's not cancelling out so you can look and appear healthy on the outside, but on the inside, it's doing a lot of damage to your heart. your brain back. There's a lot of studies on that as well.

Heather Bicknell 10:06
Yeah. So how do we realistically incorporate health and wellness into our daily routine when we're working from home? Do you have any advice for the listeners?

Jordan Fischer 10:15
Yes, yes. So someone that we really love is James Clear in his book atomic habits. And when you talk about habits, I'm going to jump right into him. And habit stacking we believe is huge. So if you want to and for your viewers that haven't read his book, habit stacking is adding a new behaviour to add existing behaviour that you already have to make that new habit easier to add into your routine. And so when adding, you know more of that work and activity throughout your workday, creating that routine is so important. So for example, that can mean, let's say, every day you wake up in the morning, after you have your coffee and your breakfast, you jump on your laptop, and you to catch up on emails for 20 minutes, that's a great time where you can put your walk-i-task desk on your treadmill, get some extra steps. And while you're accomplishing those emails, and all sudden, you're getting, you know, some steps and right away. Also a lot of people after lunch there feel like okay, I just ate, I'm feeling a little heavy, or, you know, one o'clock, two o'clock hits, and your energy starting to drop. And so that's also a great time to be able to jump on on the treadmill and get some more steps and, and just those little movements throughout the day add up, it doesn't have to be, oh, I'm walking on, you know, my treadmill desk for three hours at a time. It's just little bits throughout the day, where if you have a meeting okay perfect, make that a walking meeting. So little habits like that will continue to help. And it's not really a question, if you're gonna do it, it's just an automatic habit.

Heather Bicknell 11:51
I love it. It's so true. Just myself. So I did advice, I have a standing desk and I have a problem like slide underneath, I didn't have an existing treadmill. So I love that you have the solution for you know, folks, where that definitely makes a whole lot of lot more economic sense to not cheat, just invest in a whole, you know, whole new set up necessarily, but definitely finding ways to make it more, you know, to remove the thinking from it a bit, right? Instead of having to, you know, every day ask, What am I going to get on when I when are we gonna use it, it's just sitting in the corner over there. I love that advice in terms of habit stacking. I know, for myself, and I think probably a lot of listeners out there, it's, you know, we sort of know that this is important, but it's sort of hard to think about your health and your behaviours and how they might affect you in the short term, you know, a lot of the things we're going to the consequences rowing a sea of sort of sedentary work from home lifestyle, you know, beyond maybe some, you know, weight gain, or some, you know, loss of mobility, you know, people might be sort of starting to realise it now after a couple of years of working from home, but a lot of them are long term. So I know you pointed to some of the health effects. Could you just dig into that a little bit more? What are some of the negative impacts of sitting too much shelter, workday? You know, what, what can kind of light a fire to get people to think more seriously about movement?

Chris Fischer 13:18
Yeah, that's another question that we get often. So I'm glad you asked. One of the main things you mentioned on it, it's just moving your body throughout the day, so you feel better. So a lot of times that added movement will relate to possibly some weight loss, depending on you know how much more movement you're doing if you're changing your diet at all. But in reference to sitting for eight hours a day, getting up and allowing your spines a stretch, allowing those things to happen are great for your body. Again, there's studies that are proven that it helps increase your productivity, you're actually healthier. And we'll we'll touch base on this in a little bit. But a healthier you means a happier you. And that allows you to be more productive. I know that also studies show that a lot of our best thinking or our creativity kind of flows when your body is moving. There's no I mean, we all know that a lot of our best ideas happen when we're going for a walk. Or maybe we're in the shower, but your body is moving, it's active. And those things really, really impact your day to day basis on how you feel and how you get through the day. So it is extremely important to add movement to your day. And like Jordan said, not just you know, you're not like really just supplementing or replacing that workout that you might do during the day when you're lifting heavy weights or you're doing a CrossFit or hit workout. But again, it's all about the fact that you're sitting for eight hours a day and our bodies were not designed to sit they were designed to move there's no that's why they're standing desks, you know really evolved and took off people realise that it's better for you and now we're even evolving into, like you mentioned where we have things like our treadmill less attachment to put on. So you can walk in work or people have the walking pads to put on the desk, because you're really starting to see the importance and, and actually filling it, it doesn't take very long for our customers to give us feedback and reply after a week of using the desk and say that they actually feel better. And some team has said that that's bringing a better quality of life. So it's been awesome to get that feedback for Jordan and I to experience it firsthand, which is why we brought this product to the market, it really goes a long way. So the health impacts are second to none. And then again, when you bring in your productivity, if you are someone that's driven at work, and you want to have that extra energy to get past that 3pm, or when you catch the itis after lunch, and you're a little bit sluggish, these things are really going to impact your day.

Heather Bicknell 15:51
Absolutely. No, I totally agree. On that productivity point. I think it's it's sort of I'm sure you get this question all the time. But I think this is naturally one of the first ones that comes to people's mind when they're trying to think about how can I actually do this right, is how do you walk and type? Am I going to be distracted? You know, do I have the hand eye coordination to really make this work? I'm sure you, you know, have in common that a lot you probably have your own thoughts about how does, you know is that is that just, you know, a fear? Is there sort of a learning curve in terms of figuring out how to walk and work at the same time?

Chris Fischer 16:26
Yeah, that's that's a great question. As you mentioned, we do get that all the time. First and foremost, you're walking, it's a very natural thing to do. This is a it's a walk-i- task. It's not a run-i-task, so you're at a pace of anywhere between one and a half to three miles per hour. Again, you're doing work, like you're checking emails, you're doing things that are kind of there, you're not really consciously kind of doing, you're not constantly walking while you're, I guess typing at the same time. So it'll feel very natural, we get the question a lot because it's foreign. It's again, it's new, the treadmill desk has been around for 25-30 years, but it's still very, very new to the high majority of society. So we get that fear, or even that stigma that might be attached to that, oh, I can't walk or I'm gonna fall off or blah. But we, you know, we've got our phones, we've walked in texts before. So that's one of the things that we try to share with people. It's like, Okay, have you ever pulled out your phone and been texting and walking, probably, okay, you can do that. But you don't have to worry about walking out in front of a bus or something like that you're on your on your treadmill. So you're right at home. And we tell people that the learning curve is just very, very short if there's any learning curve, and we have users that we have children, you know, 12 years old, that are using our desks that their parents want them to move more of a struggle with getting them to go outside nowadays, because they've got video games and computer games. But this allows them to move more. And we have the older generation of folks were, you know, 65-70 years old and might not be as nimble, and even as hand die coordinated as they once were, that use our desk as well, that proves that people can just hop right on and walk and work at the same time. So we do offer at walk-i-task as we offer a 21 day trial. And that helps give people the peace of mind that when they're investing in themselves and investing in their bodies and investing in this desk, that they will be comfortable using it. safety and comfort is number one for us. The last thing we want is someone to feel uncomfortable on our desk, but we want you to be able to try it and be able to experience the many benefits of adding that movement to your daily activity and daily routine.

Heather Bicknell 18:32
Yeah, definitely something I think it's nice about your model is well there's two things, there's one if you have existing treadmill has guardrails, you know, if you're if you're worried if you're less stable, you can obviously you know, have that stability there. And also a lot of times these days come with some sort of clip, you can attach to yourself for you know, auto stop safety mechanisms. That's one thing that Watson's had, say that's just to give you right, you're not going to get some that secondary safety protection that is nice for people where that's more of a concern.

Chris Fischer 19:03
Oh, yeah. Gives you that peace of mind. Yeah,

Heather Bicknell 19:05
this one to me, I was questioned because I feel like it's maybe a hot debate within my sort of walking pad walking treadmill, desk community, or at least it is in my household. So walking during camera on meetings, yay or nay? Do you think it's you know, can we just start to accept this more as a society because as led to, you know, to me, obviously the main barrier, to walk more throughout the day, as I sometimes am booked to straight through all day with meeting and their camera on computer, we all need to connect a little bit more in this virtual world. So what do you have it? Yeah, I thought there was just come off read before

Chris Fischer 19:46
the Great Debate.

Jordan Fischer 19:49
Yes, so we think it's really a case by case basis. A lot of the times depends on what job you're in how formal the meeting is that you're with someone and the X affectations that your company has. So it really does vary. You know, you don't want to be on a super professional call where they're maybe not expecting you to be walking and working.

Heather Bicknell 20:11
Presentation for the quarter.

Jordan Fischer 20:13
Yes. Yes. And so I, a lot of the times, the feedback that we get from our customers is they're typically doing it for more of their internal meetings, where it's not a big deal, whether they're, you know, walking and working at the same time. And the whole camera thing I know, it's kind of definitely an interesting topic, because a lot of the times, you know, I'm in my pyjamas, or today still, as you know, not everyone wants to necessarily change, they're comfortable. So I think as long as the expectation is set ahead, and then, then it's okay. But yeah, the customer feedback we get is, is that they're comfortable doing it on meetings, and it really just depends on the type of meeting.

Chris Fischer 20:53
Yeah, and I'd like to add that. I mean, it'll make sense as like in every other virtual meeting to mute your microphone, just in case you do have an older model treadmill that's a little louder, or something like that. Because that can be very distracting to your, to your peers. And sometimes, I mean, if you feel like you need to ask, you can just type into the chat. We've got customers that say that they asked a group Hey, I'm not sure I know that. Is it? You know, is this okay? Is this too distracting? And a lot of times, I'm guessing that no one says anything about it. But we do follow a lot of treadmill desks, like blogs and chat. So we know that this is a debate. And we know that there are people that really dislike when someone is on a treadmill desk while they're doing it. And then we also have customers who are like, Oh, I, you know, I saw I actually sold two treadmill desks for you guys today while I wasn't at lunch, or on a work meeting, because people saw me in a group meeting and was like, Oh, where did you get that I need that I need to move more. It's overwhelming. I think it's that place where people are like, Man, I guess I should be walking to I should be moving a little bit more. But every now and then we definitely see in the chat rooms where someone's saying that they were distracted. So I just say, be conscientious of what you're doing. If you have to send out a message to let people know you're doing it. Go ahead. But it's funny because we also, we have customers that talk about being on these zoom calls, and they like to put their treadmill on an incline. And because our desktop so you can put it on an incline and all that good stuff. And they'll power walk and I can just imagine them like walking up now. I'm like, that's a lot more like movement than the typical, you know, two miles per hour. But they're getting away with it. And they've got a step challenge. They got their Fitbit going, and they're like, You know what, I need to try to get my 10,000 steps today. And this hour and a half long presentation that probably could have been an email is where I'm gonna go go ahead and get those steps.

Heather Bicknell 22:44
That's definitely kind of well, I think it's so funny because we have this image or at least idea of like the power CEO, right, we've taken calls anytime. And, you know, we think that's all great and professional. And we started to try to do it in our little work from home setups. And that's great debate. Yeah, hopefully, we can all be a little bit more accepting because we all need to find ways to find movement in this work from home world. So maybe in a in a less work from home topic, but in more of a hybrid setting. Or maybe sometimes, you know, there's things like work from home stipends. Why should organisations consider really investing in this type of equipment? You know, how are you seeing organisations starting to incorporate more corporate wellness programmes and bring, you know, products like Walk-i- tasks into the mix? It's something again, that when you have these new models work, everyone's going to experience right, so it makes sense that companies that start to think about helping their employees make these kinds of choices.

Chris Fischer 23:40
Very much. So yeah, so from working with corporations, this is growing. And I'd say our we fulfilled started fulfilling orders at the end of 2021, kind of 2020, I guess. And our main focus was definitely on E commerce and starting to build a brand starting to get our name out there. So we didn't approach a lot of businesses or organisations b2b, at that point. And recently we have and what we're finding is that a employees are placing a lot of value on health and wellness, they are expecting their companies to care now they're expecting their companies to value themselves and and one of the things is being able to make your work from home life more comfortable or adding in different you'd like you mentioned stipends, or things of that nature that will allow them or give them access to gyms or give them access to athletic leisure and things like that. So that helps us because again, we're not reinventing the wheel. We're not saying Oh, open up your budget for this desk. You guys have never done anything to help with health and wellness. A lot of the companies that we're speaking to are saying, Oh, we do have a corporate wellness programme and we have a budget that we can allocate to this, because it is important that our employees are healthy. And there's a couple of reasons and we've kind of stuck on a few of them, but one being from an organisational stance. employees, they want their employees to be productive. And happier and healthier employees are more productive. And there's tonnes and tonnes of data out there that explains that. Not only that, but have happier and healthier employees are at work, they're not sick. So the absenteeism is much lower. So now you've got employees that are working more, which, you know, companies like they want you, they want your work, and they don't want you taking sick days. And then that kind of ties into the corporate health care costs, those things are on the rise. And corporations are trying to figure out little ways to kind of keep that lower and boom, if I have a healthier, happier employee, they're not taking so many days off and not going to the doctor's, you know, needing to do some of these things that less healthy people would have to do. And that really impacts at the end of the line, the bottom line of an organisation or a company, and I know they care about us, and they care about their employees. But at the end of the day, a lot of times it is that bottom line, a lot of people have board of directors that they need to report to. And there's someone out there on the higher level that's going to be looking at these things. So that seems to be why companies are beginning to pay more attention to their employees wellness, and why they're turning to or beginning to turn to walk I TAS as a solution for those who work from home to give them an option to move more throughout the day.

Heather Bicknell 26:18
I think it's great that you're becoming sort of part of these corporate wellness programmes, because I think it will take, you know, a whole range of options to really find what works for different people. So that's, that's great. Just one more, one more question. And then I'll have some time for you to talk about, you know, what's new with you. And if there's anything you'd like to share, but looking ahead, maybe more I know, we've talked about this, you know, work from home is not going anywhere. This isn't a trend where do you see the future? For people who work from home? Are we all going to be fine? Least incorporate moving sort of that's the goal is Do you see any trends within the walking treadmill space you'd like to speak to?

Jordan Fischer 27:00
Yeah, yeah, really, really good question. It's always interesting to talk about what we are seeing in the future in different trends. And I always go back to the standing desk and how we really evolved from the sitting position to how that evolved into a standing desk, and how that has now evolved into a walking desk. So we continue to see this trend, a lot of the times, it's kind of coming down to two factors, but the type of walking desk or walking treadmill that you have. And if you do have an existing treadmill at home, you can buy for example, a walki-task I tasked us that easily attaches and detaches height adjustable as well, so that you're keeping, you know, good posture, and you're not hunching over during meetings and such. So that's kind of option one for the market there. And option two, you know, there are people that have an apartment or they have a smaller confined space, or they don't have an existing treadmill at home and you know, maybe aren't going to use it to go for a run or get a workout. And in those cases, those walking pads, we're definitely seeing more of a trend in that way where they can, you know, throw it on your desk there. So I see those trends just continuing to grow. Because of you know, kind of a couple of things that we had discussed about already with more people working from home, they need to move their body sitting is the new smoking is gaining a lot more popularity that term. And you know, I believe it with all the studies that are coming out there impacts to your brain, your decreases your chances of getting dementia and prevents, you know, decline in cognitive function as we get older. So there's a lot of, I think information that people are starting to learn about the impacts of setting so much. And that is just going to continue to grow in this direction. And people are going to get more comfortable with the concept of walking and working. And it's not going to become such a foreign concept. And it's really going to become the new normal.

Chris Fischer 28:59
And just to add on that walking is a very underrated form of exercise. That's one thing that we've realised, and I think that we live in this world, especially with social media, and you see these body builders and these people who are doing, like I said, CrossFit, and some of these things that are extremely intense. And not everyone's really kind of cut out for that. But if we just get back to the bases and just walk make sure we're hitting our step counts, rather, I mean, there's different information on if it's 10,000 or 15,000 steps or whatever. But we know that we need to add more movement to our day. And for most in most cases, walking is the lowest impact the least demanding form of exercise that you can do, but there's some massive benefits to adding some movement to your day, your cardiovascular system prolonging your life like this is not to be so heartless but some of this stuff is like not life or death situation now but in the future. These are things that are going to impact you as you get older. So see the younger generation and embracing, rather it's our height adjustable desk or a walking pad and seeing them pay attention to it, I'm really hoping that it's not just a fad. So you can post online and say, Hey, I walk into work at the same time, but you really are valuing the fact that you're getting healthier for you and for your community. And for your family. And for your loved ones, there's a lot of reasons to just add a little bit of movement, and it just needs to be walking, it doesn't have to be powerlifting.

Jordan Fischer 30:28
And decided that as well, it's, you're really improving the quality of your life. And we touch a little bit on it, but not just the physical aspect of it. But mentally, so many customers talk about how much it's impacted their mental health and your mood, you can see your mood improve, or increase or however you want to define that you're more confident in yourself and your links to less depression and stuff when you're moving your body. And so there's a lot that is really tied to that mental aspect that is not really talked about a lot is physical, of course, but let's not ignore the mental benefits of moving your body more. And that's just so important.

Heather Bicknell 31:13
Totally agree. And I think it makes so much sense, right? I mean, humans have been, we were, you know, walking is what we do, or distance, you know, you see those nature documentaries. And we might not be the fattest animal, but we can walk a lot. We have that endurance, but we don't, you know, and all the benefits that come with that. But now we live these digital closed in lives. And we have to find ways to sort of feed that our own physiological needs. So it totally makes sense. It's just you kind of have to step back and think there's really only been doing this sort of thing for very short amount of time. Our bodies are not, you know, made to exist this way. So Well, this has been a wonderful conversation, is there anything you'd like to leave or share with our our listeners where they can find out more about walk-i-task or the work you do?

Chris Fischer 32:01
First and foremost, I want to say it's awesome that you see the value in a treadmill basket and moving more because we have your walking pad as well. So it's neat being on with someone who actually has already started experiencing the benefits of moving more throughout the day. In regards to walk-i-task. Yes, so your listeners, you can find us at www dot walk I We sell and fulfil orders in North America. So the United States and Canada and we are just thrilled to introduce ourselves to a new audience. And to help people like Jordan mentioned just provide a better quality of life by adding more movement to your day. You can also find us on social media we are @walk-i-task on Instagram @walk-i-task on Facebook and @walk-i-task on LinkedIn. So there's a lot of different places that you'll see us. We're beginning to do a little bit more marketing, a lot of our success has been word of mouth to be completely honest. But we are looking to invest a little bit more into getting our brand name out there as people start realising or seeing us about seeing us out and about. So help bring more attention to our product and how we can be a benefit and be an asset to so many individuals, but also corporations as well and organisations as well.

Jordan Fischer 33:15
And then we also have a unique discount code, because of the podcasts that we'd like to share with your audience. So digital 50 will get your audience $50 off the original price of the desk. And that includes free shipping and 21 day trial to make sure that everyone loves the data and make sure they're comfortable before before keeping it.

Heather Bicknell 33:38
Fantastic. Well this has been great. Thank you so much, Jordan

Jordan Fischer 33:41
Thank you so much.

Ryan Purvis 33:46
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