If you want to get off your duff and onto your treadmill but think you can't spare time away from work, now you've got no excuses. Consultant Jenny Evans demonstrates how to build a treadmill work station quickly and on the cheap.
You should be able to pick up the supplies to make this slick treadmill table for about 20 bucks at your local home hardware store. All it takes is a plank of wood and two brackets (Evans used Tornado E-Z Ancors) to secure it to the arms of your treadmill.
Attach the braces to the wood, then secure it to the arms of your treadmill, and you're done. Now you'll have plenty of space to keep a laptop, books, your day planner and a beverage with you while you walk along your endless road. Check out the video to see how dead-simple the project really is.
You could spend a few extra minutes staining or painting the untreated wood, but it's not strictly necessary. You're aiming for functionality here, not beauty. Once you've rigged your setup, Evans says it's surprisingly easy to work while you walk. If you plan on jogging or running, typing is right out of the question, but you can always use the time to catch up on the last episode of Lost.
Would having your laptop at your fingertips while you work out motivate you to use your treadmill more often or do you like getting away from it all and leaving the internet behind for a while? If so — and this one doesn't tickle your fancy — we've featured other treadputer and bikeputer setups in the past.
Make Your Own Walking Work Station [PowerHouse Performance Coaching]