Disclaimer: Beautiful Touches received a miniTREAD® from onthemuv to facilitate this post, as part of our Gift Ideas and Buying Guide publications. No monetary compensation was exchanged. All opinions stated are those of the author.
I cannot even begin to tell you how thrilled I am to have the opportunity to work with onthemuv, and be using their miniTREAD®. I’ve always been a tubbykins, but over the last year, I’ve really piled on the pounds. After my Service Dog died 18 months ago (and we moved, and I no longer had my flock of chickens to take care of) I sort of just shut down. Then COVID hit. As it was, I rarely left my house, but since March of last year, I’ve been almost totally housebound. Without Gabe, I don’t feel safe out walking, so….I sit. All day. At my desk. I’m at the point where putting away the laundry leaves me breathless.
So, how much of a “workout” can you actually get sitting, while using an under the desk treadmill?
Well, that depends on a lot of factors. Your current fitness level, how fast you set the speed, and how long you “walk”. It’s easy to track. The remote has a large easy to read display. You can see the speed that you’ve got your miniTREAD® set to, the amount of time you’ve been “walking”, and the number of calories that you’ve burned (which flips back and forth to number of steps you’ve taken). Green button turns your unit on. Red turns it off. Up and down buttons control the speed. I find it’s useful even when you aren’t walking. If you’re sitting at a desk for long periods of time, it’s good for keeping your feet raised up a bit for better circulation.
I know it works, as my legs let me know that they were getting a work out…no pain no gain, right?. I’ve also found myself sitting up straighter…
1) Due to the position of my feet.
2) To keep myself at the proper position to walk.
About The miniTREAD® from onthemuv
Info from onthmuv
Start burning calories while you sit. The patented miniTREAD® turns chairsinto gyms. A compact treadmill style device you can use at your desk, couch or anywhere you are seated.The miniTREAD® engages your muscles and burns calories while doing any seated activity. It’s easy to workout while reading a book, watching TV, or working at your desk. You’ll burn up to 200 calories per hour – the same efficiency as a brisk walk! When using your miniTREAD®, you’ll build strength in your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and core.
Patrick Netter’s epiphany was to realize that groups of people were being excluded from life-extending exercise and there is a way to include them if the solution is light, safe, portable and cost effective.
With Co-Founder Joanna Medin, they have spent more than 3 years building the unique miniTREAD® equipment. This has been cleverly and simply engineered with stellar reception during market testing. Initial clinical research shows it works effectively with virtually the same benefits as a traditional treadmill workout at a gym.
Whether working on your laptop or watching TV, the miniTREAD® is a better way to burn calories and measure results… all while seated.
- Designed to fit under most desks. Recommended desk height from the floor to the underside is at least 25 inches (58.3 cm)
- Exercise with as little as 2-3” of clearance between your knees and the underside of your desk
- Use comfortably while watching TV or reading a book
- Perfect for working from home or while watching TV
- Sleek, lightweight design fits under a desk and is easily stored
- Recessed handles on each side make it easy to move
- Speeds from .3mph to 2.5mph
- Remote controls speed and scans tracks calories, distance, time, speed and steps
- Burns calories while you work, with low to no joint stress
- Easy to adjust incline options
- Leveling feet for stability
- Appropriate for most age groups
According to clinical research conducted by Dr. Thomas W. Allen (former Dean of Oklahoma State University Medical School), the miniTREAD® can provide significant health benefits. It exercises the core, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calf muscles, while stimulating full body circulation…all from a seated position.
So many of us are working from home, and are so much less physically active that we were before. As I see it, the miniTREAD® is an easy and practical way to improve our health without leave our homes…and improved physical health often corresponds with improved mental health as well.
The miniTREAD is available for purchase with a 30 day guarantee including return postage. The credit will appear to your method of payment following receipt of the unit in working order in its original packaging.
So, what are you waiting for? Head on over to onthemuv. Leave a comment and let me know what you think!