A GERMAN SUCCESS STORY
Walkolution factory in Wiesenbronn in the South of Germany
Walkolution production has been crafting their innovative treadmill desks near Würzburg in Southern Germany since 2017. Every carefully crafted product is made by hand with a dedication to sustainable guidelines, and shipped to customers across the globe. With customers in over 55 countries, Walkolution's treadmill desks have become a favorite of multinational corporations, home office professionals, educational institutions and government organizations.
German innovative power on the international stage
Step up your game with Walkolution's innovative solution to banish sedentary habits for good! Our mission is clear: we want to help you elevate your quality of life and overall health. We take pride in our commitment to perfecting the aesthetic appeal and high-quality functionality of our products. Our hard work and dedication to innovative design has not gone unnoticed, as we have been recognized with awards in the highly competitive design and innovation sector.
Walkolution founders Ackermann and Söhngen
With a passion for innovation and a desire to beat the sedentary lifestyle, Dr. Eric Soehngen created the world's first treadmill desk prototype while still a medical student in 2005. Fast forward to 2017, and he teamed up with Frank Ackermann to establish Walkolution, a company dedicated to providing innovative solutions to combat sedentary behavior. Both founders remain active in the company today as managing directors, driving the brand forward and helping people move towards healthier lifestyles.
Walking is the best medicine.
Sedentary lifestyles are the modern-day equivalent of smoking, with far-reaching health implications beyond back pain and weight gain. Our susceptibility to life-threatening diseases such as cancer, heart attack, stroke, depression, and dementia spike significantly due to excessive sitting. Regrettably, viable solutions to counteract this problem remain elusive, despite the abundance of scientific evidence highlighting its risks.
In our sedentary world, finding practical solutions to counteract the health risks associated with sitting for long periods remains elusive. Enter the innovative concept of walking while working - but this isn't your average treadmill and desk situation. Picture a stylish, eco-friendly setup designed for ultimate noise reduction, with intuitive speed control that adjusts with your every move. Imagine a depth-adjustable table, perfect for stopping and leaning, as you please. This seamless integration of movement and productivity lets your mind flourish, enhancing your mental potential without stealing focus. Step into the future of workspace wellness!
Medical specialist and Walkolution founder Dr. Eric Soehngen decided to develop exactly this solution with Walkolution. With co-founder Frank Ackermann and a growing international team, Walkolution is writing a new chapter in German innovation history.
Why is sitting bad for us?
Death by Sitting. Why We Need A Movement Revolution vividly explains why our bodies are so unsuited to prolonged sitting and the specific health risks associated with a sedentary lifestyle.
The book also shows how our cognitive performance and mental balance can be significantly improved by a life of movement.
Written by Walkolution founder Eric Soehngen, MD. Published in 2018, a new edition is planned for 2023.
Walkolution's sustainability promise
Creating a healthy environment is essential to living our best lives. From the start, we have remained committed to following strict ecological guidelines for our products. Our production halls are heated using our own wood waste, and we source our wood from sustainably managed forests. We pride ourselves on being fully transparent and easily understandable to all. Join us in creating a healthier world!