FitDesk Wows Atlanta with World's First Pedal Desk

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Revolutionary exercise bike captures the attention of Atlanta Streets Alive

Then there was the busy executive who told me after trying out FitDesk that he’d finally found a way to take his health back from his 10-hour-a-day job.

The Mayo Clinic’s N.E.A.T. study is pretty clear – the information age is killing us. The sedentary lifestyle caused by hours sitting in front of a computer playing games or working is driving us all to an early grave.

On June 11, FitDesk, an innovative approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in a sedentary age, proved its worth to hundreds of people attending the Atlanta Streets Alive festival.

Atlanta Streets Alive is an annual community-oriented event dedicated to offering local residents free information related to health, fitness, and community lifestyles.

“We displayed several versions of the FitDesk at the event and received overwhelming support for the perfect solution to ‘come as you are’ exercise,” said FitDesk’s developer Steve Ferrusi, who attended the festival.

The concept behind FitDesk is simple. It is an exercise bike with a stable platform suitable for a laptop computer, i-Pad, game controller, e-book, or other electronic device. Users pedal away while using their electronics, getting in life-saving physical activity while engaged in sedentary computer and gaming activities.

According to Ferrusi, intense exercise isn’t required. He recommends using the FitDesk to merely remain active while working or playing on a computer. He said the key is activity and that users can check email, read online trade and professional journals, or play games on the FitDesk. In other words, they can remain productive while also maintaining an active lifestyle.

John A. Steward, M.P.H., has been using FitDesk for some time. He stopped by the event to tell Ferussi that he finds the FitDesk easy to use and an ideal means to combat office fatigue.

Steward is with the Georgia State University Institute for Public Health. Recently, the institute purchased four FitDesks to study how the device can help students and faculty maintain health in an environment that requires significant computer work.

“The exhibit in Atlanta showed that FitDesk appeals to all walks of life,” Ferrusi said. “There was an 8-year-old boy who could not stop pedaling as he played a video game. Then there was the busy executive who told me after trying out FitDesk that he’d finally found a way to take his health back from his 10-hour-a-day job.”

Ferrusi said he was impressed with how many people would pull over on their own bikes to try FitDesk out, and comment on its practical and needed place in the technology revolution.

FitDesk, the newest path to a healthy lifestyle, retails for only $229.99.

More information about FitDesk is available at


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