Meet Jan Folmer. Jan is a 36 year old Dutch man. In 2004 he moved to Cape Town. Jan has an active lifestyle. As a true Dutchie, he cycles to work. He boxes, and hikes up the iconic Table Mountain every week. He is a big fan of smoothies. That’s why he started Omniblend — an online commercial blender company. Full with energy he runs his business. Or actually, just like every other knowledge worker, he ‘sits’ his business…
Until four years ago he would spend most of his days sitting behind his laptop. While slowly developing back and neck problems, he discovered what he calls ‘a game changer’: The treadmill desk.
Wait. A treadmill desk? Yes, a treadmill desk. What you picture in your mind right now, is exactly what it is. A treadmill with a desk. So you can walk and work. Which is the name of the next company he started to make the workplaces in South-Africa healthier: Walk and Work
But before we start walking, let’s take a step back.
Because the first (obvious) question that comes to mind is: Are you able to get anything done while walking?