Canada’s 150th   – Fitneff is Proud to be All Canadian

Canada’s 150th – Fitneff is Proud to be All Canadian

Our Fitneff Team would like to take this time to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday. We are proud to be an innovative Canadian company and would like to to celebrate some of the Canadian products and people that makes us who we are.

Celebrating the “All Canadian” WalkTop Treadmill Desk

When Laurel, Devon and I started Fitneff, we considered various countries to design & manufacture the WalkTop Treadmill desk.  In the end, we found a skilled design partner in Vancouver, Form3, who helped take our concept to a world class product. Sle-Co, from St. Thomas, ON is our manufacturer and assemble our quality product for us that we proudly sell across North America. 

Celebrating other Great Canadian Products

In addition to the WalkTop, we have a few innovative products that are also from Canada.  The Core Chair is invented by Canadian Patrick Harrison to combat the ill effects of sitting and provide a seating solution that combines freedom of movement with optimum postural support.  Another Canadian product carried by Fitneff is The Beam that was invented by lifelong friends Becky Goulet and Christa Geddes from the small town of Grimsby, Ontario. Through the shared experience of suffering back pain, they created a simple self-care tool used to release, relax, and restore the core. 

Celebrating Canadian Teachers

Fitneff was honored to profile some impressive Canadians in our newsletters and blogs this past year. With the introduction of our Classroom Standing Desks this past year, I have been personally inspired by the incredible teachers that are shaping Canadian children in such a positive way. In Etobicoke, we learned of how Melissa Gage worked together with her students to develop a plan to use standing desks in the classroom.  For the students of Mark Knoll, active classrooms are not a new thing as this two-time Olympian doesn’t just teach kids about being healthy and active, his daily life is an example of it. Teachers are always looking for options for students to work and focus effectively and for over ten years Heather Thompson’s innovative approach to work with specific students have ended up benefiting her entire class. 

Celebrating an Amazing Centenarian

As we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, we had the opportunity to recognize Olive Myhre’s 105th birthday this year.  There is so much to learn from a person who has seen a lifetime of events that most of us only read about in history books, including two World Wars; the introduction of the automobile, the invention of the computer; and man’s first steps on the moon.  Amazing to think that Canada was only 45 years old when she was born! The most important thing we learned from Olive is to get up each morning with purpose and keep moving. 

Celebrating Talented Canadian Staff

Lastly, some of the Canadians I am most proud of is the staff at Fitneff.  This smart, positive, and energetic team is the reason that out company is able to offer a friendly and positive experience to our customers.  How Canadian!

On this 150th Birthday, the Fitneff Team and I wish you all the best that Canada can offer as we celebrate this sesquicentennial and look forward to the future. 

Ron

Ron Bettin President of Fitneff Inc.  Canada Treadmill Desk, Sit Stand Desk, Classroom Standing Desk

July 01, 2017 — Ron Bettin
Sit Stand Desk Provides Health Benefits & Inspiration, Canada

Sit-stand Desk Provides Health Benefits and Inspiration

Julie Robinson, Program Coordinator for the Writers' Guild of Alberta, recently starting using a DT1 sit-stand desk from Fitneff. 

This desk is specifically designed for laptop users, as the work surface was designed to support a laptop computer (unlike other sit-stand desk options that support various desktop computer configurations, including a choice of one or two large monitors).

May 25, 2017 — Heather Lielmanis
Walktop, treadmill desk, sitting disease, walking, working, health, wellness, workplace wellness, productivity,

No longer sitting down on the job: one executive's Walktop experience

You could say that Jim Wachtel occupies a front-row seat in the corporate health and wellness industry. And, because of his job as a health care cost-containment strategist, he spends a lot of time in that seat, whether it’s in his office, in his car, or on an airplane travelling for work.

But, he's literally taking steps toward better health without compromising his productivity. Read how he's no longer sitting down on the job with the Walktop Treadmill desk by Fitneff. 

February 23, 2017 — Janine Dilger
Walking Her Way to Health and Wellness

Walking Her Way to Health and Wellness

Carrie Groff is committed to her health. A fitness blogger, a health and wellness guru, and well on her way to become a personal trainer, she knows a thing or two about taking care of her personal health. When Fitneff learned that she loves her new WalkTopTM treadmill desk, we reached out to find out more. Here is her story.
February 05, 2016 — Heather Lielmanis
A Fitneff Customer Testimonial

A Fitneff Customer Testimonial

What happens when a traditional executive makes an untraditional decision to incorporate movement into his workday? Efficiency at the office, as well as improved health, wellness and a good night’s sleep. Find out how!
January 13, 2016 — Heather Lielmanis

MUZOOKA.COM TRIES OUT THE WALKTOP

From coding invoices to writing reports, your time on the WalkTop treadmill desk can be productive and engaging. ‘For what I would do on a daily basis, sitting at my desk, I was able to do on the treadmill,’ mused one Muzooka staffer. ‘For me, it was definitely a gain. When I was uncomfortable, and I got up, I was able to get myself focused on the work.’  Muzooka staff were able to seamlessly integrate the WalkTop Treadmill desk into their work routine and improve productivity. ‘If anything, I was more productive than I would have been trying to sit at my desk. It didn’t take away from my work experience; it enhanced it.’
October 25, 2015 — ron bettin