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The Ideal Step Count and How to Increase Yours

The Ideal Step Count and How to Increase Yours

Yesterday was National Walking Day! We love this holiday for its encouragement to get people up and walking around. In honour of the day, we decided to discuss the idea of getting enough steps and how you can improve your step count throughout the day.
April 05, 2018 — Kate Spenst
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 24, 2017 — Heather Lielmanis
The Hidden Benefits of Being Active in Spring

The Hidden Benefits of Being Active in Spring

Spring if finally upon us! With the opening of the windows and doors, along with sunshine and fresh air, we are greeted with so many new opportunities to get active that don’t seem so apparent during the winter months. Getting outdoors takes much less preparation and effort. Being outdoors is pleasant and easy (at least for those of us who prefer warmer weather). The benefits of being active in spring go beyond just feeling good and being healthy, and might not be what you expect. Let’s take a look. 

April 24, 2017 — Heather Lielmanis
Stand and Move for a More Productive Day at Work

Stand and Move for a More Productive Day at Work

For almost a year now, Tina Kessler Marquis has been working with a DT2 sit-stand desk at work. She knew that she was sitting too much, and that her days at the office felt long and tiresome, but she didn't realize the true culprit until she made the switch. Since switching to a sit-stand desk, she's standing and moving more and more throughout the day. She feels a renewed sense of energy and focus at work, and she's happy to share her story here today!
March 01, 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
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January Health Check: How healthy is your company?

As January draws to a close, it’s time to take stock on how the New Year is shaping up and whether your corporate resolutions are still standing.

A few weeks ago we issued a call to action for businesses to take a vested interest in the health and wellbeing of their employees; we asked them to—literally—step up their efforts to engage employees and get them moving throughout the workday.

So, 3 weeks in, how are you doing? 

January 26, 2017 — Janine Dilger
10 Ways to Integrate Movement into Your Work Life

10 Ways to Integrate Movement into Your Work Life

At the beginning of each year, many of us set new goals for ourselves in hopes of making the year ahead the best year yet. We often think first of our wellness, and resolve to live a more active, healthy lifestyle. But, how do we do this, exactly?  

In order to stick to our resolutions, we need to make a few changes to our daily lives. Here is a list of 10 simple things that you can do to easily integrate movement into your workday.  

January 13, 2017 — Heather Lielmanis
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2017: It's time for businesses to "Step it Up"

It’s the New Year and people across the country are a week into their resolutions for 2017. A lot of us make personal resolutions to lose weight and get fit; wouldn’t it be great if companies and corporations across the country did the same? 2017 is the year for business and community leaders to work together towards a healthier, happier workforce. It's time to "Step it Up." Janine Dilger tells us why now is the perfect time to get walking and how your company can get started. Read more...
January 06, 2017 — Janine Dilger
Moving into the New Year

Moving into the New Year

As many of us contemplate the coming year, it’s easy to think about all the ways we’re going to change our lives for the better with the turn of the calendar’s page. But New Year's resolutions don't always stick. Here's our take on why and what you can do to make effective change in 2017. To make the most of your New Year's resolutions, read more...
December 29, 2016 — Angelique McKenzie