Contest Closed: Win a FitDesk Exercise Bike!

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By: , SparkPeople Blogger
7/1/2011 6:00 PM   :  91 comments   :  19,597 Views

This giveaway is now closed. The winner is: LITHE11.

We all know that too much sitting is bad for your health and for your fitness level, and according to the newest exercise guidelines published by the American College of Sports Medicine, even the benefits of regular exercise can't undo a generally sedentary lifestyle.
 
Bummer.
 
Fortunately, there are some viable alternatives to sitting at home and at work. One such solution for people who spend a lot of time in front of the computer is the FitDesk, which I had the pleasure of testing and reviewing earlier this year.
 
Now the makers of the FitDesk are sponsoring a giveaway for our readers. One lucky winner will get a FitDesk exercise bike—a $230 value!

 
What FitDesk Says: We live in a busy world. That's why we invented the FitDesk™—for those of us who like to get things done and have more time to enjoy the good things in life. If you want to get more out of your day and earn rewards in both productivity and health, this is the solution you have been looking for. The FitDesk’s patent pending design provides comfortable placement of your elbows so you can pedal and steady your arms for typing, gaming, and beyond.
 
What We Say: We agree! We enjoyed testing the FitDesk and think it's a great alternative to what would otherwise be completely sedentary computer time.
 
To enter, click here! Be sure to read the rules. This contest will end next Friday at 9 a.m.!


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Comments

  • ILLUSIVEME
    91
    Thank you! 1stthings1st. What a genius idea!
    Play while you work or work while you play?
    I LOVE IT!
    - 7/28/2011   11:18:55 AM
  • MANSWIFE
    90
    Waking up to a new and prosperous lighter weight is my goal - 7/8/2011   7:08:15 AM
  • SHELS1818
    89
    I could use the exercise! - 7/7/2011   12:47:13 PM
  • RYELI26
    88
    WOW-that sounds perfect, since I work full time and take classes online; I spend LOTS OF TIME in front of the computer-this would be phenomenal-reading chapters for my classes and working out at the same time-PERFECT-I hope I get picked! and Good luck to everyone as well! - 7/7/2011   10:52:55 AM
  • 87
    What a wonderful idea! This would help me soooo much with my diabetes and goals to lose weight and control my blood sugar and have a healthier heart and body........the list goes on and on......! Hope I win it!!!!!! - 7/7/2011   5:39:09 AM
  • 86
    I might even become an exercise lover w/this! - 7/7/2011   12:26:46 AM
  • AGNUSDEI420
    85
    I would really...really love to win this one. It would be a nice alternative to my walking and I do live in an apartment and every space is important. - 7/7/2011   12:07:55 AM
  • LITTLEDIPPY
    84
    Wow!! I so hope I can win this! Paaaaaleezzzzzz!!! ;-)) - 7/6/2011   9:54:37 PM
  • LITTLEDIPPY
    83
    Wow!! I so hope I can win this! Paaaaaleezzzzzz!!! ;-)) - 7/6/2011   9:54:37 PM
  • LITTLEDIPPY
    82
    Wow!! I so hope I can win this! Paaaaaleezzzzzz!!! ;-)) - 7/6/2011   9:54:27 PM
  • 81
    Do I ever need help in the form of this bike!!!! I have trouble walking or standing for long periods of time 2* spinal stenosis & herniated discs (an old RN with an old back! ) My home is small & this would fit so perfect!!! May the luck of the Irish be with me!!! (& you too) - 7/6/2011   3:31:14 PM
  • 80
    I've got a perfect spot in my office for it :) - 7/6/2011   1:43:18 PM
  • 79
    Oh how I would love to win this! My sedentary job is killing me and when I get home I'm so tired I sit. Thanks! - 7/6/2011   12:49:25 PM
  • JKN049
    78
    This is such a wonderful idea. I would definitely love to try it! - 7/6/2011   11:43:51 AM
  • 77
    This is a great idea! Have you seen the office treadmil at your desk! No chair to sit on, you are slowly walking your way through your day with everything set up at the height you need it to be at to walk and work. Interesting idea but there are those times that walking while I work are just not possible! - 7/5/2011   7:07:47 PM
  • 76
    I spend so much time at my desk that I reallly NEED this. I hope you pick me. Thanks for the chance to win it. - 7/5/2011   3:34:01 PM
  • 75
    wow what an idea - 7/5/2011   3:10:44 PM
  • 74
    What a prize to win : ) Love it! - 7/5/2011   2:00:50 PM
  • 1STTHINGS1ST
    73
    To Comment #63
    With due respect to your opinon please read:
    I am the inventor of FitDesk and naturally felt your comment was a misguided attempt at helping others who are trying to help themselves.
    Though I will personally defend the above statement at a later date. It is my current time constraints that limit my response to a much higher authority.
    Please take the time to read the book produced by a prominent Dr. from the Mayo Clinic. Book is called "Move a litte, Lose a lot". Even if you only read the 1st 4 pages you will quickly understand that your thinking is the cause of millions who don't do any exercise or do exercise without noticeable results because they believe what you are saying. If you doubt the Mayo Clinic then we will have to agree to disagree and follow our passions.
    My blessings to you, - 7/5/2011   1:44:50 PM
  • BOXSLINGER
    72
    This is a great product that I would love to win! - 7/5/2011   12:39:24 PM
  • 71
    Standing is better than sitting and moving is better than standing. I'd also like to get a standing desk offer as there isn't much space at work for a fitbike. This is a wonderful giveaway! - 7/5/2011   11:24:51 AM
  • BEAR1551
    70
    Would love to win one. I sit at my desk for a few hours a day and love the idea of keeping my circulation moving! - 7/5/2011   10:45:52 AM
  • 69
    Awesome!! I would love to win one especially when the weather is inclement and I can't go outside for my walk. I think my DH would love it, too!! I'll keep my fingers crossed. - 7/5/2011   10:12:27 AM
  • AGNUSDEI420
    68
    I would very much love to win this one I only have a very small space and this one would wonderfully fit in my apartment. Nice alternative to walking, and for the coming rain and snow days. Hope I can win :) - 7/5/2011   9:33:34 AM
  • 67
    I can see using this while I'm on the computer. Thanks for the opportunity to win. - 7/5/2011   8:04:05 AM
  • AMS04161
    66
    ams0416
    this is something i could use i work during the night and donot have time to walk during the day due to the warm weather this bike i could use every day
    this will help me work out more. i donot like the warm weather. - 7/5/2011   7:58:20 AM
  • SHOWMANSHIP
    65
    A healthy good evening to you,
    Further to my comments which is at number sixty-three (63), to coach Nicole Nichols or the developers of the "Fitdesk" who may want to confute my comments can do so via the following email: tbwseinc@gmail.com - 7/4/2011   9:10:43 PM
  • 64
    I believe this works and would use it if I won, as I work from home and have gained weight from being sedentary. A coworker had a treadmill with a desk and lost 40 pounds in 6 months just walking on it for 4-6 hours a day while she worked. - 7/4/2011   9:09:14 PM
  • SHOWMANSHIP
    63
    To be mild, I'll will say from the outset to the "developer(s)" that this product will certainly seduce the mindless, indolent and persons who are ignornant of exercise science. From when one was able to perform two tasks simultaneously? Exercising itself calls for a serious nexus between mind and muscle(s) for results to be realized. And, this, Nicole Nichols should know; but she's unfortunately an endorser of it. From hereafter, I'll be expending little time and energy reading her articles. Can you picture a lady recieving a mindless juicy piece of gossip via and email or a businessman reading quarterly reports and still gets a good workout? It's simply impossible! (Cautiously, it may "only" work in a setting where there's no mobility and it's used to increase the strength of dormant muscles i.e, extreme obesity).
    My credible advice to prospective buyers is to educate yourself about the sciences so you wouldn't become a victim of the aforementioned.
    I challenge the developers to confute what I've dispense via this email. - 7/4/2011   8:38:02 PM
  • 62
    So if members from Canada cannot enter, why is there a Canada country category on the entry form, and why does the form submit without issues? - 7/4/2011   6:11:11 PM
  • GREENMOUSE
    61
    Right now I'm using my (old??) Suzanne Sommers Thigh-Master while sitting a the computer. This would be a giant-step-for-mankind-level forward! - 7/4/2011   4:12:55 PM
  • 1STTHINGS1ST
    60
    Every imagine what the inventor is feeling after all these wonderful comments? ... We'll I am FitDesk and no list of thanks and feel good words could sum up how happy I am for you to share your thoughts. I wish I could give a free FitDesk to all of you, I know you will love checking your daily Spark while you keep that active lifestyle goal.
    We have made huge improvements to the FitDesk in just the last few months. More resistance, seat height improvements, and more. With over 85 reviews and feedback on amazon with an overall rating of 4.8 before the upgrades - you are sure to love your new healthy and productive fitness alternative. Take a look. As always 100% satisfaction guaranteed and a free collector water bottle just for trying. - 7/4/2011   11:54:55 AM
  • ROSEBUD1954
    59
    I have seen the Treadmill desk but the Fitbike is better for me as my knees are arthritic and the bike is best! - 7/4/2011   10:28:02 AM
  • 58
    Great idea for those who need to multitask... - 7/3/2011   7:27:20 PM
  • MAKY1978
    57
    Brilliant idea, but I'm a little bummed that only US residents are allowed to enter :-( - 7/3/2011   6:01:07 PM
  • ELEANORRIGBY13
    56
    This looks cool. I am a grad student and have a small apt, and this seems great for getting work in while working out (while being able to fit in my apartment too! - 7/3/2011   5:48:48 PM
  • 55
    I can longer work because of stage IV cancer, but I would love to win this and I would use this. I'd love to have a regular exercise bike but I do not have the room; this looks like it would take up much less space. - 7/3/2011   3:14:07 PM
  • 54
    This is a good product that I came across a few months ago. I'm glad to promote it anytime! I think it's awesome that this is being offered as a prize and I know it will be a benefit for any committed exercise enthusiast that receives it. - 7/3/2011   2:10:06 PM
  • 53
    oh that look wonderful! - 7/3/2011   1:52:44 PM
  • 52
    Looks great. Please put me in the drawing. - 7/3/2011   9:26:00 AM
  • 51
    I can see using this while I'm on the computer. Thanks for the opportunity to win. - 7/3/2011   9:14:06 AM
  • 50
    I can see using this while I'm on the computer. Thanks for the opportunity to win. - 7/3/2011   9:14:01 AM
  • 49
    Thankfully, I do not have a sedentary job -- working at summer camps and schools keeps me on my feet and run ragged! I hope someone who needs it more than I do wins! - 7/3/2011   8:09:57 AM
  • AMS04161
    48
    I really would like to win the fitdesk exercise bike. this would make it easier for me to during the warm weather. when i'm not able to walk during the warm weather - 7/3/2011   7:35:12 AM
  • 47
    I could totally use on of these. It would really be nice if I could win it. - 7/3/2011   1:55:51 AM
  • 46
    I would love to win this one. It looks great. With 2 jobs at a computer, this would be great. - 7/2/2011   11:34:15 PM
  • 45
    Oh how I would love to win this! My sedentary job is killing me...and the long hours don't help but this would help!!!! I hope, I hope, I hope.... - 7/2/2011   9:02:41 PM
  • 44
    I recently bought a balance ball for work. There's not a whole lot I can do about changing the sedentary lifestyle that my desk job affords me, but at least I can engage my abs for a couple hours a day while I do it. - 7/2/2011   8:31:45 PM
  • 43
    Great idea! Exercise while exploring SparkPeople! - 7/2/2011   3:45:36 PM
  • 42
    I love riding my bike during the summer and sorely miss it during the winter months. How I'd enjoy having this desk bike to use! And combining it with the ability to do other things at the same time -- awesome! - 7/2/2011   3:30:15 PM

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