Here at Xybix, we’re passionate about bringing health and wellness to dispatch and command center environments. We also understand that there are still a lot of misconceptions about incorporating healthy habits into the workplace. Fortunately, for the headband-wearing Olivia Newton-John's in all of us, it’s easier than ever to experience the impact and benefits of getting fit on the job. With that said, we’re here to give you the information you need to ensure that the healthy efforts of employers and employees are not overlooked.
From what we’ve noticed, there is a large movement of 911 dispatchers and command center operators who are excited about adding healthy activities to their daily, on-the-job routines. Xybix’s previous blog article, Height-Adjustable Desks for the 21st Century Employee, left some of you wanting more than just sit-to-stand capabilities — you wanted to walk (or even ride) while at work. Luckily for you, both of these options are possible!
One question we get asked often is, “How heavy is the treadmill and will you be able to move or share the treadmill workstation?” This is a great question! Here are some quick facts:
Xybix offers two models of treadmills by LifeSpan Fitness, the TR1200-DT3 and the TR5000-DT3.
- The TR1200-DT3 Treadmill is 63” L x 28.5” W x 7.25” H and weighs 114 lbs. (Max User Weight = 350 lbs)
- The TR5000-DT3 Treadmill is 63” L x 28.5” W x 7.25” H and weighs 119 lbs. (Max User Weight = 400 lbs)
You might be thinking, “119 lbs?!” But don’t panic! It’s not impossible to move the treadmill from station to station, even while keeping your ONJ headband in place. The treadmill comes with wheels, which makes it easier to push the machine around the office. Maneuvering around tight corners and spaces can be more difficult, but again, not impossible. With that said, we don’t endorse an employee lifting and maneuvering 114-119lbs if they are not totally confident doing so (don’t worry; you can still wear the awesome headband!).
If you are concerned about the maneuverability of the treadmill, the majority of our comm centers designate the machine at a training position or a workstation that is not used full-time. This way, employees can get their walking in and return to their normal job duties on a rotation, while still having the option to sit (or stand) at their regular workstation.
Still not feeling comfortable with the idea of a treadmill? Another option to get employees moving would be Xybix’s Bike option, which offers better maneuverability in tight spaces and is easier to transfer from station to station. The bike has rear-mounted wheels, allowing you to “pop a wheelie” (no, not while riding it!) to easily navigate the office space.
- C3-DT3 Bike is 27” L x 21” W x 36.5” to 46.5” H and weighs 94 lbs (Max user weight = 400 lbs)
Whatever option you choose, the main message we are trying to promote here at Xybix is that employees should get active and get moving!
P.S. Don’t forget that headband!