17 Deskercises for 2017

17 Deskercises for 2017

by Ellen O'Hearn January 06, 2017

17 Deskercises For 2017 

Ok, people. 2017 is going to be epic. You've got your standing desk, so let’s use it. And let’s make it work for us. I’m talking about deskercising. It’s not as cool as Jazzercize but it’s a lot more convenient, plus the Jazzercize moms intimidate me (I just got an invite to a class this weekend, and it said the instructors were sexy – ugh! Not going!) If you have a trashcan, a standing desk and a stapler, we’re ready.  

Seated Deskercize

1. Foot Flexerz

Foot Flexers- Standing Desk ExercisesJust so easy. Sit up straight with both feet flat on the floor. Leave your heel on the floor and flex your toes up. Alternate feet. Even a tiny movement is a working move. Now switch it up – leave your toes on the floor and raise your heel up. Alternate & repeat. (If this is too hard, try to raise or lower your chair.) 

2. Dancer Pantz

Sit Dancing - Standing Desk ExercisesWhile seated, put on your headphones or earbuds. Tune to a radio station you enjoy. Drop your inhibitions and dance. Keep it silent – that way you still look professional at work. (Can you tell which George Michael song I'm singing?) 

3. Leg Lifterz

LegLift - Standing Desk ExercisesThis one is great for anyone experiencing leg tension while standing. Turn 90 degrees in your chair. Rest one arm on your desk, and hold on to your chair with your other hand. Keep one foot flat on the floor. Raise the other foot off the floor, so your leg is perpendicular to the floor. Alternate sides. Repeat. 

4. Ream Squeeze

Grab a ream of paper. Back Ream Squeeze-Standing Desk Exercisesup from your desk a bit, because otherwise your knees will knock the underside of your desk. Squeeze the ream between your thighs, and hold on to that ream like it’s your paycheck. Now lift your thighs, just 1-3 inches. And lift. And lift. Repeat. 

5. Hand Ying-Yang

Handshake Standing Desk ExercisesThis is a nice arm stretch. Sit up straight with both feet on the ground. Square your shoulders. Grab one hand in the other, like a handshake. So nice to meet you. Pull. Alternate which hand faces up. Repeat.

6. Chair Twisterz

Standing Desk fit at workSit facing your desk. Back up a bit. Hold on to the front of the desk. Keep your hands on the desk. Twist 90 degrees one way. Then to the other side. Twist. And twist. Repeat. 

7. Shruggy Shoulderz

Shoulder Shrug Standing Desk ExercisesWho ate the last piece of candy? I don’t know. Face the desk. Sit up straight. Shrug your shoulders up to your ears and hold for 3 seconds. Relax. Repeat. Stay out of the candy! 

 

Standing Deskercize 

8. Trashcan Stairz

Standing Desk ExercisesDo this in the morning while your trashcan is empty, so you don't have to smell all that lunch trash. With your desk in a standing position, pull your trashcan out from under your desk, so it’s next to you. Then, lightly place one foot on the edge of the can. And switch to other foot. Switch, switch, switch! 

9. Light Joggerz

Standing Desk ExercisesFace your desk. Jog in place. Take a break to answer that email. Now more jogging!

 

 

 

 

10. Stapler Arm Curlz

Stapler Curler Standing Desk ExercisesGrab your stapler. Square your shoulders to face your desk, or turn 90 degrees, facing the wall. With the stapler in your hand, curl it up by flexing your arm and straightening. Repeat 10 times on each side.  

11. Leg Lungez

Standing Desk ExercisesStand facing your desk with hand on hips, or resting on desk. Put one foot back in a lunge. Hold. Alternate sides. Repeat. Feel the stretch! Ahmagawd, nobody is looking at you. 

12. Dance Teamz

Dance Standing Desk ExerciseJust put on some headphones and dance it out! Ellen said so. Don't be afraid to really show your moves!

13. Wall chairz

Wall Sit Standing Desk ExercisesFind a wall. Stand against it with your back on the wall. Lower yourself until you’re in a seated position. To make it harder, cross one leg onto your knee. I personally can’t do this move, yet. 

14. Tippy Toez

Calf Raises Standing Desk ExercisesStand facing your desk, with feet hip-width apart. Lightly rest your hands on your desk. Raise up to your tippy toes, hold for a second and lower. Repeat. This will feel familiar to anyone who has taken ballet. 

15. Ice Skaterz

Leg Raises Standing Desk ExercisesAnother great one for leg tension! Stand facing your desk, and hold on to it lightly. Lift one leg up behind you as far up as you can, then carefully lower. Alternate. There you are, iceskating. 


16. Micro Push-upz

Micro Push Ups Standing Desk ExercisesStand away from your desk, far enough so that when you put your elbows on the desk, you’re in a slight angle. Rest your elbows and lower part of arms on desk. Very slowly lower body up and down in modified tiny pushup. Repeat.

17. Fist Pumpz

Fist Pump Standing Desk After 10 revisions, your project was approved. Celebrate with some fist pumps. Woohoo! 

 

Let's do this, 2017!

Great standing desk option - FlexPro Hero 37" (Hack: for a great standing desk anti-fatigue mat - just use your old yoga mat.)

Shop entire Stand Steady collection of Sit/Stand Desk Converters Here.




Ellen O'Hearn
Ellen O'Hearn

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1 Response

Keiiii
Keiiii

January 09, 2017

This is so awesome!!!! The model makes me feel so inspired – how cute! Can’t wait to have a healthier 2017! Cheers!

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Stand Steady Product Comparison Chart
We pride ourselves on our wide array of standing desks and standing desk converters.
We're confident that we can offer a solution for your workspace; please refer to the chart below to find your perfect fit!

Full Sized Standing Desks

Product name

Tranzendesk Standing Desk - 55 inch

Tranzendesk Dual Level  - 47 inch

Joy Desk - 47 inch

Joy Desk - Large Glass - 43 inch

Joy Desk - Compact Glass - 31 inch

How it Works Crank Crank Electric Electric Static (No adjustments needed!)
Static (No adjustments needed!)
Static (No adjustments needed!)

 Color

Black desktop

Silver legs OR black legs

(Black desktop regardless of leg color)

Black

Black desktop

Black legs with chrome detailing

Black desktop

Black legs

Maple veneer desktop

Cream legs

Glass top with wood print design

White legs

Glass top with rainbow wood print design

Black legs

Desktop Size

55" x 23.5"
47" x 27"
55" x 27.75" 47.25" x 23.75" 47.25" x 23.75" 43.25" x 23.5" 31.25" x 18.5"

Footprint 

55" x 24"
36.5"x 27"
57" x 23"
35.75" x 23" 46" x 23" 43" x 23" 31" x 15.5"

 Levels

1
2
1 + drop-down keyboard tray 1 2 1 1

 Monitor Capacity

2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
2 monitors + laptop
1 monitor or laptop

 Weight Limit

85 lbs max load
85 lbs max load
80 lbs max load
75 lbs max load 60 lbs max load 60 lbs max load 60 lbs max load
 

Standing Desk Converters: Sit/Stand

One Level: X-Elite Series

Product name

X-Elite Pro Standing Desk Converter

X-Elite Pro XL 36" Standing Desk Converter

X-Elite Pro Glide

X-Elite Pro Corner

How it Works Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift

 Color

Choose from Black, Cherry, Maple, or White
Black
Black Black

Desktop Size

28" x 20"
36" x 24"
31" x 21" 39.25" x 18"

Footprint 

16.8" x 24.5"
24.25" x 16.5"
24" x 19" 23.5" x 16.25"

 Levels

1
1
1 1

 Monitor Capacity

1 monitor + laptop
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
1 monitor + laptop 2 monitors or 1 monitors + laptop

 Weight Limit

20 lbs max load
20 lbs max load
20 lbs max load
20 lbs max load
 

Two Level: FlexPro Series

 Product Name
How it Works
Air cylinder lift
Air cylinder lift
Pump lift with locking levers
Electric lift
Air cylinder lift
Electric lift
Tension-controlled gas spring lift
Color
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Black
Desktop Size
2 sizes! Choose from 32" & 37"

32" x  16"
37" x 16"

3 7.5" x 17.5"
31.5" x 24.5"

 

3 sizes! Choose from 32", 36", & 40"

32" x 25.5"
36" x 25.5"
40" x 25.5"

2 sizes! Choose from 32" & 36"

32" x 25.5"
36" x 25.5"

37" x 15.75" 

32" x 25.5" 

Footprint
30" x 16"
(both models)
30" x 16"
27.5" x 24.5"
32" x 23.5"
36" x 23.5"
40" x 23.5"
32" x 23.5"
36" x 23.5"
30" x 16"
23.5" x 19.5"
Levels
2
2 2 2 2
2
2
Monitor Capacity
32": 1 monitor + laptop
37": 2 monitors
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
1 monitor + laptop
32": 1 monitor + laptop
36": 2 monitors
40": 2 monitors + laptop
32": 1 monitor + laptop
36": 2 monitors
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
2 monitors or 1 monitor + laptop
Weight Limit
35 lbs max load
35 lbs max
30 lbs max load
25 lbs max load
25 lbs max load
44 lbs max load
40 lbs max load

Monitor Mount Converters: Techtonic Series

 Product Name

Techtonic Electric Dual Monitor Mount

Techtonic Electric Triple Monitor Mount

How it Works
Electric lift
Electric lift
Color
Black
Black
Desktop Size
TABLETOP DIMENSIONS: 33" x 14"
KEYBOARD TRAY DIMENSIONS: 34" x 18"
TABLETOP DIMENSIONS: 33" x 14"
KEYBOARD TRAY DIMENSIONS: 34" x 18"
Footprint
31.25" x 20"
31.25" x 20"
Levels
3 3
Max Monitor Size
31.5" widescreen 19" widescreen
Weight Limit
60 lbs
60 lbs

Space Savers: UpTrak Series

Product Name

UpTrak Standing Desk / Adjustable Stand Up Desk

UpTrak Metro Standing Desk & Bonus Keyboard Tray

How it Works Easy-to-use locking levers Spring-assisted lift
Color
Choose from Black or Cherry
Choose from Black, Cherry, or Shimmer
Desktop Size
24" x 20"

Keyboard level: 18.6" x 7.75"

Monitor level: 23.74" x 16"

Footprint

18" x 15"

15.75" x 14.1"
Levels 1 2
Monitor Capacity 1 1
Weight Limit 25 lbs max load
25 lbs max load

 

Standing Desk Converters: Stand Only

Stand Steady Series 

Product
Name
 

Original Stand Steady
Standing Desk (MEDIUM)

Original Folding Desk Converter

Executive Folding Desk Converter

Magic Shelf Multifunctional Desk Converter

Color Black Black Black Blue Black Black White

Desktop Size

24" x 20"
32" x 22" 48" x 24" 19.75" x 11" 23.5" x 20" 31.5" x 23.5"

LARGER TABLE: 24.25" x 11.75"

SMALLER TABLE: 24" x 11.75"

Footprint 18" x 15" 28" x 19" 42 x 21" 20" x 10.5" 18.5" x 13" 26" x 16.5"

LARGER TABLE: 24.25" x 11.75"

SMALLER TABLE: 24" x 11.75"

(Footprint of combined pieces varies based on setup)
Levels 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Monitor Capacity 1 2 1 monitor + laptop Laptop 1 2 Laptop
Weight Limit 75 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
16.5 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
75 lbs max load
25 lbs max load