FitnessCubed, a startup dedicated to bringing exercise to the workplace, recent closed its crowdfunding campaign on Fundable for its product, Cubii. During its time on the platform, the new device gained $350,000.
Cubii is described as the “world’s first” under-desk elliptical trainer that is designed specifically to help office workers everywhere add some much-needed activity and energy boost back into their busy day. The product also comes with a mobile app that allows users to track their exercise and compete with friends.
The FitnessCubed team stated:
“Forget trying to carve time out of your busy schedule to hit the gym, or carve room out in your crammed workspace for bulky exercise equipment: Cubii brings fitness to you in a convenient, compact package that slides effortlessly under your desk.”
Also revealing why they decided the created the Cubii, the team shared:
“Today, more than 85 million Americans work in office jobs, where they spend the majority of their day—6 to 8 hours, if not more—sitting down. And the consequences of this lifestyle shift are starting to show: from backaches and neck pain to obesity and heart failure, our sedentary lifestyles have led to a treasure trove of health and wellness consequences — consequences that go far beyond what can be counteracted by penciling in a trip to the gym a few nights a week. (And let’s be honest: for the millions of people who are juggling busy professional lives with equally busy personal and family lives, those gym trips are never really in the cards to begin with.)
“There’s no getting around it: the only way to bring fitness back into the lives of busy working professionals is to find ways to return activity to its rightful place as an integral part of our everyday routines. But that begs the question: as long as our jobs continue to keep us tethered to our computers and our desks, how do we make that happen, without seeing our productivity grind to a halt as a result? Meet Cubii: a connected, affordable and compact office fitness solution.”
Some of Cubii’s features include:
- Connected: Through Bluetooth, the Cubii app tracks and records your activity, including distance, revolutions, and calories burned.
- Compact: Fits conveniently under most standard office desks, so the user can make Cubii part of your office or home environment.
- Comfortable: Designed for maximum comfort and ease of movement.
- Customizable: The user can burn as many as 120 calories per hour — without distracting you from the important work tasks that need their full attention.
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