The Triple Tap: Greg Garrett – Ergonomics Consultant
The Triple Tap is an ongoing series. It’s a few quick questions that let you meet the people who work at, with or around Stir to make the Standingest of Standing Desks.
“Having had the Stir Desk for nearly 2 months, I cannot imagine ever going back to a traditional seated desk.”
-Greg Garrett – PhD student and Ergonomics Consultant
Ok Greg, please describe the first experience you had with a standing desk?
I had no previous experience with a standing desk until I began my PhD studies in Ergonomics and Occupational Health & Safety. As part of my doctoral dissertation, I am conducting research on sit-stand desk implementation to increase physical activity in office environments. Even though my research is centered on sit-stand desks, I was only able to have access to sit-stand desks in our lab. Recently I was contracted by Stir to perform ergonomic consultations and as such was provided a Stir Kinetic Desk so that I could become familiar with the product. Having had the Stir Desk for nearly 2 months, I cannot imagine ever going back to a traditional seated desk. It has far surpassed my expectations of a sit-stand desk and I am excited every day to use it.
When you’re not working at a desk, what kind of things are you doing?
As a PhD student, I spend the majority of my time in studies and have little time for outside activities. However, I used to be a personal trainer and I enjoy exercising when time allows as well as road biking. Now that the weather in Central Texas has finally cooled off, my wife and I are able to get out more often to ride our bikes. Additionally, we spend a lot of our weekends in the fall attending every Texas A&M home football game. Gig’em!
How did you feel after your first day working at a Stir Kinetic Desk?
Since using the Stir Desk I have felt more productive and feel better physically. My previous workstation was very uncomfortable and I found myself having to take multiple breaks during the day to prevent myself from getting stiff or having issues with my knees. Not only do I tell my friends about my M1, but everyone that comes to visit gets a tour and demonstration of my Stir Kinetic Desk. In fact, at the last Ergonomics conference I attended, I told everyone that would listen about the benefits of my Stir Kinetic Desk!
A bit more about Greg:
Greg is far along in his program at Texas A&M and is what you call ABD or “All but dissertation”. He and his team, headed by Dr. Mark Benden, are helping to lead the charge in modern Ergonomics research – especially as it pertains to workstations that promote standing.
Purchase any Stir Kinetic Desk and you’ll be connected with Greg for 30 minutes of FREE ergonomics consulting. He’ll answer any questions you have and provide tips and tricks to help tune in your new Stir Kinetic Desk-centered workspace!
Check out the Stir M1 Kinetic Desk in action. See the M1