It is important to move around throughout the day to meet those fitness goals, reduce stress, and get our creative juices flowing. Living through your average Montreal winter does not make it easy. Once we arrive at our destination it is easy to rationalize staying put for as along as possible.
To help make moving around a little easier, we have installed a treadmill desk at Schulich Library. It is up on the group study floor so that the little noise it makes will not be an issue. The height of the desk portion is adjustable and the speed can be set up to 4 mph. While you can’t get a full on run on the treadmill, you can get a nice brisk walk going and get your heart rate up.
I know it is a little unusual but don’t be shy about getting on the treadmill and setting up your work on the desk. Seeing you there will help others feel more comfortable about walking while working. Also, if you get the chance, please fill out our short survey after your walk and give us your feedback.
With the temporary closure of Schulich Library, the treadmill desk is being relocated to the 2nd floor of the Redpath Library Building.
Hi, can you confirm if the desk is still on the second floor of the Redpath Library? I recently searched for it and was unable to find it 🙁
Hi! We have a note on our floor plan page that the desk is unavailable due to COVID-19: https://www.mcgill.ca/library/branches/hssl/spaces/floor-plans
Oh, makes sense. Thanks!