As we announced last week, we just launched a new weekly feature on the Open Office Space blog called Cool Huh? Each week we will select a new product, tool, application, website or technology that we think will make at least one entrepreneur or small business person (besides us) say "Holy s...! That could really be helpful to me and my business. How did I not hear about this before? "
Our featured subject for Thursday August 20th - The Surf Shelf
Description: The Surf Shelf is a shelf made of 100% polycarbonate and affixes to most cardiovascular machines for the purpose of surfing the internet during exercise.
The Features of The Surf Shelf:
- It is completely transparent so you can easily see the exercise machine readout
- Adjustable angle settings fit any exercise machine console
- 100% Polycarbonate- The same material used to make bullet-proof glass
- Easily collapses for storage in a briefcase or gym bag
- Built-in Velcro strap secures any laptop or DVD player
- Air vents keep the laptop or DVD player cool
- Stays out of the way while you exercise
Why we chose surfshelf.com as this weeks subject: As I mentioned in a previous post, for 17 years prior to getting involved in the whole technology thing I was a personal trainer. During this period, I worked with a very diverse group of clients including: professional athletes, CEO's of public companies, stay at home moms & dads, weekend warriors, children, teens as well as basically every personality type you can think of.
A by-product of working with this diverse clientele is that I became an expert on fielding all types of excuses. I became very accustomed to clients using a "lack of time" as the #1 reason they were not able to adhere to a regular exercise program.
Note: This excuse came in especially handy for the entrepreneurs I worked with.
Therefore, the reason we have chosen the Surf Shelf as this weeks pick is to help entrepreneurs kill two birds with one stone. There is overwhelming data which supports the positive impact exercise can have on a persons brain, stress levels, self confidence and overall ability to handle difficult situations.
I hope that the "inactive entrepreneurs" out there aren't going to be too angry with me as The Surf Shelf might just have eliminated their most effective excuse.
After we have had a chance to test this product ourselves we will offer our opinion.
Content and Image Source: Surf Shelf Website