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Time Saver/Multitasking Tips — Exercise and Use Your Computer

Among the exercises I do, I spend at least 30 minutes daily on either my stationary bike or on a stepper. I prefer the bike, but the stepper has allowed me to put my laptop on a kitchen counter and keep working while exercising.

Recently, I found a great gadget that lets me use my bike and compute at the same time. It’s called the “SurfShelf Treadmill Desk and Laptop Holder” and I got it at Amazon.com.

According to its manufacturer, it fits 99% of all stationary bikes, treadmills and elliptical trainers. I can see how it would. It’s very simple to understand and install. Putting it together and attaching it to my bike only took a few minutes.

The SurfShelf people explain that even though it looks like ordinary clear plastic, it is made of 100% Polycarbonate — which is same used to make bullet-proof glass. They assure you it won’t ever break. And just in case you’re not so sure about its quality, they offer a no questions asked money back guarantee.

I’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and am very pleased. Basically, it’s like installing a little shelf on your exerciser. You just put your laptop on it and strap in down with the included Velcro strap. Of course, since it is a shelf, you can use it for your iPad, a DVD player or a book. I just think of it for my laptop because it’s so great to reclaim 30 minutes of previously lost work time.

Of course, you don’t have to work. You can surf the web, watch videos, update Facebook, answer emails or anything else that would make exercising more fun.

Get your own at Amazon SurfShelf Treadmill Desk and Laptop Holder.

Here’s a video showing installation and use: