Hackfit & Rebel Desk Join Forces in San Francisco


Rebel Desk is reimagining the way that we work.  You don’t have to be stuck in a chair. You don’t have to feel like you want a nap at 3 pm. You don’t have to gain weight just because you have a desk job. You can work at a standing desk or a walking desk. You can feel energized and more productive, while burning calories and engaging your muscles.We love taking the accepted and rethinking how it can be done.

We saw this same drive to reimagine when we first heard about Hackfit, a startup competition that reimagines the typical hackathon. That’s why we jumped at the opportunity to be part of Hackfit– an event that brings developers, designers, and entrepreneurs of health, fitness, & digital sports technology together for one incredible weekend at venues all over the country.

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What is a hackathon, you might be asking? It is an intense collaboration between coders, programmers, devleopers, and others to solve certain problems or create certain products in a short time period. Hackathons were notorious for being 48 hours stuck in chairs, hunched over computers, gorging on pizza and guzzling energy drinks.

Jusitn Mednelson, Hackfit’s founder, participated in these hackathons. And then he reimagined a better way to do them. Hackfit was born. Hackfit works on bringing a weekend “full of brainstorming, prototyping, rock

gI_80657_Rock_Wall2climbing, yoga, and CrossFit” says Mendelson. Encouraging the many attendees of Hackfit to showcase their talents and balance it with health and wellness, this event inspires start-ups to shift stereotypes of unhealthy workspaces to a picture of well-being, health, and vitality. Multiple workshops will segment team buildingprogramming, and a healthy approach to working hard.

Rebel Desk was invited to have its standing desks and treadmill desks to be a part of Hackfit and we can’t wait to be part of it. Hackfit attendees can keep their mental juices flowing by working on their feet rather than in their seat. Productivity and creativity is essential to an incredible Hackfit experience, and Rebel Desk’s crank-up desk and walking treadmill foster both.

Hackfit San Francisco is the “premier Hackfit event of 2014.” Here are more of the details:

The premier Hackfit event of 2014, Hackfit San Francisco, will take place from Friday March 21st to Sunday March 23rd, and will include a handful of venues across the city. The majority of the coding and building sessions will take place at Tagged Headquarters, a company passionate about promoting wellness among its team members, who build social discovery products for meeting and socializing with new people.

Hackfit’s fitness offerings will take place at notable locations including Planet Granite and STUDIOMIX. Hackfit promises to challenge participants both mentally and physically with the ultimate goal of shifting the unhealthy stereotype of the startup world toward one of wellbeing, health, and vitality.

Rebel Desk will come at you live from Hackfit this weekend, so follow us on Twitter & Facebook!

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