The LifeSpan Unity Junior Pedal Desk is the perfect way to promote kinesthetic activities, channel fidgeting, and reduce classroom disruptions, while facilitating engagement and success. Ideal for use in a classroom or home-school setting, the desks unique features make it so the pedal desks can be arranged in multiple configurations virtually anywhere to create an active classroom. Whether you plan on students using the pedal desk full-time, as a replacement to a traditional desk, or are wishing to create a shared space, the Unity Junior is the perfect way to bring movement in the classroom.
BENEFITS OF AN ACTIVE CLASSROOM
While moving and learning is beneficial for all students, it can be especially beneficial to kinesthetic learners, students who have a difficult time remaining focused, and students with ADD or ADHD. We’ve even had teachers tell us that their worst students became their best students by simply pedaling while learning with the Unity Junior.
Alongside the behavioral benefits, there is a significant amount of research stating that the average student, regardless of age, needs to move their bodies every 20–30 minutes. Movement helps maintain focus, stores information into memory, activates both of the brain’s hemispheres, and can prevent feeling overwhelmed. By integrating pedal desks into the classrooms, students move and learn simultaneously, ensuring students achieve the proper amount of movement without taking time away from learning.
DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS
The Unity Junior was designed for use in the classroom, from the unique desktop shape, to the reduced desk height, forward-and-backward pedaling, and easy-to-clean surface. The pedal desks can be arranged in multiple active classroom configurations to accommodate various classroom layouts and promote a variety of kinesthetic activities. For optimal learning, the desks can be set up more traditionally in rows or positioned in a small arc directed toward a fixed point. Conversely, for more collaborative group activities, the desks can easily be arranged in pods.
PORTABLE AND CONVENIENT
No batteries to replace or power cords to stumble over. Getting started couldn’t be easier: simply, adjust the seat height to the preferred setting, and begin pedaling. Plus, the desks walk-thru design makes it easy to mount and dismount the bike without requiring assistance from a teacher. There are no buttons to push, or electronics to set. The resistance is preset to a light universal setting to keep your students moving during normally sedentary time, without breaking a sweat.
Easily maneuver the bike desk with the two conveniently located transport wheels. Simply tip the desk forward and begin rolling. The Unity's space-saving design enables the bike desk to be placed in even the most compact locations.