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Steppie - people with passion and a mission!

We have made Steppie for you – because we care for your body!

Gitte Toft

  • Inventer 100%
  • Sales and marketing 100%
  • IT and Web responsible 100%
  • Product developer 50%
  • Bookkeeper 100%
  • The person who makes coffee and arrange company parties 😉 100%

I am a qualified acupuncturist, reflexologist and physiological masseur. After qualifying, I ran my own clinic for a number of years.
Moreover, I have worked extensively with the concept of balance – as a dealer selling MBT shoes, which enhance balance, as well as a special office chair, which also exercises the user’s sense of balance.

Through my work with the office chair, it became very clear to me that all offices have a general and very widespread health problem: Because of digitisation, most people barely need to move in the course of their working day. In principle, you can stay seated in front of your screen apart from when you take your lunch break. Some people perhaps spend fewer hours sitting and do get up from their chair in the course of the day – but they are still sitting for many many hours.
On top of the time spent seated at the office are the hours spent travelling to and from work, usually seated in e.g a car, time spent eating breakfast, supper etc., hours in front of your PC, watching TV etc. Sitting, sitting, sitting – which the human body is just not designed for.

When I started to look at the detrimental health effects of sitting for so many hours, it became clear that it posed a serious health problem for society. And one which I wanted to help address. Basically, we need to spend more time standing.
But standing still at a sit-stand desk is hard. The body needs to move.
Based on my work with MBT shoes and the special office chair, it made sense to bring the balance principle to the standing work situation.

Away from work, I am passionate about art, and I love working in my studio where I paint and sculpt. In the summer, I enjoy gardening – although not too much…  Fortunately my husband is an avid gardener, so he does most of it.

 

Away from work, I am passionate about art, and I love working in my studio where I paint and sculpt. In the summer, I enjoy gardening – although not too much…  Fortunately my husband is an avid gardener, so he does most of it.

See my art at www.gittetoft.dk

Henrik Andersen

  • Export manager 100%
  • Economi manager 90%
  • Logistic manager 100%
  • Purchsing manager 100%
  • Product developer 50%
  • Responsible for cleaning the office 😉 100%

I trained as a forwarding agent, and have spent the past 20 years or so working with sales and marketing, including product development.
In my leisure time, I have for many years taken a keen interest in healthy living, especially with regard to diet, organic food and exercise.

When Gitte first told me about Steppie, I immediately thought it was a brilliant idea, and we formed a partnership to develop the product.
Thus, we have been working together on the project right from the start, doing the initial sketches, 3D prints, searching for injection-moulded plastic manufacturers, having new drawings, prototypes, (more!) new drawings and moulds done, starting up production, marketing, sales etc. An exciting and highly challenging process.

Now Steppie is on the market. Not just in Denmark, but also in Norway, Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, France, Estonia, the USA, Australia, Korea – and soon even more markets.

Away from work, I do a lot of cycling, mostly mountain biking, but also road cycling. During the summer months I am passionate about gardening and all sorts of other outdoor activities.

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