Treadmill Desk Review: LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk

Looking for a treadmill desk review? In this post, I'll review the LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk.

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I've been wanting a [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link] for a long time. I had never heard of a treadmill desk before — but as soon as I did, I knew I had to save up to buy one.

I've had lots of requests for a review post on the [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link] so I wanted to share my experience. And yes, I am typing this review as I walk on my treadmill desk!

Why Get a Treadmill Desk?

Recent studies show that sitting for extended periods of time reduces life expectancy and causes weight gain. According to a new study from Pennington Biomedical Research Center, sitting for more than three hours a day can cut your life expectancy by two years. In 1999, The Mayo Clinic studied whether sitting more leads to weight gain. In 2006, the American Cancer Society linked sitting to shortened life spans.

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Treadmill Desk Review: [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link]

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The [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link] won the Best Buy Award by Treadmill Doctor and it's LifeSpan's most popular model.

I am so glad I got the [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link]. It's the wisest investment I have made in years. I've gone from extremely sedentary to extremely active thanks to this baby. It's now easy for me to get my steps in every day. And the time flies because I'm busy working while I'm walking.

I've only been using it for a few weeks and I've already lost 15 pounds (I've lost 15 pounds in 7 weeks — the first few weeks I was just walking and doing the kettlebell and the last few weeks I've been using the treadmill desk exclusively).

How I Use the [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link]

I am using the FitBit to lose weight and get in shape. (Read my post: How I Lost 10 Pounds in 1 Month Using the FitBit.) It is my goal to get at least 10,000 steps every day.

If you're one of those people who enjoys running, then it's easy to get 10,000 steps in in a short period of time. But I personally cannot stand running (bad experiences in middle school gym. And I have bad knees due to the arthritis I had when I was in my 20s). So walking for a few hours a day is really what works best for me.

Plus, even if you do run every day, sitting all day long is what is bad for you. If you work long hours sitting, at the very least, you should get a standing desk, but a treadmill desk is ideal.

It is SO MUCH easier to get my 10K steps in with the treadmill desk. You see, I have a very sedentary job. I spend at least 12 hours per day in front of the computer. Now I can work while I get my steps in.

What I do is I get up every morning between 5 and 7 am and I start walking on the treadmill while I check my email, write blog posts, and knock things off my to do list.

It takes me about 2.5 hours to get 10,000 steps walking at 1.5 MPH. If I start at 5 am, I'm done and showering by 7:30 am when it's time to get my daughter ready for school. And then I'm finished for the day — AND I have already gotten a bunch of work done.

I can do 10K steps in a shorter period of time if I walk faster. If for some reason I don't get my steps done in the morning (which I vastly prefer,) I can always hop on at the end of the day and log 10K steps in an hour or an hour and a half watching Netflix or reading a Kindle book.

Photos of My [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link] Setup

Here are some photos of my treadmill desk.

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I'd really like to have my treadmill desk in my home office, but we don't have room. So right now I have it set up off to the side of the living room, next to the kitchen. It's actually kind of nice here, since I am so close to the kitchen. I can just hit pause and step into the kitchen to put something in the slow cooker or soak rice or whatever.

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I set up a big monitor not only so it's easier to see and easier on the eyes. Also because it's better for your posture. You don't want to be looking down at your monitor — this way I can look straight ahead while I walk.

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Treadmill Desk Review: Questions and Answers About Treadmill Desks

Question

Is it hard to type while you are walking?

Answer

No, not at all. I walk slow, at about 1.5-1.8 MPH. It's very easy to type. I can't type when I walk faster than 2 MPH, but you can certainly browse the web or read Kindle books or watch Netflix at a faster pace.

Question

Isn't it expensive?

Answer

The [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link] is $1,299. Yes, it's an investment, but it is an investment in my health.

Here's one way to look at it: I pay $60/month for a family gym membership at the YMCA. In a little over 24 months, my treadmill desk is paid off. (And let's be honest, how often do you even use your gym membership? I hardly ever go so it really is a waste of money for me. I'm actually going to cancel it since I only ever used it to lift weights and now I do kettlebell at home instead.)

Another thing to consider: The average cost of a new car in the U.S. is $30,000. So the treadmill desk costs less than 5% of what you would pay for a car.

Most everyone has a car these days. Why wouldn't you spend a fraction of what you would spend on a car to be healthier? Heck, trade in the car and ride your bike and get a treadmill desk! (We only have one car right now that my husband and I share. I ride my bike as much as I can.)

Also, if you work for yourself or have a side business, the treadmill desk can be considered office equipment and may be tax deductible (see your accountant).

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Question

What about the exposure to electricity? Isn't it bad for you? Wouldn't it be better to walk outside?

Answer

Yes, it would be better to walk outside if you can arrange your life so you have the time to do that. I don't have time since right now I have to work a lot of hours every day.

Also, you have to think about good, better, best. Yes it would be BEST to walk outside and not be on the computer, but if you have to be on the computer anyway, then a treadmill desk is the way to go.

Question

Couldn't you just make a treadmill desk instead of buying one?

Answer

Yes, you can. You can just buy a [easyazon-link asin=”B009QHLW64″ locale=”us”]LifeSpan Treadmill[/easyazon-link] (without the desk) or you can use an existing treadmill.

I didn't happen to own a treadmill and I figured I wanted an adjustable desk that was super sturdy — and it wasn't that much more to get the Treadmill Desk.

Also, I am not handy and didn't want to spend time thinking about how to do it. I just wanted to get started on my treadmill desk!

Question

What about buying a used treadmill desk on Craigslist or something?

Answer

I personally don't recommend that route. I know someone who bought her treadmill desk on Craig's List and it broke within a few days.

Treadmill desks are really hot right now and so I don't think you will find a lot of used ones for sale. But if you do, that's great!

You also need to consider that you don't know how someone used a treadmill desk — they may have used it more than the recommended hours per day. With a new treadmill desk, it comes with warrantees (the [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link] has a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 3-year warranty on the motor, 2 years on parts, and 1 year on labor).

Question

Where can I buy a [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link]?

Answer

I bought mine on [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]Amazon[/easyazon_link]. I didn't have to waste time going to the store (and it's hard to find stores that sell treadmill desks anyway).

And the shipping is free. They will call you to arrange a delivery time.

I also did not want to have to lug big heavy boxes myself (and they are really heavy!). When you order on Amazon, a couple of guys come and unload the boxes for you wherever you want.

Question

Is it hard to assemble the [easyazon_link identifier=”B006M2PJV0″ locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]LifeSpan Treadmill Desk[/easyazon_link]?

Answer

It's very easy. I had mine set up within an hour. You just set up the desk according to the instructions and then you slide the treadmill desk beneath it.

Also, if you order on Amazon, you can pay for [easyazon_link identifier=”B00STOHXWC” locale=”US” tag=”cheeseslave0e-20″]Treadmill Installation and Assembly[/easyazon_link]. It's $250, but if you get paid more than that per hour, it's worth it.

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I have 25 years of experience in digital and online media & marketing. I started my career in Silicon Valley and Los Angeles, working at some of the world’s top ad agencies. In 2007, after my first child was born, I started this little food blog which I grew to over 250K monthly unique website visitors and over 350K social media followers. For nearly 15 years, I've helped my audience of mostly moms and women 25-65 cook for their families and live a healthier lifestyle.

 The year after I started the blog, I founded a blog network in the health & wellness space called Village Green Network. I started the company on my coffee table and bootstrapped the business to over $1.3 million in annual revenue within 5 years. During that time, I helped a number of our bloggers become six figure earners. After being censored on almost every social media platform for telling the After being censored on almost every social media platform from Facebook and Instagram to Pinterest and Twitter, and being deplatformed on Google, I am now deployed as a digital soldier, writing almost exclusively about politics on my blog Cheeseslave.com. Because who can think about food when we are fighting the second revolutionary war and third world war? Don't worry, there will be more recipes one day. After the war is over.

13 thoughts on “Treadmill Desk Review: LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk

  1. This post is beyond words AWESOME! So glad you are walking and working and loving your treadmill desk. Thank for the linkbacks AM. 🙂

  2. We have been doing a lot of treadmill research. Could you please let me know which one you have?

  3. Wow, since I don’t have the money saved up to get my treadmill desk…yet… I just switched my 90 degree sitting angle to a 135 degrees after reading this. What an amazing difference I can immediately feel in my legs! I will continue with that until I have enough pennies for my desk. With that great 12 month deal at Amazon it won’t be long. Don’t have to earn too much more to afford an extra $120 a month 🙂 THANKS!

  4. That is a great idea, why didn’t I thought of that. I just had to return to walking during my break time since sitting for long hours would make my leg feels like thousand pounds but this would be great.

  5. WOW! I was eagerly awaiting this review and WOW! I am so glad it works this Good! Sharing with all my Work at Home Folks! We certainly do spend a lot of time on our Bums. This will make a big difference!

  6. I have a fairly low ceiling in my basement (my “home office” and the only place in the house we have room for this…not a lot of room… but some: )

    How much height does this add? I would like to see stand on something similar and see if it would be comfortable to walk on in the basement.

  7. It seems that you’ve set 10,000 steps as not just a target but a limit of sorts. Is this a result of the arthritis? Just wondering as I’ve managed 30,000+ while using my TreadDesk in the past on many occasions (frequently augmented by walks outside.) OTOH, the TreadDesk is worn out so I’m getting the treadmill portion of the desk that you’re using (model is the tr12000-dt3) to replace it. I tested it out in the store and it’s much, much, much quieter than the TreadDesk (definitely after 5,000+ miles but I swear the LifeSpan is quieter than the other was when it was new.)

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