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TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk

The mid-use TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk is our most popular model designed for those looking to walk for longer periods throughout the day or use by small groups. The desktop height adjusts manually and should be used in settings where height adjustments are infrequent. Additionally, the TR1200-DT5 is Bluetooth-enabled letting you wirelessly sync and track your activity data with our computer app and the LifeSpan Fitness Club -- one free membership is included with your purchase.

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Bluetooth Integration with Computer Fitness App

The treadmill desk is Bluetooth-enabled to wirelessly sync your activity data to your Windows or Mac computer with our free downloadable computer app. The app lets you track steps taken, walking time, calories burned and distance traveled all on your computer screen as you walk. Once complete, sync your data with your online LifeSpan Fitness Club account to record your walking history.

Height for users 4'10

Manual Desktop Height Adjustment

Comfortably fits users from 4'10" to 6'8" tall. The desk is unattached from the treadmill and stands alone, ensuring that any movement from the treadmill stays isolated and is not transferred to the desktop.

Easy Access Console

This console is located for easy access without taking away from your desktop area. The digital LED display shows steps taken, walking time, calories burned, distance traveled and walking belt speed. The console has a safety key that shuts down the treadmill when removed. The padded armrests add comfort and support to help avoid wrist fatigue during long work sessions.

Heavy Duty Workspace

The desktop has a 1" thick composite board and durable laminate surface set on a rigid steel frame. It is large enough to hold all of your electronic devices and still have ample room for other personal items.

Intelli-Guard and Intelli-Step Features

The TR1200-DT5 comes standard with two LifeSpan trademarked technologies: The built-in Intelli-Guard™ pauses the belt if you step off. When your foot no longer continuously strikes the belt surface for 20 seconds, your treadmill will automatically pause. The Intelli-Step™ feature counts and records the number of steps you take by detecting the impact of your foot striking the treadmill belt and then displays them on the console.

Belt Size 20" W x 56" L (50.8cm W x 142.2cm L)
Belt Type 2-Ply
Dimensions Assembled Treadmill Desk: 74" D x 46.75" W (188cm D x 118.7cm W)
Desktop: 46.75" W x 36.5" D (118.7cm W x 92.7cm D)
Step-Up Height 6" (15.24cm)
Product Weight Treadmill: 131 lbs. (59.4 kg) Desk: 110 lbs. (49.9 kg)
Drive Motor 2.25 HP High Torque Continuous Duty DC
Deck Suspension 6 Compression Shocks
Speed 0.4 - 4.0 MPH (0.64 - 6.4 KPH)
Deck 3/4" (1.9cm) Phenolic with Brace
Side Rails Non-Slip Plastic
Max. User Weight 350 lbs. (158.7 kg)
Height Adjustment 36" - 52" (supports users 4'10" - 6'8")
Desktop Surface 1" (2.54cm) Thick HD Composite Board
Desktop Materials Durable Laminate
Height Adjustment Method Manual
Warranty

Six hours average daily usage

Frame: Lifetime

Motor: 3 Years

Parts: 2 Years

Labor: 1 Year

Readouts Distance Traveled, Calories Burned, Time and Step Count
Intelli-Guard Intelli-Guard™ automatically pauses the treadmill belt when you step off, minimizing the risk of injury.
Intelli-Step Intelli-Step™ step counting feature works like a pedometer and counts your steps while you walk.
Bluetooth Includes Bluetooth to support LifeSpan Windows and Mac apps, which can be downloaded from the LifeSpan Fitness Club.

Whether you want to lose weight, train for a sporting event, or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, the LifeSpan Fitness Club provides the tools, structure and support you need - ONE FREE MEMBERSHIP INCLUDED


 


Wireless Bluetooth Sync with Online Account


An online LifeSpan Fitness Club Membership is included with each treadmill desk. This online health management program lets you join a team and compare exercise results, track steps taken, distance traveled, exercise minutes and calories burned over time. Monitor your health metrics, set goals and select an exercise program designed by one of our fitness professionals.


upload activity via bluetooth to your lifespan fitness club account


From your LifeSpan Fitness Club Account you can download a free Windows or Mac app that works directly with our Bluetooth-enabled consoles. First set up your account with the enrollment number included in your packaging. Second, download app and then pair your console with your Bluetooth-enabled computer. Once paired, your computer will show everything your console shows plus additional readouts.


The activity log, from using your Treadmill Desk, is automatically saved by the app. Once you’re done with your session, wirelessly sync the app and the exercise results are automatically loaded into your LifeSpan Fitness Club account.   


 


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Available Warranty Options


  • 3 Year Warranty Plan
    $199.99
  • 5 Year Warranty Plan
    $399.99

Get the most out of your product with our no-hassle extended warranty. At LifeSpan we know our high quality products will last you for years to come, but we also understand product wear and tear and want you to have peace of mind. Choose the plan that works best for you from three or five years of protection. This covers 100% of the parts and labor for services related to: no lemon guarantee, manufacturer defect, mechanical failure, electrical failure, power surge and failure resulting from normal use. View warranty details.



  1. Excellent value Review by L Flood
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    Of all the walking desks that are available I would say this one is the best value for the money. Sturdy and high quality unit.


  2. Requires a major commitment to an altered lifestyle Review by Doctor.Generosity
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    As someone who works from home and can sit in front of a computer up to 10 hours a day, I ordered this the same day I read Susan Orlean's article about it in the New Yorker. What convinced me was the research showing how bad it is for your body to sit for hours - and that the negative effects are NOT canceled just because you also get an hour of intense exercise every day! Yikes.

    The Lifespan unit gets five stars for design and materials; excellent quality. But it is important to understand that setting this up in your home office is a major commitment to altering your lifestyle. The unit is expensive, heavy, and will take up your floorspace. Once you install it with your main work computer on the platform, there is really no going back. It's a big transition and not everyone is going to find it to their liking.

    After walking for several hours a day, or for very fine work, I do need to take a rest and sit down from time to time, especially in the evening, so I set up my second computer on a separate table to be able to sometimes use a computer the old fashioned way! In other words, I found I needed to partially undue the commitment to using the computer only with the treadmill. Also, standing at the computer without running the treadmill, even for short periods, is very uncomfortable for my lower back. Very small adjustments in the height of the monitor and keyboard make a big difference in comfort as hours go by. I finally found that having my laptop on the treadmill desk worked much better than the desktop computer, because one is then looking down at the display, which is easier on the neck. Most of the photos you will see of treadmill desks use a laptop, not a desktop monitor. Be prepared to play around with these variations.

    So do I like it or not? Overall, this has been successful in keeping me from sitting like a blob through the working day and putting my daily physiological pattern in a healthier direction. But after several weeks I am still not completely adjusted to it. My advice: If you depend on using a computer to earn a living in your home office, be aware you are committing to a significantly altered daily experience. If at all possible, I recommend finding a way to try it before buying.

    Finally, one minor and one major criticism: The manufacturer recommends lubricating the belt before first use but there is not even a small bottle of silicone oil included. And the warranty is ONLY activated if you register the product within 30 days. If you don't notice this unusual requirement in the fine print - which appears to violate consumer protection laws in some states - you may find yourself with an invalid warranty if the motor fails three years later.


  3. Functional, sturdy and well-designed. Review by S. Frazier
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    I recently purchased one of these treadmills and I was so impressed with the design and build quality of the product that I felt compelled to leave a review. First off, the quality of the materials is very good which results in a rock-solid platform for typing even at reasonable walking speeds. As an engineer, I particularly appreciated the amount of thought that went into the assembly. The product ships in two boxes and requires all of eight (8) bolts to assemble. The only thing I would point out is that the desktop itself is a little heavy so unless you have good upper body strength, it's good to have a second person on-hand.

    I would definitely recommend purchasing the silicone lubricant Amazon offers in the "treadmill, lubricant, rubber mat" bundle. You'll need it right off the bat and I think the rubber mat is useful as well.

    I've put a few hours on it so far and will update my review as I have more experience, but so far it's been stellar. My concerns about stability and my ability to type and use a mouse accurately while walking turned out to be unfounded. I found my sea legs in ~30 seconds and was able to be productive while walking 1.5-2.0 mph.


  4. Greatest innovation ever for telecommuters Review by A. Mark
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    I used to work in a hospital where I logged a lot of hours running around and on my feet. Recently started working from home. I spend a lot of time sitting at the desk, doing conference calls, drinking coffee and click click clicking away. Because of kids, husband, dog, and life I don't get enough exercise (who does?). When I read about this desk I immediately ran (okay, clicked) to purchase it.

    It. Is. Awesome.

    It came into the house last week and I use it constantly for calls, answering emails, watching videos, light editing, etc. It is set up near my regular desk so I can hop on and off it during the day - still not comfortable writing or doing line-by-line editing while walking. I love that while walking you are not winded but are constantly moving - you hop on and suddenly you look down at the monitor and realize that you've been walking for an hour. I've been walking between 10000 and 20000 steps a day and feel great. I also feel that the low level activity keeps my body occupied so my brain can work better - I actually listen to the call rather than daydream. I have no complaints at all except that the seller (Zoostores) was a bit slow to deliver. I used a taskrabbit (another terrific innovation!) to set it up because it is heavy for one person. If I could do it again, I would have purchased directly from the manufacturer rather than a reseller but that's the only change.

    I feel like I am now in some weird religious cult because all I want to do is talk about it and encourage my work-at-home friends to run out and get one for themselves. Enjoy the walking!!


  5. Treadmill Desk Instructions (for Bluetooth enabled desk) Review by Lloyds
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    (I put this together because I wish I had already had this info clearly spelled out before I began, saving myself much annoyance.)

    Assumptions
    1. You wish to keep track of your walking on your computer and also to upload it to your account online to track your progress.
    2. Your computer is Bluetooth enabled (natively or by plugged-in Bluetooth USB).
    3. You have already installed the software for the Treadmill Desk App on your computer.
    4. You have already set up the desk by entering your weight in the console.
    5. You have already enrolled in the Lifespan Fitness Club online and set up your account for your goals, etc.

    Operation
    1. Click on Treadmill Desk App icon on desk and log in ("use this to view your treadmill results on your computer").
    2. Click on the button on the app window that connects via Bluetooth to your console and press the Bluetooth button on your console. The console button will flash blue until it connects.
    3. Press ON/START and adjust speed.
    4. Log into your Lifespan Fitness Club membership and leave it alone in the background (this will make sure you don't forget to do this later and then lose your data, as I have done several times).
    5. When finished for the day or particular period, press STOP/PAUSE.
    6. If you've been walking for some time, REFRESH Lifespan Fitness Club BEFORE attempting to upload to make sure you are still logged in or you won't be able to upload and you will lose all that data(!).
    7. Make sure you are still logged into your Desk App (if not, you can log in now and walk a little which will make all your data current, then stop), then press and hold STOP.
    8. Click "Account Sync" in the App (it will upload to your logged-into account online).
    9. To see results online go to Lifespan Fitness, see "Reports" (bottom left of screen) and click on "Exercise History" and they will pop up. Click on the week, and details of each day will show (it updates the info if you do this more than once in a day). Strangely, it defaults to whatever is "yesterday," at least for me, so go to the current day.


  6. A dream came true Review by Y. YE
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    I've thought of getting a treadmill for a good while. When I first learned about treadmill desk, I brushed it off as novelty. However, after looking at my lifestyle, trying out conventional treadmill, and carefully considering what's realistic, I decided treadmill desk is actually ideal for me and my wife. We are terribly busy, and it's really hard to find a dedicated time slot to exercise and stick with it. Treadmill desk allows us to exercise while doing what we have to do anyhow - working on computers.

    After doing lots of research, we found and really liked TR1200-DT5. However, the difficulty to adjust table height is a major problem to us, since we have multiple family members needing to use the treadmill desk, and we need to be able to adjust the table height quickly and easily. Eventually we decided to go with TR1200-DT3, and got the ModTable base ($470) plus a table top from IKEA ($20). This combination costs almost exactly the same as TR1200-DT5, but enjoys the benefit of a table with easily adjustable height that even my 5 year old daughter can operate.

    The 2013 version of TR1200 solved the annoying beeping sound problem (you can disable it now in Engineering mode), added a blue tooth connection (which I found quite useless mostly due to the desktop app poorly designed). The TR1200-DT3 is very easy to assemble, quiet when operating. Lubricating the belt isn't too bad after a bit of practicing, and cleaning the motor assembly is very easy. I lean my ModTable against the wall, and have a very stable working surface. I can work quite well while walking at 1.5 mph. You do need a few days of practice to get used to it though. I still can't say that I can do all the precise and intensive office app work as well as sitting at my desk, but I can do probably 95% of what I need to do at work on TR1200. I found the most enjoyable use of the treadmill desk is surfing the Internet (the iReader extension on Chrome really helps), having conference call, or watching Netflix. Writing emails is quite a breeze as well.

    The only thing I'm unhappy about the unit is the control (as pointed out by other reviews). Speed adjustment, pause and resume, scrolling thru display, the bluetooth app, the overall button response, are all tedious and should be made a lot easier and crisper.

    It has been almost 2 months since I got the unit, and I was able to average about 3-4 miles per day, even with my hectic schedule. This isn't a whole lot, but still way better than the mostly sedentary lifestyle that I had before. I have definitely felt a lot better, and my weight is coming down. I'm very glad with the purchase. I look forward to walking many miles on my TR1200, and getting a whole lot healthier along the way! This really looks like a life changing purchase for me.


  7. Good product- a few suggestions for improvement, Review by Firedrake
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    I have been using my treadmill desk for about a week (purchased in Jan 2013) and overall I have been really happy with it. I have been a long distance walker in the past (10-15 miles/day) and I was looking for a way to incorporate excercise while working. Originally I was going to make a DIY treadmill desk by buying a used treadmill and adjustable desk. After a lot of research though, I decided to buy the TR1200-DT because it was designed to be used for long hours on a daily basis and the whole setup was just neater and cleaner looking. I use it when I am on the internet, watching videos, reading, talking on the phone, etc. So far I have been using it for 3.5-4.5 hours per day and I have noticed that I am more alert and can focus better while working.

    I have a 42" flat panel TV as a monitor sitting on a pine board shelf that I made for it. The large monitor is a big help- one of the problems I had at the gym was the walking motion made it difficult to read or use the tiny TVs attached to the treadmills. I use a Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse with a unifying receiver. I have a "sitting desk" right next to the treadmill desk and each desk has a separate monitor, keyboard and mouse so I can easily switch back and forth as needed. The unifying receiver allows up to 6 devices to be connected to a single receiver that is plugged into the computer (so far 1 wireless keyboard and 2 wireless mice) so you won't have to use all your USB ports. The keyboard does not have a wrist rest which allows it to be placed against the padded edge of the treadmill desk. This stabilizes my hands (palms are resting on the padded edge) so I can easily type at 2 mph. I haven't tried increasing the speed beyond that because mouse control degrades rapidly. At this speed I misclick occassionally (I am not doing anything requiring a high degree of precision, just clicking links, etc.). In the future I may add a wireless touchpad which has been highly recommended by several other users to improve mouse accuracy while walking. I can just barely write short notes at 2 mph (they are usually sloppy but readable) but I can write fine at 1 mph.

    I also have a small LG blu-ray player on the desk. The treadmill is very quiet, which was especially important to me because I have a small hearing loss and background noise causes me a lot of problems. I have been able to watch videos at 2 mph without headphones with no problem and I have also had no problems talking on the phone with or without the bluetooth headset.

    The desk is very stable and since it sits on the floor it is isolated from the treadmill vibrations. Keep in mind though, that if you lean on the desk (which you shouldn't since it is bad posture) the desk will move a bit - so be careful placing things near the edges or stacking too high. My monitor shelf has to sit very near to the back edge of the desk due to the cord management disk, so I used a couple blocks to make sure it doesn't slide off. Since the desk is so stable you really don't need cup holders, in fact I think they would be a waste of desk space. It would be nice to have some accessories that clip onto the sides of the desk to hold office supplies (especially a paper/book holder that could be adjusted both horizontally and vertically).

    In general I like the console upfront where I can easily see everything and it isn't really in the way but I have found that occassionally I will knock the key off causing an emergency stop. Most treadmills have this problem but it is a little more likely when you are close to the console because it is attached to the desk you are using. I finally ended up taping the cord to the underside of the treadmill to keep it out of the way.

    There are a few things that I think need some improvement:

    1. Unlike alot of people I actually read the manual/instructions and I was very surprised to read that the warranty was only valid if you register your product within 30 days of purchase. This is very unusual and to be quite honest comes across as a little shady since it was buried in the "Warranty" text. This needs to be put in large, bolded print in numerous places.

    2. As others have mentioned, this treadmill accelerates and decelerates very slowly. However after decelerating very slowly for a prolonged period of time, it jerks to a complete stop very suddenly. I didn't notice this at first because the deceleration was so slow that I often hopped off without waiting for the belt to come to a complete stop. It is not a huge problem for me because I have good balance but it does startle me. However this could be dangerous for older people or those without good balance. The belt should decelerate more quickly with a smoother transition to a complete stop. The way it currently operates gives the false impression that the belt will come to a smooth gentle stop and it takes so long that most people will probably not be paying attention by the time the complete stop occurs.

    3. The instructions need some improvement. I learned more about how to use the bluetooth feature from another reviewer on Amazon than I did from LifeSpan. I was very frustrated in the beginning and lost data for the first 2 days since "Account sync" apparently deletes the data from the counters on the treadmill app even if it doesn't successfully transfer it. It was also not clear that the data uploaded through the bluetooth link only shows up when you click on the "Exercise History" link under Reports in the lower left corner of the LifeSpan Fitness Club window but you can only see the individual manually entered data when you click the "Update" link under "Exercise Results" in the middle of the screen (you can see total minutes/steps/distance, etc. manually entered for the week in "Exercise History" but not the individual entries). This was very confusing while first trying to set up the bluetooth functionality.

    4. It would be very useful to have some actual photos showing a properly aligned belt. This is my first treadmill and mine arrived off center (or at least the gaps on the two sides were not equal so I am assuming it was not properly centered). The directions to align the belt were not as clear as they should be. The drawing in the manual showed a single hole/adjustment bolt on each side in the rear of the treadmill, however there are actually 2 bolts or screws on each side and the adjustment bolts are the lower ones. A couple of high quality videos on the website demonstrating how to align the belt and lubricate it would be a big improvement.

    5. When you accidentally knock the key off the console, resulting in an E-stop, you lose your data. If the treadmill app was running before the E-stop, the numbers are still displayed but when you start up again everything is set back to zero. Other than writing down the numbers before starting up again and manually entering them, is there no other way to save your data? Can you add an option to have the desktop app continue the count instead of starting over?

    6. I have used the treadmill for about a week and a few times a day one of my sneakers briefly comes in contact with one of the siderails (hardly an excessive amount since this treadmill is designed to be used up to 6 hours a day and I do 4-5 hours). I have already noticed that the edges of the plastic siderails are roughened. This makes me question their durability. A hardened plastic or metal strip should prevent or greatly reduce this problem. Part of the reason I bought this treadmill desk was because it looks better than something I could make myself so if it starts to look bad quickly that defeats the purpose.

    So far I really like it and being able to work while exercising has finally allowed me to get back on track with my fitness goals.


  8. Nice idea and execution Review by Michael R
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    The treadmill is a nice sturdy, bare-bones treadmill. It doesn't have extemporaneous things to get in the way, i.e. hand rails. The sturdy desk takes the place of needing handrails. I was concerned how this would work, but I like it better than I think I would if it had rails. The desktop is HUGE. You can put a great my things on it and still have room left. I can have my computer, phone, and legal size note pad or book from which I am typing; and I would still have room to eat dinner without getting any of the items messy. The simple workout information is nice to know: time, distance, steps, calories.


  9. Treadmill and Desk are both Very Solid! Review by dbd
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    I tossed around the idea of hacking together my own treadmill desk for awhile, but finally decided to purchase this after reading all of the positive reviews. I'm glad I did - this is one of those rare purchases where I received a product that exceeded my expectations.

    I've used a stand-up desk for a number of years, and there was surprisingly little to get used to in order to walk and work at the same time. I had planned on easing into the walking slowly, but ended up doing 5 hours the first day and 6 hours the second without any ill-effects.

    Assembly:

    The product arrived quickly and well packaged. Assembly was a breeze - in fact, it took longer to get the stuff out of the boxes and to the recycling bin than actually putting the treadmill desk together. The instructions are easy to read and it isn't that complex of an item to get together. I was able to assemble it by myself, but it is probably advisable to have two people do the assembly. Also, I would suggest grabbing a socket wrench for the bolts that connect the tabletop to the desk legs - the flat wrench provided can get a bit annoying and take too much time.

    Build Quality:

    The desk and treadmill are VERY solid. The desk uses high quality hardware and is extremely stable.

    Design:

    When considering the purchase, I really didn't like that the desk was curved and had built-in pads and treadmill display. The product designers knew better - the pads are very comfortable and the curved design just works well.

    The treadmill itself has a large deck. I'm 6' 3" and usually feel like I'm in danger of hitting the sides or back of treadmills - not so on this one. The motor also seems to be very quiet - It's certainly not silent, but is a reasonable level to use in an office even with my door open to the hallway.

    I've only had it a couple of days, so I can't yet comment on reliability. I hope the build quality also translates into a long lasting product.

    Although I would recommend this desk to anybody, I'd like to point out the few items that I consider to be minor problems:

    Aesthetics - while the desk isn't ugly, it looks like a piece of hospital equipment. While I don't think it's possible for a treadmill desk NOT to stick out in an office environment, It would have been great if it could have been made to look a little less clinical. Though, of course, some people may love that look.

    Beeping - The unit beeps on starting, stopping, and when making any adjustments. This can be very frequently in an office environment and the beeping itself is quite loud. It would be nice if this could be deactivated.

    Resume - Whenever you pause or stop walking and then restart it, you have to reset your speed (which is also accompanied by beeping).

    Though there are a couple of minor annoyances, I am extremely happy with this desk and recommend it very highly!


  10. So easy to assemble- very pleased so far Review by Alex Constable
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    It arrived today and went together really fast (I am not mechanically inclined). In fact I am typing while walking. I'm looking forward to using it often.

    Update: now have 15 miles and 42,000 steps and 2,300 calories. Very quiet and sturdy (I am 6'7" and 250+ pounds).

    Another update- Just hit 30,000 calories burned having walked 550,000+ steps and 216 miles. Am still very pleased. It continues to operate smoothly. The only thing I do is follow recommended silicone spray on the belt. Have lost 25 pounds (35 pounds if I can count the 10 pounds I lost twice at Christmas!). Resting heart-rate down as is blood pressure.


  11. Great for working mom! Review by Laura
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    I have 2 young children so any moment I am not working is spent with them. This has revolutionized my ability to finally get some exercise in while working. I can write docs and make phone calls all while walking. I agree with another reviewer that I am more focused with work when I am on the treadmill. My husband fixed it so it no longer beeps all the time, which was my only complaint. It's footprint is also smaller than I had expected, which is yet another bonus. Only downside was that we paid for the service to set it up, and the company to whom it was outsourced it had no idea what they were doing (had never put one together before and did not even know they were supposed to put it together!). My husband ended up fixing their mistakes - minor mistakes, but when you pay $200 for that service there should be NO mistakes. That aside, the product is fantastic.


  12. Excellent for Software Engineers Review by Matt Coneybeare
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    Software Engineers work long, long hours behind a keyboard and monitor. This solution was perfect for me because I no longer have to sacrifice work time to exercise. I now walk at least 6 hours a day.

    I was dubious that I would be able to maintain full control over my keyboard while coding, but when walking at 2.5 mph, it is pretty achievable. The only time I stop the treadmill is to do design work in Photoshop, but other than that I am at a steady 2.5 all day long.

    All the photos of this treadmill tend to include laptops on the desktop, but I have mounted a 27" Apple Thunderbolt display perfectly on here. It is stable enough that the monitor does not move while walking (as long as the treadmill is not touching the desk legs) and I have my laptop docked to the monitor. It is a perfect solution.


  13. The perfect gift for a healthy change!, Review by dillannj
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    I'm brand new to this outstanding machine, just got it yesterday, but I'm already in love with it. It looks really nice with my 27 inch iMac sitting on the desk, which is very spacious! I used it for about two hours at about 2.5 mph and it was a very good feeling to get my work done and at the same time get a generous workout.

    I'm very pleased with the delivery and the item was very easy to put together.

    Pros:

    Very spacious desk space.
    Great looking.
    Easy to use.
    Easy to assemble.
    Very quiet operation, (third floor condo owner, so this is a big pro).

    Cons:

    Takes up a chunk of space.
    Stopping can be abrupt.
    No incline feature, ( knew this going in though).

    Otherwise, I'm thrilled with the unit and I'm looking forward to using it everyday. If you're on the fence I wouldn't hesitate, this thing is the perfect solution for a couch potato or a desk jockey. Personally I love it.

    Update:

    This has changed my life. I use it everyday. Love it. I've lost almost 10 pounds! Makes work go by lightning fast.


  14. Quality product. Quiet. Sturdy. Easy to work at low speeds. Great service. Review by cncgeek
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    This is a life/heath changer that you will use. If everyone in the U.S. worked at one of these it could make a huge dent in our obesity epidemic.

    I have two desks (one for sitting and this one) which helps because I am not sure I could use this all day long. However, slow walking is MUCH more comfortable than standing.

    It is very easy to read, type on the computer and use the internet at .4 mph and the steps add up quickly. Sometimes I crank it up to 4mph when I need to really get the blood going.

    Using this treadmill has "activated" my whole body, so I find myself walking more, wanting to lift weights more, etc. For me it has broken a sedentary cycle I was falling into.

    The product has a large work area: 47w x 32d. It takes up some floor space: 37w x 72d. So plan for that.

    I am 54 years old. I would NEVER go back to sitting all day.

    My unit was missing the safety key. I called the company and they sent one overnight at no charge which exceeded my expectations.

    In summary: This product is a great value. It is build very strong and is stable (be sure to tighten the desk top bolts properly and there is NO wobble). I thought a long time before buying this because I did not want to buy some fitness equipment that I would not use. However, I am using this MORE than I expected. It is exceeding all of my expectations.


  15. Pretty awesome Review by jimcalf
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    Quiet (beeping easily turned off), simple to use, desk is rock solid. Have a 27" dell monitor and no stability issues at all. Desk is fantastic.

    So far, so good. Have only had it for a short time, but in the first day I casually walked to 17000 steps without realizing it. I certainly did realize it the next day when the muscles that were used to me sitting on my butt all day complained, but that's why we do this, right? Typing is no problem using a Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard. Mousing is taking some getting used to, but it's surprising how quickly you acclimate. The firs few days, walking about 1.3 mph was comfortable for mousing, but now I find my self turning up the speed to 1.5 or a bit higher. Over time, I can see getting quite used to the ergonomics. I also use a trackball for me left hand, which is quite handy to have two mousing choices.

    The unit is quiet enough that using my Plantronics Legacy BT headset for both MS Lync calls and cell phone calls, the other end has no idea that I'm walking at 1.5mph. As far as I can tell, this is going to be a great way to gently increase my fitness level, or at a minimum, slow my decline. I'm 51 and sitting for 12 hours a day working from home was absolutely killing me. I've had this job for three years and the impact on my weight and fitness of being chained to a desk all day for every meeting, call, email, projects, etc. has really had an unexpected negative impact. My hope is this will change that. I'll provide updates in the future to let folks know the real impact, but so far so good.


  16. Has Exceeded All of My Expections! Review by BR
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    I bought this, and it shipped promptly. Arrangments for the scheduled delivery to my workplace were really easy. The two boxes are absolutely enormous and both are very, very heavy.

    I set up the treadmill by myself in just over an hour. I'm a woman with average upper-body strength, so it took a little ingenuity--I rested the very heavy desk top on my head to get it high enough to place on top of the desk legs. A fair amount of the "assembly" time was spent unpacking/unwrapping the various parts, as the treadmill unit and the desk unit were well-protected in plastic, styrofoam and cardboard. Assembly itself was simple - there are just 10 bolts, and the tools you need are included.

    I can't imagine a treadmill desk of better quality than this one. The pieces are all very well made, and it is super sturdy when it's assembled. It looks great in a professional setting (I work in a very traditional, conservative bank), and I would be just as pleased to have it sitting in my home.

    Immediately after I assembled the unit, I used it for nearly 5 hours. I used it this morning for over 2 hours, and I expect to use it again later today. It's addictive! At 2mph, I can be as productive as I normally am while sitting; at 2.5mph, I can be fairly productive. I don't recommend hand-writing anything, as it turns out pretty messy at those speeds.

    The desk does not jiggle when I'm at those speeds. It has some indentations that rest on two little things that jut out from the trreadmill piece. It's not actually atttached, but the way it rests, you can be sure there won't be any sliding around. The desk height adjustment is super easy to do, by the way. It took me a few adjustments to get it right, but that's normal.

    After reading the other reviews, I'm not going to bother trying the Bluetooth feature. I have a Fitbit, which I love. I started a simple spreadsheet to track my time, mileage, etc. on the treadmill desk. That way, I'll know when I'm at 50-hour intervals, at which time you're supposed to spray more lubricant under the belt. I also want to track my use and progress.

    A couple of things:
    - Be sure to register the unit as soon as it arrives! I am so grateful to other reviewers for this tip. PLEASE NOTE that the 30 days you have to register the unit BEGINS WITH THE DATE YOU ORDER the unit on Amazon. So, HURRY! Although all seems well, you don't want to take any chances with something as expensive as this.
    - Go ahead and buy the mat and silicone lubricant set you see on Amazon. You'll need it anyway. You actually need to spray it under the belt before you get going (they warn in the manual that it may have dried out between the time it was manufactured and the time it reached you). This step is super easy.

    Regarding the price, yes, this is expensive. Sure, you could rig something up with a regular treadmill and some piece of IKEA furniture or other thing. But aren't you worth more than that? It really is a well done, attractive set-up you'll be happy to have it around. So easy to assemble, looks great and the quality seems outstanding. Don't short-change yourself. You deserve this - it's an investment in your health and well-being.

    I'm really excited about my shiny new treadmill desk! Maybe it's just the "honeymoon period" of it being new, but I do feel more energetic and like my focus has improved when I'm working while walking on it. I hope to shed a few pounds, too. I'll write more at a later date after the machine and I have had more time to prove ourselves!


  17. Great treadmill/desk combination. Review by Jan326
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    My daughter bought this treadmill with the workstation and she really loves it. She says it was easly assembly and she really likes the adjustable function of the workstation. IT is a little pricely, but the combining the treadmill with the workstation is a real plus for her. She has had very positive experiences with a similar unit where she works (ICU telehealth monitoring unit). It does take up a little extra room in her apartment, but she likes that she can do her walking at any hour of the day. She works night shifts, so her "daytime" is in the middle of hte night, not always the safest time of the day to be outdoors walking.
    She is also training her dog to walk on the treadmill so Polly can get her exercise too! Don't forget to get a treadmill matt--helps perserve the lifespan for the treadmill as well as protect the floor.


  18. Great hardware, but avoid even trying to use the bluetooth connection if you value your sanity. Review by jorn k
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    I've had the DT5 for about a year now and it works perfectly for its designed task: Walking while working. The desk has a huge work surface with a very handy wrist-rest across the front. It's as sturdy as can be. The treadmill is up to LifeSpan's usual high quality. I can comfortable work at ~2.4 to 2.9 MPH. Anything above 3 MPH and it's a tad challenging to type, but you could easily talk on the phone or watch something. It would be nice if the treadmill could exceed 4 MPH and/or had inclination adjustments, but this is a purpose-focused device.

    During the time I've owned it, however, expecting the stats to transfer to my computer seamlessly has been a nightmare. LifeSpan will only allow tracking via their bug-laden (at best) software. So, for maximum enjoyment, I suggest just pretending they don't have that feature. (LifeSpan's software support has been worthless.)


  19. Solidly built and quiet Review by F. Anderson
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    I've had my treadmill desk for about three weeks now and love it. It's sturdy as can be and the only real noise comes from my footfalls and not the motor. It's quiet enough that I can work while my wife is asleep below me (I work from home), and we have a very old house with creaky wood floors. There's no shake, and I have no problems typing or operating my computer equipment, though sometimes I have to try a couple of times with very specific mouse operations, like selecting a block of text. Highly recommended.


  20. Liked it enough to buy one for home use too Review by K. K. Lamberty
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    I've been using my treadmill desk for about a year and a half. I have found that I can use it best when I have longer stretches where I know I will be in my office. I like to walk for stretches of about an hour or two. I only use indoor shoes on it, so when I will be in and out of my office, I tend to sit at my other desk instead because even that tiny hurdle of changing shoes is enough to keep me on my rear.

    I have found that I occasionally accidentally pull the switch out of place, which resets it. That's annoying because your data is lost for that session. I keep a spreadsheet of my distances, but it's still annoying to have to guess at those values (even if your guess can be pretty close). I tend to type at about 1.5-1.7 mph, and I surf the web at a slightly higher pace (2-2.1). This treadmill is decent, and I like the desk surface. I wish it was a little easier to adjust the height. Mine is in an awkward place in the room for adjusting the height. At home, I will probably wish that I was more able to adjust the height because my husband is significantly taller than I am, but at least it is labeled nicely so you don't have to count lines or anything.

    The nice thing about buying a second one will be that I can make rules for myself about only looking at Facebook when I'm walking, which I think will be good. I'll probably work from home more frequently too since that won't mean sitting on my lazy rear. Having a treadmill desk at work didn't change my life or fitness level as drastically as I thought it would, but it does feel good to walk while I work. It has definitely decreased my sense of guilt for not making time to work out. Now I don't have to make that time nearly as often.


  21. Decent treadmill, adequate desk, terrible bluetooth. Review by Samuel K.
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    A few years ago, this device would have been 4 or 5 stars from novelty alone: it's a solid, lower-speed treadmill unit that works as advertised.

    The good:

    - Relatively low maintenance
    - Not terribly difficult to assemble, so long as you have two people.
    - Better price point than the competition

    The bad:

    - This unit is marketed as office equipment, so one wonders why the only way to disable the speaker is by taking a glue gun to a circuit board. Other reviews have covered this; it's not terribly annoying but they could've simply left out the speaker and it would be a better product.
    - The desk is not that great. It's solid, but the construction and material makes it feel like it belongs in a hospital. I recommend purchasing just the base unit and getting a desk elsewhere (for instance, from a desk company and not a treadmill company).
    - The bluetooth software that tracks your progress is awful. It can handle a completely typical, single session in which you start, activate bluetooth, verify that it's working, and continue until you're finished. It's when you need to stop in the middle (especially several times) or you have 2-3 independent sessions in one day that it doesn't work. The frustrating thing about it is that it will tell you that it is working - the on-screen display matches the treadmill's LED display. It's when you try to sync it to their web site that it will report the correct amount of time but zeroes for everything else (distance, steps, calories). Alternatively, it will get it the other way around - if you activate bluetooth in the middle of a session, it will usually report everything except time correctly - leaving out the minutes prior to when you pushed the button.

    None of the above is a big problem, but when contacting their customer service about it, I was told back in October (within the exchange/return period) that they were aware of the issue and that a solution would be out within two weeks. I contacted them again in the beginning of January and was told that 'they weren't aware of any issues' and had no ETA on a software update. This was at the top of an email chain that included all of the issues and their assurance that it would be fixed.

    I am glad that LifeSpan has this product at this price point because it's silly to pay $4,600 for a very similar Steelcase product. I hope they improve their software and stay on top of their customer service, because it seemed pretty good initially but now it feels as though they were telling me what I wanted to hear until the return period was up. This is a good product that could become a great product with a little more work


  22. love my lifespan treadmill desk Review by Anna
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    I am a full-time telecommuter with a home office. I do not like sitting at my desk for more than 8 hours a day. I have wanted a treadmill desk for a few years but thought they were too expensive. The price for the DT5 was reasonable. It is a good quality treadmill and the desk is huge! I average about 2 hours a day walking at 2 mph. I love it and would recommend it for people with home offices who do a lot of sitting at the computer.


  23. Get up, Stand Up! Review by Jeremy C.
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    Week 1 (2/13/13) Only been using the treadmill desk for 4 days, already noticing a difference in my energy levels, appetite (decreased, or maybe just occupied on the treadmill), and sleeping much better, not too mention a better mood based on the fact I now feel good about the exercise I am getting in, as opposed to lamenting my not having time to do so. After the first day, chafing was a problem - likely due to my overzealous 8 miles on the first day. Been doing 5 miles a day/3 hours, and feeling fine. Lower body is definitely sore at the end of the day, but its the good "feel like I worked out hard at the gym" ache, which I missed. I was worried about being able to work from my home office on this thing and still be able to focus on calls, type, etc., but I have acclimated pretty well. I find myself forgetting I am on it when on calls - piece of cake, and internet browsing/taking care of e-errands is a snap, but typing has been more challenging. I still hop off the machine to do more detailed typing.
    I don't find the beeps as annoying as others. Most exercise equipment beeps.
    I did notice folks on my calls could hear the treadmill - said it sounded like a washing machine in the background - until I plugged in a headset - problem solved.
    I bought a fitbit Force a few weeks before the treadmill desk, (which I also recommend), and would only surpass 10K steps once or twice a week - usually on weekends. For the 4 days I have had the TR1200-DT5, I have easily surpassed 10K steps by noon, and have surpassed 20K steps 3 of the 4 days. What a game changer!
    I am bought the treadmill with hopes of weight loss, so too soon to tell if it will meet expectations there (will check back in later), but for purposes of reducing sitting time in favor of time moving, for being a convenient way to incorporate exercise into my busy schedule, and for health benefits, this has been an awesome buy!


  24. Amazing Review by factumpactum
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    Love it. Was a bit nonplussed by what I thought was the exceptionally large desk (I'm in a small NYC apt), but my two (very) large cats decided they need to be on the desk while I'm working - so the large size worked perfectly.

    What can I say? It was easy to assemble (my nanny gave me a hand, done in about 30 minutes), has been easy to maintain, and I'm still (months later) marveling over the ability to work, type, and stay active. I can't do any serious work at the maximum speed - I use that for watching TV. I can type reasonably quickly at 2-2.5mph. So far have not been able to do anything requiring intense concentration efficiently. Perhaps I'll develop that skill with time; truth be told, not all of my work requires such intense concentration.

    Going to update in a few months. I absolutely loved this when I first got it, overdid it (seriously), and aggravated an old hip injury. This time around I'm going to be more moderate. I rave about to friends. No problems other than the large-for NYC footprint. This is a very heavy, solid piece of equipment that looks like it will last a life time. No complaints from my downstairs neighbor, and I have nothing under the unit other than the recommended mat and a rug. Not sure I'm able to get the silicone spray into the middle of the under belt area - maybe some sort of spray extension to reach the center of the mat would be helpful. Second the idea for Lifespan to design a chair that could be attached to the extremely study brace, and easily moved out of the way. I'm not crazy about moving from the treadmill to my desk. Love this product. Wish I had space for the bike version - I'd use it for variety. My only regret is not buying this prior to starting a graduate program. All the additional reading/writing/sitting was the worst thing I have done for my health. Being able to keep moving while working has been a tremendous physical and psychological benefit. Just don't let your enthusiasm get you carried away and spend far too many hours/day on it for the first weeks.


  25. New model contains a very useful feature Review by adaptive5
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    I bought a used treadmill desk and took to it right away, getting in as many as 12 miles/day while writing articles and books. One impediment was that resuming after pausing I'd have to bump the speed up from .4 to 2MPH manually every time. I checked with Lifespan and they said the new ones enable you to resume speed. Holding the stop button for a second and then add the ^key takes you to engineering mode. Hit ^ some more until you get to F019, then hit enter to toggle from 0 to 1. Hit enter again to return to F019, take out the safety key and from then on pause/resume brings you right back to your prior speed.

    The quality of the product overall and this new feature compelled me to buy a new one. Works like a charm. I love this desk and haven't planted my butt in a chair for 9 months now. I bet I never will again.


  26. Frickin' Love It! Review by DB from NC
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    10-12 hours a day in today's corporate world is not they way we were built to live. After 8 years of this, I had enough and decided to move on a good deal for the LifeSpan. Can't say how wonderful it is to walk and actually burn calories and activate muscles rather than continue the rooting into an office chair.

    I bought the OfficeStar drafting chair which is adjustable to match the height of the desk and when I want to sit, I just drop a board across the treadmill and put the chair on top. Works great when I want to sit.

    Invest in yourself and get one!


  27. Treadmill Desk, power glitch causes it to be 3 stars not 5. Review by Panlaw
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    Overall I like using this treadmill desk in my office. It was not too big for my office. It replaced a bookcase that was in my office. Furthermore, I found that it indeed served its intended purpose--to function as a desk and treadmill. I found the item to be quiet enough that it is not annoying or disturbing when I use it. In fact, I was able to engage in a conversation with a colleague while walking on it. Others upon seeing it expressed an interest in wanting one as well but felt the price was beyond their price range. It was definitely pricey. I found putting it together was rather simple and intuitive. The tools needed for the job were provided. It is shipped in two very large boxes that both are very heavy. It definitely requires two strong individuals to get it to the right location in your office. The only concern I have about this machine--hence the 3 not 5 star rating is that when I power it on, it will squeal like a stuck pig. This has happened more times than I care to admit. After power it on and off, the high pitch noise will stop. This power issue affects the computer board and I must play with both the power and the computer board to get it to work right. It is becoming more and more aggravating. I think for a thousand plus dollars, this machine should not have this technical glitch. I have only had it for a month or so and I'm hoping this glitch is just a minor annoyance and not indicative of future issues with this machine. I guess I'm hoping with time it will stop making this noise and adversely impacting the computer board. I hate to think what I will need to do if this issue turns into a material performance failure. Right now it is merely a nonconforming performance issue that impairs the machine from properly functioning. Shipping it back to Utah for repairs would be cost prohibitive and I don't have the time to call the company to see why it is making this noise. All, the same I am still very happy that I bought one and hope to use it for many years.


  28. Using it for over two months now - best purchase ever for my office! Review by H. Bell
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    I had been thinking about this for over a year and decided to purchase when the Amazon Deal of the Day was 50% off. Without a doubt, it is the best purchase ever since I've been working (since 1986). I run at my club 4 days per week (approx. 20 - 25 miles) and add an additional 15 miles or so a week on the desk. I spend between two and four hours a day on the treadmill and the rest of the time at a regular desk. I find that I can do computer work easily up to 1,8 mph and with the addition of Dragon Speak software and telephone software (we use Shortel), I can go even faster if I wanted to, but then I have to contend with sweat and I dress nicely to work. On phone meetings, I can usually get up to about 2.3 mph - after that my breathing becomes noticeable or the sound of the treadmill interferes. There are four things that I have noticed have all "sold me":

    1. I have lost weight - easily down 10 - 12 pounds with the addition of the treadmill desk to my regimen (and the desk makes me want to run at my club more)
    2. I am more productive - when you are working at a treadmill desk, there is not much else to do other than work vs. sitting at a stationary desk where you can daydream, etc.
    3. Time flies - on a regular treadmill, I notice the time - every two or three minutes I'm checking; but, on the treadmill desk I'll look down and it'll say 45 minutes has gone by - just unreal.
    4. I am sleeping like a baby.

    Some pointers:

    1. I've learned that on days when I run, I don't do as much on the desk - have to rest those large leg muscles
    2. Have plenty of fluids available
    3. Good earbuds for music are a good addition if you can work to music
    4. YOU MUST integrate this into your work space - I completely got rid of my work desk configuration - if you don't do this, you won't use it. Do this on day 1

    Best purchase ever for work, and I'm the envy of my office. The desk is huge - far bigger and far more stable than I ever imagined. And the treadmill is top quality. I purchased the mat to put underneath - good idea.


  29. One-person adjustments are no problem, at least if the desk is empty Review by Geek
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    Since there are already a lot of great reviews, I'll keep this short:

    1. It's as great as everyone says. It's good quality, works great, easy to setup, etc.

    2. A lot of the comments talk about how it takes two people to adjust the height - I don't think that's true. I'm able to adjust the height on my own by lifting one side at a time. I can't go up or down more than 1-2 clicks, but it's really no big deal.

    3. The instructions talk about needing two people for assembly too. While it would have been nice to have a helper, I managed the whole thing on my own. I'm not a "big and strong" type either - 5'11", haven't lifted weights in years, but I carried everything in the house myself (the treadmill rolls, which is nice).

    If you can't get someone to help you, you can still manage.

    4. One of the reviewers talks about the fact that you have to wait for the thing to restart, and when it starts it's going slow. It's not a big deal. Takes 10 seconds (max) and you're doing what you were. I find myself stopping every 45 minutes or so to do something (grab a drink, bathroom break, whatever) and it's no big deal.

    5. Speaking of drinking, that's by far the hardest thing I do while using the desk treadmill. Typing is easy (a few more typos, but no problem), navigating the web is no big deal, etc. But taking a drink of water or coffee without spilling isn't as easy as I'd like.

    Overall, very happy with this purchase. I have officially figured out how to mix work with exercise, and it's fantastic. I don't have to choose between the two any longer.


  30. Good product, but worried about reliability Review by Nick
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    I've had my treadmill desk for a couple of months. I average about 5 miles a day. It works fine if used at speeds under 2 mph. However, at speeds above 2mph, I experience the 'hiccups' in the belt (when I step on the belt, I feel more friction than expected - a very unnatural and disorienting feeling). The problem is somewhat alleviated when the belt warms up, but it does not go away completely. I've done all the recommended maintenance - including lubricating the belt with LifeSpan brand silicone solution every 40 miles, and it did not help. This issue doesn't bother me too much now, since I don't use the treadmill at high speeds. However, I'm concerned that this problem will get worse as time goes by.
    Another annoyance is that the belt sheds little particles quite a bit. They deposit at the end of the belt. Nothing that vacuuming can't take care of though.


  31. This actually works as advertised, both for fitness/health and as a quality machine Review by Randy
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    I work from home, sitting some 6-8 hours/day, often more. In my mid-50s, I had to do something as my back, posture, and overall health had become increasingly problematic. I tried an Aeron chair, a zero-gravity chair, and finally, a stand-up desk. None worked for more than a couple hours before I felt the same, or new, strains on my body.

    Movement, as it turned out, was the only solution. I researched treadmill desks, bought the Lifespan TR1200-DT5, and couldn't be happier. It's transformative, and I don't give superlatives easily. Quite simply, walking works. I log between 2 and 3 hours/day (which is about the max you'll likely do) at about 2.4mph. This is cumulative time, as there are breaks for lunch, bathroom, answering the door, etc, which are mixed in with sitting time. I also use two monitors synched to my laptop with a Splitter Box ($13 - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BLZDY6A/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). This makes it easy and seamless to switch between sitting at my desk and walking on the treadmill.

    The beauty is, you get massive low-impact exercise benefits (supposedly, walking is about the best cardiovascular exercise you can do) without spending any extra time shoehorning a gym visit or other exercise activity into your schedule. I also adapted quickly to coordinating my walking with computer use. As someone else commented, the mouse can be tricky for fine movements, which some people address with a stationary trackball mouse.

    As for the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5, all the reviews I read indicated it was tops in design and quality, which is correct. It is heavy, so although I did assemble it myself (I'm 6'1" - 200lbs), an extra pair of arms would come in handy for lifting. Once assembled, it's very solid and the integration of the treadmill with the desk is complete and well thought out. I'd advise getting the complete set like this, versus cobbling together a conventional treadmill with a separately purchased desk.

    Because I'm the only one using it, I never adjust it. Which is a good thing, because the manual adjustments aren't meant for frequent changes. If that's important, LifeSpan does make a motorized desk raising option, but it's pricey.

    Again, I'm a big fan and advocate of this approach to solve the sitting problem many of us face. It's not often a product hits all the right marks - functionality, usefulness, and quality - so it's refreshing when one does. Highly recommended!


  32. Life changing product for a keyboard junkie Review by Dmitri Prozorov
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    I almost never write reviews (it's hard to find the time) but I wanted to explain how much of a life changer this has been. I work from home and write software which means I sit on my butt for 8-12 hours a day minimum. I tried losing weight the traditional diet way and it worked for some time but I quickly hit a wall and realized that a large part of the problem was my extreme sedentary lifestyle. I also have 4 small boys and was finding it harder and harder to keep up with them already. As I started tracking my steps I found that my lifestyle was only generating 1200 - 1800 steps a day which is deplorable (the average is about 7k, recommended is 10k+) so I decided to try this desk out. I was skeptical that I would be able to maintain my productivity while walking but I am happy to say that the desk is everything it is advertised to be and more. This has literally been a life changing purchase for me as I now average 20k - 30k steps per day and the weight is coming off quicker then I had ever hopped. As an added bonus I find that I am actually MORE productive with my work because I am less inclined to lay back in my chair as I used to and take a break. Overall this is an excellent product and has allowed me to become the active person I always wanted to be.

    Pros: Extremely quiet
    Seamlessly melts into my routine
    Height adjustment to my ideal height makes it much easier to use
    Life changing from a health perspective

    Cons: Controls could be a bit easier to use (a quick jump to 2,3,4mph or if it remembered my last speed would be great)
    Height adjustment is a bit of a pain. I dont share it with anyone so its fine for me but I couldn't imagine changing it for my wife on a consistent basis


  33. Great investment towards your health! Review by Shin
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    I am a software developer, and work at a desk 8 hours a day, then spend the next 6 hours before bed, surfing the web/playing games, etc. Needless to say, not a very healthy habit.

    I've yet to use this while working because my monitor wobbles with each step, which is unavoidable, but coasting at 2mph while surfing the web, throughout the day, without having to head to the gym and back, is great!

    I'd give it 5 stars, but the desktop app used to sync your workout data to the cloud is horrible. The Lifespan fitness web portal is horrible (functions of the website doesn't work in Chrome..must use IE). Sometimes the data doesn't sync, and you lose it, although the desktop app says it uploaded the data. If it weren't for the buggy, unreliable workout software, this would be a perfect product.


  34. Such easy assembly Review by Tee

    Hello Lifespan - thank you for making this assembly truly easy as pie. I bought this for myself for Christmas and my husband was dreading helping me assemble it. Especially since the Treadmill doctors on Amazon wanted $250 for assembly. Totally unnecessary expense. Setup was a breeze. If I didn't need someone to help be take the treadmill out of the box and lift the desk onto the stand, I could have done it all by myself. I'm looking forward to doing less sitting in my home office in 2014. I'll be back to review the treadmill desk from actual use but was so excited about setup, I just had to post this review.


  35. Great product and service! Review by Sharlyn
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    Both my husband and I work from home. It's so easy to look up, realize the day is almost over and we never left the house! So we knew we needed to make some changes.

    After reading so many positive reviews about this treadmill desk, we decided to make the investment. We did have some challenges with the white glove service, but LifeSpan took care of everything!

    Working and walking is much easier than we expected. We're very happy with the product and look forward to getting lots of use out of it.


  36. Great treadmill but Skip the bluetooth Review by George
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    I've had my TR1200-DT5 for about 3 weeks and absolutely love the treadmill and workstation, but have thrown in the towel with getting the bluetooth to work. The durability of the workstation desk can probably withstand a nuclear attack. The treadmill is pretty quiet, at least no one on my business calls can tell I'm walking the whole time. The Bluetooth is another matter altogether. I've read other reviews on this site about similar problems with getting the bluetooth to connect to the computer, so I'm sure it's not an isolated issue. I've called Lifespan Technical Support, who had me uninstall and reinstall the Treadmill Desk App Software, but the bluetooth works for a day, then stops working. I spent an average of 30 minutes every morning rebooting the treadmill, rebooting my computer, following precise steps supplied by Customer Support for establishing a connection, and finally decided it wasn't worth the effort. Instead, I purchased a Fitbit One which will track my steps and upload the data seamlessly via my iphone or computer. Fitbit's manual activity logging is far superior to the lifespan site. I can't imagine anyone actually paying for this service after their trial runs out. So sorry guys, you make great hardware, but your software could use some serious improvements.


  37. Love it! Review by Zoe Nick
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    I LOVE my treadmill desk. I tell everyone about it. I had been thinking about something like this for several years. Did a bunch of research, figured out how it would fit in my tiny home office and finally decided on the LifeSpan. I work on average 10 hours a day and many days more. I work weekdays and weekends. Always, found it hard to make the time for a little exercise.

    I usually walk my dog about 2 – 2.5 miles in the morning, then hop on my treadmill desk for about 3 - 4 hours. I do mostly computer/phone work and I’m averaging about 2.8 miles per hour, and still being able to type/talk with no problems. When I’m on a conference call, that I only have to listen in on, I ramp it up to 3.5 mph. If I’m going to have to do any talking on the call, I usually keep it about 3 mph. My goal is to just keep moving during the day. I’ve had a “desk job” for about 8 years and I feel like it really takes its toll in a number of ways.

    I work from home, so the concerns of some about sweating throughout the day, don’t really apply. My dog doesn’t care as long as she gets her walk first 

    I haven’t “retro fitted” it with anything special like a lot of posts I read. I work off a laptop and just move it from the treadmill to my docking station and back as needed. Really need to convince my company to get me a wireless printer!

    That’s about it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Worth every penny!
    Thank you!


  38. Highly Recommended! Review by Elaine
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    I have had my TR1200-DT5 treadmill desk for 41 days and absolutely LOVE it! It's very sturdy/well-made. I have a sedentary job, sitting in front of a computer, 10+ hours a day, working from home. I have always struggled with making time to exercise. And I have tried all sorts of things to motivate myself. One round involved using a pedometer to try get to 10,000 steps walked / day. I couldn't get close. Now, I walk 10,000 steps at least 5 days/week. I've lost 5 pounds and feel great. Just what this 49 year old needed!


  39. Should have done this years ago! Review by Dawn
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    I am completing month 1 with my tread desk and love it. I bought a monitor arm and almost immediately was able to type efficiently. I do make more mistakes than before so I have to check myself carefully and my speed is not what it is at a sit down desk, but getting better.

    My typical day is about 6 hours at the tread desk averaging 2.3 for typing and about 2.8 for conference calls or research. I use a headset and I have asked all my colleagues and no one can hear the tread desk. It does however make a rythmic thumping sound for the tenant in the suite below me, but she hasn't complained (and she does complain about the high heels on the hardwood in the common area). I have a pad under my desk and it is on carpeting also. I average about 40-50 miles a week and I am typically in the office 3-4 days a week. I am losing a pound a week without effort at all and my goal is to complete 2 "marathons" a week eventually. I also supplement it with fast walking outside at lunch sometimes and get an extra 4 miles in those days. Truly everyone should try this. I have offered everyone in my company one if they will commit to 3 hours a day. No one has taken me up yet due to the newness. I think they want to make sure I stay committed and I know I will! Stay tuned, a lot of orders might be coming in soon.

    The only technical issue I have is my tread seems to drift to the right often and I have to adjust it. I do lubricate it every week, but not sure how to keep it from drifting. I also can't get the bluetooth to work (like the other reviewers).

    By the way, I have never done a product review; but they are the reason I finally bought a tread desk so I thought I should also share my experiences.


  40. Great treadmill desk but not so useful bluetooth feature Review by Barb
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    I have been using my treadmill desk for about 2 weeks (Feb 2013). I purchased the 2013 model with the bluetooth capability. So far I really like it, I previously used the treadmills at the gym but I found myself getting frustrated thinking of everything I needed to do. Now I can get as much exercise as I want while doing other things.

    The desk is very stable, although not perfectly still (I have a large flat screen TV on a shelf sitting on top of the desktop and it shakes a tiny bit when I am walking. Most of the time I use it at 1.5 or 2 mph and it is very quiet at these speeds. When I walk at 3 mph though, there seem to be more noises (sqeaks, etc. not just an increase in the hum present at the lower speeds). Overall though it seems to be solidly built.

    The biggest problem I have is with the bluetooth functionality, treadmill desk app and LifeSpan Fitness Club. I purchased a bluetooth adapter for my computer so that it could communicate with the treadmill and to be honest I am very disappointed. First the instructions for how to make this work are almost non-existent. To use this feature you need to register for a LifeSpan Fitness Club account (you get a 4 month trial free with purchase of the treadmill desk) and once you are logged in, download the treadmill app. Once you have installed the treadmill app, start it and press the Bluetooth button on the treadmill to connect the treadmill to your computer. The app will then display your stats from the treadmill (which the display on the treadmill is already doing). The only thing this app can really do is transmit the numbers to your LifeSpan Fitness Club account- if you don't sync the app with your fitness club account (which transfers the data), it will lose the data the next time you connect to the treadmill after resetting the treadmill counters. Unfortunately the transfer from the app to the Fitness Club is not very reliable. The calories and distance are usually correct but I have found the number of steps to be off and the time seems to be a completely random number (I must be a superhero to be able to walk 8 miles in 40 seconds). Recently I synced the app with my account after midnight so the data were entered for the following day. When I tried to sync the following evening (technically the same day as the prior sync) it never transfered the data so I had to enter it manually in the Fitness Club account. While you can edit the data that you enter manually, you cannot edit the synced data- so even though I knew the actual times, I could not correct them or change the day for the data uploaded after midnight. The treadmill app does have some historical data on it (displayed as a bar chart) but it is only for one week and apparently it gets this data from your LifeSpan Fitness Club account because even though the original numbers shown on the app were correct, the historical numbers are the incorrect ones.

    Basically if you don't purchase a LifeSpan Fitness Club membership after your 4 month trial ends, the bluetooth feature is totally worthless. Since the data transfer is inaccurate/unreliable and there is no way to manually fix it, even if you have a membership it is not worth much at this point. It is safer to just manually enter the data and if you have to manually enter it anyway, there are a number of websites that will track your progress for free. However, if you are someone who will use the other features, like the exercise library, you may find the fitness club to be more useful.

    To be honest, I was expecting this feature to automatically load and store my daily data in a stand-alone program on my computer (a program that I expected to be included with the treadmill purchase). I am also not happy with all the personal information that was required to open an account so that I could get the treadmill app, only to discover it was not very useful. Why do they need my exact date of birth, name, address, phone number, email, sex, height and weight just to enroll in the fitness club?

    Overall, I really like the treadmill desk but I'm not sure the bluetooth feature and treadmill app really provide any additional benefit. Whether the fitness club is valuable or not depends on the individual and how much they will use it's various features. It appears that the fitness club website is still under development so it may become more useful over time.

    ***Warning: Read the warranty section of your user manual. It states that the warranty is only valid if you REGISTER the product within 30 days of PURCHASE.***


  41. Working guilt free Review by Liz
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    I bought the TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk combination mid November. I had thought about the purchase for about a month. I wanted to make sure that i would use it. I trade stocks for myself all day long during the regular market hours. I've been doing this for 12 years and have always felt guilt and kind of down about all the time I was having to sit and stare at a computer screen. I now work absolutely guilt free and log on an easy 15000 steps a day. I'm mostly at a 2.2 mile an hour pace and sometimes step it up and other times slow down to 1.4 I absolutely recommend the computer desk to anyone stuck sitting for long periods of time. I'm so much happier now that I'm not stuck sitting down. I have a renewed enthusiasm to do my job and don't resent it anymore. Gotta say: the BEST purchase I have ever made. Thank you! PS...extremely well built desk that holds my laptop & an extra monitor. Desk does not move or shake at all as it is independent of the treadmill. Treadmill is very quiet. It's a large unit so measure before you figure out where to set it up. Also I paid for the 'room of choice' delivery and happy I did as it is heavy to bring up stairs. Buy it...you won't regret it :O)


  42. Great After-Sales Support and Service Review by Wadood
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    I will want to mention something about the service and support of the company behind it. Within 3-4 weeks my treadmill developed a thumping sound. Although machine was perfectly usable but I felt that it is going to get worse. I left them an email over the weekend. I was expecting the usual email and bracing my self for a long drawn out fight over the next coming days. Also, I was concerned on how to send this thing back to Amazon if I had to. On Monday I received a call in which the person after asking a few questions, which neither insulted my judgment or questioned my integrity, told me to wait for a motor in mail and a technician in person. And that is what happened. The day the motor arrived, the technician (Mr. Ralph) called for the appointment. He showed up, changed the motor and gave me a few papers to sign and that is it! This is one of the best services I have received in my life.


  43. Fine machine, but has this squeak that drives me crazy Review by Peace of Mind
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    I bought two of these machines -- one for my home office and one for work. I like them fine, but one of them makes this squeaking noise that will not go away. It is really annoying, especially because the noise is most noticeable at the best speed to be walking and working at. The people at Lifespan cannot figure it out, nor can a service technician (who says that all their machines likely make the same noise). The strange thing is that my second machine does not make any such noise. It is nice and quiet. So if you are the kind of person that would be bothered by this, then beware. Again, the machine is nice and there are only a couple other little small things that are a bit annoying that I can live with (and which others have discussed). But with the squeak, unfortunately I am now stuck with the noise because they only replace parts, but cannot seem to get a part that does not squeak. Hope this is helpful.


  44. Use Tracpad instead of Mouse to work at higher speeds Review by Wadood
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    Before commenting on my experience with this new line of product, I will point out few things which hopefully will help someone improve his or her experience with it.
    1. Run and get a Trackpad like Apple Magic Trackpad if you have an Apple, otherwise Logitech trackpad or something similar that works for Windows. It will help you walk at much faster speed. Point and Shoot with a regular mouse gets progressively more difficult (and frustrating) as you approach the speeds of 2mph. I can easily do 3mph with trackpad but found difficult to handle mouse at 1.5mph.

    2. Get a Keyboard without a wrist pad. There should be minimum distance between treadmill's armrest and your keyboard. I have found that if you keep your palms firmly on treadmill's armrest, they absorb most of the shock and your fingers remain steady for the most part. That is why the mouse does not work as well as say a track-pad because hands while operating a mouse are not pinned to a solid surface and are constantly in a flux.

    3. Memorize keyboard shortcuts. Again the idea is to restrict your hand movement as much as possible. You'll find that there are shortcuts for nearly everything.

    4. If possible invest in a bigger screen. Initially, I tried to work off my laptop but found it hard. Small screen and keyboard not close to body makes working more difficult because your body is also moving. I then got a 25 inch monitor and it has really made a difference.

    Remember, chances of your using this are directly proportional to how much stress-free you make this for yourself; therefore improving you input devices or even getting a bigger monitor is not a bad investment to protect your much larger investment in the treadmill.

    I have done about 100 miles in about 40 hours on this one, so I cannot say anything about its durability but it has already started producing a new noise and I am going to call support to find out what it is.
    But I must say that this machine seems to have a potential of what you call a life-changing product, like an iPhone or a GPS. Let's see how far it goes in getting the weight of the nation down. From day one I found it easy to work on. Now after a month I can easily do 2 hours (500 calories) without feeling any real strain (mental or physical), although I am breaking sweat by that time.

    But you have to start slow. Start with 30 minutes sessions.

    Of course, it is not a perfect machine. It is definitely less noisy and runs more smoothly than your average run of the mill treadmill but it is not noise free by any means. Also, it does not have an easy way to adjust the desk's height, so if there is more than one treadmill walker in house, then it could be a problem. Your next best option is to put your monitor(s) on height adjustable stand(s).


  45. Energy level up Review by Terasa Barnes
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    I received my LifeSpan treadmill desk last Friday and began using it on Tuesday. So far, I've logged 20 miles with little to no effort and it's only Thursday and a short work week! I've posted a photo of myself on the treadmill on my Facebook page and my friends are so excited. I use to work in the fitness/medical device industry and some of those friends are experts. One is a reporter (msn.com) and she's foaming at the mouth to get one herself.

    I can already tell that this is the perfect device for my lifestyle. I am a relatively new older mom (I have a 16-month-old) and hold an executive position with a non-profit foundation. I work from home when I am not traveling and needed to find a way to integrate activity into my day - besides chasing my toddler. This is the ticket. I can already tell that my energy level is up (and I'm high energy anyway) and I am looking forward to starting my work day even more.

    My husband is a physician and he's jealous that he can't have one at work (could be difficult since he's a dentist/oral surgeon).

    I represent patients with lung disease of all kinds through my work with the American Thoracic Society and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis. I can see this product being of great use for our patient population.


  46. Love this! Review by Debbie H.
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    I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my treadmill. This treadmill has changed my life.

    I had a really hard time finding the time to exercise before. I would come home after working all day and just sit down because I was so tired.
    When I called to order a treadmill I wanted something that I would actually used. That is why I had it placed in my living room.

    Well, I can tell you that I have used it every day. I started by walking 10 minutes in the morning and afternoon. I increased the time each day and now walk at least 30 minutes in the afternoon.
    I use it while I use the phone, watch TV and many other things. I have more energy and feel so much better.

    This treadmill is worth every single penny I paid!

    I have told almost everyone at work how great the treadmill is. I just wish I had one there.
    I just want to thank the gentleman who told me about this great invention. He was so easy going but really sold me on this.


  47. the real deal Review by Michelle A., MS, RD, CFSP, LD
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    Firstly, let me say that I "ADORE" my treadmill desk and I brag about it constantly. I would like to help you if you still would like input. Let me add that I already eat very well as I'm a Registered Dietitian and vegan. But working at a desk all day and not finding the time to go to the gym lately I had put on some weight. When I thought "I" had a great idea to get a treadmill and rig a desk above it so I could walk and get some exercise while working. I started googling how to make one when I found that Lifespan actually had a complete unit that looked wonderful. I wanted to put it in my office and still have it look attractive.

    Let's just say in the first 3 weeks I had lost 10 lbs. As of now, I've lost a total of 20.5 lbs. since December 7th when I got it. I'm now only 5.5 lbs from my goal weight. Pretty amazing because I really haven't changed my diet - I was already eating vegan after all. But burning about an extra 500 calories a day while on the desk, and the residual extra calorie burn from increased muscle mass from not sitting all day has made the weight loss pretty much effortless. I would also add that my husband was a skeptic - and wondered if and how long I would actually use it. He is definitely a believer now!

    My favorite parts:
    *Large desk for work notes, computer, beverage, etc.
    *Love that it senses and counts your actual steps as you walk, you can step off it briefly and it stops counting because it doesn't sense your steps
    *Love that it tells you calories burned, distance, etc.
    *Love that the control and readout is right in front of you while you work
    *Very very quiet
    *Best part is that you don't even think about it when you use it, then you look down and see how far you walked!

    I absolutely love this thing!


  48. I love the new desk Review by Mary Anthony Merchant, JD PhD
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    I love the new desk and have incorporated it into my work day. It certainly
    has raised a lot of questions from people and many people want access to
    one!
    Currently I am probably walking about 1-2 miles a day. This is worth promoting!


  49. Goodbye, bad habits. Review by Heidi Worth, M.D.
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    My husband, Ross Dickstein, and I purchased this treadmill desk for our personal use in our shared medical office. We put it against a big window looking out to the mountains and walk on it between patients, while we read charts or make notes. It is a great way to keep moving through the day--very smooth to walk on and the desk is the right size for a few personal effects and for us to switch lap tops when the other person is in the mood to walk. I am happy to be part of this web-site. As doctors, we have been keeping up on the literature about sedentary office workers and worried that we would be setting a bad example for our own patients as well as allowing our own aging bodies to fall into the same bad habits we preach against.
    We are glad to be part of this movement! We really wish more desk-workers would learn about this simple and fun change to their day-to-day routine.


  50. Good medicine! Review by Jonathan Cluett
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    As an orthopedic surgeon, I see every day the repercussions of a sedentary lifestyle, weight control problems, and lack of physical conditioning. Busy schedules can be to blame, but simply changing the way you manage your day can be the solution. Moving more at work can help manage the imbalance of physical activity and work schedules. I don't sweat more. I can type and read without problems. I am not short of breath on the phone. And most importantly, I have more energy at work.

    Yes, I do get chuckles from people who see the desk. The laughs are quickly followed by questions. And the questions are almost always followed by requests to give it a try. My office staff is lining up to use my desk when I am at the hospital!


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