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TR1200i Folding Treadmill

The TR1200i is the perfect folding treadmill and best fit for any home letting you walk, jog, or run in confidence. The 20" by 56" running surface is supported by six compression shock absorbers to provide cushioning that is safe for your knees, back and joints. To help track your treadmill workout, the TR1200i automatically records your exercise data to a USB storage device. After your workout, simply upload your data to the LifeSpan Fitness Club, a comprehensive online health and fitness tracking program -- one free membership is included with your purchase.




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Intelli-Guard Safety Feature

The built-in Intelli-Guard™ pauses the belt if you step off during your workout. This is our unique safety feature for the user and those around them. When your foot no longer continuously strikes the belt surface for 20 seconds, your treadmill will automatically and gently come to a pause.

Intelli-Step Automatic Step Counting Feature

Intelli-Step™ counts and records the number of steps you take and displays them on the console. More accurate than a pedometer, Intelli-Step automatically detects the impact of your foot striking the treadmill belt. Increasing step count is one of the foundations of the American Heart Association’s recommendations for improving heart and overall health.

Console Display

17 Preset Treadmill Workouts

Designed by exercise physiologists for optimal safety and effectiveness, our 17 preset treadmill workouts can help you achieve your goal, whether they are weight loss, general health improvement or sports training. The TR1200i also offers 2 MyZone heart rate control programs and 2 customizable programs. With the MyZone constant program, you keep your heart rate at a constant level throughout your workout while the MyZone Interval program allows you to enter your own minimum and maximum heart rate. The treadmill automatically adjusts incline and speed to keep you on target.

Console silicone buttons

Large Silicone Console Buttons

The soft-touch, oversized silicone buttons make set-up a breeze and are ideal for making changes to your program while you are moving. You don’t have to struggle to hit the correct button.

Belt Size 20" W x 56" L (50cm W x 140cm L)
Drive Motor 2.5 HP Continuous Duty DC
Belt Type 2-Ply
Incline Motor 650 lbs. (295 kg) maximum lift
Rollers 2.5" (6.24cm) Front, 2" (5cm) Rear
Speed 0.5 - 11 MPH (0.8 - 16.1 KPH)
Incline 15 Levels
Deck Suspension 6 Variable Density Elastomers
Deck 3/4" (1.9cm) Phenolic with Brace
Folding System EZ Drop
Side Rails Non-slip Plastic
Dimensions 70.25" L x 33" W x 55" H (175.63cm L x 82.5 W x 137.5cm H) Full
39" L x 33" W x 66" H (97.5cm L x 82.5 W x 165cm H) Folded
Step-Up Height 7.5" (18.75cm)
Max. User Weight 300 lbs. (136 kg)

Residential Warranty

Frame: Lifetime

Motor: Lifetime

Parts: 3 Years

Labor: 1 Year

USB Port USB storage device automatically saves your exercise data so you can upload it to your online LifeSpan Fitness Club account.
Audio Center Speakers and headphone plug-in.
Heart Rate Monitor Contact heart rate sensors and chest strap receiver (chest strap not included)
Easy to Use Large soft-touch keys — Start, Enter, Up/Down arrow keys and Quick Start buttons get you started at a specific speed and incline level.
Readouts Time, Calories, Distance, Steps, Heart Rate, Speed, Incline Level.
Display Area Multi-color LCD with simultaneous readouts, exercise program name and profile, and personal data from your LifeSpan USB storage device.
Intelli-Step Intelli-Step™ step counting feature works like a pedometer and counts your steps while you walk.
Programs 2 heart rate programs, 2 customized user programs and 17 preset programs (5 weight management, 5 healthy living, 7 sports training)

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


Upload to Your Account with a USB Flash DriveLifeSpan Fitness Club USB upload

An online LifeSpan Fitness Club Membership is included with each interactive treadmill. This account includes a free software program that synchronizes your account with your equipment. The first time you use this program it loads your first name, age and weight from your account onto the USB drive. When you insert the USB drive into your treadmill, the console reads this information so we can more accurately calculate calories burned. Then as you exercise, each 20 seconds we save your results onto the USB drive. You can then load the results into your account each day, once a week or whenever you choose using the same program.


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Available Warranty Options

  • 3 Year Warranty Plan
  • 5 Year Warranty Plan

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. Solid, with all I need and at reasonable price, Review by Sailor

    In use now for 2 months. Replaces a Merit 750T that failed structurally after less than a year. Picked LifeSpan because the treadmill desk I use at work uses a LifeSpan brand treadmill and I have been very pleased with that product.

    When it comes to the TR1200i, very pleased I spent a bit more than that Merit cost in order to get a machine that is noticeably more solid.

    I use it daily, intervals of 4.7 mph and 6.2 mph, varying slope. I really like the two user definable routines: 20 intervals in which you select slope, pace for each interval. (So, each interval would be 1 minute, 30 seconds in a 30 minute workout, 2 minutes if you elect some days to go 40 minutes, ...)

    Treadmill immediately found my Polar smart bluetooth HR chest strap. Did not have to do a thing. Actually took me several uses to figure out how to get the HR to display on treadmill console. Manual is very basic. (While in use, have to hit Enter key to toggle two displays between HR/Distance and Calories/Steps.)

    Spent a fair amount of time with the two HR-based exercise routine choices. Select a minimum HR to maintain for one; the other allows interval training with user setting a low and a high HR rate. Then, for either, pick pace or slope as the variable the treadmill adjusts. Love the idea, particularly for interval, but could never get it to work satisfactorily for me - would seem to never drop back to low HR after high HR was reached. Easier to just watch HR display and make adjustments manually until a consistent pattern established - then program one of the 20-interval user workouts accordingly.

    I use the LifeSpan fitness club to keep track of activity. (USB stick allows transfer to my iMac for the TR 1200i; work machine automatically sync's via bluetooth to the same account.) LifeSpan TR 1200i shipped with free membership.

    Pace, slope, distance, steps are all accurate. Clock, curiously, always gains 10 seconds in a 30 minute workout. No big deal.

  2. You will not get a better treadmill for the price Review by DocWittmer

    This treadmill is saving my life. I have had it for about a year now and I have lost over 60 lbs by walking on it for 40 minutes a day. You can adjust the incline and speed while you are walking and you can pause it or stop it if you have to take a break. It has a low start speed and is easily adjustable from the handholds. It has developed a squeak in it that I believe I can fix by tightening the bolts on it. Other than that, keep the belt lubricated from underneath and exercise away. You will not get a better treadmill for the price.

  3. Reviews on this product are true! Review by rbhatta "A Dinosaur you can trust!"

    We are middle aged couple who realized that we are not getting any younger, we also learnt over the years that more you exercise and eat healthy food, the less time you will spend with your doctor and blood thirsty insurance companies, and this made us search for some good fitness equipment within a reasonable budget.

    The positive reviews on Lifespan TR 1200i on Amazon and elsewhere on the internet made us purchase this Treadmill and we are pleased to say that the reviews on this fitness equipment on Amazon are honest and it is well worth the money spent.

    With Lifespan TR 1200 Folding Treadmill we got a strong running surface with whisper quiet 2.5 hp motor, a sleek, attractive looking easy to read Color LCD console, Dual side handrail with speed and incline controls and a super easy folding system to save space wherever you wish to place this.

    You also get a USB key device (Small size 128Mb) which you can insert into the console that tracks and records your information. Along with a free membership to the Lifespan Fitness Club online (A $99 Value), you can use this to track your results over time, get new workout routines and reach your fitness goals faster.

    Here are our positive experiences [PROS] with this product:

    [+] Very Quiet Operation -The Lifespan TR 1200 treadmill runs extremely quiet even at decent running speeds like 5 miles per hour and still feels solid and shake-free console which is very easy to read.

    [+] Intelli-Step Counting feature - With most people's goal is to walk their "5,000 steps a day" to have a healthy body, this is a very helpful tool. Basically, the treadmill works like a pedometer and shows how many steps you've taken during your walking or running routine.
    This is an exciting feature that can give you positive feedback from the console to challenge you to go further.

    [+] Safety Pause feature - The TR 1200i treadmill has built-in sensor in the belt drive system. It senses and relays that to the console computer on-board when you're no longer stepping on the belt and will automatically stop the treadmill after predefined seconds.
    This is a great safety feature to give you some added peace of mind, especially if you have small children in your home who loves to play around the treadmill

    [+] Speed and Incline Controls on Arm Bars - We love this feature, especially when you pick up your pace and don't want to reach up to the console which can throw you off balance. However, with this treadmill you can change your speed (Right hand controls) or incline (Left Hand controls) with the touch of an easily accessible buttons on the arm rests instead of reaching up to the console while you are walking or jogging.

    [+] Console with Speakers - While this is becoming a fairly standard feature in most treadmills, it's still a nice option to have. In this treadmill you can plug in your iPod or your favorite MP3 player and listen to your workout music through the console speakers.

    [+] Free Membership to Lifespan Fitness Club - As mentioned earlier in this review, The Lifespan TR1200 comes with a tiny capacity (128mb) free USB device when plugged into the USB port automatically tracks and stores your workouts. It also holds your personal information (so that don't have to re-enter it when you start up the treadmill every time).

    The $99 value membership (Included free with this model from lifespan) to their fitness club will help you by taking into account your preferences and goals. It then sends you weekly exercise routines and even sample videos on how to do certain exercises and work more fitness into your daily routine. The basic idea is to stay accountable and be on track on a daily basis to reach your fitness goals.

    [+] Good Warranty on the product from the manufacturer

    Frame & Motor: Lifetime
    Parts: 3 Years
    Labor: 1 Year

    This gives you peace of mind and believe me if some manufacturers state this clearly it means that they made effort in making a good equipment and according to our observations, the treadmill is indeed build solid and will last years to come.


    [-] Speakers are not of great sounding, Not very bad but not good either :-)

    We hope this review is useful for others just like it has been for us here on Amazon user reviews, and we wish that by making a purchase you will meet your fitness goals in life!

    Cheers! And may you have a happy healthy life!

  4. Almost Perfect 4.5 Review by G. Kepnick

    Well the unit came today and it took me quite a while to set it up, as I did it on my own. The packaging was really strong and it came on a pallet. They delivery man helped me get it into my place. And I had to strong arm it into my office. It is quite heavy, but the box is clearly labeled with a "heavy end" so you know where the head of it is.

    The first issue I had was it should have some leaflet or instructions on how to properly unpack it. It is a big item and quite a few ways to get it out of the box. I am not sure if I did it the easiest way. I ended up cutting away the box around it so that it was just a cardboard pad on floor. Then I lifted the arms/back thing into place and locked it down. Then lifted the belt into the storage position and removed as much cardboard as possible and assembled everything else. This would have been 100x easier with 2 people, but I did not want to wait for help.

    The second issue I had is when I raised the bars up I must have pinched the wires. Like the black part peeled away and I could see the wires on the inside. It all seems fine, but that sucks that I had it for a day and now have exposed inner wires. Maybe some sort of cable housing could go on those or they could be pulled to the side when you package it. This one is my fault for not checking before I lifted back into place, but I do not think the wires should have been in that joint. Oh Well. Electrical Tape to the rescue.

    Beyond that kink the unit went together well. They put all the screws where they need to go so none are missing, but that means you need to unscrew them first, and then assemble and put the screws back in.

    Another issue I have is with the annoying beep. It sounds like a short or something in the speakers. Almost like when a smoke alarm needs a new battery. I would love an option to turn that down or have a more pleasant sound.

    The instructions have lots of information, but are pretty bad on the setup as well as getting the features to work. Setting the clock should be in some starting page rather than near the end. Also lubing the belt should have a diagram at least.

    It would also be nice if you could get 2 memberships / or a family membership on the LifeSpan Fitness club. Most people who own this will have a couple people using it, but only one person will get to use the software.

    Beyond that I am happy with it. It seems well made, has lots of features and seems pretty quiet outside of those terrible beeps when you hit a button.

    The walking platform is huge on this. I have not tried running or jogging, but on a walking pace you can really get a long stretch/stride if you like.

    I am going to be using it as a "walking desk" so it is nice that it goes from .5-1 in .1 increments.

    The included fitness software is actually pretty cool. You put the USB in the treadmill and it logs all of your workout info onto the stick and then you upload it the site and it shows you your progress etc. It worked flawlessly, even with a MAC. Might work w/ linux too as it is web based and runs on Adobe Air.

    It is an expensive unit, and when I got it was actually below the 1k so it was eligible to get the 20% savings. At that price I thought it was worth it to move up from a entry level machine and get something that should last.

    To sum things up, this thing feels really sturdy. It is not as heavy duty as a gym unit, but it was nicer and sturdier than the ones at my physical therapy office. It is has some great features to help you get more use out of it. There are a few quirks but nothing that should knock off more than a star. I think it is a solid 4.5. I am giving it a 5 to bump up that one ladies irrational 1 star review

  5. best 1000 bucks I've spent in a while Review by S L Young

    It's not perfect, but you absolutely will not get anything better for the price.

    So ok, it doesn't come with the usb drive. to be honest, I couldn't care less - the last thing I need is yet another piece of software to track my runs. I just need a quiet, easy to use treadmill that doesn't require a day to set up.

    It's quiet. It's easy to use. It's easy to set up (except for the fact that it is HEAVY). It works exactly as advertised. I don't like that it displays mph instead of minutes per mile, but ok, I can live with that - just made myself a little conversion spreadsheet, laminated it, and stuck it up on the wall.

    When you adjust the speed, it increases and decreases gradually enough that it doesn't threaten to throw you off. The programs are reasonably easy to understand and set up. The controls are simple and easy to figure out. It doesn't squeak or creak or make random noises, and the motor is quiet enough that I can watch tv at a reasonable volume while running. The height adjustment goes high enough to suit me. Doesn't do negative elevations, but oh well, I can live with that for a thousand bucks. The speakers aren't awesome, but that's ok too - I'm in my house, after all, I don't need yet another set of speakers. It's padded enough that it doesn't beat up my knees and ankles, which means that I can run more miles, which means better quality training for me, but it's not so padded that it's like running on mush. It's easy to adjust the belt, and easy to lube it as needed, and easy to fold it up. Not easy to move - it doesn't exactly roll around - so put it together where you want it to live, and plan on getting help if you have to move it far.

    I've been on more expensive treadmills with more programs and more gadgets and stuff, and they're fun. But for a thousand bucks, this is a great buy and will keep my training miles up where they need to be. If I get a few years out if it, I'll have gotten more than my money's worth, and I don't even have to comb my hair to go out to the gym when the weather is bad.


    After a couple of months of using this, the plastic housing around the belt began to rattle a bit. Nothing serious, just enough to be slightly annoying. A few rubber washers from Home Depot solved the problem.

  6. I LOVE this treadmill! Review by Book Lover "I love to read"

    I ordered this treadmill from Amazon.com. We put it together yesterday, it was fairly easy to put together, but it is HEAVY! Be sure you have more than one person to help get it inside and get it out of the box.

    I absolutely love it already and I am so glad I made the choice to go with this particular treadmill. I did my research for quite a while before I made my decision. Being that it did not have one single negative review on Amazon, helped to seal the deal for me as I know that the people giving these reviews are the ones actually using it and not just some so-called "expert" giving their opinion, but not really using it.

    It is very user-friendly, with good sized digital readouts making it so easy. The thing I love the most about it, is that it is so unbelievably quiet! I kept reading that in other people's reviews, but I didn't really think it would be as quiet as it really is! I have it positioned in front of my big screen TV and I didn't even have to turn the volume up to screaming mode to hear it! Last night I worked out on it for an hour and 15 minutes while I watched some of my DVR'd shows and I hardly even noticed that I was working out because it was so quiet and I was absorbed into my TV show. It is just fabulous! I love the magazine/book holder on the dash too, as that has always been my biggest complaints about other treadmills. I love to read while I am working out and this gives me the opportunity to do so without holding on to anything! I also love the i-pod hookup, that is another nice bonus!

    I also LOVE the pause feature! On my old treadmill, if I had to stop for any reason, I lost all my settings (time, speed, etc.) and had to start all over. With this one, you just hit the stop button and it pauses right in the middle of your workout... you go do whatever and come back and hit start and it picks right back up on the time you had already completed and goes right back to the speed you were at.

    Another great feature is the countdown. When you start the treadmill, it starts "counting down" to let you know it is going to slowly start. It doesn't just catch you off guard and start suddenly! I love that. This treadmill really has it all for a fabulous price!

    The one and only complaint I have about it thus far is that it does not turn off on the dash! This is a bit puzzling to me, I have no clue why the engineers would not put the on/off switch on the dash! That is the first time I have ever seen that on a treadmill. You either have to unplug it or turn it off by the switch on the front of the belt down by the floor. Very odd to me. Overall, I highly recommend this treadmill! I do not think you can go wrong with this purchase!

    UPDATE: A year and a half later, I still love this treadmill!! If you are like me, you realize that most people review items within days of receiving it and therefore you do not get the review from "tried and true" usage, so I wanted to add my year and a half later update that it is still wonderful and I have not had one single problem from it!! I still highly recommend it!

  7. Very great treadmill, reviews spot on Review by Z. Cavaricci

    I bought this treadmill based on the reviews here. I assembled it with a little help from my gf to get it out of the box, and it took me a bit longer than I had planned due to my mistakes and bad luck. I thought I could save time by removing all the screws from the console part at once (they are put there pre-assembled and need to be removed to attach other parts), but didn't realize that not all of them are the same. So don't make that mistake! The little screws are slightly different depending on what they are to be used for. Also be careful not to bungle up the wires between the console and the panel you screw it into on the treadmill.

    I ended up not being able to put on the last piece which covers the wiring in the back, not sure but the screws wouldn't go into the holes. I don't think this was my fault this time, must be the holes were not properly drilled through. Anyway, this is purely a cosmetic piece and doesn't affect the functionality.

    As for using it, it is pretty straight forward. The display is nice and big, shows all the important metrics. I am not sure how to make it show pace instead of speed since I run based on that as opposed to speed, I'll have to read the manual some more. There are pre-planned programs, but I mostly just like to do my own thing, so that's what I did for the first run. The thing is very quiet, I was very surprised. It is super sturdy, I am of average weight and height for a male (5'10, 155) so I don't foresee it ever breaking down on me due to wear and tear I am hoping. The controls on the handles are a very nice bonus, it is like the really nice treadmills at the gym and allows you to stay more in "the zone" as opposed to trying to reach forward and finding the speed/incline buttons. This way you can run more in the "middle" of the treadmill as opposed to toward the front.

    I did a 3 mile run, around 7 speed, and since I'm a heavy sweater, I know I will now need to invest in some heavy duty fans. The speakers were actually not as bad as I thought they would be based on some other reviewers. I couldn't find any volume buttons though, had to use the volume on my iphone, I'll have to read the manual some more. I haven't tried the online club that comes with the treadmill, I am letting my gf use it since she has goals of losing weight whereas I am just doing it to get in shape. It comes with a usb device that will record all your data and let you upload it, from what I hear.

    The treadmill folds up very nicely after use, and isn't too heavy on that side; the hydraulic release is a nice touch. All in all, this is a great purchase, and I look forward to running on it, as will my gf.

    Very sturdy, well-built
    Buttons on the rails are very useful
    Easy to read display
    Extremely quiet
    Good warranty
    A good value
    1 Free membership to online tracker

    No fans
    Very heavy

    No volume control?
    Show pace instead of speed?

  8. Good value for the price Review by Mr. Nibbles

    I've had the treadmill for 3 weeks and run 3 miles on average per day on it. I've had no issues with it at all. I spent a lot of time reviewing treadmills and ended up buying this one due to the price and the overwhelmingly positive reviews. It arrived faster than estimated and assembly wasn't too difficult, though some of the holes for the screws weren't exactly clean and needed some work before the screws would correctly go into them. I can see what some of the other reviewers were saying about the plastic seeming a little cheap but for the price I really can't complain. I don't use the preset programs so I can't really comment on them. I connect my iphone to the audio port to listen to music as I run and haven't had any issues with the speakers like some reviewers have commented. I'm a bigger runner at 6'3 and haven't had any issues with the treadmill accommodating my size. If you're someone who just likes to get on the treadmill and run 3 or so miles, you'll be happy with this product. I absolutely have no problem recommending it.

  9. love it !!! Review by carmamaze

    I love this treadmill. I originally picked it because reviewers said that it was easy to put together. It is. It took less han 30 minutes. Make sure you look at the pieces on the instructions to put it together. It's heavy but one muscular person could move it and assemble it(but probably better with two). In addition it is quiet. It's smooth. The motorized incline functions are fabulous. My knees don't hurt as they had on previous treadmills. I only walk on it,but my 17 year old son jogs on it (216#s). The hand grips are nice too.
    and he loves it. I've had it a month. I haven't tried the MP3 connections. It has a ledge to place a book to read while walking. I haven't tried to fold it. I have it on carpet with no problem. It cost more than a lot of the others but I didn't want any problems. Oh yes,the deliveryman helped my husband carry it into the room in the house that we wanted it to sit.

  10. LifeSpan TR1200i Review -- Pros and Cons Review by Shaun T

    I am an owner of this treadmill and I'd like to share my experience with it. I weigh 210 lbs and the treadmill accomodates my running with very little shaking at zero incline. As the incline approaches its maximum setting the frame and console increasingly shakes side to side. This isn't something that troubles me because I rarely run at inclines higher than eight out of fifteen -- however you definitely want to be aware of this.

    An unexpected positive feature of the treadmill is its built-in USB port. The intended use of the port is enable you to store running telemetry on a USB drive, such as steps, heart rate, and distance travelled. However, I find the USB drive more useful as a mobile charger for my phone and other mobile devices I use while running.

    The built-in speakers are lackluster and the line-out jack introduces a loud hissing noise. If you are buying this unit for its speaker and sound capabilities you will want to take a pass.

    The construction and build-quality of the treadmill is overall very good. Setup was straight-forward and easy.

    The console user interface for the treadmill could definitely use some work. There is no way to update your height or gender without using the included USB key-chain. This can be frustrating if you want the treadmill console to show accurate information but you don't care or want to use the software contained on the USB drive. The console user interface is not friendly to use -- when you hit 'start' you cannot change settings in preparation for running. For example, when I hit start I want to set a 6 MPH pace but the console will not let me until the timer is finished. So in effect I am forced to wait three seconds after deciding to run before I can customize the run.

    Good built quality.
    USB port excellent for powering devices during workout
    Performs well at zero incline.
    Good price for quality.

    Shakes side to side at high incline.
    Line-out channel for audio introduces hiss.
    User interface clumsy

    Overall, I'd recommend this treadmill to others -- I am a tough reviewer. For LifeSpan I recommend you drop the speaker/audio support -- why add a feature if it is too poorly executed to be usable?

  11. Awesome Product! Review by Simster

    Overall I have been very pleased with what the TR1200i has done for my cardio workouts. Purchasing a treadmill always has been an afterthought of mine because I felt as though they were unnecessary. As I have gotten older, I did not like how my energy level has started to deteriorate. I wanted something in my home I can have unlimited access to and was comfortable to use. The LifeSpan TR1200i has not disappointed me one bit. I did enjoy the fact that it came with virtually no assembly required. I had the assistance of my family to lug it down the basement and set it up. Within the hour it was all set up and ready to go. The belt is 20" x 56" long and has shocks built into the deck. I noticed how stable the unit really is. Other pros from my runs are the fact that the belt and motor do not make a lot of noise and I was able to adjust the incline levels with a press of a button on the handlebar or the direct buttons on the console. There are also heart rate control features, if you need to access your heart rate when exercising. I feel as though if you can stay motivated, this machine will yield great results. Safety was another issue I had, having two toddler boys. You never know what things they will do to a machine. It has the traditional safety key BUT it also has a feature that will pause the treadmill if you get off to get a drink, answer the door or phone. The other feature I like is the step counting. Pretty cool how the treadmill counts the steps while you are working out. It makes cardio fun to play your music through the built in speakers while taking advantage of the interesting features the console provides.

  12. Mostly satisfied but real difficulties getting service. Cheap hood over motor. Review by ttrucano

    The first two times I tried to use this treadmill it ran smoothly and quietly. The third time it squeaked and creeked like crazy. Because I don't live in an urban area. it took a month to get service for this and to get someome to come and see what the problem was. Service was great but 3-4 days later it was doing the same thing. The company gave me instructions to give to my husband to do what the service men did. He took the hood/shield off the motor parts and there were cracks and broken parts in that hood and it is made out of very cheap plastic. He reinforced it with washers and screws and some super bonding glue and then it was running quietly again for this past week. It sounds like the creaking is coming back and I am pretty sure I am going to have to ask for an entre new hood. I really like this treadmill for its features but this has been an ongoing struggle. Additionally, on the initial assembly, the screw holes on the handle bars did not match up well and the holes had to be bored out more. Thank goodness I have a spouse with all the tools and knowhow.

    I love the Lifespanfitness program and how it tracks all of my sessions and I also love that this treadmill counts steps, somthing I have always done and I think the milage feature is not quite accurate for me. The speakers are worthless so I either just use headphones with my ipod or I have a little speaker system near my treadmill that my ipod plugs into.

    The company people I dealt with were very good and it is easy to get a real live person. Took over a month though to get a service representive to my small town in western south dakota. If you live in a rural area you might want to think twice about ordering this treamill.

    The company should replace the hood material with somthing more durable than cheap plasic that breaks and cracks easily. The treadmill under that seems solid and durable. Many nice features on the console like the buttons to immediately go to 3, 4, 5, 6 miles an hour without having to do all that scrolling. Ditto for bottons to pop to different inclines. Than handle bar buttons for increasing speed and incline can be a little sensitive and I often hit them when I don't mean to and then the speed and incline changes erratically, but it can be changed back pretty easily. Those buttons can be a nice feature when using the reading rack without having to move the reading material. Really nice deep cup holders to hold all kinds of things.

    This treadmill would get a 5 from me if service hadn't been so hard to get, if assembly went a little smoother and screw holes lined up right, and especially if the hool was not of such cheap construction.

  13. Great treadmill for the price - but USB drive not included Review by Just a Guy

    This is a great treadmill. To get anything noticably better, you will need to spend two or three times as much. This is perfect for 99% of people using a treadmill at home.

    Delivery through CEVA was great. Be aware of that if you are ordering through Prime. The delivery date you see is the date it gets to the shipper. You then get a call to schedule delivery. You will not get it on the date shown by Amazon. The CEVA delivery is "doorstep" delivery. They leave it outside your house. The guy said he is "not allowed" to go inside. However, a $20 tip and he helped me get this inside, down a flight of stairs, and into my basement home gym.

    The box is large and VERY heavy. Do not underestimate that. Check the dimensions against doorways, etc. It is big. Removing it from the box only buys you a couple of inches. It is also VERY heavy. You will need two strong people to lift this. It can be dragged by one. Menuvering the box is very difficult.

    Assembly is very easy. Many of the screws and bolts are already in place, so they need to be unscrewed first. The instructions are clear and all necessary tools are included. Just follow the instructions and a fourth grader could put this together. It took me about 15 minutes.

    The motor is very quiet when running. Your footsteps make more noise.

    The duplicate buttons on the side rails are great.

    The heart rate is a gimmic, but works with a Polar heart rate strap. It should also switch the display to HR automatically when you grab the grips. It doesn't.

    Two things should have been included but weren't.

    1) The USB drive is NOT included. The photos make it look like it is included, but it isn't. They cost less than five bucks and 1gb is more than enough 1GB Red USB2.0 Flash Drive Swivel Design. It is stupid it isn't included. I searched through the packaging for 20 minutes until after calling customer service to confirm it wasn't in there. The USB is needed to tell it your height and weight - which otherwise will always be incorrectly displayed on the screen.

    2) There is no lube included. Belt lube is like fifteen bucks. The manual says to apply before first use. Come on. At least a sample should be included. LifeSpan Fitness 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant

    So, I really like the treadmill for the most part. The display is nice enough, but I wish it cycled or showed more data on each screen. Keeping your height and weight at the bottom is useless since it isn't weighing me or checking my height. Presumably it is using this for the calorie display, which is not that useful.

    The fitness tracking software is nice, I guess, but requires an annual fee once the free trial runs out. Garmin doesn't do that. I'll have to figure out a way to hack the data file to import into my Garmin tracking software.

    Not including lube or the USB stick leave a sour taste in my mouth after spending a fair amount on this machine. Those are small items that should have been included.

  14. Hard to find a better treadmill Review by LAXmom

    I have been using this treadmill religiously since it arrived in May. I log between 25-30 miles per week and am aboslutely in love with what it does for me. If you are reading this you too, like me found that there are more treadmill options out there than imaginable. I was reading a review in Runners World about this company and their treadmill called the 4000 which has a USB/logging/personal trainer feature included in the console. I was excited to buy that unit until I saw it was double my budget but after more reviews found that they just released a new treadmill for $1200 with the same feature. I always seem to be on the go with the kids and have started to monitor and journal my calorie intake and exercise. I have been using the Body Bug which I have been using to monitor my daily activity but now my treadmill also does the same thing for me and more. The console and USB saves your workout data throughout your workout and then you upload it to your account which is GREAT but even better is you fill out information about your family history, exercise preferences, equipment owned, goals and other information and you will receive weekly exercise routines that include "how to" videos for specific exercises, images and the ability to print off and take with you. I find that I waste 20-30 minutes a day waiting for the kids after practices and now I am doing lunges or exercises with the stretch bands that I leave in the car at all times. The program is fantastic and there is NO costs. You only get one account per treadmill so if you and or your husband or if you want your kids to have their own you would need to buy accounts BUT that one time cost is alot cheaper than a personal trainer.

    As far as the treadmill goes it feels great when jogging and is extremely quiet. the handlebars have some real nice features like the ability to adjust the speed or incline while you are checking your heart rate. Console is super easy to read and when you plug the USB in it shows your name with your gender, age, height and weight so that you don't have to enter that each time you use the treadmill to get an accurate calorie readout. The treadmill folds and folds easy enough, although we have not done that one time yet.

    I could not be more happy with our purchase. The treadmill has a nice design and colors and looks good in the room. It comes with a nice warranty and had all the features that I wanted and more. The fitness club is much more than I thought it would be and can not stop raving about how it has helped me to become more active. This is a great treadmdill and recommend to anyone.

  15. Not bad, pls fix the handle bar screw hole alignment Review by Lee

    Spent 1.5 hours setup this treadmill. Both handle bar screw hole alignment were off. Luckily I have a round file and fixed the problem in 20 minutes by enlarging the holes.
    It was already 1AM after setup, I was tired, however I couldn't resist a run. Turned on machine and ran 2 miles at 5MPH first, then 6MPH, then 6.7MPH. The treadmill runs pretty smooth and sturdy. The screen looks small, little bit large will be better. The heart rate sensor is a joke, it read 180BPM, no way. I use Garmin Forerunner 305 all the time, i know my HR should be around 130 when running 5 MPH. No wireless HR belt, I now the spec didn't see there is one, but it would be really a plus if they could pack it together giving the fact the handle bar HR sensors are a joke.

    I will keep you guys updated when I got 50 miles, 100 miles, 200 miles on this machine. I wish it at least last 1000 miles.

    [2011-08-09 Update]
    14 miles on it. The treadmill is solid. I noticed the power automatically shuts off if you don't use it for a while, which is good. The display area can hold my ipad very well. Feed in ipad audio to the treadmill built-in speaker, the sound is loud and clear. On trails, I usually run about 9:45-10:30pace, I found I enjoy 5.0MPH slow run on this treadmill. Built-in Heart Rate is still a joke :). The safety plug works well, once I accidently unplugged it at 6MPH, the machine stops as expected. But it gives you maybe two seconds to slow down from 6MPH to 0MPH, not a sudden stop.

  16. Great features! Review by luv2run

    I recently purchased the 1200i model treadmill from Lifespan fitness and I have used this treadmill for about two weeks now. I am very pleased with the treadmill. I particularly enjoy the layout of the treadmill. It has a perfect size console, depicting the information very clearly. It is almost overwhelming that some treadmills have humungous dashboards in front of you when you are running. The LCD screen is very clear and easy to read. I especially enjoy the incline adjustment right on the handles. It doesn't disturb the flow of the workout. The belt and motor are very quiet. The console and handlebars are stable even when I am running. My last treadmill made a belt slapping sound and the console shook like crazy when I ran. The technology on this machine is also very unique. This unit has a program that records steps, like a pedometer which is motivating rather than just staring at the time slowly shave away! Also, you receive another perk when purchasing this unit: a free LifeSpan fitness club membership. I have only begun to use this capability, so I do not know if it's beneficial or not. But, the concept is to record your workouts electronically and manage fitness goals. The treadmill allows for the capability to listen to music while you workout. Surprisingly, the sound quality is very clear, even with the belt running. I look forward to many years of usage with this machine and it comes with my full recommendation.

  17. Mine went through the door on it's side! Review by Norm

    I'm old, fat and out of shape! There's a fitness room in my community, and I have a friend that walks with me, but we never get out the 4 days a week we say we are going to do!

    So, I looked around and checked out what is available for professional quality treadmills that won't take me to the bank! The LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill really fit the bill!

    Hopefully the LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill may take me from the sedentary lifestyle I've lived the past few years or so to at least being able to walk uphill without feeling like I'm having a heart attack! Everyone says I bought a clothes hanger. I hope not!

    I've had cheaper treadmills that were 100% manual, so the LifeSpan is a treat! This thing is so automated that I may actually be able to build some stamina and maybe even lose a pound or two!

    When it arrived, The 2 guys brought it on the deck. I figured I would unpack it and roll it into its final space. If I had sliding doors, that would have worked out perfectly for me, but I have French doors on my deck, and the treadmill was too big to roll through the door opening.

    Plan B

    I set it on it's side and manhandled it into the kitchen area where I could put it upright again and roll it into position. I did so much exercise getting the thing into place on Friday, that other than testing it out for a minute, it sat until Saturday.

    It's nice, it is not terribly unattractive. We arranged it so it wasn't a hazard, and we could still use it easily. It is built like a rock. Even the plastic pieces go together with a feeling of strength and rigidity. There are a couple of covers that are not rock solid, but they don't have to be. I had one piece that didn't fit properly, but with a bit of coercion, I got it seated and screwed down properly.

    The unit claims a 300 lb. maximum, so I will be pushing it to it's limit at my current 274 lbs. After I've had it a while, I'll try to add something to this review.


    OK. It's been only a few days, but on the good side, the treadmill doesn't yell "Hey whale, get off!!!!"

    It is dealing with my 274 pounds of sedentary fatness with some serious respect!

    I'm still playing with the variable heart rate program that so far does not appear to work correctly, but don't read anything into that. I have a close setting for the upper and lower heart rates, so I need to test maybe a wider range.

    My wife is amazed at how quiet the LifeSpan is.

    Other than that, this is by far, the best grand I've spent on myself in a long time. I'm kind of hoping I actually lose a pound or two in the mean time. I quit smoking 9 years ago and gained 60 pounds and never could get rid of them!

    I'll be back at least one more time to toss in a longer term comment about the unit.

    October 15 - After emailing support, it turns out that the variable heart rate program was running correctly. It takes your input a bit "literally". Say you want a high rate of 135 and a low rate of 120 for 20 minutes. If you never hit 135 for 2 minutes, the treadmill will continue to "try" to get you there. Even if it takes the entire 20 minutes. Same thing on the low end. If you never hit the low rate for 2 minutes, it will stay slow until you do, or the time runs out.

    This is not ideal, I'd like to see a different algorithm used, but it is easy enough to set a high rate a bit lower than what you want and a low rate a bit higher. It appears to work better that way.

    I will probably switch to the constant heart rate program in the future.

    This is still one quiet, well built product. I still recommend it highly. The online support wasn't bad for me, but I didn't experience any hardware failures, so I can't comment on how they would be in that situation.

    October 23
    After a couple of emails, LifeSpan CALLED me at home to discuss my problem. After trying a few different high and low rates on the variable program, it appears that the program is working correctly. I think my ranges were too close or too far apart. I guess experimenting is the best thing to do with that program.

    I have to say their support people are really nice! They called me a second time to see how things were going and to tell me what they tested on their end. I probably wasted more of their time than necessary, but they sure delivered top notch service!

    October 27
    I weigh 266! I haven't been under 270 in a LONG time! I've knocked off 8 pounds doing 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

  18. Excellent in all categories! Review by Stallm50

    I have only had this treadmill for 3 weeks, but the price, ordering experience, delivery, and setup were all top notch! I have used it daily, and it is quiet, smooth, easy to use. The shipping company was so fast, efficient and courteous -- a good reflection on the LifeSpan company! All in all, I am so very happy with this purchase and highly recommend it to anyone! Thank you!

  19. It'll do.... Review by Mavery

    If I could, I would've given this machine 3.5 stars. It is a bit better than 3 stars, but that's the scoring system here so that's what I saw fit to give it. Based on the reviews here, I ordered this treadmill from Amazon about a little over a month ago. If I weren't such a big fan of Amazon's awesome customer service and no hassle return policy, I would never order another treadmill offline again because I did that twice and made two mistakes that i just didn't want to repeat again. It cost me unnecessary money in terms of outrageous shipping fees to return the last one I bought which was from Yowza fitness, and not to mention the time and excruciating task of disassembling, re packaging it, and paying someone to carry it back to a shipper. After that very stressful ordeal, i called Amazon beforehand to get clear on the return policy. As I understood, Amazon would schedule a free return pick up from my door if the thing didn't work right for me so even if you don't buy this treadmill, please buy from Amazon if u decide to purchase one online. In the event it doesnt work for u, u can avoid a return nightmare.

    At any rate, after searching for months on end trying to find a compact, reasonably priced, sturdy treadmill, I found this one. You would think with the advancement of technology these days, this would be easy to find, but it's not. Treadmills are either compact and cheaply made to the point where they shake violently if you walk too fast or God forbid--run on them OR they are sturdy and strong, but big over sized mammoth machines that take up too much space. In all honesty, I settled for this treadmill because of two main reasons:

    1.) It is very compact for my space needs. I like the fact that the arms and legs do not extend beyond 29 inches (I think they measure about 27 1/2 inches or so) which will fit perfectly in my closet once my honey makes the minor alteration to the closet space. I really like the fact that the console is not huge. I am so pleased that it does not protrude all over the place whereby it feels like a plastic shield obscuring my view. Now I can see my TV while I run and the console is so compact that even when you fold up the running belt, you can actually push the running belt up closer to the console if you need to by strapping it closer to the machine. I was really serious about having space when i bought a treadmill this time because even though the Reebok treadmill (which was my first online purchase of a treadmill mistake due to how huge this thing was) I had worked perfectly, that thing was just too huge and I just got tired of seeing it taking over my room for years so I sold it for the sole purpose of getting a more compact treadmill and this one fit the bill.

    2.) second reason I have not returned it is because it is very sturdy. I am impressed that it doesn't wobble much at all. I work out on it about 4 days a week for about 30 min and I do sprints up to a 10.0 speed and my towel has not fallen off the console. It does wiggle slightly, but it's very minor compared to how hard I run. When I witnessed this, it was a keeper for me although I really wanted the Livestrong 13.0. I would say that if you are not concerned about space and you love to run, the Livestrong 13.0 is a better machine. I tested it out on 3 different occasions at Dick's Sporting Goods, and though I really liked it, I just couldn't get over the fact that it was bigger than the Life Span. I just wish the arms and legs were shorter. That's the only reason I didn't get it (Yes, that's how obsessed I am with conserving space).

    The cons about LifeSpan treadmill is that it doesn't have quick set buttons for speeds higher than 6.0 so it's annoying to have to scroll all the way up to 10.0 from 6.0. I mean i have to keep pressing the speed button over 20 times just to get to 10.0 from 6.0 speed level. Time is of the essence when I work out as I try to keep my heart rate up and it's just not appealing to not have a quick set button for each increment of whole number speeds. The incline is the same way. Though it goes up to about 14 or a 15 incline, the quick set button only goes up to 10. I can tell that the designers of this machine didn't put a lot of thought into that area. My next complaint is that the other reviewers are somewhat correct about the hand sensors that supposed to detect your heart rate. This is the lowest quality part of the machine so far to me. It will remain on 82 no matter if I am at a 2.0 or 10.0 speed level. The only way I have been able to get it to work is to use the Aloe vera gel as suggested in the manual. I really don't like having slimy gel on my hand while I am already all sweaty and stuff, but this is the only way it will work. Last thing is that I called the company to find out if they have some sort of shock absorption on this model, they said no it wasn't. At this time, it doesn't feel bad on my knees but I hope I am not sacrificing good knees for space in the event I find out in the long run that having no shock absorption on the running belt wasn't a good idea for me. The Livestrong 13.0 has all of this, but again, it was just a bit too big for my spatial needs. One last thing, I also like the cup holders on this machine (unfortunately, I didn't like the cup holes (they can't even be called cup holders) that are on the Live strong). I can put my articles, remote, water and other little items in them and they are not disturbed nor do they fall off at all when I run or walk on high incline. Lastly, the speakers on this machine are not good. But to be fair, I've tried several different treadmills and I have not found speakers good enough on any treadmill (not even the Live Strong) that would make me give up the great clarity, bass and pumped up volume of my earphones so this isn't an issue for me at all. It's a decent machine I suppose... It exceeded a couple of my expectations and fell below par on others. I just hope it will last a long time like my Reebok treadmill did.


    I agree with all the positive feedback posts. The Lifespan TR 1200i is a great treadmill. When my son & I were assembling the unit out of the box, it is plain to see that the design is well thought out and the parts are good quality. The way this treadmill is designed I can expect to get a lot of mileage and years of use. The assembly is straight forward and because we were slow took about an hour. The design also minimizes the size for this being a large treadmill. The side posts are small which helps make the machine less menacing but are very sturdy. The deck height is also perfect for most locations especially if you have a lower ceiling. The electronics? Let's face it, we all love our electronic gadgets these days. Right out of the box the TR 1200i has preset programs for both adjustable speed increase / decrease and incline. The incline works awesome! My favorite workout takes me up the hill and back down. You can also manually adjust either the incline or the speed within the programs during your workout. The adjustment buttons are redundant both on the main control board and also on the hand grips. The incline raise & lower is on the left handle and the speed increase / decrease is on the right. Recommendation: When you purchase this or any other treadmill, you should also order the silicone spray lubricant. I was not aware of this when we had our last treadmill (not sure what brand it was) and the belt disintegrated. As other reviews indicated this to be important, I also ordered the Lifespan silicone spray and so far everything is running very smooth. I would recommend this treadmill to anyone for occasional or hard core use. It can take it! TW

  21. Box dimensions Review by Joe

    We only just got our treadmill this week, so far so good. Will update the 5 star rating if we encounter any problems. Assembly took 30-45 minutes. The main thing I wanted to provide, since I couldn't find this info in other reviews, is the shipping box dimensions. The box weight is listed as 224lb, and the measurements listed are 73.8"L x 34.4"W x 14.4"H.

  22. So Quiet, Feels Great Running, Very Stable and Durable (Posted on April 23, 2013) Review by Jordo

    I really like this treadmill. It is so quiet, all you hear is foot steps!
    I like the pre set programs - although it does take a bit to figure out how to use everything.
    I love the quick speed buttons and the controls on the side handle bars!

    I like the website as well, to keep track of your progress.

    Overall great treadmill. I would recommend to others.

  23. Mostly happy with a few negatives for your consideration Review by E. A. Kennedy

    I primarily run outside several days per week and purchased this treadmill for hot or rainy days. The delivery person was kind enough to carry the heavy box to the back of my house and leave it in my walk-out basement. My husband had a reasonably easy time putting the treadmill together. It is quiet and seems very sturdily built, which is surprising at this great price.
    There are some negatives, but I am not sure what treadmill in this price range would not have some negatives:
    1. Speed is presented in miles per hour instead of minutes per mile, which is what runners use to set goals. The manufacturers chose to include a pedometer instead, so maybe this treadmill is primarily aimed at less active runners/walkers.
    2. The treadmill is very heavy and cannot be moved by two adults on carpeted floor, so there is no way to reposition the treadmill or move it out of the way.
    3. Your height and weight can be easily and permanently set on the machine using the website and a USB drive, but a 2nd user will need to enter weight manually on the machine each time and will not be able to use the Fitness Club.
    4. The Fitness Club website is slow and has not always transferred all of my data from the USB accurately, so I will just track my own stats using another application (e.g., RunKeeper).

  24. Good function, just okay construction Review by Gemiinii

    The treadmill is good for the price, but there were some issues. Some of the screws that came with the treadmill were already warped and no extras were provided. This is also a shame since some of the screws are really tiny and go into awkwardly posistioned holes. I have relatively small hands, and my sister's were even smaller and we still had a tough time not dropping the screws. Some extras included would have been good. There was also no lube or USB included. Considering that you need both of these, they should have been included (luckily I read reviews and bought lube beforehand).

    Also, some of the holes were just a bit too small or out of place. And I think it would have been impossible for me to put this thing together by myself.

    The machine works fine (shakes a little even when my 170lbs sister runs on it), but I had such a headache putting it together that I can't give it 4 or 5 stars.

  25. good purchase Review by Bettina Nazemi

    sturdy good quality overall. delivery was good bc they called and double checked to make sure someone there and the guy was nice. but they are not allowed to bring in to the room you want, or even the house, they were going to leave it in garage, be prepared to have extra help to drag it in with a dolley. its all in a big heavy box about 300 pounds . the computer set up is confusing but I am not as computer savvy and didnt really care about that part, it wont work when I download the software, but all i cared about was running on it , very sturdy,even has speakers attached for your mp3. good luck in putting it together, the manual sucks for assembly, so I asked my friend who is machine savvy to do it and he set it up in a total of 1 hour. all the parts came. there was only one scratch on one of the plastic panels. there is a service you can order to have someone put it together but it was around $250.had it now for about 3 weeks only and have been using it 3x /week

  26. Excellent home treadmill Review by Chelyos

    I had been thinking of getting a treadmill for several years but couldn't make up my mind. My most recent research led me to this one, which seemed to be what I was looking for and was also on sale. So far I am extremely pleased. It was delivered on the day and time specified, easy to assemble, folds up easily, the motor is quiet, it's easy to operate, has a 15% incline, everything I was looking for. The only drawback I can think of is that there is more pounding noise when running than on the treadmill I used at the gym (and I am not heavy), but for the price this is a very minor complaint. Highly recommended.

  27. Very happy! Review by Laura R.

    Shopped around for the best pricing on a good quality treadmill. I went to fitness shops by me as well as shopped on line. we are very happy with the Lifespan TR 1200i. Got a great deal on a new one. We received it within one week of ordering. The packaging was not in the best shape, but the treadmill inside was untouched. The delivery was just to our door, but fortunately it was easy to unpack and carry in pieces down the stairs to the basement where set up was a breeze. The directions were very easy to follow. The treadmill is very user friendly, quiet and extremely sturdy!!

  28. Finally bought it Review by abu

    I've now owned this treadmill for about half a year.

    It's a terrific treadmill as long as it is working. It has needed two repairs while still brand new. This leaves me just sort of hoping it will not break down. If you buy this treadmill know that it's fantastic. It's compact, stable and good looking. It probably is the best performer in the price range. What it doesn't have it bells and whistles isn't missed. The most important thing is the performance of the machine itself. So if you buy this please buy an extending warranty. If you buy it from a physical store I think they may have their own warranty plans. The company was great to deal with and responsive when their were problems. It's just when the one year warranty runs out I fear the machine won't keep running. The company itself does not offer an extended warranty on labor and you just kind of have to wonder why.

  29. Love This Treadmill - Great Buy Review by Bender

    I was looking at Treadmills for a few weeks doing all kinds of research and decided to take the plunge on this one. The Price was good, the reviews were great across the board, not just here on Amazon.

    I received the LifeSpan TR 1200i the day after the 4th of July. It was delivered by an OLD Indian couple in a Ceva van. The guy wheeled it up to my door on a hand cart and helped me guide it inside the front door. He said I had the White Glove Treatment (which I guess means they set the thing up for you and take the remaining packaging away with them) I told him it was fine, I would do it. I didn't pay extra or anything but yeah, I told him No Thanks. He seemed pretty happy about that haha.

    It's a pretty large box and definitely heavy. I pushed it across the carpet into another room fairly easily. Set-up was easy and I just took my time with it and I think it took me just over an hour to get it all put together.

    I've had the Treadmill for just under two months at the time of my review today and have put roughly 90 miles on it. It still runs exactly today as it did on day 1. The base is sturdy, the arms feel a bit cheap, like plastic but is no bother to me. The left arm has Incline/Decline buttons and the right arm has Speed Up/Speed Down buttons. I love that. The display is pretty basic which is fine by me. It has a nice ledge below the screen that fits an iPad perfectly. However doing that covers the display screen on the Treadmill. I did a little MacGyver action and added a Velcro strip ABOVE the Treadmill display and to the back of my iPad (it's in a case btw). So now I have the Treadmill display in plain sight and the iPad at perfect eye level above it.

    Well that's all I have right now. It's a great buy for any casual runner/walker etc.

  30. I think it's fantastic. Review by S. M. Garrett

    I bought this treadmill in Jan. 2012, and I absolutely love it. When it arrived I asked the delivery guys if they would take it across the living room into the back room, and they agreed in exchange for a soda. Small price to pay, though I wish I would have had them lay it all the way down -- they left it on its side. I'm a small woman (5'0", 115 lbs), and when I rolled it over it was heavier than I thought, and nearly fell and landed on my foot. Once I got it open I was able to assemble it myself, but couldn't lift it out/off of of the box & styrofoam packaging and had to recruit help.

    I have since moved twice, and while the thing is cumbersome (I had movers), it easily survived and has a permanent home in my new house. No damage to it, so I think it's pretty sturdy. I've had no problems with the treadmill itself. Only two quirks:
    1) the USB automatic update to their "fitness club" doesn't work with Chrome, and I must have spent hours uninstalling/installing the software, reading FAQs (it's not mentioned on their troubleshooter), and had to send an e-mail. It took a few days to get a response, but once they told me to use IE it worked fine.
    2) I purchased a New Balance heart rate chest strap based on some others' comments about different brands working with this treadmill, but I would say the treadmill only reads it about half the time. I know the chest strap functions, because it came with a watch, but you have to be uncomfortably close to the console for it to pick up the signal accurately. When you drift further back it cuts your heart rate in half, like it's only picking up every other signal, or not at all. If you want the heart rate tracking, it might be worth it to buy their proprietary chest strap -- if it doesn't work maybe they'd give you your money back for it.

    Otherwise I think it's amazing -- I run/walk on it probably 3 times/week in the winter, and maybe once a week in the summer.

  31. Excellent Treadmill! Review by Target Lover

    This treadmill is fantastic. It was easy to put together for two people. It took no more than an hour. The treadmill is quiet and it offers good impact absorption. My boyfriend has a bad back and this treadmill does not aggravate it when he jogs. I would say this treadmill gives the larger more expensive treadmills a run for their money. I couldn't be more happy with it. I haven't even used the USB yet and gone online to set up a program, I have been doing my own for the last month. I would defintely suggest this treadmill to anyone. You can't go wrong with the price, how quiet it is, ease of putting together, ability to fold up, the amount of preprogrammed routines, and the USB to have your own health profile and program your own personal routines on your computer. Like I said, it's fantastic.

  32. Excellent treadmill! Review by A. Austin

    I purchased this treadmill in April 2011 and am extremely happy with it - definitely well worth the price. I love all of the features that this treadmill has, especially the USB and membership with Interactive Health Partner (a website that you can upload all your workout data to). You can customize the USB with your info and pop it into the treadmill, so the calorie burn can be a little more accurate - the USB automatically keeps track of your time, distance, calories, etc, then you pop it into your computer when you're done and upload the data to the website. Absolutely love that feature - it's so motivating and it makes it much easier to keep track of your progress. One thing I would recommend is to get the chest band heart rate monitor that LifeSpan has (I bought mine directly from the LifeSpan website since Amazon didn't have it)- the heart rate monitor on the handles of the treadmill never registered very well for me and I found it awkward to keep my hands on the handles when jogging/running so that it could register heart rate.

  33. Very Solid Machine Review by C. Schutze

    Like many of you, I spent days reading reviews about treadmills trying to decide on the brand. I had not heard of Lifespan before my research, but nothing came up with better reviews than this company. I needed a smaller machine and was tempted to go with the model lower for that reason, but the TR1200i was actually less as it was on sale! I have been using the machine almost every day for a month and I have found it to be very quiet and well built. I am planning on buying the oil for it, however, as it is squeaking already.

    I will say that one of the benefits of buying this machine was the membership to the Interactive health club. I have to admit that I am not all that impressed. I was hoping this would be much more motivating, but the programs are hard to understand and don't give specific details regarding the workout. Plus, I assumed the information would be more streamlined off of the memory stick, but it holds this information in a separate part of the site and therefore you have to manually enter it anyway. Maybe I am not smart enough to figure it out correctly! Not a big deal to me, just a bit of a disappointment as I like to chart my progress but gave up within a week. For those that need more motivation, it might be more useful for you.

    Overall, I am impressed with the quality.

  34. Stopped working after 4 months Review by MacHogan

    Great treadmill when it works. I use it for 30-40 minutes per day, 3-5 days per week. Yesterday I turned it on and got an error message on the display panel. The belt wouldn't move. The troubleshooting section of the owner's manual wasn't helpful - it didn't mention this particular error code.

    I've contacted LifeSpan and will update this review with their response.

    UPDATE (12/15/13): LifeSpan emailed repair instructions to me and the treadmill is currently working. I don't fully trust it, but am hoping the breakdown was just a fluke. I've increased my rating from 1 to 4 stars.

  35. A Good Deal! Review by A. J. Perash

    Many others have given this detailed excellent ratings and I can only 2nd those.
    Assembly was a bit of a headache getting some of the screws to fit. Others have
    commented on the handles not quite lining up. Now this is actually referenced in
    the manual<grin>. It tells you to jiggle it or somesuch. It wasn't really all that big a
    deal. Why? Because once you have this machine up and running it is awesome.
    VERY quiet. VERY sturdy. Plenty of running deck room. The fold-up option is
    a snap and the ladies could do it with ease (no offense intended). It does NOT
    come with a Mem Stik but they are so cheap - just buy a 4 or 8 gig cheap stik
    as you won't need more - it doesn't seem to store info once it is uploaded to the
    web-site. The on-line Fitness Club is good or bad depending on how much you
    use it. I like it but mostly I just like to record progress rather than read all the
    health literature blah, blah.

    In summation: This machine is the BEST treadmill deal on Amazon if you get the
    999.99 price. It is the newest model (2013). Smooth functioning with decent extras.
    Both Incline and Speed options change seamlessly and the pre-loaded programs
    cover about all levels of fitness so Beginners & Pros can use it. Or you can just
    hop on it & go. My 1st Treadmill and I am very happy !

  36. Solid B+ very functional Review by H. Head

    The ordering and delivery of this treadmill was very easy, and description did not disappoint. It was very easy to assemble and every bit of 250lbs! Can't imagine if we had to move up or down stairs! It arrived exactly on time and was well packaged (crate and boxes were a challenge to dispose). The length of the belt is long enough for just about any height, the handles are very sturdy but wish it were a tad wider. The controls are simple to operate but entering personal height/weight/age information is clumsy and the online fitness program is worth what you pay for it (free)! The motor is very quiet and the speaker system for your iPod or MP3 is nice and plenty loud enough for workouts (you must buy your own cord to connect). The operation is also smooth enough to read while running or walking. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would recommend to a friend.

  37. Even when it was not great, I still loved it Review by Dox1000

    I will keep this short, as the other reviews are spot on. I was upgraded to the 3000i because they 1200i I ordered was not available, and they wanted me to be happy. This makes for a great review as I love a company that wants the client to love them as much as the product. The treadmill is silent, has a ton of programs, and works perfectly. I have loved using it and all of the features are as advertised. Even the speakers that are built in sound great for audio books while working out. Additionally, since the unit is almost silent (my footfalls are the loudest thing in the room), I don't have to blast the volume. Watching TV is nice now, as the volume is normal, not extra loud like it was with the old treadmill I replaced.

    On some versions of this product, people mentioned a shock issue. This is like when you rub your stockinged feet on a rug and then go and touch your sister to shock her. The same thing happens here. Turns out my shoes (brooks) seem to be one of the type that have this insulation issue. After running for a minute, I can get a small shock by touching any of the metal parts. Frankly, it is not painful, but it is annoying. Since I can fix this by changing shoes, or adding a mat to the unit, I don't think that I blame the company for this, but I wanted to at least post that it can occur. The bad is that when unplugging the iphone from the speakers one time, I shocked the unit, and it was strong enough to reset the computer. This was not good. Everything seemed to work just fine afterward, until I tried to use the interval heart rate setting on the unit. The unit would not adjust the speed anymore when my heart rate went above or below the heart limits I had set. Mind you, all of the other heart rate programs still worked just fine, and I don't know if this was a problem before the unit got shocked, as I had not tried it before then, but I wanted to report the problem as it occurred, not as I suspect. Of course, I suspect that the shock screwed it up, but I cannot prove that. Regardless, I called the company and the sent me out a new display right away and all is good.

    There is a fitness system that comes with this that is nice, but while I will admit that it works well, I am happy just setting a target heart rate and going for an hour more than anything else. With regards to that though, I use a polar chest strap to monitor my heart rate. Polar makes a smaller and a larger unit (one has greater distance than the other). Make sure that you purchase a larger unit. The smaller one does not put out enough juice to get a reading from the display unless you are at the front 25% of the treadmill, and that is not how I like to run. With the larger unit, I can run in the middle of the treadmill and the system picks up my signal just fine. I would assume that the one that Lifespan sells is a stronger unit, but I don't own one, so I cannot report on that. Maybe they will read this and comment (hint).

    Quality build, excellent features, excellent customer support, excellent customer focused business model, fast problem resolution. Buy it, ignore the other units, enjoy. It took me a year to decide on this unit, and I got more than I paid for on all levels!

  38. Great Treadmill ! Review by Yoko

    * Assembly is very easy. I am a woman, but I could assembled it by myself in an hour.
    * Operation is easy, too. You can change speed and incline level up/down at grip so easily.
    * Display is simple and very easy to see.
    * It has wireless function to check heart rate, and it needs additional equipment.
    But you don't have to purchase it. It is enough only by original equipment(at grip).
    * It's so heavy. Although I asked deliveryman to put this treadmill inside house(entrance), he left it at the garage.
    So I and my husband had to carry and move it, but it was very very hard. I think it needs 2 or 3 more person.
    But thanks to its weight, it is stable. You can exercise comfortably.

    I love this treadmill. I can recommend to you.

  39. best purchase of my life Review by Maneybe

    This is a great in-home treadmill; it was delivered earlier than I thought and was extremely easy to put together. The online workout tracking is really cool and it's nice not having to enter my height and weight every time I want to use it. I like how it displays your name every time you get on. The music station is really nice and the cup holders are deep so my iPhone didn't jump around while running. It's exactly what I was looking for in a treadmill. I very highly recommend this treadmill for purchase.

  40. Great Treadmill Review by UG

    I purchased this treadmill in November 2011 when Amazon was offering a limited time free installation, so I took advantage of that offer which saved me $200 and the machine was installed by pros in less than 20 minutes (no left over screws and all the holes and screws aligned perfectly). As usual Amazon's service was great and the installation was done few days after the delivery without any problems. (you might have to "tip" the delivery guys if you want the treadmill delivered in a location other than your doorstep.)

    Thus far the treadmill is performing surprisingly well, very quiet and stable, even at the highest speed or incline. USB port feature works well, although it could be better: after the initial setup, just plug in the USB storage device into the console and all your workout information will be recorded. The information can then be uploaded to their website so you can monitor your progress. The owners manual lacks some details, but the customer service is excellent and provides all the missing information.

    Overall, I would highly recommend this treadmill to everyone, based on its performance and price. Like others, I had some reservations spending $1,000 for something that I've never tried, but so far I'm very pleased. If you buy this treadmill, don't forget to buy the lubricant (it's recommended to lubricate the belt before the first use).

    I will provide performance updates in the upcoming months.

    1/25/2013 Update :
    I have been using this treadmill for over a year (about three times a week). Still going strong and no problems to report (I have lost 25 lbs). Still five stars, still highly recommended.

  41. Eh. Review by Dano

    I bought this model recently to replace a Proform treadmill that lasted me about 8 years before giving up the ghost. Delivery and assembly went well, but I'm finding myself increasingly irritated with the quirks of the unit. I've already put more time into diagnostics of this unit than I did in the entire lifespan of my old unit


    - Looks good and appears to be well built
    - Assembly was relatively straightforward, with only one part giving me grief
    - Well laid out controls and highly visible display


    - Seems to run extremely noisily at higher speed levels. Not sure if the belt is slipping (I did lube the belt as advised upon receipt of the unit), so I'll have to investigate that. Not impressed thus far though.

    - Power saving mode doesn't work when the safety key is removed. That's right - the display won't turn off if the safety key is removed unless you turn the main power switch off at the base of the unit. And power saving mode doesn't kick in with the key attached for 30+ minutes. That's dumb engineering and potentially dangerous if you have kids like I do - they'd be able to turn the treadmill on by hitting the start button if they get at the machine before power saving mode kicks in.

    - iHP functionality is flaky - Had to try two USB keys to find one that works with the IHP Data Communicator software. Then I had to reformat the second one before it started working with the treadmill itself. And now the Lifespan Fitness Club website doesn't reflect the workout results that the data communicator program says has been successfully synced. Oh, and the membership key to the Lifespan Fitness Club website only works for one person. Additional household members need to purchase additional licenses at $69.99 a pop. Based on my experiences so far, I'm likely going to ditch this solution in favor of something a little more user friendly and modern like a Fitbit or Fuelband.

    - Unintuitive operation. I can't hop on the treadmill and hit a speed preset key to get running at that speed. Doing so seems to put the unit in some kind of safety mode that requires you to hit the Stop/Reset button to get back to the main screen. You then have to hit the start button, wait for the 3 second countdown to finish and then increase the speed from 0.5MPH before you can get going. Some of this can possibly be bypassed with custom programs, but why make basic usage so cumbersome?

  42. absolutely awesome- best buy for your money Review by marcelh

    I actually bought this at a local fitness store, but I did months of research prior to the purchase. I couldn't be happier with this treadmill. At my gym, they have precor (read: expensive) treadmills. When you set them to incline the console and platform shake violently when walking fast, let alone running. This is not the case with the Lifespan Tr1200i. Build quality is outstanding. It is rock solid stable at any speed I have gone to (so far I've only taken it up to 7, mind you). Haven't used the Lifespan Fitness Club USB drive thing yet, but I will update the review once i do. The controls are well placed, and I reallly like the duplicate incline and speed controls on the handles. It makes adjusting speed without throwing yourself off balance easier. Additionally, the information display is easy to understand and switches to display alternate info by simply pressing the "enter" key once. The one complaint I have is that the heartrate monitor handles don't work well, a common problem with treadmills of any price. However, the installation technician told me that the treadmill will receive signals from a polar heart rate strap, so I plan on purchasing one of those so I can take of the heart rate boundary programs. Overall, very satisfied. Now I wish I had another one so we can stop fighting over who gets to use it first = ).

  43. love it..... scared to order but don't regret it at all (Posted on Oct. 1, 2012) Review by Jippywoman

    This is by far the most expensive item I have order solely on reviews. I was very nervous about ordering it but most of all the reviews were good and I didn't want to buy a cheap treadmill. I wanted something that was going to last. It has all the bells and whistles and than some. I haven't used all of them but they are there if I need them! It is a fairly heavy item so definitely have a couple extra people to help! My husband put it together with no problem maybe took a half hour. It is very quiet to run on I can have the tv on and hear it to problem over the treadmill, absolutely content with my purchase. I almost love it more than running outside!

  44. Shipping is FAST Review by GaryM

    This thing is solid as a rock. The deck absorbs shock very well and doesn't cause any foot fatigue. This machine is unbelievably quiet.

    The tread surface is nice and wide - as am I. The motor runs effortlessly despite my 260 pounds walking on it.

    What sold me was the controls. Its concise and laid out in a way that is intuitive and user friendly. There are redundant controls for speed and lift on the side rails as well. Heartbeat monitor and pedometer functions all built in. It has speakers for your IPOD/Phone/MP3 and a USB interface for either saving your personal workout data or charging a handheld device. Oh yeah you get a free membership to an online health club. Comes with a removable thumb drive to store your workout data too. Very nice.

    The killer feature is the buttons. IT HAS REAL BUTTONS!! Fat, silicone, Nerf-style buttons that depress with a pleasing tactile feel. What membrane style buttons they do use aren't for critical functions.

    When you have to stop in a hurry, a fat stop button is important. How many times at the gym did you have to stop in a hurry only to find the plastic film was worn off where the word "Stop" was once printed on it?

    Sure, membrane controls are real easy to clean but they have an arguably shorter lifespan than the machine does. Plus my safety is worth more than an easy wipe in this case.

    This is actually the second one of these I've owned. I bought the first one from a local store who I believe dropped it - hard. They wanted to charge for delivery (about 5 miles) and they made me wait 5 weeks. After the umpteenth time the store manager told me "its not his fault...", and, "...I can't help that..." I had them come get the machine and give me a refund.

    Amazon has free delivery, and the guys called ahead to schedule at MY convenience, and got here DAYS earlier than expected. They offloaded the machine carefully and placed it in my garage like it was a baby. I didn't have to pay any sales tax, either. I could have had this up and running two months ago FOR LESS MONEY, if I had gone to Amazon first.

    I'll get a video up here at some point soon. Too many other features to talk about.

  45. Simple Review by Michael G.

    Not exactly quailty, but very functional, easy to put together but not all the holes lined up. Not a big deal though because the one hole that didn't line up is non weight bearing. Easy to use. I'm 210lbs and my knees don't hurt on this treadmill, never really had knee problems before either though. Very happy with this product. haven't used the usb port for tracking mileage yet but I will start doing that soon in the future. I would buy this product again.

  46. Solid treadmill Review by mc

    I've had the TR1200i for a few months. I wanted to wait until I tried all the features and take it out for a shake test.

    a) solid frame
    b) quick-access buttons for incline/decline and speed on the handles
    c) simple easy-to-use controls
    d) emergency stop
    e) automatic shut-off
    f) no roughness/shaking at higher speeds
    g) the motor is more than adequate
    h) the console layout is clean and also practical
    i) will fold up easily, but use of space vacated by raised running board requires that the front be facing a less-used area?

    Neither here or there--
    a) the running board is somewhat stiff
    b) the plastic cover seems somewhat hard to clean (sweat against regular cleaner)
    c) the music port/speakers are adequate (don't use it that much)
    d) the training usb storage device/Lifespan Fitness Club is at most a curiosity for seasoned athletes

    a) stops the workout at 99 minutes
    b) incline setting does not reset automatically
    c) no wheels underneath/not portable
    d) pretty heavy and assembly required
    e) no cool down setting/button
    f) you have to press the mode button to get the pulse measurements
    g) the initial pace should be set at 1mph, not 0.5 (too slow)

    About me:
    3:20 marathoner. I usually do easy runs on the TM at around 6mph, 2 times a week, 3 hour total. I sometimes do speedwork on the treadmill. I used to own a Pacemaster Gold Elite.

    Very happy with the TM so far. My GF is happy with it as well. I bought it to keep myself healthy, since I work from home. While it can't do the heavy work that my Pacemaster used to do, I can easily achieve the same results on this TM if I'm smart about it. A great buy. Thanks for the earlier reviews--the reviewers did not disappoint.

  47. good treadmill, has issues I can live with Review by CG

    I bought this treadmill a little under a year ago and decided to wait this long to review to give an accurate review on its reliability. To be fair if I could I'd give it 3.5 stars but not quite ready to give it 4. From memory, I remember the thing being heavy as I had to drag the box from the front yard into the garage. The packaging was put together well and the parts were all intact. Assembly took a little over an hour but one had to pay close attention to the wiring so as not to mistake the speed for the incline. Since putting it together I've probably put nearly 400 miles on it. In that time it has had a solid feel with little to no wobbling. However I am fairly light for a guy at 150 lbs. My gripes are with the following:
    1)Heart rate sensors, from day 1 they've never given a good reading. Apparently I can run until my lungs are about to explode or go for a leisurely walk and my heart beats constantly at 82 beats per minute. Either I am built like Rocky/lance armstrong or this thing just plain doenst work...minus 1 star
    2)The speakers are not loud enough and dont have volume control. At running speeds its difficult to hear over the sounds of the machine. minus 1/2 star
    If you bought this for running, are no frills about menus and are more interested in a solid built machine I think you will be quite happy with this treadmill, if on the other hand you bought it for the bells and whistles and are more interested in this thing as a gadget rather than as an exercise machine look elsewhere.

    April 2014 Updates:
    My treadmill has earned a star back thanks to great customer service at Lifespan. Sometime last winter I got on my treadmill and nothing, no lights no power or anything. I went to the lifespan website and got their support email. I emailed their tech my issue and he responded within 24 hrs,
    "Check this, does this light up? etc etc."
    "Nope nothing, cant get it working"
    "ok no problem we'll send you another power board, and I see you've had this for a couple of years and so that the warranty remains valid I'll be sending you a new belt and lubricant as well all free of charge"
    the whole transaction took two emails and in less than a week I had the thing running again and with a new belt. Awesome service!

  48. Great treadmill Review by Chung-yi C. "Chiang"

    This is my first Treadmill at home.
    1. Delivery: couldn't be better.
    I ordered it from Amazon. After placing the order, the freight carrier scheduled a time with me to deliver it. It was delivered to the room where I was going to set it up.

    2. Installation: simple but heavy.
    It is better to be installed by two people. I was doing it all by myself, but I did it slowly. Two people can get it finished in 15min.

    3. Performance: excellent.
    Compared with the other treadmills I ever used at gyms, this one is relatively quiet. There is nearly no noise below 3mph. you may think the noise it generates at 6mph is too loud. It is actually quieter than the feet stepping on the belt. I usually runs a 6.5 to 7mph, and the machine certainly has no problem to reach that.
    After using 15hrs, I noticed the motor or belt generating some laud noise. So, I spread the lubricant oil on the belt as instructed, and then the noise disappeared. I guessed it was just because the belt dried out while sitting in the warehouse. In fact, the manual does suggest users lubricate the belt after the installation. So, it's better to lubricate the belt before you use it for the first time.

    4. Control panel: Nice, but could be better.
    That USB included in the box give you a membership to upload your exercise record so that you can track your own progress. Great values.
    To start, I have to press Start button, which starts at 0.5mph. I couldn't press 3mph or 6mph button to start engage at higher speed right away. I guess this is for safety sake, but not very convenient for me.

    5. Heart rate: pick up and get steady slowly.
    It took me a while to figure out how make the measurement correctly. Can't grip it tight. Just place the palms on the sensors. It takes almost half minutes to show on the screen and longer to get the right reading. It is always lower than the actual rate a lot at the beginning and takes about 1 min to become steady and correct. But, this is just a minor problem.

    6. Belt alignment: not sure.
    My belt is not completely aligned. I always can see a small gap at left front side, but not at the left back side (the end). That seems to suggest the belt is not parallel to side rim. I spent a lot time to adjust it according the manual but couldn't make the gap even (at front and back) or smaller. I don't bother to try it any more since the gap is not affecting my exercise and the belt is not drifting at all. There got to be a way to align it. I just don't know how.

    Overall, I love this treadmill. It's a great product with a wonderful price.

  49. Good treadmill with some annoyances Review by Michael

    Have had this treadmill for about a week and used just a few times so far.
    Very quiet - night and day compared to my 15 year old Proform from Sears.
    Nice feature set for the most part
    Ability to log runs via USB and Online Fitness Club Membership (included) is nice
    Turns out to be compatible with my Polar Wearlink heart rate strap - an unexpected plus. Didn't have to buy one from Lifespan.

    As others have noted, there is a definite issue with alignment of holes for bolts during setup. And similar to others I had to grind slightly larger holes and really torque the bolts in to get through, possibly damaging threads. I can't imagine why Lifespan hasn't fixed this given the number of reviews complaining about it. Frankly, if I hadn't had a good ratchet wrench, a power screwdriver, and a rotary tool with grinding bit, it would have been a big problem. A real shame given that it seems to be a high quality unit otherwise.
    The assembly instructions were just fair - there was some confusion about where to find some of the screws (you have to unscrew them first from the pieces - this is noted in some cases, but not in others). Assembly took twice as long as it should have due to the issues. Once together though it's nice.

    More Cons:
    The built-in programs are all very similar to each other. There are three sets of programs - Sports training, general health and weight loss. Each of these groups has very similar programs with barely any difference that I can detect - unless there are differences that are not explained in the manual. Which is a shame again because it would have been really helpful to have some true variety and greater range of challenge. But you do still have a couple custom programs you can create.

    The USB logging with the online club isn't very well explained - in general, the online fitness club has a lot of potential and some nice features, but again, it's very hard to figure it out - the interface is awkward and not very intuitive.
    Strangely, even though Lifespan sells an indoor rowing machine with the Online Fitness club membership, the online fitness club does not have a way to log that kind of exercise. Hopefully they will improve it.

    One general complaint that is not just about Lifespan - I have several pieces of equipment that have various forms of online logging, including a polar heart rate monitor. I wish there was way to import/export data from them so I could pick one online logging/planning system rather than having my data scattered. But that isn't just a lifespan issue.

    Overall - I still give it 4 stars because in the end, it's the treadmill hardware that matters most and that seems to be very good. I would certainly buy it again (so far). Most of the complaints could be fairly easily addressed by Lifespan - I hope they will do that.

  50. Solid Choice Review by Misha Harris

    We purchased this treadmill from Amazon based purely on the many positive reviews. Before making the plunge we compared to:
    1) The ProForm Power 995c @ S.A. - $999.00
    2) The NordicTrack C900 Pro @ Sears - $979.88
    3) The Sole f63 @ Sears - $999.88

    I believe all the above treadmills were rated pretty strongly by consumer reports and treadmill dr. But, after trying them out in person I wasn't really impressed. My wife is going to be the primary user and, due to needing a soft running surface, we were leaning toward the NordickTrack. But, it almost seemed too spongy. Hard to imagine getting used to the almost buoyant feeling it creates.

    A kind gentlemen delivered the treadmill. He wheeled it in to our garage and that was about it. The sucker is heavy so I didn't even try to move it in the house on my own.

    My father-in-law came over and helped me move the treadmill to our guest room. Thank God, because it was heavy and unwieldy. I found the assembly to be simple and the directions easy to follow. Everything fit together pretty well and I'm happy with the finished result. It looks nicer in person than in some of the pictures and feels really sturdy. Everything works (the console, speed and incline buttons, etc.). All-in, it took about an hour to install.

    Overall Impression:
    This will definitely be sturdy enough for my wife (5'4" and 106lb) and, based upon the other reviews, should be plenty sturdy for me too (6'1" and 180lb). We haven't had a chance to actually give it a good test run. After we've tried it out for a couple months I'll try to update my review and provide more hands-on feedback. But, overall, this looks like it was a good purchase.

    Other Misc. Items:
    - I think the running deck on this unit is a little smaller (20"X56") than its competitors. But, first impressions leave me thinking this won't be an issue.
    - It also appears the motor is 2.5HP, or about .5HP less than it's competitors. Because my petite wife will be the primary user, that doesn't really concern me.
    - The competitor units try to entice you with some gimmickry (e.g. fans, speakers, big consoles). I like that LifeSpan appears to compete by providing what I was really looking for-a quality frame and motor without the bells and whistles.
    - I like that the edges of the belt fit just under the plastic guards along the running deck. This is a clean look and way better than the Proform (the belt almost looked frayed and the edge was basically exposed).
    - I like that this unit is fairly streamlined. Most of it's competitors have huge displays and consoles. They make the treadmill dominate a small room. This one is much more to my liking. It's just aesthetic. But I noticed it so I figured I'd mention it.

    That's about all for now. Initially very pleased. Will update the review once we've had a chance to really give it a test over the next 2-3 months.

  51. I am shocked at how great this treadmill is! Very little, if any difference from an industrial one. Review by RW

    We have had this for about 5 weeks now and because of it, I have run about twice as much as I normally would have with the convenience of having it in my house. Read below for the entire experience:

    I looked around some and was able to find Lifefitness and other top brand refurbished treadmills for about $2,000 to $2,500. These are the large ones you find in the gym. Note that these are supposedly around $7000-$7500 new! The reason I was looking at these is because they are a known quantity and I was worried about something like a treadmill being cheap and not lasting or feeling rickety. I looked at Costco and locally at a few fitness stores and $1,000 was about the best price I could find for something that at least appeared decent. After looking at the many helpful reviews of this product, I decided I would go for it as this was a price point I was comfortable with.

    I had read that the delivery date they give you when you order online will not be accurate, but that was not my experience. Immediately when I ordered it took my personal information and gave me a date and a 4 hour time window for delivery. They send me at least one email reminding me of the delivery window so that process was very seamless. I could be different for rural areas, but this part was great as I could plan to ensure I would be home ahead of time and just all done through the ordering process.

    It was delivered my Ceva Logistics which delivers a lot of large shipments, but was done so about 2 hours outside of the window. They did call that morning just to confirm I was going to be there, but did not make mention of being late. The man who delivered it does not have another person with him, so my father in law who is in his early 60's had to help him lug it out of the truck and in to the garage. Not ideal, but please keep that in mind if you are going to purchase. Others have said that they asked the delivery man to help them take it to it's landing spot in the house with no success, and others have said that they tipped the guy $20 and he helped them take it wherevery they wanted. It's tough to know what you are going to get here.

    The box is as long as the treadmill with the upright portion folded on top. It's generally impossibly for one person to really move this box, no matter how strong as it is just so long. I recommend keeping the item in the box and moving it in to the spot you will use it so you can slide the box on the carpet or floor. Possibly put towels or something underneath to help it slide. My wife who is 120 lbs and I amazingly were able to drag it out of the garage and in to the main room and down stairs and in to the basement. It wasn't easy but we were able to maneuver normal corners, etc. Certainly two normal sized men could do this a bit easier but it takes some effort.

    We cut it out of the box and I must say the instructions were excellent and left no room for error. By myself it took me maybe 1 hour 15 minutes to set everything up. It's not complicated at all as I am the furthest thing from being handy so I believe anyone could do it. It's also not physically demanding.

    The Experience:
    There is a power switch in the back lower part of the unit to turn it on and off and after being on, there is a brief set-up of the time and date, etc. The unit includes everything you would expect out of a treadmill you would see at a gym. You hit Start and it just begins to move at a .5 MPH pace. There are buttons to automatically go at certain speeds such as 4 or 6 MPH or of course you can just arrow up or down in tenths like others. Of course there is an incline that can be set as well and the incline only goes in whole numbers, so no halts there. I think that is normal. There is a USB function where you can track how much you are running, but really the only function my wife and I have used is just turning it on and running for however long and changing the speed and incline.

    There are two large spaces for water bottles (one on each side) that are well thought out and very deep and the actual monitor has little slats at the bottom so you could place an iPad or a Book on the front without it sliding down. Again, very well thought-out.

    Upon going for my first run, I was shocked at the stability and experience being the same as on the Lifefitness treadmills at the gym! The cushion was something I wasn't sure about, but it is excellent with this unit and it is also very quiet. Much more quiet than I anticipated. The speeds all appear to be very accurate, although the 1 incline seems more like a .75, but that's not a big deal as you can always adjust up to compensate. So far, I have run approximately 30 miles on this treadmill and my wife about the same. So 60 miles in and it's functioning just as planned. What a great running experience!

    It's much slimmer than an industrial treadmill and actually does not take up that much space. Although we do not use the folding function, I did test it and it folds VERY easily creating very little footprint. You would not want to consistently move this unit, but if you wanted to fold it up every day I can't imagine that would be a problem.

    If you are on the fence of whether or not to buy a treadmill, I can't recommend it highly enough. In the Pacific NW where I am and the weather being so unpredictable, I know I can get a run in any time, any day. It feels great to get in even just a mile or a mile and a half if that's all the time I have. I take my iPad with my and use my Slingbox app so I can watch all my TV's shows on my DVR, or I just listen to music. I have been shocked at how for $1,000 you can get an awesome in home treadmill. My wife has run marathon's and is as thrilled as I am to have this. Durability will be a question moving forward, but I have no reason to believe that will be a problem. We did buy the Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant and it's a must to do that. I wish this were included with the unit, but I had seen it in enough reviews to know it should be purchased along with the unit.

  52. Had problems with assembly. Console plastic could be better..!! Review by Emron

    Bought this treadmill after reading reviews at Amazon. Was delivered on time. Packaging was a little damaged without harming the contents. I could not insert one of the screws on hand rails because holes were not in line. Customer service kept on telling me to try again in different way. Finally they had to send a technician who used his powerful tools to get the job done. I use it about 5 to 7 times a week and its working as advertised so far.

    The quality of the plastic on the console could have been better. It has some marks which I was told are from factory molding machines. They are more visible if the light is falling on the console from an angle (e.g. if you have a window on your side and light is coming through it).

    I gave it 3 stars because of the hassle I had to go through due to screw problems and relatively cheaper looking plastic of the console. However, LCD looks good.

    Adding volume control and displaying heart rate on the same screen is something that can be done to improve the current features.

  53. Excellent Value.....Great Quality Review by Hal A. Pena

    After reading and studying the reviews avaiable on the Internet, I purchased this treadmill 2 weeks ago. I was expecting a quality machine and be assured that this product is well worth the money plus it has more than met my expectations. Easy to assemble and stores out of the way. Electronics are excellent and it is easy to program your workout routines.

    The Amazon reviews are very accurate. In my opinion, you will not regret purchasing this product.

  54. So far so good Review by E. Mitchell

    I just got my TR 1200i a couple days ago and literally used it for the first time this morning. I'll come back and update my review as time goes on, but here are my first observations....

    Pros: Treadmill is quiet, steady, and comfortable. I walked four miles on it this morning and it was enjoyable. I did not use the speakers or a program, just the treadmill in manual mode, and there weren't any distractions or issues that annoyed me.

    The treadmill was also easy to put together. My husband and I did it last night and it took less than an hour and there weren't any confusing or unworkable steps.

    Cons: I cannot figure out how to enter my weight, height, age, etc. I've used dozens of treadmills in my life in fitness clubs and hotels and never had an issue with this. The console controls are more than a little confusing. I consulted the manual and eventually was able to enter the time and date after about a half-dozen tries.

    Amazon Prime delivery was most definitely NOT two days. I ordered on a Saturday, and was told by Amazon that it would be delivered on Wednesday (which would have been fine). However, I received a call on Wednesday (I had stayed home that day to accept delivery) and was told the truck with the treadmill would be at the nearest depot on Thursday and that they would bring it to my home the following Monday - nine days after ordering. Had I know this I would have 1. ordered sooner and 2. not waited at home on Wednesday.

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