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TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk

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Great Way to Get Fit

Review by Joel Gross
I really like my new TR 1200 Treadmill Desk. I posted a full review with a video and other information on my website of it comparing this desk to others I tried out. The TR1200 was by far my favorite!
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I purchased the Treadmill Desk due to my recent back surgery 6.27.2012

Review by Melissa S.
I received my Treadmill Desk prior to surgery and had it set up in my home office. Once I began PT and was cleared to start walking, I began to use the Treadmill Desk as part of my recovery. Because of the work I did, many hours previously spent sitting I was able to walk at a very slow pace giving my back the break needed from the constant sitting position.

I was released from the surgeon earlier than expected due to the life style changes within my work setting. I am able to stand / sit throughout the day and WORK. Within an eight hour day, I am walking at least two hours! What a difference from sitting the whole time.

I have referred many others I work with to check out this product.

I absolutely love it!

Review by Keith Casebolt
I’m averaging 90 – 120 minutes per day and have really adjusted to working on it. I was actually sore the first couple of weeks, which probably just reflects how deconditioned I was. But it’s definitely doing something. I feel sharper and more energetic and am more decisive when I’m walking on it. The work surface is just the right size and fits in my office. Some others that I looked at were too big.

Delivery and set up were easy. It’s great that the belt is already installed. Overall, I am thrilled with it, which I don’t say very often…

My only very minor complaints are that when I restart it, it defaults to .5 mph rather than what I had it set at, plus the countdown seems unnecessary.

Built like an iron s***house!

Review by Clark Gunness
I’ve now read the reviews from all the happy, gushing, soon-to-be healthy people using this treadmill desk, but, being an engineer, I look past the personal stuff.

I had researched other treadmill desk components and combinations, and the one thing that struck me was how chintzy most were and what they cost. When I ran across this unit and saw the price, I was skeptical, but the shipping weight (as explained below) and the rating of the drive motor alone convinced me to buy and try.

None in my firm can believe that something with this much iron and weldments– never mind the huge desktop – costs only around $1,300 or so. This thing is stable as a rock, the treadmill is very quiet, and I can write, talk and draft (CAD) while cruising at 1.8 – 2 mph. I’m now averaging upwards of 8 miles per day, or 25,000 steps, give or take. I like that the treadmill stops counting steps when I get off.

A couple of things I would do – and I did.
1. Even though the treadmill has a safety stop that activates after so many seconds when one steps off the treadmill, I marked the belt every now and then on the sides with yellow paint dots so I could see if the belt was still moving when I stepped back on. This took me more time to find the marker than to apply the dots.

2. If the desktop is used properly with all the electronic office stuff we use today, the wires do become a bit of a rat’s nest no matter how hard one tries to neaten the wire tray. So I mounted an industrial grade power strip on the underside of the desk top and everything plugs in there, with all the wires held underneath and up with conduit clamps, out of sight and out of mind. Now, I have only two cords to plug into the wall: the cord from the treadmill itself and the cord from the power strip. This retrofit took me an hour.

3. The fantastic lower cross brace of the desk absolutely begged to be used for some other purpose than just holding up the whole Megillah, so I bought a $19 metal grate shelf from Home Depot, cut it to the proper length and mounted it to the brace with a couple hose clamps. Now I have a 16” shelf for my computer docking station, dedicated treadmill sneakers and field logs. This took me a couple hours, including shopping at Home Depot and figuring out what would work the best.

I recommend this unit. ‘Nuf said.

Energy level up

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

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

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

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


Review by E. Bielsa-Mitchell
I can not believe that I really just was able to get on and walk and accomplish work as well. It gets easier everyday. At the end of the day, it is satisfying to know that I was able to accomplish work and also exercise at the same time. I do not get that low at the middle of the day when all you want to do is take a nap, instead at the end of the day I feel like I have more energy.

Depending on what I have going on a specific day, I walk anywhere from 4-8 miles a day. I am on it as much as possible during my work day. I can comfortably go 2-2.3 mph while still working, no problem.

I am more than happy to recommend this product and I am looking forward to the long term health affects.

Love this!

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

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

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

This treadmill is worth every single penny I paid!

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

It get used

Review by Nancy Delson Vaughn

We have a Treadmill Desk in our admissions office. It is shared by 4 users who – fortunately – are of similar height.

The one in our business office is still waiting for a computer and phone connection .. so is being used more as a way to exercise then work – hopefully that will be resolved soon.

My husband loves the one in our home…

My only suggestion would be to consider a power height adjustment model if you are going to market to places like ours that might have multiple users on the same unit.
I know there would be an increase in $$ but might be a nice option. Once you put a computer on top – it is not so easy to adjust if you are trying to do it a few times a day.


Review by Arlene Allegra
This is truly an amazing experience . I love going to walk or to work. :)

the real deal

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

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

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

I absolutely love this thing!

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