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Treadmill Desk and Bike Desk Reviews

  • FOX4

    January 7, 2014

    Treadmill Desks are being seen in offices across America. In Kansas City, 911 dispatchers are finding Treadmill Desks to be a great resource when working long shifts, especially through the night. This FOX News segment interviews the dispatchers and gets their opinions about walking and working. Full Article

  • Chicago Business

    January 6, 2014

    Dan Rubinstein is an at home journalist who uses daily runs to juggle deadlines and home life. He ordered a LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 to help him stay sane, hit deadlines and fight sitting disease. Within the first day he noticed work is easy to complete and he didn’t hit the afternoon lag. Read more about his experience. Full Article

  • SF Gate

    January 3, 2014

    SF writer, Meredith May kicks off the talk of New Year resolutions by calling out that many of them start at your desk at work. This article explores healthy eating and the role mindless habits play in your eating habits while you’re working. Read more to see tips to stay healthier at work and even some recipes for healthier lunches. Full Article

  • Wired

    January 2, 2014

    WIRED writer Mat Honan, explores walking and working on the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. In this article he goes through all features of the desk and the pros and cons to owning a Treadmill Desk. Mat used the desk for the month of December and it looked like he and the rest of the WIRED staff were able to get creative and have fun on the Treadmill Desk. Full Article

  • San Diego Magazine

    December 30, 2013

    San Diego Magazine writer, Erin Meanley, recently purchased a Treadmill Desk for her office. In this article you will see her explore the risks of “sitting disease” and why she decided to get moving while working. Erin explores all of the pros and cons to owning a treadmill desk and making it part of her everyday life. Full Article

  • University of Michigan Health Systems

    December 30, 2013

    University of Michigan (U of M) is adding Treadmill Desks into their offices, to keep employees moving. U of M writer, Caroline R. Richardson, writes about her Treadmill Desk. See her comments on the benefits and tips she has for new walkers or people thinking about adding walking into their workday. Full Article

  • Fox Business

    December 27, 2013

    In this nationally televised interview on FOX Business, LifeSpan’s president Peter Schenk talks about the growing popularity of Treadmill Desks, the feedback of those who work on the desks, and companies currently using the desks. Watch the full interview now! Full Article

  • Redbook

    December 12, 2013

    Kelly Osborn, the new fitness writer for Redbook Magazine reviewed the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. “Now I’m convinced these desks might be the solution to what some experts refer to as sitting disease,” says Kelly. She shares the pros and cons to walking and working, as well as some other small workout tips. Full Article

  • Seattle Post Intelligencer / Business Insider

    December 4, 2013

    Alyson Shontell, Business Insider, chronicles her day—with video--on using the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk for a day. Her conclusion, "Treadmill Desks are a worthwhile health craze I'd highly recommend — as long you don't accept a challenge from a co-worker with stamina like Tony Manfred." Full Article

  • Business Insider

    December 4, 2013

    Watch the video of co-workers at Business Insider, Australia, spend an entire work day using a LifeSpan Treadmill Desk. They ask, “How hard is it to walk and work at the same time? Watch the video to find out.” Full Article

  • Readwrite

    Deceber 2, 2013

    Read about readwrite’s Owen Thomas’s mission to become healthier with a four month test of eating, exercising and walking on a Treadmill Desk at work. See what he’s learned over the last four months, the changes he’s seen in his body and how his Treadmill Desk played a role in him becoming healthier overall. Full Article


    November 1, 2013

    Can you really work and walk at the same time? Columnist Danny Sullivan had his doubts but using the LifeSpan TR1200-DT7 Treadmill Desk for two months has made him a convert. Danny discusses the pros and cons of the LifeSpan desk and talks about things to consider when purchasing the equipment as well as other models available on the market. Full Article


    November 6, 2013

    Consumer Reports tested two models of treadmill desks using a panel of 12 staffers. The staffers read and typed on the computer, talked on the phone, and surfed the Web. After an initial adjustment period to walking while working, the staffers liked using the treadmill desks and found it easier to walk and work on the LifeSpan TR1200-DT5. Full Article

  • THV 11

    November 5, 2013

    As managing partner of a law firm, Keelin Kavanagh tended to spend 15 hours a day at her desk. So she purchased a treadmill desk. "You can almost do anything while walking at the one mile per hour pace." She reads, emails, and talks on the phone, walking between one and two and a half miles an hour. Cardiologist Alan Rozanski says, "Sitting all day, getting no physical activity is equivalent to smoking. It's that big of a risk." He uses a pedometer to count his own steps and says most of us should do the same because inactivity can lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, and osteoporosis. Those warnings are creating more demand for tools like treadmill desks. LifeSpan, a leading retailer of the desks, says its sales have tripled in the last year to customers including Google and Nike. Full Article

  • CBS St. Louis

    October 8, 2013

    Standing desks and treadmill desks are a growing trend in offices around the country and a St. Louis mortgage firm is using them to help employees live healthier lives. American Equity Mortgage has been using LifeSpan treadmill desks for just over a year. CEO Deanna Daughhetee says the company started with just one. She expects the initiative could bring health insurance premiums down in the future but hasn’t seen that yet.Full Article

  • MYNorthwest

    October 1, 2013

    "Longtime Seattle-area tech entrepreneur Ron Wiener is used to spending long hours in front of a computer. But when he started putting on weight over the years and feeling crummy, he realized he needed to do something different. "You don't think five pounds is a lot. But it adds up, so over the years it became a real problem for me," he says. Then one day he saw someone working on a treadmill desk and figured he'd give it a shot. After trying one, he was hooked. "It changed my life," he says." Full Article

  • Washington Post

    September 12, 2013

    "More and more Americans are standing, walking, and cycling their way through the workday at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving workstations. At LifeSpan Fitness, based in Salt Lake City, sales of treadmill desks more than tripled over 2012, said Peter Schenk, company president. "We don’t see the growth slowing down for several years as right now we are just moving from early adopters, which are educated and highly health-conscious, to more mainstream users," Schenk said."Full Article

  • The Daily Caller

    September 12, 2013

    Top companies are attempting to combine working with working out by bringing the gym to their offices.The largest talent agency in the world, WHE, and about twenty of its employees, including head Ari Emanuel, have installed "treadmill desks," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Peter Schenk, the president of LifeSpan Fitness, the company that makes the treadmill desks, said in an interview with BuzzFeed, "Our biggest growth I can say in the last six months has been more from Fortune 200 companies than it has been from smaller companies."Full Article

  • ReadWrite

    August 1, 2013

    The ReadWrite Editor-in-Chief embarks on a four-month experiment using the LifeSpan TR800-DT5 treadmill desk.Full Article

  • CBSPittsburgh

    July 22, 2013

    "Some experts are calling sitting the new smoking. It’s bad for our health and employees are doing just about everything to stay fit on the job." Full Article

  • BentleyHoke

    July 11, 2013

    "My (self-selected) gift from my wife and children this past Christmas was a treadmill desk – specifically, a LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 – that I’ve been using just about every day since. Susan Orlean’s recent New Yorker article – and the fact that my mention of the treadmill desk at my last few speaking engagements has garnered more interest than anything I had to say about web development – prompted me to offer up some thoughts." Full Article

  • The Wall Street Journal

    July 10, 2013

    "A year ago, I went through a patch of personal problems that were making it impossible for me to stick to my usual exercise routine... With perfect timing, The New Yorker published an article called "Walking Alive," by Susan Orlean, offering a solution at least to the life-threatening part of my problem: a treadmill desk... I could not waste another minute. I went on the LifeSpan website and examined the models of treadmills available... So I ordered model R1200-DT3." Full Article

  • Walk While Working

    July 9, 2013

    "Thanks to progressive large enterprise employers like Intel, Microsoft, Google and hundreds of others who have given their employees sit-to-stand desks and treadmill desks, such a request has become routine. Intel has already installed tens of thousands of standing desks and treadmill desks. In fact, the company soon realized that an important side benefit of standardizing on adjustable-height standing desks is that they pay for themselves the first time an employee’s office has to be relocated..." Full Article

  • Online Offices To Go

    July 3, 2013

    After four weeks of working and walking two and a half hours (10,000 steps) every weekday on the Lifespan TR1200-DT5 treadmill desk, the office worker comments, "The treadmill desk seriously rocks." As a result of incorporating the new equipment into the workday for a month, the worker reports a weight loss of four pounds; elimination of chronic back pain; minimal mid-afternoon slumps; and, an overall increase in activity levels. After this experience, she “most definitely will continue using the treadmill desk as frequently as…able without being the office treadmill hog. It's such an amazing work benefit." Full Article

  • 6smarketing

    May 24, 2013

    "Have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. A recent TED Talk in Long Beach raised some alarming info: we’re spending more time sitting than we are sleeping! The effects of stereotypical office life — staying seated at meetings, long periods without movement, eating at our desks — are debilitating." Full Article

  • KULR8 News

    May 08, 2013

    "Just how long do you sit behind a desk every day? Researchers say sitting for longer than 6 hours each day can have devastating health effects. But one local woman decided she was going to take a stand. Literally." Full Article

  • PC Mag

    March 16, 2013

    "Sitting kills, but a desk job doesn't mean you're doomed. The LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk Combination lets you walk and work at your own pace." Full Article from PC Mag

  • Renegade Health

    January 23, 2013

    “I love this thing and continue to use it. It’s now part of my routine. I most likely won’t use is as much as I did in the beginning, but I don’t see going back to a regular desk full time ever again. I’ve recommended it to just about everyone I know. Some have even gone out and purchased one of their own.” Full Article

  • Popular Mechanics

    October 3, 2012

    “If you’re anxious about reports that sitting at a desk all day is shortening your life span, you might be considering a standing desk. But why stand still when you can get exercise and work simultaneously?” Full Article

  • Inc.

    Aug 24, 2012

    “Sitting is terrible for you, but what do you do when your job is sedentary? Inc.com columnist Jeff Haden took a treadmill desk for a spin. ” Full Article

  • Mashable

    July 10, 2012

    “Every so often, a tech product comes along that has the potential to change your life. Not in the way people say a smartphone or tablet changes their lives, but literally — remove pounds, increase energy, maybe add years to your life expectancy — all during your working hours. ” Full Article

  • Boston Business Journal

    July 10, 2012

    "Exercise all you want and refrain from smoking: If you work at a desk most of the day, that's two off the tally of grandkids' birthdays you'll live to see." Full Article

  • Legal Productivity

    May 15, 2012

    “Between desk jobs, driving and television, attorneys are spending more time on their butts than ever.” Full Article

  • SparkPeople

    March 28, 2012

    “The LifeSpan Treadmill desk gets two thumbs up from SparkPeople's employees and fitness experts! Just imagine if every office in America provided these to their workers. We'd save countless dollars on healthcare, reduce widespread obesity and its health complications, and probably have a much happier and more productive workforce!” Full Article    Watch Video

  • Fit Bottomed Girls

    February 6, 2012

    "Working from home is awesome...and weird. While you can get a lot done (no co-workers buggin' you with drama), it can also be too quiet (again, no co-workers buggin’ you with drama) and distractions abound (I’m looking at you, BravoTV). But one of the best parts is the ability to work out when you want. Yes, I know there might be meetings and phone calls and stuff, but most days, if you want to take 15 minutes to do yoga or go for a walk, you can." Full Article

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