LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk Product Review

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LifeSpan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk Product Description

The Lifespan TR1200-DT Treadmill Desk by Lifespan Fitness is pretty much exactly what the name says; it is a combination of a workstation desk but also a treadmill.  In other words, when you’re sitting there working all day, instead of being in a chair, you can be walking at a slow pace on the treadmill; burning some calories.


  • .4 – 4.0 mph speed range (more than most)
  • Adjustable desk height for people 4’10” – 6’8″
  • Treadmill monitor shows speed, clories, steps taken, calories, distance travelled
  • Durable and sturdy machine
  • Wheels to move machine around
  • Padded arm rests for comfort
  • Desk not directly attached to treadmill (no vibration)


  • Step counter doesn’t always work properly
  • Does not fold up
  • Cannot resume at last speed (no memory)
  • Best is used by 1 person or two people of close to equal height
  • Loud Beep when changing speeds

There is plenty of research out there explaining how sitting down for 8 hours a day at work is awful for you.  the worst part about this is that a lot of us go home after a long days’ work and then sit down and watch tv, sit down and eat dinner, lay in bed and read, etc.  We’ve become almost completely sedentary animals!

The Lifespan TR1200 DT has a speed range of .4 mph up to 4 mph.  4 MPH might not seem like very much but when you’re trying to be precise with your mouse or are typing up a quick email, you’ll definitely notice it.  Not to mention, when you are using it for say, 3 or 4 hours a day, even a pace of 2mph will add up.

The desk is easily adjustable, the only problem with it is that you pretty much have to clear the desk to adjust the height.  So if you’re going to put a desktop computer on the treadmill desk, then you’ll want anyone using it to be about the same height as you.  Otherwise, if you just use laptops, then it shouldn’t be too much of a problem adjusting the height.

The treadmill monitor, just below the comfort armpads will tell you your speed, calories burned, distance traveled, and steps taken. One of the problems consumers have been complaining about is that the steps taken tracking is not very accurate.  In other words, they might travel at the same speed for the same amount of time and the same amount of distance, but only take half the steps?? You do the math.

The best part about the Lifespan TR1200 – DT treadmill desk, is that the desk is not actually attached to the treadmill.  Why is this so great?  Well, when you’re trekking around at 4mph, if the desk was attached, you would have major vibration and your monitor would be bouncing up and down… you’d probably get nausea.  The Lifespan treadmill desk does not have very much vibration.

Who Should Purchase the Lifespan TR1200 – DT Treadmill Desk?  

Like all treadmill desks, or even most just normal treadmills and desks, the Lifespan Treadmill desk is expensive.  It is an investment, and unless you plan on using it on a consistent basis, you should not spend the money.

I recommend the Lifespan TR1200 – DT treadmill desk to people that work from home, spend a lot of time on the computer, work in an office all day sitting, or for people that run a home business.  You can easily log 2-3 hours on the treadmill desk for some added exercise into your daily routine.

If you’re going to use the TR1200 DT in an office, then I highly recommend you turn off the safety beep for when the treadmill desk changes speeds.  It is a built in safety feature, that I’m sure your co-workers will learn to hate if you keep it on.

I recommend that you have a dedicated space designated for the treadmill desk.  It does not fold up and will be a hassle moving it around from room to room.  Keep it in one spot and you’ll enjoy it.

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  1. Great article! I really enjoy walking while I work on my website.

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