Last Updated on March 25, 2022 by Brook Norris, Fitness Guru
Recently, members of our review team traveled to Salt Lake City and visited the LifeSpan headquarters. LifeSpan is an up and coming player that is carving out a niche for themselves among other established brands in the industry. Their brand is a bit different from other competitors in the industry in that they sell primarily through individual fitness stores and online. Since their launch, their treadmills have been getting some impressive ratings and reviews. The treadmills from LifeSpan seem to offer a nice balance between quality construction, appealing design, and attractive features.
The LifeSpan treadmill models that our team personally tried out had a very solid construction feel and ran smoothly and quietly. In addition, the feedback we have gotten from consumers gotten suggests the machines are very durable. Another trusted resource, a popular consumer magazine, recently gave one of their machines a “Best Buy” rating and an “Excellent” rating in the categories of Ergonomics, Construction, Ease of Use, and Exercise Range.
One of the most notable aspects we have observed from LifeSpan is their commitment to excellence not only in their machine quality, but in their customer service as well. With many larger more established fitness brands, consumers find that their customer service departments are lacking (to say the least). LifeSpan’s customer service department is headed up by a 15-year veteran in the fitness industry. They are attentive and responsive which is a major plus in our book when purchasing equipment from them.
A nice feature found on LifeSpan treadmills is the impressive option of pre-programmed workouts. This is pretty much unheard of in the industry today. A lot of other fitness equipment manufacturers do offer some type of workout programs on their machines, such as iFit or Studio, but you have to pay a recurring monthly fee to access these programs. The pre-installed programs available on LifeSpan treadmills feature 21 ready-to-use-programs. There are 2 heart rate programs, 2 customized user programs and 17 preset programs (5 weight management, 5 healthy living, 7 sports training).
For those who want their treadmill to be a one-and-done purchase, pre-installed workouts are an attractive feature. It’s also worth noting that the full color interactive display screens on LifeSpan treadmills are some of the better display quality screens in the industry. According to the President of Lifespan, Peter Schenk, “We are dedicated to being a leader in this behavioral shift driving the integration of fitness equipment with the internet and developing features that make our equipment more effective, engaging and entertaining.”
Our team has been thoroughly intrigued by the efforts toward safety that we have seen from LifeSpan. Many of their machines have folding capabilities. A lot of times when treadmills are able to be folded, we see that the machine construction can be lightweight and flimsy. However, LifeSpan machines are solid and stable even with the folding capabilities.
Overall, our critiques on the LifeSpan brand as a whole are extremely minute. Some of their machines lack a few “extra” features that consumers tend to prefer. We’ll get into some of those drawbacks under each individual machine.
The TR1200i treadmill from LifeSpan is their most inexpensive option. Typically priced around $1,199, this machine has received “Very Good” ratings in all categories from a prominent consumer magazine. This is a great budget-friendly option that is also relatively quiet and durable. Check out some of the top features offered on the TR1200i treadmill.
21 Ready-to-Use Programs — These programs are designed by exercise physiologists to accelerate your progress toward your fitness goals. You’ll never having a “boring” treadmill workout with the variety of programs offered.
2.5 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This motor is adequate to handle anything, slow-paced walking to intense running workouts.
20″ x 56″ Running Surface — This is a typical length at this price range. If you are very tall and plan to jog on this treadmill you may want to consider a machine with a 60″ surface. The running deck is supported by 8 compression shock absorbers to provide cushioning for your joints.
EZFold Technology — This machine is simple to lift, and easy to lower. LifeSpan’s EZfold technology utilizes a hydraulic shock for assistance in folding and unfolding the treadmill.
Rollers — You get 2.5″ rollers in the front and 2″ in the rear. The 2.5″ roller is bigger than normal for a $1,000 range treadmill. It will help to extend the life of the motor, belt and bearings. It will also reduce noise.
0.5 – 11 MPH Speed — Whether you’re looking for a slow walk or tackling a HIIT workout with higher speeds, you can find the right speed on this treadmill. It also offers 15 levels of incline, so you’re able to get your heart pumping at any speed.
Built-In Bluetooth —Sync your workout results easily through the built-in Bluetooth feature.
Speakers with MP3 Input — You’ll find that the quality of speaker systems can vary dramatically on treadmills. LifeSpan incorporates some decent speakers and driver, which result in a clarity of sound.
Speed and Incline Controls on Handlebars – Several other manufacturers offer this feature, and the benefit is that you do not need to break your stride by leaning forward towards the console to make adjustments.
7″ Display Screen — Quick load screen with vibrant, full color to display to monitor your time, calories, distance, steps, heart rate, speed, and incline level.
Warranty — Frame: Lifetime, Motor: 5 years, Parts: 2 Years, Labor: 1 Year.
Other Notes — Product Weight is 197lbs; Suggested Max User Weight is 200 lbs.; Dimensions Unfolded: 70.25″ L x 33″ W x 55″ H, Folded: 39″ L x 33″ W x 63″ H; 2 Front-mounted and 2 rear-mounted wheels for transport; Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit.
The 2000e is a slight upgrade from the TR1200i. While the TR1200i is the base model from LifeSpan and really ideal for walking/light jogging, the TR2000e is great for running as well. This machine received an overall “Best Buy” rating, and also received “Excellent” ratings in the categories of Construction, Exercise Range, and User Safety. This is really impressive. The TR2000e from LifeSpan is usually priced around the $1,499 price point.
Some of the best features of this treadmill include:
eFold Technology — The TR2000e will fold up with the push of a button. It takes less than a minute to fold and unfold. Once folded, it is up on 4 wheels so it can easily be rolled around on a hard floor surface.
Optional Bluetooth — Enhance your workout by playing your favorite music, movies or podcasts from your phone.
Smart Stop Safety Sensor — This unique Smart Stop safety technology is triggered when movement is detected underneath the deck while lowering from the folded position. This safety feature is ideal for anyone with pets or kids.
USB Plus Console — Dual-purpose USB port charges your mobile devices (doesn’t charge iPad 1, iPad 2, or iPad 3).
2.5 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This motor will work fine for walkers, joggers, and runners of average weights. It may strain with heavier weights toward the max machine weight limit.
20″ x 56″ Running Surface — This is a fairly typical length for this price range. There are 8 independent compression shocks built into the deck for joint safety during your workout.
Rollers — 2.5″ is a large size for front rollers and will help your machine extend the life of the motor, belts, and bearings. It will also reduce the noise.
Speakers with MP3 Input — Auxiliary audio jack and built-in speakers let you exercise to your favorite music.
Programs — The wide 21 program range is included on this machine. They include programs to help with sports training, healthy living, and weight management.
6″ Blue Backlit LCD Display — Console displays steps, distance traveled, time of day, calories burned, and heart rate.
Warranty — Lifetime frame and motor, 5-year parts, 1-year labor.
Other Notes — 211 lb. Product Weight; 300 lb. Suggested Max User Weight; Dimensions Unfolded: 71″ L x 33″ W x 56″ H, Folded: 50″ L x 33″ W x 56″ H; 4 Front-mounted and 2 rear-mounted wheels for transport; Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
The main difference that sets the TR2000i apart from the preceding machines in the list is LifeSpan’s QuickDraw technology on the treadmill’s interactive touchscreen. Rather than have to fumble around with setting speeds and inclines, the screen on the TR2000i allows users to simply swipe your finger to your desired speed and incline and you’ll be ready to crush your workout. This machine is usually priced for around $1,699.
Some other features to note for the TR2000i treadmill include:
eZFold Technology — This technology uses a hydraulic shock to make folding and unfolding your treadmill a breeze. Once it’s folded, the TR2000i has 2 front-mounted and 2-rear mounted wheels for easy mobility and storage.
Bluetooth — Enhance your workout by playing your favorite music, movies or podcasts from your phone through the dual speakers on the console.
Programs — Many brands have gone away with pre-installed workout programs and switched to options that you have to pay an additional fee for, but this isn’t the case with LifeSpan. The TR2000i comes with the LifeSpan standard 21 ready-to-use exercise programs designed by exercise physiologists.
2.5 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This motor will work fine for walkers and joggers of average weights. It may strain when pushing it toward the max user weight limit.
20″ x 56″ Running Surface — This is a fairly typical length for this price range, and great for storage or those limited on space.
Rollers — 2.5″ is a large size for front rollers and will help extend the life of the motor, belts, and bearings and your treadmill, as well as reduce noise while in use.
Speed and Incline — 0.5-11 MPH speed with 15 incline level options will keep your exercise exciting and challenging.
Deck Suspension — The deck on the TR2000i is supported by 8 compression shock absorbers. This is designed to keep wear and tear on your joints to a minimum and keep your knees and back safe during workouts.
7″ Full Color Touchscreen — This is one of the better-quality display screens that we have seen on the market right now, especially at this price point. Keep track of your workout at the touch of a button with data displayed such as time, calories, distance, steps, heart rate, speed, incline level.
Warranty — Lifetime frame, 5-year motor, 5 years parts, 1-year labor.
Other Notes — 198 lb. Product Weight; 300 lb. Max User Weight, Dimensions Unfolded: 70.7″ L x 32.9″ W x 55.7″ H, Folded: 41.2″ L x 32.9″ W x 61.4″ H, Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
The TR3000i has a few upgraded intelligence and convivence features from the 1200i and 2000i/e models. In addition, the TR3000i features an upgraded motor. Even with these upgrades, this treadmill is still usually priced less than $2,000. Check out some of the most impressive features available on the TR3000i.
Electric Folding — The TR3000i can fold easily with its electric EZfold feature. This makes storage and unfolding a breeze.
Bluetooth — The LifeSpan TR3000i features built-in Bluetooth to wirelessly connect your phone to your treadmill speakers.
Media Holder — The media holder is handy to have but any large books or papers are going to block your stat display during your workout.
8 Compression Shock Absorbers — This will reduce noise and impact to protect your joints.
Intelligent Features — There are some unique features built into the TR3000i that really set it apart. The Intelli-Step is a built-in pedometer that counts your steps while you exercise. The Intelli-Guard will halt the machine 20 seconds after you step off for safety reasons. The Intelli-Key will simplify the console operation with illuminated lights to guide you through the set-up sequence.
2.75 Continuous Duty HP Motor — This is a fine motor for walking, light jogging, and running.
20″ x 56″ Running Surface — This length will work well for most people. If you are over 6-foot, you will want a 60″ length.
Rollers — 2.5″ is a good size for front rollers. They will help extend the life of your motor, belts, and bearings. Larger rollers result in a quieter machine as well.
7″ TouchScreen Console — Full color console that displays time, calories burned, and calories burned per hour, distance, total steps and steps per minute, heart rate and percentage max heart rate, speed, incline level, pace, total laps and split time, and elevation change.
Programs — There are 38 ready-to-use fitness programs on the TR3000i.
Warranty — Lifetime frame and motor, 5 years parts, 1-year labor. A strong warranty.
Other Notes — 225 lb. Product Weight; 350 lb. Suggested Max User Weight; Dimensions Unfolded: 71″ L x 33″ W x 56″ H, Folded: 42″ L x 33″ W x 56″ H; Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
The TR3000i and the TR4000i treadmills are both very similar, however the TR4000i features a 60” running surface length as opposed to the 56” on the TR3000i. This may not seem like a big difference, but it will make for a much more comfortable stride length for those who are around the 6” height. In addition, Health Magazine gave this machine a #1 Rating. Runner’s World suggested the TR4000i was a solid, stable, and a good option for runners. These are some seriously accredited claims to back up the credibility of this machine. This treadmill is normally priced somewhere around $2,000.
Features found on the TR4000i treadmill:
22” x 60” Running Space — As mentioned, this is a generous size tread belt, ideal for any type of running and/or walking workout. The running surface is combined with a 1″ thick deck which will reduce noise and make for a gentler workout on your joints.
3.25 HP Continuous Duty Motor — Standard size motor for this price. This motor will easily handle runners and incline training.
2.5” Rollers — 2 front-mounted and 2 rear-mounted wheels for easy forward/backward movement and storage capabilities. Decent size rollers that will reduce noise and wear and tear to the belt, bearings and motor.
Forgiving Shock Absorption — There are two factors that make the shock absorption appealing on the TR400i. First, there are four compressions shocks on each side of the deck. Many treadmills at this price have only three per side. Having four better distributes the impact and reduces the shock. Second, the LifeSpan TR4000i comes with a 2.8 mm thick orthopedic belt, which further reduces the impact and shock to your lower joints and back.
7″ Full Color Screen — As of 2019, the LifeSpan TR4000i comes with an updated full-color touch display screen. The console features 3 dashboard views (graph view, gauge view, and track view). Although the dashboard is touch display, the console still includes physical buttons so you can easily make speed and incline adjustments during your workout.
Warranty — Lifetime frame and motor warranty, 5-year parts, and 2 years labor.
Incline AND Decline — Having both incline and decline capabilities is an extremely appealing feature. The TR4000i can go from -2% decline to up to 13% incline. This is a great way to enhance your workout and really get your heart pumping.
Additional Features — The TR4000i has several “bonus” features…
Other Notes — Product Weight 239.5 lbs.; 350 lb. Suggested Max User Weight; Dimensions Unfolded: 73″ L x 34.5″ W x 55.5″ H, Folded: 40.5″ L x 34.5″ W x 65.5″ H; Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
The TR5500i is a monster of a treadmill available in the LifeSpan lineup. This machine was designed to withstand high-intensity level training workouts… over and over again. Even with all the impressive features found on this treadmill, it’s still typically priced for less than $2,500, which is much more affordable than other competing brands for the same offerings. And, it’s backed with a better warranty as well.
What to expect on the TR5500i treadmill:
22” x 60” Running Space — The length of this machine will work well for all types of runners. We especially like the 22″ wide belt. You will really enjoy the extra elbow room.
4.0 HP Continuous Duty Motor — This is a powerful motor that will easily be able to handle regular running workouts.
Anti-Vibration and EZ Fold Design – The Lifespan TR5500i separates the running surface from the console supports so your running steps will not cause the display to vibrate. In addition, this design contributes to an easy folding mechanism that lets you clean around the machine more easily and store it when it’s not in use.
10″ Full Color Display Screen — This is the largest display offered on LifeSpan machines. There are 3 different viewing options: graph view, gauge view, and track view. Enjoy the 24 (3 over the standard 21) pre-programmed workouts on this nice size screen.
Incline AND Decline — Most treadmills don’t offer decline features. However, the TR5500i provides -2 levels of decline all the way up to 13 levels incline. This machine is really made to offer “kick butt” workouts.
High Speeds — The TR5500i goes up to 13.5 mph so you can take your workout to the extreme.
2.5” Rollers — Larger rollers like this will decrease noise and prevent excessive wear on your belt.
Bluetooth Speakers — Listen to your favorite music during your workout to stay motivated and charge your phone at the same time with the built in USB charging port.
Forgiving Shock Absorption — Just like the LifeSpan TR4000i, this machine has four compression shocks on each side of the deck for extra cushioning. It will provide a natural feel and protection for your joints while you run.
Warranty — Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Motor, 5 years Parts, and 2 years Labor.
Other Notes — 350 lb. Suggested Max User Weight; Dimensions Unfolded: 73″ L x 34.5″ W x 55.5″ H, Folded: 40.5″ L x 34.5″ W x 65.5″ H; Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
Lifespan advertises the TR5500iM treadmill as their best residential treadmill option. This machine is specifically engineered to take your cardiovascular challenge during exercise to the next level. Usually, the TR5500iM is priced very closely to the TR5500i, within a few hundred dollars. Maybe you’re wondering, what does the “M” stand for in this treadmill name? In our opinion – that’s the best part!
The main difference between the TR5500i and the TR5500iM is… well, the M. The M stands for Mirror technology. This treadmill will allow you to mirror your favorite show, podcast, music, or any desired media from your phone or tablet to your treadmill screen via Bluetooth. This is a really exciting feature. Most treadmills will have you confined to pre-programmed workouts and on-screen fitness tracking to view during your workout routine. Now, get your favorite media playing right on your treadmill screen with the TR5500iM and watch your workout fly by!
The TR5500iM also features:
10” Full-Color Touchscreen Display – A nice sized screen to mirror your favorite content onto.
4.0 HP Continuous Duty DC Motor – This is the largest motor you’ll typically find on a residential use treadmill. It’s a monster of a motor and will give no issues for even the toughest of workouts.
50+ Built-In Workouts – Yup. You read that right. Not 21, not 24, 50+ exercise workouts built into your treadmill machine. These workouts include programs like races, fitness tests, and training programs.
22” x 60” Running Surface – An extra 2” width and a lengthy 60” running surface will give even users on the taller side a comfortable running stride space.
-2 Decline to +13 Incline – Simulate going up and down hills with the decline and incline capabilities of this machine to incorporate even more muscle groups and burn more calories.
Up to 13.5 MPH Speed – The speed capabilities on this machine will really let you get your heart pumping.
EZFold and Anti-Vibration Construction – The frame is isolated on LifeSpan treadmills so that the console is independent of the running surface. This means that your console is not vibrating all around while you are running. The EZFold design with transport wheels makes storage easy.
Warranty – Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Motor, 5 years Parts, and 2 years Labor.
Other Notes – 350 lb. Suggested User Weight Limit; Dimensions Unfolded: 73″ L x 34.5″ W x 55.5″ H, Folded: 40.5″ L x 34.5″ W x 65.5″ H; Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
LifeSpan recently added a few commercial options for treadmill machines into their product line up. Something really impressive about their commercial treadmills is that they include a better warranty than their residential machines. Typically in the fitness industry, we see the opposite case. The more expensive the treadmill, the less coverage is offered in a warranty. This really speaks volumes about the value and confidence LifeSpan places in the quality of their commercial grade treadmills. The TR6000i is normally priced for less than $3,000.
Some top features on the TR6000i Light-Commercial Treadmill include:
10” Full-Color Touchscreen Display – This is an average sized display screen for the price that will readout your exercise stats.
3.5 HP AC Motor – While this motor may seem like a downgrade from the 4.0 DC motor found on the TR5500i/M residential machines, don’t let the number fool you. This motor is known as an AC motor rather than DC, which means that it operates on increased power efficiency and output.
Intuitive Console – The console displays stats such as time, distance, steps, heart rate, calories, incline, pace, and elevation change. There are 46 included running programs to choose from on the TR6000i. There is also a media holder large enough for a tablet/iPad.
22” x 60” Running Surface – Extra wide and extra lengthy, this is the size we’d expect to see on a commercial grade treadmill.
-3 Decline to +13 Incline – The -3 decline may not seem like much but being able to mimic hills and valleys on the treadmill will strengthen your leg muscles like never before.
Up to 13.5 MPH Speed – Perfect for those who want to do sprint/interval training.
Commercial Grade Construction/Large Rollers – There are aluminum side rails, ultra-thick handrails, and a robotically-welded steel frame. The front rollers are 3.0”. Large rollers this size will reduce wear and tear on your belt and extend the overall life of your treadmill.
Warranty – Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Motor, 7 years Parts, and 1-year Labor.
Other Notes – 350 lb. Suggested User Weight Limit; Dimensions Unfolded: 74.5″ L x 35″ W x 55.5″ H, Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit; 2 front-mounted wheels for transport
The TR7000i will run you about $1,000 more than the TR6000i Light-Commercial treadmill. What’s really impressive is the size of the running surface on this machine. It’s really a machine that could be an impressive add-on to your home gym or thrive in a commercial gym setting as well.
The top features on the TR7000i Commercial Treadmill include:
22” x 62” Running Surface – This surface is huge. Although it may not seem like it would make much of a difference, if you are over 6 foot or just have a long athletic stride, you will really enjoy the room this deck provides.
3.5 HP AC Motor – LifeSpan boasts in providing the highest-quality and longest-lasting motors on the market in their products. This AC style motor will give non-stop power, even pushing it at the highest speeds.
Incline and Speed – There is no decline capability on the TR7000i. However, the incline goes all the way up to 15MPH with 12MPH max speed options. Basically… you can run up a mountain on this machine.
6.5” Display Area – The display area is a 6.5” multi-color LCD screen. It displays the standard exercise stat readouts. There are the standard 21 pre-programmed workouts on this treadmill.
Commercial Grade Construction and Belt – The incline motor is rated for 1,000 lb. thrust. A cheaply made treadmill will have a lower motor thrust rating. To sum it up: this motor is seriously heavy duty. In addition, the belt is designed for low maintenance and high mileage use. The large 3” crowned rollers will keep your treadmill in much better shape after years of use.
Warranty – Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Motor, 5 years Parts, and 2-years Labor.
Other Notes – 400 lb. Max User Weight; 390 lb. Gross Product Weight; Dimensions Unfolded 80.5″ L x 33.25″ W x 61″ H, Power Requirement: 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit
Last but not least, the TR7000iM Commercial Treadmill from LifeSpan really maxes out in terms of features. If you’re looking for a machine that gives you all of the best features in terms of construction and technology, look no further. This treadmill really offers it all. It’s usually priced around $5,000. This may seem like a hefty price tag, but keep in mind – you are getting a lot of bang for your buck.
Hang on to your seat, because the features on the TR7000iM are pretty mind boggling:
5.0 HP Commercial AC Motor – This size motor is unreal. You will be able to count on your treadmill for years and years and years of use.
22” x 62” Running Surface – Great for taller users or those with long strides. Most people will find this surface extra roomy.
Speed and Incline Capabilities – Go -3 degrees downhill all the way to 12 degrees uphill, and challenge yourself with speeds up to 12 MPH. Your leg muscles may hate you at first, but they’ll thank you in the long run.
Extra Large HD Mirroring Touchscreen – The screen on the TR7000iM is an 18.5” LCD HD Touchscreen. While the size of this screen is impressive in itself, the Mirroring capabilities really knock it out of the park. By using Bluetooth, you can mirror your favorite content from your phone or tablet onto your treadmill screen. If you want to take advantage of the built-in programs, there are 28 to choose from.
Strong Design – Just like the TR7000i, this treadmill has an incline motor thrust rating of 1000 lbs. It has a durable steel construction, along with optional medical handlebars if you are in the process of injury rehabilitation.
Extra “Fun” Features – 2 USB ports, media holder, contact heart rate sensors
Warranty – Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Motor, 5 years Parts, and 2-years Labor.
Other Notes – 400 lb. Max User Weight; 480 lb. Gross Product Weight; Dimensions Unfolded 80.5” L x 36.5” W x 61” H.
Need help deciding which LifeSpan treadmill is the right choice for you? Check out this quick comparison chart for reference.
|Model||LifeSpan TR1200i Treadmill||LifeSpan TR2000e Treadmill||LifeSpan TR2000i Treadmill||LifeSpan TR3000i Treadmill
||LifeSpan TR4000i Treadmill||LifeSpan TR5500i Treadmill||LifeSpan TR5500iM Treadmill||LifeSpan TR6000i Treadmill||LifeSpan TR7000i Treadmill||LifeSpan TR7000iM Treadmill|
|(Swipe RIGHT on your mobile device.)|
|Recommended Usage||Walking, Light Jogging||Walking, Light Jogging||Walking, Light Jogging||Walking, Jogging||Walking, Jogging, Running||Walking, Jogging, Running||Walking, Jogging, Running||Walking, Jogging, Running||Walking, Jogging, Running||Walking, Jogging, Running|
|Motor||2.5 HP||2.5 HP||2.5 HP||2.75 HP||3.25 HP||4.0 HP||4.0 HP||3.5 HP AC||3.5 HP AC||5.0 HP|
|Rollers||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||2.5″ in the front, 2″ in the rear||3.0″ Crowned|
|Programs||21 Pre Installed Workout Programs||21 Pre Installed Workout Programs||21 Pre Installed Workout Programs||38 Pre Installed Workout Programs||50+ Pre Installed Workout Programs||50+ Pre Installed Workout Programs||50+ Pre Installed Workout Programs||46 Included Running Programs||21 Pre Installed Workout Programs||28 Pre Installed Workout Programs|
|Display||7″ Full Color Display||6″ LCD Screen||7″ Full Color Display||7″ Full Color Touchscreen Display||7″ Full Color Touchscreen Display||10″ Full Color Display||10″ Full Color Display with Mirror Technology||10″ Full Color Display||6.5″ Backlit Display Screen||18.5″ LCD Touchscreen|
|Incline||8% Incline||15% Incline||15% Incline||15% Incline||13% Incline
|15% Incline||12% Incline
|Speed||0.5-11 MPH||0.5-11 MPH||0.5-11 MPH||0.5-12 MPH||0.5-12 MPH||0.5-13.5 MPH||0.5-13.5 MPH||0.5-13.5 MPH||0.5-12 MPH||0.5-12 MPH|
|Technology||Contact heart rate sensors and chest strap receiver (chest strap not included).||Auxiliary audio jack and built-in speakers||Dual Bluetooth Speakers||Premium-Sound Bluetooth Speakers, USB Charging Port||Premium-Sound Bluetooth Speakers, USB Charging Port, Touch Sensor HR Monitor||Dual Bluetooth Speakers||Dual Bluetooth Speakers||Dual Bluetooth Speakers, Media Holder||2 USB Ports, Contact Heart Rate Sensors||2 USB Ports, Contact Heart Rate Sensors, Bluetooth Audio|
|200 lbs.||300 lbs.||300 lbs.||350 lbs.||350 lbs.||350 lbs.||350 lbs.||350 lbs.||400 lbs.||400 lbs.|
|Warranty||Frame: Lifetime, Motor: 5 years, Parts: 2 Years, Labor: 1 Year.||Frame: Lifetime, Motor: 5 years, Parts: 2 Years, Labor: 1 Year.||Frame: Lifetime, Motor: 5 years, Parts: 2 Years, Labor: 1 Year.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 1 Year Labor.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 2 Years Labor.||Lifetime Frame & Motor, 5 Year Parts, 2 Years Labor.|
What makes LifeSpan really unique is their superior line-up of treadmill desks. LifeSpan was one of the innovators of treadmill desks, and in that niche marketing they are one of the biggest players. Their company has been building and refining treadmill desks for years for both residential and corporate use. In fact, treadmill desks are the biggest segment of their business. These people know treadmill desks. Beyond the fact that their treadmill desks are some of the best available, they offer a variety of options to accommodate the needs of those who to maintain a healthy lifestyle even during the workday.
Besides the numerous health benefits there are also productive and creative benefits. In our society today, many of our jobs have us stick sitting all day. There have been many studies showing the negative effects on our bodies from sitting at a desk all day every day.
Here a just a few of the benefits you get from a treadmill desk…
Treadmill desks are about continually moving at a slow pace. Typically, around 1.5 mph – 1.8 mph. Initially, as with any new form of exercise, you start slow and ramp up. And you are not going to find yourself walking 8 hours a day. You balance walking on a treadmill desk with sitting and standing. The folks at LifeSpan mentioned that often in a corporate setting people sign-up to use the limited number of treadmill desks for a few hours per day.
Having tested their treadmill desks, but not actually worked on one, our question to their staff was “how hard is it to work while you are walking?” These machines are about slow motion that does not interfere with work activities, but still offers health benefits. The staff at LifeSpan, who obviously use treadmill desks at work, mentioned that had no difficulties talking, typing and manipulating a mouse.
First, treadmill desks are not design for heart pounding, intense cardio workouts. They are built for very slow walking, and initially you should gradually ramp up your routine. Once you are in the groove exercising is about as safe as you can get. In fact, the staff said they have never had a report of injuries while using their treadmill desks. And they mentioned there are virtually no product failures. The LifeSpan treadmill desks have a reputation for longevity.
One of the major hesitancies in purchasing a treadmill desk is the noise. Particularly for those working in a corporate office setting, no one wants to be “that co-worker” who is making obnoxiously loud walking noises all day in an attempt to get their physical activity in. To put it into reference, LifeSpan rated the dB noise level of common sounds, and their treadmill desks in-use fall right in the middle of a whisper and a vacuum cleaner. The team at LifeSpan has conducted noise experiments and their team has found that the most comparable sound to the hum of one of their treadmill desks would be the motor of an oscillating tower fan on low speed.
There are similarities and differences of a treadmill desk from your typical treadmill. They are sleeker in design and since you are taking short walking strides they are not as long as a standard treadmill. The LifeSpan treadmill desks are workhorses built specifically for slow speeds for long periods of time. They run at lower RPMs to make them more efficient. The deck consists of six shock absorbers designed to reduce stress and strain to your joints. They utilize two ply belts that holds the lube for longer periods. All the machines in their Treadmill Desks series feature their Intelli-Guard Safety Technology, that ensures your treadmill only operates when you’re actively walking. This is a great feature to promote safety in the work environment. Finally, the LifeSpan treadmill desks include Bluetooth technology that allows you to monitor you distance and steps. This data can then be transferred to your preferred fitness app.
There are 4 different series of treadmill desks offered from LifeSpan, and we’ll dive into those in just a second – but first let’s break down the different model options. Within each series, you will find four different models that are available known as the GlowUp, Classic, Power, and OmniDesk models. It may sound confusing, but it’s really simple.
The GlowUp Treadmill deck model should be your model choice in a series if you already have your own desk. The GlowUp model pairs with any standing desk. It has a portable console, and a USB charging port. This model is ideal if you already have your own standing desk that you love and simply want to put a treadmill deck under it to incorporate some movement into your workday.
If you don’t have your own desk, the Classic features the manual-height adjustment desk with the treadmill deck. The desk features two-stage telescoping legs, internal cable management, 38” & 48” desktop width options, as well as different desktop color options.
The manual-height is adjustable on all Classic desk models from 33.5″ to 52.5”.
The Power treadmill deck/desk combo features the electric-height adjustment desk. This desk also features the two-stage telescoping legs, internal cable management, 38”, 48” 60”, and 72” desktop width options, and different color options.
The electric height is adjustable from 27.5” to 50.5” on all of the Power models. This upgrade option would be more suitable if you are taller or will have several users of different heights using the desk.
The OmniDesk is the latest 2022 edition to the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk model lineup. This now model option is an electric-height adjusted desk, that features their new sleek white frame option.
The Classic, Power, and OmniDesk deck/desk combo models all offer custom frame and desktop color options to match your office space, patent-pending internal cable routing, easy-access power cord location, and a clean, clutter-free style.
The TR800 Treadmill Deck Series features the TR800-GlowUp model, TR800 Classic Model, and the TR800-Power Model. The TR800 series does not offer the OmniDesk option at this time. The TR800 series is the most affordable range of deck/desk options from LifeSpan, and it is designed for light use. LifeSpan suggests an average of 3 hours of daily use for the TR800 series deck.
The TR800-GlowUp model is the base of only the treadmill deck, made to go under your already existing stand up desk. The compact design of the TR800-GlowUp is one of its most appealing features. It has a footprint of 60.5” L x 26” W and a walking belt size of 45’ x 18’. The deck itself is also really light weight at just 96 lbs. The stand alone TR800-GlowUp deck is usually priced for less than $900.
Some other top features of the TR800 treadmill deck include:
Compatible with Standing Desks — Enhance the benefits of your standing desk by pairing it with the TR800-GlowUp under desk treadmill.
Easy Storage — The TR800 deck features dual front-mounted transport wheels to guarantee easy setup and storage.
No Assembly Required — A great feature of the TR800 deck is that it’s ready to use in minutes. It arrives to your door fully assembled out of the box. Just put it in position in your office, plug it in, and you’re ready to get your walk on at work.
Comfortable Walking — The deck features 6 independent compression shocks to ensure a comfortable and safe experience on your joints.
2.0 HP Drive Motor — With a 2.0 HP High Torque Continuous Duty Motor, your neighbors or co-workers won’t be disturbed by your exercise.
If you don’t already own your own desk, you can choose to upgrade to the TR800 Classic or Power deck and desk combo packages.
*Note: The TR800 series has a suggested max user weight of 200lbs.
The TR1000 series is specifically designed for those with limited space. This GlowUp deck is the smallest one offered in the four different treadmill desk series. The dimensions are 58” L X 28.5” W. The recommended daily usage for the TR1000 series is 6 hours. The TR1000-GlowUp deck only model is usually priced around $1,000.
This under desk treadmill has some great features to offer.
2.25 HP Continuous-Duty Motor — The motor is strong enough to handle up to 6 hours of daily walking use, but the Whisper-Quiet design will keep your co-workers on your good side if you’re sharing an office space.
6 Built-In Shocks — Shocks will absorb impact while walking to dampen your noise levels even more.
No Assembly Required — Everyone’s favorite phrase: no assembly required. The TR1000-GlowUp treadmill deck is fully assembled when you take it out of the box.
Shorter Base — If you’re crunched on space but still want to add walking into your workday, the shorter base option offered on the TR1000 treadmill deck will be the perfect solution for you.
Customizable Settings — You can personalize your settings on the walking treadmill to be tailored to your daily movement.
If you don’t have a standing desk already, you can upgrade to the TR1000 Classic or TR1000 Power models.
*Note: The max user weight on the TR1000 treadmill deck/desk series is 350 lbs.
The TR1200 Treadmill Desk Series is the bestselling and most popular option available from LifeSpan. This deck option is ideal for a small office team group that will be alternating using the deck and desk. Similarly to the TR1000 Series, the deck is designed for approximately 6 hours of daily usage. However, the base is 5 inches longer on the TR1200 deck, making it more appealing to a wider variety of user height ranges. The TR1200 Deck is also available in all 4 models, including the OmniDesk option. The TR1200-GlowUp deck normally starts around $1,200.
Other features on the TR1200-GlowUp deck include:
2.25 HP Continuous-Duty Motor — The Whisper-Quiet motor design is quiet enough to keep your noise level to a minimum, with 2.25 HP able to keep up with all day walking.
6 Impact Absorbing Shocks — Built-in shocks not only keep joint impact to a minimum but will significantly reduce noise as well.
Fully Assembled Out of the Box — As with all the treadmill decks from LifeSpan, there is no assembly required. Take it out of the box and place it under your desk, and you’re ready to get stepping.
Longer Base — If the treadmill deck is needed for a user of a taller height (closer to 6 foot), the 63” L deck will feel nice and roomy.
*Note: The TR1200 deck series has a max user weight limit of 350 lbs.
The TR1200 deck is available for upgrade with the Classic desk, Power desk, and OmniDesk options. The OmniDesk is similar to the Power option in that it’s an electric adjusting desk. However, the OmniDesk offers a more sleek and modern design. In addition, upgrading to the OmniDesk will change your on-desk treadmill console from the standard “Retro” console that comes with the GlowUp, Classic, and Power models. The OmniDesk option comes with the Omni-Hub smart console option.
The TR5000 deck and desk series is the workhorse of the group. This deck is designed to hold up for all day use. LifeSpan recommends up to 9 hours of daily usage can be put onto this belt. It’s really designed to hold up for long-term use and handle a ton of mileage. This GlowUp deck is typically priced around $1,600.
Some other notable features on the TR5000 deck include:
3.0 HP Continuous-Duty Motor — This is a huge motor for an under the desk treadmill deck. It will really be able to withstand putting in tons of miles. In addition, it’s designed with the Whisper Quiet technology to keep the noise at bay.
6 Shocks— Impact absorbing shocks aid in keeping your joints protected all while minimizing your noise level as well.
High Mileage Belt — The TR5000 deck belt is built for long days of walking in the office. The deck is a 1” thick extended-life deck, exclusive to the TR5000 models.
Heavy Duty Construction — The side rails on the TR5000 deck are black anodized-aluminum side rails. These rails are designed to be wear resistant. Go ahead, put it to some heavy-duty use. This deck can take it!
*Note: The TR5000 deck series has an upgraded user weight limit of 400 lbs.
As with the TR1200 series, the TR5000-GlowUp deck is available for upgrade in the Classic, Power, and OmniDesk options. For a quick summary, the Classic is suited best for those who want a simple, manual-adjust option. The Power desk is better for those who want an electric-adjusting desk with more height options. Finally, the OmniDesk is the best option for those who want an electric-adjusting desk with a more modern design and a sleeker, compact on-desk console.
LifeSpan has been around for over 20 years. Their company launched with much more humble roots, with only a few fitness products. Since then, their company has really expanded and evolved to focus on the physical fitness and overall well-being of the customer. Our team is really impressed with the amount of dedication to health, and the attention to detail for top notch construction and safety that goes into the fitness equipment launched from LifeSpan.
The passion for customer health is what brought them to expand their equipment line to office wellness. The development of their treadmill deck and desk series really shows the commitment that LifeSpan has to addressing the rampant health issues correlated to sedentary lifestyles. Even with their products being made safely and constructed well, their treadmills and treadmill decks/desks are all priced a very reasonable price points compared to other brands on the market. In addition, their customer service department is excellent, which is extremely rare for the fitness industry.
As always, our team takes a deep dive on the internet to find the most recent and relevant consumer reviews for fitness brands and products. Even though our expert review team can be impressed with a brand and their equipment, what really matters is the consumer experience.
After our research, it’s proven to be a difficult task to find a negative review for LifeSpan. The most common theme of any negative reviews consisted of the complaints that there aren’t any cooling fans, there is not a chest strap included for heart rate monitoring, and the machines are not as technology focused as other treadmills in the same price range from other brands. Also, some of their treadmills have 200 lb. weight limits, which is fairly light.
Check out some of the most recent online consumer reviews for LifeSpan machines:
Dawn D. – TR4000i Treadmill 2021 Review
Simple. Easy to use. Works well. Quiet. I have 3 cross country runners, so it gets used often and we’ve had no issues.
Johann A. – TR5000 GlowUp Deck 2021 Review
Many home treadmills have sticky foot strike and need lubricating and tuning, not this one. I put it in front of a window, built a desk around it, added a grab bar and a fan, and it’s my new perfect office. I’ve been getting in about 5 miles a day.
Sonja G. – TR2000i Treadmill 2021 Review
I love the compact size of this treadmill, but it doesn’t skimp on features or power. I have had it for about 2 months and use it 5 days a week, typically. It is easy to use, and I have had no issues with changing speeds and incline frequently during a workout.
Dane S. – TR800 Glow Up Deck 2021 Review
Work perfect right out of the box. Set up was easy but the weight of the unit was heavy, and I needed help to bring it to the office. I have had it for a month now putting 3 miles a day on it, works perfect.
Roger S. – TR2000e Treadmill 2021 Review
This is a very well built and designed treadmill. It has very good power, a wide belt and a number of programs for all levels. I can recommend this treadmill without hesitation.
This article was written by Brook Norris and published on Monday, 24 January 2022.