Office Gym | Treadmill Desk Comparison

by fitness journalist
August 14, 2017

If you are wanting an office gym and are considering a LifeSpan treadmill desk or under-desk treadmill and want to know which model best suits you and your office environment, you’ve come to the right place. Check out the comparison charts below, and as always, we’re here for any questions you have. Feel free to reach us by chat, phone or email.

For a complete list of available treadmill desks, click here.

Treadmill Bases

TR800: The LifeSpan TR800 is our space-saving, entry-level office treadmill for the home recommended for light use. This is a great office treadmill if you are looking to add a few hours of walking to your workday or for offices limited on space.

TR1200: This is our most popular treadmill base for the home and office. With upgraded components from the TR800, the TR1200 includes a larger motor and a wider walking belt. The TR1200 is perfect if you expect to do a lot of work on the walking desk or for small teams in a communal area.

TR5000: The TR5000 is a workhorse designed to meet the high demands of today’s workplace. The TR5000 is our most durable treadmill designed for high-use, low-maintenance conditions such as a library or classroom.

Treadmill Comparison Chart


Motor HP* LifeSpan office gym treadmills use a different type of motor than those found in traditional fitness treadmills. Our high torque motors generate 2-3 HP at a very low 2400 RPM, resulting in hours of daily usage without over-heating or causing excessive stress on the motor and electronics.

Recommended Daily Use** The daily-use rating is to be used as a guideline only. Consistently going over the daily rating will not cause the treadmill to fail, however, you may have to replace wear and tear components such as the belt and deck sooner than anticipated. These ratings are posted to give you an understanding of how each treadmill is positioned within the line in regard to the long-term durability and does not affect the manufacturer’s warranty.

Standing Desk/Portable Console

DT3: If you already own a stand-up desk, want to build your own, or want to pair with a LifeSpan standing desk, the DT3 is the best option for you. The compact, portable console sits on your desktop, putting you in full control of all the treadmill’s functions without taking up valuable desk space.

DT5: The DT5 is a great standing desk if you don’t anticipate on making frequent height adjustments. This desk includes padded armrests and a conveniently located console that doesn’t occupy any of the desk space.

DT7: The DT7 is ideal for multi-user environments including communal and public areas. The desk includes the same padded armrests and integrated control console as the DT5 plus the addition of electric-height adjustment. Height adjustment buttons are conveniently located within the console and include memory presets for two users.

DT3 Portable Console Specs

Readouts Time, Steps, Calories, Distance, Speed
Display Red LED
Bluetooth Yes
Buttons On/Start, Stop/Reset, Pre-Set Speed, Up/Down, Enter/Mode
USB Charging Port Yes
Intelli-Step Yes
Intelli-Guard Yes

Treadmill Standing Desk Comparison



Integrated Step Counting:
Our exclusive Intelli-Step™ is a great way to measure and track daily levels of physical activity by tracking each step you take automatically.

Walk confidently knowing your safety is assured with Intelli-Guard™. If you step away for more than twenty seconds and your treadmill’s walking belt will automatically glide to a smooth stop, ensuring an accident-free environment.

Wirelessly sync your walking data to an iPhone or Android smartphone using LifeSpan’s free LifeSpan App to track your progress over time. Simply hover your smartphone over the treadmill desk console to upload your data. That’s it. The data syncs effortlessly using Bluetooth, plus this feature is free for everyone.

Personal Settings:
Tailor your treadmill desk to meet your needs. Set preferred maximum speed to either 2.0 or 4.0 MPH, silence beeps and alerts, resume previous speed, switch units of measure, and more.

Telescoping Frame:
Supporting users of all heights, LifeSpan desks feature a telescoping leg system, essential for ergonomic heights during both standing and sitting. Dual, heavy-capacity motors efficiently lift loads up to 220 pounds, perfect for gently raising and lowering of your work area.

LifeSpan Workplace

Walk at work with a LifeSpan treadmill workstation or under-desk treadmill and start gaining increasing your work productivity and health today.

Start pedaling at your desk. Our product line ranges from electric and manual height adjustable desks to a bike that rolls under your existing standing desk.

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