Looking for a treadmill with a built-in desk? When I started writing about treadmills over 8 years ago, there are only about 3 options – and those started around and up.
We’ve come a long way baby.
You now have several great options on the market that will let you use your treadmill as a desk or workstation.
But treadmill desks are evolving as well. For example, these used to be ” machines with maximum speeds of up to 2.5 MPH. So you couldn’t actually use them as a regular treadmill and run on them.
But now, you have a few options that can do double duty – as both a treadmill workstation with desk – and as a home fitness machine for jogging.
So with that in mind, here are 3 of your best options for treadmill desks today:
#1 Lifespan Treadmill Desk
Lifespan was one of the leaders in this field and makes an entire line of treadmill desks. These offer large workspaces so you can spread out with your computer, phone, papers and more.
There’s also a sensor that senses when you’ve stepped off the belt and stops the treadmill. You can also count your steps each day with the built-in step counter.
Speeds tend to be limited on these machines (i.e. up to 4.0 MPH) so they’re really not for running. They are more like the workstations you find in your office – walking only.
#2 Proform Thinline Treadmill With Desk
The Thinline desk doesn’t give you as much space as the Lifespan desks, but it’s still sufficient for your laptop or computer. Plus it has some advantages that you don’t get with Lifespan.
You can use this treadmill desk for both walking (and working) or running (it has a speed limit of up to 12 MPH). It flips back and forth between a workstation desk and a regular treadmill – which is great for home gyms.
Plus it folds up to save you space and there’s even 34 built-in workouts to add some workout challenge.
#3 Nordictrack Desk Treadmill
This one gives you a bit more workspace than the Proform Thinline – plus it adds in one of Nordictrack’s most popular cushioning systems ever: Reflex Deck.
The Reflex Deck system uses the same kind of material they use for professional snowboards. It actually returns energy to your stride – so you can walk longer without feeling as tired as on a regular treadmill.
The desk adjusts easily to walkers of different heights. And it’s even iFit LIVE compatible so you can download new workouts to your treadmill and track your workout progress online.
And here’s something completely different. you can fold the deck up, pull up a chair and continue working on the desk portion if you’re done walking. Again, this is a great option for a home gym/office.
So those are some of the best options out there if you’re looking for a solid desk treadmill. What you choose really depends on your preferences, goals and situation.