Below we compare the top treadmill desks or “walking workstation” set-ups for 2017. Keep in mind that many of the treadmill desks and under-desk treadmills can be purchased separately – and therefore mixed and matched to create the workspace you really want. In addition, you can also build your own custom DIY treadmill desk around exercise equipment you already have. You can save $100’s, and this DIY project is actually not difficult to do. Sometimes people opt to make a desk and put their money toward a better quality treadmill.
|Treadmill Desks||Price||Desktop Size||Desk Height||Belt Size||Motor Power||Max Speed||Rating 1/5||Other Features|
|ProForm Thinline Desk Treadmill||48″W x 24″D||Adjustable||60″L x 20″W||2.75 Commercial Plus Motor||12 mph||4.5||Can be used for running, 12% incline, console flips down for desk, tablet holder, heart rate monitor, iFIT technology|
|Lifespan Sit-Stand Desk & Treadmill||47″W x 37″D (standing)||Desk adjusts from 36″ to 52″ high||56″L x 20″W||2.25 HP High Torque Continuous Duty DC Motor||4 mph||4.5||Get 2 workspaces in 1, bluetooth-enabled, larger desk may not fit in all offices|
|Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit
Treadmill + Desk
|$674||48″W x 24″D||48″ from treadmill to desktop, not adjustable||40″L x 20″W||1.5 horsepower||4 mph||4.0||Desktop is not vertically adjustable, but can be tilted- Treadmill can incline 15%|
|RebelDesk + Rebel Treadmill 1000||$649 + $599||48″W x 28″D||Max height 48″ from ground, designed for people 4’0″ to 6’4″ tall||49″L x 18″W||1.5 horsepower||2 mph||4.5||Desk adjusts up and down with side crank- USB ports and power outlets under desktop- Multiple compartment side organizer tray included|
|LifeSpan TR800-DT Desk + Treadmill||$1299||46″W x 31″D||Desk adjusts from 36″ to 56″ high||52″L x 18″W||2.0 horsepower||4 mph||4.5||Desk adjusts up and down with leg knobs- Foam Armrest along front of desk- Bluetooth|
|TrekDesk||$549 Desk only||74″W x 34″D||Desk adjusts from 46″ to 56″ high||NA||NA||NA||4.5||Large wrap-around shape- Includes cup holders, stacking organizer and book stand|
|Mobile Stand Up Desk on Wheels||39″W x 29″D||Desk adjusts from 28.75″ to 42.75″ high||NA||NA||NA||4.5||Inexpensive, versatile workstation that includes a swiveling monitor mount, some treadmills may not fit under it|
|LifeSpan Under-Desk Treadmill||NA||NA||52″L x 18″W||2.0 HP Continuous Duty DC||4 mph||4.5||Specially-designed walking treadmill includes conveniently small console is bluetooth-enabled & tracks miles walked, calories burned|
|Rebel Under-Desk Treadmill||NA||NA||50″L x 18″W||1.5 HP (3.5 peak), DC continuous drive motor||2 mph||4.5||Specially-designed walking treadmill. Very quiet when in use, limited speed capacity|
Why Should You Care About My Treadmill Desk Reviews?
In my opinion, the NordicTrack and ProForm Thinline models come in as a close second. This is partly because they are much more affordable than other versions, plus they are more compact and make efficient use of space. However, these workstations were not available when I bought mine.
When I first started shopping for a treadmill desk, I had no idea what to expect, or even if I would be able to work while walking. With so many unknowns, it was hard for me to justify spending $1000 for a piece of equipment/furniture and simply cross my fingers hoping it would work.
Now that I own one, I can say that I am really glad I made the purchase. I love it and use it all the time.
That said, standing desks take some time to get used to, not to mention walking while typing, etc.. Be prepared for a few weeks of uncertainty while you switch back and forth from sitting to standing/walking. Most people experience this same transition.
(And honestly, I still sit and work sometimes, but I now find that I get antsy after about an hour and want to move around.) I can’t complain about that!
After that beginning stage (besides all of the benefits that I mention on this website), I found that walking at my desk motivated me to be more active throughout the day. I have less back pain, better circulation and clearer thinking – among other things.
I hope that the information on this site helps you, especially if you are like me and need to get off your butt. =)