Life Fitness Treadmill Desk Review

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Treadmill Review

If you are looking for a quality treadmill desk, then the Life Fitness Treadmill Desk is a good option to consider. It is priced a little high, but the Treadmill Desk is sturdily built and equipped with useful features. However, both the NordicTrack Treadmill Desk and the Treadmill Desk Platinum are strong contenders you should consider before buying the Life Fitness Treadmill Desk.


While usually priced at $4,599, the Treadmill Desk is often on sale for $1,999.

The Treadmill Desk Is Built For Users who:

  • Perform desk work - Whether the users work from home or at an office, the Treadmill Desk can help keep the desk worker from sitting too much.  
  • Want to improve cardio fitness - Hours of unbroken sitting can have serious effects on your cardiovascular health. The Treadmill Desk can alleviate many of the side effects associated with desk work.
  • Have room for stationary desk - The Treadmill Desk is a fairly large machine which does not fold. Users will need to ensure they have space for the Treadmill Desk before purchasing.

Why The Treadmill Desk earned 3.6 stars

There are not that many fully motorized treadmill desks on the market. Treadmill Reviews has been able to review the majority of them to give an accurate rating to the Treadmill Desk.  

  • No incline range - Unlike some treadmill desks, the Treadmill Desk from Life Fitness does not have any incline ability.
  • Useful desk features - There are some very useful features on the Treadmill Desk, such as two USB ports, three outlets, and an ethernet port, all built into the desk of the Treadmill Desk. This keeps cords in order and out of the way.
  • High durability - In classic Life Fitness fashion, the Treadmill Desk is built along heavy-duty lines. This makes it more likely that you will be able to use your Treadmill Desk for years to come.

Main Specs - 8/10

Specs “Quick Review”:

  • Motor Size: 3.0 CHP
  • Running Area: 48” L x 19.75 W
  • Weight Capacity (deck): 350 lbs
  • Weight Capacity (desk): 100 lbs
  • Folding: No
  • Footprint In Use (W, L, H): 40” x 71” x 49”
  • Desk Area - 31.4” D x 40” W
  • Incline Range: None
  • Max Speed: 4 MPH
  • Treadmill Best For: Walkers, Desk work
  • Electrical Requirements: 120 volts

Motor Size - Equipped with a 3.0 CHP motor, the Treadmill Desk is a smooth and strong machine. You can easily run it and not have the sound from the motor interrupting your work.

Running Area - While you won’t be running on this treadmill, the treadmill belt measures a decent 48” long and 19.75” wide. That will give you plenty of space to stride on.  

Weight Capacity - With a high weight capacity of 350 lbs, the Treadmill Desk can be used by those heavier users hoping to improve their health and fitness. Thanks to the sturdy motorized uprights, the desk of the Treadmill Desk can hold up to 100 lbs.

Folding  - There is no folding function on this treadmill.

Space / Footprint - The Treadmill Desk will take up a significant amount of floor space. It measures 40” wide, 71” long, and 49” tall. You can adjust the height of the desk to accommodate users who range in height from 4’10” up to 6’6”. The desk area is 40” wide and 31.4” deep, which give plenty of space to spread out.

Max Speed - Ranging from speeds of 0.5 to 4 MPH, you can reach a brisk walk on this treadmill desk but nothing more.

Incline - This treadmill desk has no incline range.

Features - 7/10

Features “Quick Review”

    • Display: LED window
    • PreInstalled Workout Apps: 1
    • Speakers: No
    • Fans: No
    • Heart Rate Monitoring: No
    • USB port: Yes
    • Audio Jack: No
    • Water bottle cubbies: No
    • Device holder: Yes

Workout Apps - You can only use the manual workout function on this treadmill.  

Display - A simple LED screen is embedded in the desk of the Treadmill Desk. It allows you to track your time spent walking, your speed, distance traveled, and your steps.

Speakers - No speakers are on the Treadmill Desk.

Fans - There are no fans on the Treadmill Desk.

Heart Rate Monitoring - There is no heart rate monitoring function on the Treadmill Desk.

Other Tech Features
  • Pause function keeps activity from clearing
  • Full bar of outlets, USB charging ports, and ethernet port
  • Safety Key

Build Quality - 8/10

Treadmill Desk Review: Build Quality

    • Warranties - 7-year frame, 3-year electronics & parts & motor, 1-year wear & labor
    • Roller - 2.6” front, 2” rear
    • Cushioning - FlexDeck
    • Customer Support - Phone, email
    • Return Policy - 30-day return

Thick molded plastic and steel makes up the Treadmill Desk structure. It makes this treadmill desk one of the sturdiest we have been privileged to test. From the deck to the desk, this treadmill desk will be plenty strong enough for most users.

If you find you are not satisfied with your Treadmill Desk, you can return it 30 days after purchase. You will have to pay a 25% restocking fee unless there is damage or defect on the treadmill.

Bottom Line Review Of The Life Fitness Treadmill Desk

While we are fans of the overall durability of the Life Fitness Treadmill Desk, there are two other treadmill desks which have features that this treadmill desk does not have and for a lower price.

  • NordicTrack Treadmill Desk has a 20” wide by 55” long treadmill belt and contact heart rate sensors. The Treadmill Desk has a 48” long by 19.75” wide treadmill belt and no heart rate sensors.
  • NordicTrack Treadmill Desk Platinum has an incline range of 0-10% and an 8 MPH speed max. The Treadmill Desk has no incline range and a 4 MPH speed max.  
You may want to review them prior to buying the Life Fitness Treadmill Desk to be sure it is the treadmill desk for your needs.

Best Place To Buy The Life Fitness Treadmill Desk

When buying the Life Fitness Treadmill Desk, be sure to work with Life Fitness online. You can receive better deals online that a brick and mortar treadmill seller. Also, rather than buying from shopping site online, working with Life Fitness online will ensure you don’t receive a used treadmill or an outdated model of the Treadmill Desk you want.