Last Updated: 1/11/2022
Established in 2001, LifeSpan is a relatively young treadmill manufacturer compared to brands like Life Fitness, NordicTrack, and ProForm. However, they have made a name for themselves in producing decent budget treadmills and a large line of treadmill desks, which are some of their most popular items. Along with treadmills, LifeSpan also produces exercise bike, desk bikes, ellipticals, rowers, a stretching machine, and other fitness accessories.
LifeSpan Treadmill Product Line Summary
An interesting feature of the LifeSpan treadmill line is that they currently have almost as many treadmill desks as they do regular treadmills. This is not common among treadmill manufacturers as they generally have only one treadmill desk if any at all.
Price-wise, the regular treadmills start at $899 and go up from there, while the treadmill desks start at $599.
There are currently 6 treadmills in the LifeSpan treadmill lineup. They have a wide range of prices, starting at $899. This range of prices means they also have a wide range of features depending on the model you select. Their motor sizes start at 2.5 CHP with the top model having a 4.0 CHP motor. Speeds range from 11 MPH to 13.5 MPH, and they all have the ability to fold with a hydraulic system to make the process easier.
The LifeSpan Commercial series has 3 treadmills which meet very different needs, ranging from light-commercial to a medical treadmill. They start in price at $2,199 and start in belt measurements at 22” wide by 60” long. They all have LCD screens embedded in the console and have a starting max user weight of 350 lbs.
Manual-Height Adjustment Desks Series
There are currently 3 manual-height adjustment desks in the LifeSpan treadmill line. As the name suggests, these treadmill desks all require manual adjustment if you want to change the height. They start in price at $999 and range upward from there. The treadmill belt length varies, with one measuring 18” wide by 45” long, and the other two measuring 20” wide by 50” long. The top speed of all of them is 4 MPH, with no ability to incline or fold up.
Electric-Height Adjustment Desks Series
These treadmill desks are an upgrade as the motorized height adjustment makes this more versatile in the home workplace environment. Both treadmills can save 2 heights so you can have your desk set to your preferred height with one touch. The treadmill belts measure 20” wide by 50” long and reach a top speed of 4.0 MPH. These treadmills also do not have the ability to fold or incline.
The majority of the Under-Desk treadmill series is shown with a desk over the treadmill, but none of these treadmills come with a desk. There is the option to add-on a desk, but it is an additional cost. The least expensive under treadmill starts in price at $599. All the under desks have a small control console you can place on your desk so you can control the treadmill with a convenient USB port in the control console for device charging. These treadmills can be lifted into a free-standing position, but we aren’t sure it’s safe to have a free-standing treadmill.
Out-Of-Stock LifeSpan Treadmills
There are a couple of out-of-stock LifeSpan treadmills which have been phased out of their regular product line. However, you can still find them through third-party treadmill dealers like Amazon.
Our Ruling On LifeSpan Treadmills
We have a 2-part ruling when it comes to LifeSpan treadmills. As far as their regular treadmills are concerned, while we like their budget treadmills and the medical treadmill was interesting, we don’t find that the value of the treadmill matches the price. They generally have small motors, limited treadmill belts, and the residential treadmills are not as well-constructed as we’ve seen in other treadmills such as ProForm, SOLE, and NordicTrack.