Spend most of your day at a desk? We feel your pain (literally). Let’s make sitting while working a thing of the past! Sure, a standing desk is great for posture, but those won’t help you get any closer to your goal of 10,000 steps every day. With a treadmill desk, you can walk (and burn calories) while you work! Dan Gaz, physical activity and assessment program manager at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minnesota said treadmill desks are a great way to incorporate more movement into normally sedentary situations. Adding that “your low metabolism may be caused by your job, rather than your genes.”
A treadmill desk is the perfect solution to help you achieve more movement throughout your workday. When you’re shopping for one, keep in mind that you can mix and match components. As long as your standing desk has a high clearance and no cross bars for added support, chances are it’ll work with an under the desk treadmill.
To make your search easier, we’ve listed our favorite all-in-one treadmill desks, which include the treadmill and the desk, as well as a handful of other options — in case you want to pick and choose depending on your needs and budget.
Make one of our picks your new workspace, whether at home or in the office, to increase your activity (and productivity) levels every day! Lastly, be sure to alternate between sitting and standing. Just as it’s not healthy to sit constantly for 8 hours a day, you shouldn’t walk for 8 hours, either!
LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk
Nellie Bowles, a technology reporter for the New York Times said her LifeSpan TR1200 is one gadget she can’t live without. Thanks to its huge desktop surface (38 by 29 inches), you’ll have plenty of room for a computer, papers, and more coffee or water than your stomach can handle! The height is easily adjusted, so coworkers (or spouses) can take turns. For those who work in a corporate environment where several colleagues will be switching off, consider opting for the more durable and powerful LifeSpan TR1200-DT7, instead.
This treadmill has a quiet, high-capacity 2.5-horsepower motor, and wheels make this option easy to store away. A console on the desk shows speed and distance traveled, among other measurements, and Bluetooth capability syncs statistics so you can easily track progress with your smartphone’s fitness apps!
NordicTrack Desk Platinum Treadmill
The faux-wood finish on the side rails of this classy treadmill desk make a nice addition to your home office. It features a sleek design with an LCD display built into the desktop, so you can track distance as you work. There’s also a USB charging port for your phone, keyboard, or mouse — features that helped make it a favorite of Runner Click.
Plus, for those who really want to know their stats, the heart-rate monitor handles help you stay in the desired zone, depending on your goals. It even comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor! What we like most about this treadmill is how adjustable it is. You can hoist up the treadmill portion to use the desk while sitting or standing.
Exerpeutic 5000 ExerWork 20
No need to spend a fortune to get a treadmill and desk combo — this set is sold together. The treadmill reaches speeds of up to 4 mph, so it can handle speed-walking if you dare! The desktop is adjustable and accommodates users from 5 to 6.5 feet tall. It has a backlit LCD display for tracking your progress, and convenient cupholders for a bottle of water or to stash your phone.
InMovement Walk While You Work Treadmill Desk
Whether you want a treadmill desk for employees to share at the office, or just need something for the house that you can trust, the InMovement will do the job. Sure, it’s pricey, but it’s an incredibly sturdy combo that’ll last a lifetime.
The commercial-grade treadmill has a silent motor that won’t drown out your meeting, and a shock-absorption system that reduces impact on your joints. The desk has a small integrated display that’s easy to control and lists your stats, plus a connectivity panel that provides power outlets, ethernet jacks, and reduces cord clutter!
ApexDesk Elite Series 60
If you already have an under-desk treadmill (sold separately), or are just looking to handpick the perfect pair of desk and treadmill, then this adjustable standing desk will impress since it’s crossbar-free. Change the height electronically with just the push of a button, making this a truly ergonomic standing desk. It’s offered in different color options to match your home decor, too!
Walktop Treadmill Desk
If you already own a full-featured treadmill (sold separately), there’s no reason to buy another! Instead, just get this desk topper — it attaches securely onto most treadmill consoles. The height and incline can be adjusted, making it simple to find the most ergonomic position. The design is clean, too, with an anodized aluminum frame and clear glass topper that nearly anyone will appreciate.
LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill
Pair this under-desk treadmill with the standing desk of your choice (sold separately). By purchasing the two items individually, you can roll the treadmill out of the way and just stand on the floor at the desk when you need a break from walking. This treadmill includes a control console that can be placed on any desk, which features a USB charging port for your electronics. If you want a slightly more durable model, opt for the TR5000-DT3, instead.
For those looking for an ultra sleek treadmill that easily can slide under a couch after your shift is over, look no further than this option from IPO. It has a maximum height of just 2 inches, but still reaches speeds up to 5 miles per hour.
We love its intelligent speed control tech that’s on board. To start it up, you just have to walk three steps, to speed up, you walk in the front section, and to slow down, you walk toward the back of it. The treadmill even features a built in handrail for when you want to jog.
Titan Fitness Under Desk Walking Treadmill
If you want the cheapest path to owning a treadmill desk, this under desk walking treadmill costs less than $500. It goes up to 4 miles per hour, has an easy install, but its computer isn’t as smart as more expensive options. For instance, there’s no pause function. So, if you stop walking to grab a coffee, your data will get lost. Regardless, it’s an outstanding value that is compatible with most standing desks.
Fully Jarvis Treadmill Desk
The Jarvis treadmill desk was a favorite of Start Standing for its electric height adjustment and fantastic value. So, if you’re shopping for a one-of-a-kind option, the Jarvis treadmill desk is the way to go since it’s completely customizable.
You get to pick the shape of the desk, the size, material, and finish of the desktop, including natural bamboo, mahogany, walnut, graphite, or oak. Lastly, choose from two treadmills, and you’re set with a unique walking workstation!