Video Review of the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a sweet new treadmill I was getting and how I was moving my work station from a chair to a treadmill desk.

I’ve been walking while working and/or catching up with friends online almost everyday for the past two weeks and loving it!

Instead of writing a review … I decided to try my hand at a video review. It’s my first video review, so be kind.

Do you think you’d enjoy walking while working?


My story has been included in articles about treadmill desks a few places:

Forbes: Walking while you work by Dr. Robert Glatter
USA Today: Get off your duff: Work and walk with a treadmill desk by Alice Truong
Janet O, treadmill desk side

Walking while working – Janet Oberholtzer


For more info, check out the LifeSpan Treadmill Desks here.

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  • Veronica Monique

    That is super cool.

  • Alise Wright

    Does it work as just a “regular” treadmill as well? IOW, could you dump the desk part and run on it?

    Gotta say, that is pretty tempting!

    • Janet Oberholtzer

      It’s not made for running… it’s more about being solid/stable/quiet, so it can be used while typing/working. Its top speed is 4 mph… which (for me :) is a fast walk or a slow jog.

      I’ve found that when I need to concentrate on something like writing a ‘perfect’ email or comment… I like to walk around 1.5 miles per hour. But when I’m reading blogs and/or surfing the web/facebook/etc… then I can easily walk between 2 and 2.5 mph.

      • John

        Totally agree with you there about walking to concentrate. When my legs are moving, my brain cannot stop. I always find it a lot easier to read books that require a lot of thinking (eg. textbooks) while walking. Just ordered this desk last week. Can’t wait to start using it daily.

        • Janet Oberholtzer

          Good for you! Enjoy the desk… happy walking while working/reading/etc.

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  • Jendi

    I would definitely like that! 
    And you did a great job with the video. I wouldn’t have guessed it was your first one. You put clips together, added titles, and even added some voiceover. Great job!