It’s no secret that remaining dormant most of the day isn’t the best thing for your health. But if you have an office job that requires you to sit at a desk for most of the day, it can be hard to get those steps in. Depending on your lifestyle and how active you are, you may want to consider investing in an under desk treadmill. These generally only go as fast as up to five miles per hour for safe treading while you work and should fit comfortably in a cubicle. Here, we did some research and listed a few of our favorite options on the market. Each of our picks is compact and designed with wheels for easy portability.
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1. OppsDecor Under Desk Treadmill
This folding treadmill with dual-usage capabilities can fit under your desk or stand upright for normal running.
Pros: It’s made with-quality steel and an anti-slip, anti-static lawn texture running belt. Wheels on the bottom make for quick rearranging while the base uses an ultra-quiet motor so as not to disturb coworkers. It comes with remote control and a built-in safety key for instant shut off in case of emergencies.
Cons: There are no incline options.
2. Miageek Under Desk Folding Treadmill
With a wide speed range from 0.4 to 7.5 miles per hour, this treadmill makes your life a breeze as it arrives fully assembled.
Pros: The motor allows you to choose between interval, speed, or endurance training whether you use it under desk or not. An easy-to-reach emergency stop switch can pause functions immediately, while cushioning on the sides of the treadmill helps reduce bounce and noise.
Cons: It can only support up to 220 pounds.
3. LifeSpan Under Desk Treadmill
This option displays distance traveled, calories burned, walk and run time so you can stay on top of your steps.
Pros: Lightweight and portable, this treadmill employs six independent compression shocks for shock absorption. Intelli-Step technology on the belt detects each footstep and an Intelli-Guard safety feature ensures stability by only letting the treadmill run when you are securely moving.
Cons: The treadmill may beep when buttons are pressed.
4. Goplus Under Desk Electric Treadmill
This treadmill is unique as the display screen is touchpad sensitive so you can operate it even if you lose the remote.
Pros: The walking area of this treadmill is wider than that of its competitors so you can move more freely. It also provides 12 programs available for your choosing so you can feel more motivated and organized in your exercise.
Cons: This may be noisier than competitors’ products.
5. Gymax Under Desk Treadmill
Two rubber foot mats ensure stability and limit sliding or moving of the treadmill while in use, which also helps prevent damage to hardwood or tile floors.
Pros: A non-slip lawn-like belt offers a smooth, steady ride. It also comes silicone oil so you can properly grease the treadmill for continuous use, as well as a wireless remote and power cord.
Cons: It may be heavy to lift up and store away.
6. Jempet Under Desk Walking Treadmill
Coming fully assembled in one easy-to-use piece, this treadmill makes for quick starts once you roll it right into place.
Pros: Control this treadmill with ease thanks to a handy remote. It has a slim, minimalist design that can also fit easily under beds and more for storage after use if at home.
Cons: It only gets as fast as 3.7 miles per hour.