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First thoughts...

No pictures yet, because I haven't got my set-up the way I like it yet, just making do for the timebeing.

At present, I have a couple of pieces of foam pipe insulation on the side handles, and then a wire shelf sitting on those. My laptop sits on that, cushioned by a fleece scarf which I fold over the edge of the laptop. This allows my wrists to slide a bit as I walk, but my fingers remain stable on the keys. There is vibration/movement from the treadmill, but it is workable.…


Added by snoozy on March 7, 2013 at 9:40am — No Comments

Got it put together

The hardest part was simply getting it out of the carton. Whew!  It looks like a quality machine (based on what experience.knowledge do I say this -- almost none, so pay it no mind...) It is quiet. I haven't quite figured out how the programs work, but I won't be using those much anyway, I don't think.

I played around with speeds and incline. For a nice brisk walk, 3mph was good, but of course I wouldn't be able to do computer work at that speed. I was surprised to find that…


Added by snoozy on February 28, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments

OK, it's here! And MAN is it heavy!!

OK, it's here! And MAN is it heavy!!


Added by snoozy on February 27, 2013 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Got a call from UPS -- they'll deliver the treadmill on next Wednesday...Yay!

Got a call from UPS -- they'll deliver the treadmill on next Wednesday...Yay!


Added by snoozy on February 20, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Remember your maintenance

Treadmill has been playing up these past few weeks. Belt not staying at constant speed , motor smelling and loosing wireless connection every time I started up. I thought the stories of prolonged walking pace had finished it off. Doing a bit of research I noticed I should have been using the container of silicon grease on the belt every few months. I've been walking now for 18 Months with no maintenance. So I greased belt up and still no improvement.

Before I start looking at ebay I…


Added by Alan Enderby on February 4, 2013 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

My Treadmill Desk set up

I purchased an inexpensive (realatively) treadmill with horizontal arms.(

I purchased a 12x36 shelf, pipe insulation and tie wraps from home…


Added by Cheryl Brush on February 3, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Gorgeous wooden adjustable desks from Human Solution

These are sit-stand desks and the widest could be used with a tread or a chair. 

Spendy but look at the gorgeous cedar (with bark line front and/or back) or mesquite tops...

Human Solution Uplift 800 Solid Wood Electric Sit-Stand Design Your Own

(No, I don't have any connection with the company.  I'm just really impressed.)

Added by Kate on January 31, 2013 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Update after 1 year with my treaddesk

It's hard for me to believe that I have completely changed my life by walking at work, but it has truly made that much of a difference for me after only one year.

I purchased both, the treadmill and adjustable height desk from Treaddesk about one year ago and have not stopped walking since. I average 1.5 mph throughout the day, but I change my speed all day long - anywhere from 1.2-1.8. I am approaching 1400 miles IN ONE YEAR.

I have lost a total of 34 lbs and am close to my…


Added by Julie Carlson on January 22, 2013 at 2:16pm — 2 Comments

Day 1

Day 1: 1 hour @ 1.3 mph


After a few glitches getting my treadmill desk set up, I finally started walking at my treadmill desk today!  I walked for an hour at 1.3-1.4 mph.  I had no difficulty typing on my laptop because I rest the heel of my hand on the keyboard so my fingers are stable.

I was a bit worried about knee pain and lower back pain, which I suffer from, but they were fine until the last 5 minutes.  That was my signal to stop.  Prior to today, I have gotten…


Added by KSR on January 10, 2013 at 2:50pm — 2 Comments

First Full Day

Wow.  I'm surprised how fast the time flew working while I walked.  Made a number of sales call and made the necessary notes during and after each call.  Reviewed daily reports sent in from the crews in the field.  Handled a number of issues crews had.  Always been a fan of the Jawbone ear piece, I think it is essential for the walking desk.  

Now no one could say I'm in good shape right now, but I must say I'm pretty proud of myself.  I had planned today to go 30 minutes on the…


Added by Mike Duffy on January 4, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Gone from Arrived to Alive !!!

Only took about 45 minutes to assemble.  6 screws & 4 bolts.  Everything was included, box had minor shipping damage but no damage internally.  I've tried the 0.5 mph to surf/type.  That was very easy.  So far I've moved on 2 mph and reading/ surfing is not a problem.  When typing, I made a few more errors but I've always been fast on the backspace.  Not out of breath and I've gone for 30 inaugural minutes.  I am very pleased.

Added by Mike Duffy on January 3, 2013 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

It has Arrived!!!!

My LifeSpan TR1200 DT-5 has finally been delivered.  Ordered thru Amazon on 12/21/12 but had to start my 2013 New Years Resolution late on the 1/3/13.  Well maybe 1313 will be my lucky day.  Anyhoo, I have the space cleared in my home office, so let the unboxing begin.   More later.

Added by Mike Duffy on January 3, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Lorie's Top Ten Workwalking Tips

I wrote this guide to workwalking on my blog a while back-- Here are my top ten tips!

And by the way, on there I say that you shouldn't go more than 2 mph because that is what I have heard for safety, but I have found I can go much faster, usually 4…


Added by Lorie Marrero on January 1, 2013 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Build a Treadmill Desk for $500, Including Treadmill !!

Details here:

Treadmill: Merit 725T Plus ($400, delivered)

Desktop: 48″ x 18″ Smooth…


Added by John L on December 31, 2012 at 2:21pm — 7 Comments

TreadDesk Tread & GeekDesk Max Review

After 6 months of using a standup desk, and then 12 months of using an older Smooth treadmill with a knocked together 2x4 & OSB desk I decided it was time to make a transition to a better setup. 

One of the things that prompted me to look at the GeekDesk, was that for the entire time since I switched to a standup desk I had no way of sitting down at all during the day. Working from home meant that I would often be walking and standing for 10+ hours a day. In the last few monts I…


Added by pdxbrit on October 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Lost weight

So now, almost 8 months on the treadmill at work. I gained 4 lb! I know it is because I get hungry from all walking. I now started to keep track of my food and snack intake by using "myfitnesspal". After only 2 weeks I have lost almost 3 lb.

I am not over-weight, but I don't mind loosing the belly fat. I don't need that fat for anything.

I always thought it would be so hard to keep track of calories, but with smartphone apps it really isn't. I track both exercise and…


Added by Ola on September 17, 2012 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Great fan for use with treadmill desk

Hi, not pushing any products but sharing. Was looking for a fan that's quiet and blew like a tornado. Found a Stanley blowerfan at menards for 49.99, it was the last one. Got it home,tried it and it was great. Wanted a second one but everyone was out of stock. From the Internet found out the Lasko U12100 High Velocity fan was the same thing, just different branding and colors. These blow about 310 cfm on high and are very directional so you can keep the air on you. I put one on the floor behind… Continue

Added by Joseph S on July 24, 2012 at 5:36am — 4 Comments

Maybe Office Walking should be called Cognitive Walking

IMO, working and walking at the same time, got to be the ultimate exercise for the brain.



In other words, the more trouble people have walking, the more trouble they have thinking.



The participants walked normally on the electronic walkway, and again while performing a cognitive task: counting backward by two’s from 50, or naming animals.

One 72-year-old woman’s first walking test betrayed no…


Added by ThomasC on July 20, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Signature S100 Treadmill with TrekDesk? Good match?

Anyone have an opinion?

Added by Dr. George Gatgounis, Esq. on July 17, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

My Treadmill Adventure

I've just started using my treadmill desk! I'm so excited that I also started a diary where I keep track of the experience. Like the nerd that I am, I'm also keeping track of my blood pressure, weight, BMI, heart beats per minute, etc... and graphing it all as I go! Hopefully it'll turn into an interesting graph over time!

Blog's sub-home page: …


Added by Mike Reese on July 13, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments

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