LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill Review

Lifespan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill Folding

Getting up and going for a walk could really be some of the best exercise for your body. It’s not too severe, relatively low impact and it does elevate the heart rate if you move at a fair speed. Some people would rather use a treadmill than gear up and go for a walk or jog and for them, those big, bulky machines traditionally take up a lot of space. With equipment like the Lifespan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill they can get the same or even better quality exercise on a machine that neatly folds flat for storage in a closet or under a bed.

Lifespan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill ReviewRight away, I want to talk about the folding part of this treadmill. I really wish more treadmills did this because then I wouldn’t have left them behind during moves to new houses. Folding makes the Lifespan TR Treadmill easier to move and carry and besides that, it’s pretty light compared to many comparable machines. Once it is folded up it can be stored standing in a closet, or tilted aside and slid under a bed, table or other surface. It is very easy to take out and put away and this process only takes about as much time as getting into my sweats.

The Lifespan TR Folding Treadmill is a solid machine for other reasons too. Unlike older models, this one allows for inclines at the user’s convenience. That means I could make my walk easier or more difficult at the touch of a button. In fact, this allowed me to get a steeper grade for my walking than I could have got anywhere in my neighborhood. It saves me a lot of time since I don’t have to walk all the way to the hills and it saves money too since I would actually probably just drive there. This treadmill has really proven to be worth the cost.

While the MSRP on this is listed at $1,499, most dealers charge significantly less for this piece of equipment. In just about every case you can find it for $999 brand new, sometimes even less and always cheaper if you’re willing to buy used. The warranty on parts is only good for three years so you’re not really getting a lot for the extra money you pay to buy new. The shipping is still a problem unless you find a retailer who is willing to do it for free. Be careful of how much they charge for the treadmill in that case, as it could be a bait and switch.

I have been entirely satisfied with my Lifespan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill. It’s allowed me to get better exercise than I thought possible without going for obscenely long walks and it doesn’t really take a lot of energy to operate. The change in my electric bill has been negligible but the change in my waistline is one I am happy to see every day. However hard or fast you want to go, this machine can do it for you and then neatly fold up and disappear when you’re done with it, like good workout equipment should. It’s certainly worth consideration if you’re going to buy a treadmill.