The 6 Best Treadmill Desks of 2021

Sneak in some exercise while you work

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Do you ever wish you could multitask and squeeze in a little exercise while you work? A treadmill desk is a great way to combine these activities to support a healthy lifestyle. Whether you work from home, want one for your office, or aren’t sure if you have enough space, here are the best treadmill desks to consider.

Best Overall: LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk

TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk

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The LifeSpan TR1200-DT5 Treadmill Desk is a great option if you're working with limited space. It measures up to 68.5 inches long (with either a 38-inch or 48-inch width option to choose from), which makes it ideal for small rooms or home offices shared with people of different body types. The treadmill comes fully assembled and its height can be adjusted from 33.5 to 52.5 inches.

The treadmill desk also features an LCD console where you can track your step count, walking distance, calories burned, and the current time. According to the manufacturer, the motor is whisper quiet. Just keep in mind that the speed maxes out at 4 miles per hour; so, anyone who wants to walk and work should be fine, but it probably isn’t fast enough for most runners.

Best Splurge: InMovement Unsit Treadmill Desk

Unsit Treadmill Desk

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If you'd like to invest in some high-quality office furniture, consider the InMovement Unsit Treadmill Desk. With a smart design, this treadmill is wider than most other models, touting 55 percent more walking space. This facilitates the use of the entire desktop space, as this option caters to those who are more likely to use a treadmill to improve productivity

Measuring 39 by 56 inches overall, it's also shorter in length than the standard treadmill, which saves you space. Better yet, this treadmill comes attached with a Fully Jarvis Desk, which is considered one of the best standing desks in the market. Note that it can only reach a top speed of 2 miles per hour, so this treadmill desk may not be ideal for exercising.

Best Budget: BiFanuo 2 In 1 Folding Treadmill

The BiFanuo 2 In 1 Folding Treadmill is a no-frills, budget-friendly option. With a speed range between 0.5 to 6.5 miles per hour, it's one of the few treadmills in the market that can be used for walking or jogging (though this might be slightly slow for serious runners).

This treadmill has limited features in comparison to other models, but it has a built-in Bluetooth speaker and phone holder for listening to music or taking work calls. Note that it doesn’t include a desk, so you may need to get a separate standing desk or standing desk converter. The treadmill has an overall dimension of 50 x 26 x 42 inches.

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Best Desk Attachment: VIVO Universal Treadmill Desk

VIVO Universal Treadmill Desk

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If you already have a treadmill at home and don’t want to spend more money on an under-desk treadmill or standing desk, the VIVO Universal Treadmill Desk is the perfect solution. Just place this attachment on the arms of any standard treadmill and it automatically turns it into a standing workstation. Supporting up to 22 pounds, it can hold your laptop, tablet, and other office supplies. There’s even a built-in cup holder for your water bottle.

This 34.1 by 11-inch desk attachment also features adjustable velcro straps, so it easily stays on the machine without falling off. Additional anti-slip rubber pads provide extra traction and assure your treadmill doesn’t get scratched or damaged.

Read Next: The Best Standing Desks

Best Folding: Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill

A folding treadmill is ideal for apartments or smaller spaces as it's easy to store, like the GoPlus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill. With a top speed of approximately 7.5 miles per hour, it's one of the few folding treadmills or under-desk treadmills that are suited for more athletic people.

Better yet, it’s well-designed: When the frame of the treadmill is up, there’s a convenient slot to hold your phone. This treadmill also connects to your phone through Bluetooth with an LCD display that shows time, speed, distance, and calories. Overall, it measures 49 x 27 x 42 inches.

Most Ergonomic: iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Workstation

iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Workstation

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If you use a desktop computer and a full-size monitor to work, opt for the iMovR Cascade Treadmill Desk Workstation. This bundle has everything you need including an under-desk treadmill, standing desk, and SteadyType Keyboard tray. This tray allows your keyboard to sit at any angle up to 85 degrees, facilitating a neutral arm and wrist position while standing. It is also far more stable than traditional keyboard trays, which means less monitor shaking.

One of the quietest models available, this treadmill desk operates at 46 decibels while rising and 42 decibels while lowering—so you can even use it while on a call. You can also create two profiles, so couples working from home can easily switch the machine on and off. Keep in mind that the top speed is just 2.5 miles per hour.

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Meet the Expert

This roundup was written by Amanda Lauren, a lifestyle writer who covers fashion and office accessories for The Balance and The Balance Small Business.