For a few years now, I’ve been dreaming of a slim treadmill that I could fit underneath my desk. Of course, it requires a tall, adjustable desk where you could use the laptop standing up. Such a desk comes in handy when you have back problems, like I do, and also when you want to spend some hours reading long articles online as you exercise.
I have a problem with space, and I imagine that many of you who live in apartment buildings have too, but this kind of desk and slim treadmill arrangement could work as an extra desk somewhere else in the home. The treadmill can be stashed, in a pinch, underneath a couch or bed, and the small desk could be stored in a bedroom corner.
I simply love this combo, and I hope you will too.
You could even reorganize your workspace to get rid of your main desk, if it’s a large, bulky one, and buy instead a standing desk and one or more lift-top coffee tables. That will save a lot of room and will also allow you to move things around the living room or office room, for instance if you have guests and don’t have enough beds. You could then use an air mattress and position it in a part of your room where you used to have your old desk.
I’m more and more interested in furniture design lately, so if you have other ideas on how to save space while also having options for workouts and flexible, healthy workspaces at home, please do share!
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Here’s a bit about this small desk treadmill from Umay. It has two folding wheels and a folding size of 53.74″ L × 23.6″ W × 5.9″ H. It has 6 speeds, allowing you to take leisurely walks and faster walks, up to 4 mph.
This treadmill is made for walking, as it’s designed to be used as you work on your laptop rather than when you run and listen to something on your headphones. Here the idea is to exercise without making much noise (it has a “brushless motor”) and with minimal wear on your knee and ankle (it has a shock-absorbing design).
And it comes with a remote and Spax App control, for convenience and fun.
Here’s another design, slightly wider: 53.1″ D x 26.4″ W x 5.1″ H. This is the “Strol Lite 2 in 1” folding treadmill from Urevo. It allows for both under-desk walking and regular treadmill exercising, up to 7.6 mph.
This one, too, comes with shock-absorbing technology/cushioning for knees and other joints, and, just like the Umay treadmill, it makes minimal noise.
This one seems rather sturdy (and it is advertised as sturdy and high quality) and can hold a weight of 265 lbs.
Note that both the Umay treadmill and the Urevo one [affiliate links, at no extra cost to you] come with deals for the Memorial Day weekend.
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To a happier, healthier life,
Enjoy your home office,