Spend most of your day at a desk? We feel your pain (literally). Let’s make sitting while working a thing of the past. Sure, a standing desk is great for improving your posture, but those won’t help you get any closer to your goal of 10,000 steps every day. With a treadmill desk, you can walk and burn calories while you work.
A treadmill desk is a perfect solution to help you achieve more movement throughout your workday. Dan Gaz, a physical activity and assessment program manager at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program in Rochester, Minnesota, told Forbes that treadmill desks are a great way to incorporate more movement into normally sedentary situations, adding that “your low metabolism may be caused by your job, rather than your genes.”
Exercise has also been proven to increase the production of neurochemicals and boost neuron numbers to improve memory and thinking abilities.
When you’re shopping for a treadmill desk, keep in mind that you can mix and match components. As long as your standing desk has a high clearance and no crossbars for added support, chances are it’ll work with an under-the-desk treadmill. To make your search easier, we’ve listed our favorite under-desk treadmills. It’s worth mentioning that few include the treadmill and the desk, so you may need to pick and choose depending on your needs and budget.
Make one of our picks your new workspace, whether at home or in the office, to increase your activity (and productivity) levels every day.
A note on availability: Due to increased demand, some of these products may fluctuate between in and out of stock. We will be frequently checking and refreshing the links to these products as they become available again.
1-Goplus 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill
If you want the cheapest path to owning a treadmill desk, this under-desk walking treadmill costs less than $500.
It goes up to 2.5 miles per hour when its handrail is lowered and up to 8 miles per hour when it’s lifted. The Goplus offers an easy installation, a built-in Bluetooth speaker, a spot to hold your phone, and a remote control for adjusting speed. It features a foldable design and built-in wheels for moving and storing it.
2-UMAY Portable Treadmill
This under-the-desk treadmill weighs just 55 pounds, is on wheels, and it’s just 6 inches thick, making it one of the easiest treadmills to store upright against a wall.
The treadmill is incredibly quiet thanks to its multilayered shock-absorbing running belt and whisper-quiet motor. It supports up to 198 pounds in weight, includes a remote control, and reaches speeds up to 4 miles per hour.
3-WALKINGPAD P1 Smart Desk Treadmill
For those looking for a super-sleek treadmill that easily can slide under a couch after your workday is over, look no further than this option. It’s extremely compact, yet still reaches speeds of up to 4 miles per hour.
With a minimum height of only 5 inches, and the ability to be folded in half, the company received the Red Dot Design Award in 2019. Despite its thin size, it still features a sturdy frame made of stainless steel. Plus, its ultra-quiet motor is perfect for an office setting.
4-RHYTHM FUN Desk Treadmill
This versatile, space-saving treadmill can be used in two different ways. Fold its integrated handrail down, and it becomes the perfect under-desk treadmill. With its handrail positioned upward, you can run with a max speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
The treadmill, which weighs less than 100 pounds, absorbs shocks and has noise-reduction tech on board. Plus, it has a built-in Bluetooth speaker. There’s even a stand to hold your smartphone in case you want to watch videos while you exercise. When it’s folded down, it takes up less than 3 square feet.
5-FUNMILY Treadmill Desk
Unfortunately, several under-the-desk treadmills do not include a desk. We love the Funmily treadmill because it’s one of the few models that has an integrated desk without requiring a separate purchase. The desk has an integrated tablet holder, two cup holders, and plenty of space for a laptop. This model even features Bluetooth speakers that you can pair with your phone to keep you motivated while you work and walk.
The treadmill’s LCD screen shows your total distance, time, speed, calories burned and can even display your heart rate after you grip the handles. This option reaches speeds up to 7.5 miles per hour and it folds up for convenient storage. The treadmill is available in gold, silver, and gray.
6-LifeSpan TR1200-DT3 Under Desk Treadmill
This under-desk treadmill is meant to be used with a separate standing desk unit. By purchasing the two items individually, you can roll the treadmill out of the way and just stand on the floor at the desk when you need a break from walking.
This treadmill includes a control console that can be placed on any desk, which features a USB charging port for your electronics. If you want a slightly more durable model, opt for the TR5000-DT3 or the commercial-grade TR5000-DT7 instead.
7-Sunny Health & Fitness Walk station
If you’re in search of an affordable, reliable, and safe treadmill, you can’t go wrong with the Sunny Health & Fitness Walkstation. It has a nifty safety feature that detects when you step off of it and will automatically pause the running belt if no user is detected after 5 seconds. It also saves energy and enters a power-save model if the machine has been idle for 10 minutes.
This option comes fully assembled, includes a wireless remote control, and is on wheels.