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    15 Of The Best Under-Desk Treadmills So You'll Never Be Bored At Work Again

    Talk about pain and gain, now you can go jogging without ever leaving your desk.

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    1. A two-in-one folding treadmill with everything you need to make the workday more exciting, including a Bluetooth speaker. You can set it up with arm bars like a conventional treadmill or simply slide it under your desk!

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    Promising review: "This treadmill has been a godsend! I’ve been using it a few times a week for about two months. I was worried about the pad size, but it feels solid. My husband, who is 6' and 200 lbs, uses it for brisk walks. The size is perfect for my small home office and I can collapse the handle so it doesn’t show in video conference calls. I didn’t install the two side arms because it won’t collapse with them on but haven’t missed them. The small phone holder is useful. I don’t use the provided speaker because I prefer my Bluetooth speaker, but it has decent sound quality. It has a short cord so definitely needs an extension. Love it!" —Zanne907

    Get it from Amazon for $369.99+ (available in seven colors).

    2. A high-tech under-desk treadmill with enough features to make it so that you'll never step in a gym again: portability, a smart tracking app, Bluetooth speaker, an auto-align belt, handrail speed control, and automatic and manual speed modes.

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    Editor Genevieve Scarano loves this treadmill; read her full in-depth review here!

    Promising review: "I've been jogging almost daily on this treadmill, and it's been a big help when it's too cold outside or when gyms are closed. You can walk or jog up to 5 mph, move the handrail up or down (and yes, this means you can walk on the treadmill even with the rail *all the way down on the floor* for workouts), *and* track your daily progress in the Treadly App." —Genevieve Scarano

    Get it from Treadly for $749+ (originally $849; available in Basic and Pro versions).

    3. An under-desk treadmill that'll have you up and at 'em on those days when it seems like the tedium of Zoom calls may never be broken.

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    Promising review: "I love this treadmill! I wanted a white treadmill to match my desk but didn't want to spend a fortune. This was delivered quickly and was ready to operate right out of the box. I'm really impressed with how well it works, and I didn't have to spend $1,000! I wasn't sure whether it would hold up to a full workday, but I've been able to walk on this for hours without any issues. It's quiet as well, so you can even attend meetings while walking. This is a game changer for working from home — I'm so glad I bought it!" —Chelsea G

    Get it from Amazon for $379.99 (available in two colors).

    4. A folding treadmill to completely change the vibe of your home office from "unrelenting fortress of pain" to "fun and active home gym"!

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    Promising review: "I live in a less than 600-sq-ft apartment with my husband and we are not fans of walking outside in 90+ degree weather here in Southern California. Normally we would walk in the mall but since the pandemic, we have just been staying inside without exercise. That's when I found this beauty! We tried it out as soon as it arrived and we have been using it every day since. We have a routine of rolling it out and setting it up, which takes less than three minutes, and my husband walks 50 minutes while watching TV. It is light for a treadmill, so even a small 5'3" person like me can put it away with no issues! It takes up so little space and can store upright or under a tall couch. It has little wheels at the bottom to help move it around before it's set up. It is quiet, too, which I'm sure our downstairs neighbor appreciates! I highly recommend this for anyone who has little space but wants a treadmill. We haven't tried running on it but I'm sure there are other reviews about running. I've never been so happy to own a treadmill!" —Smilobar

    Get it from Amazon for $304.99 (available in three colors).

    5. An under-desk walking pad you can fold up and stow anywhere in your office, but you might want to leave it out to inspire envy in all your coworkers. Bonus: It comes in pink!!

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    Promising review: "I love this thing! It got delivered yesterday. Earlier than expected and it's perfect for my home office setup. I work remotely and long hours so have a hard time getting out. I did over 2 miles yesterday and am already on it this morning. Highly recommend and easy to set up. Literally, take it out of the box, plug in, and use the remote." —Allison K. Hughes

    Get it from Amazon for $339.99+ (available in three colors).

    6. A walking treadmill for aspiring power walkers who want to work up a sweat in their downtime but don't need to expend all that energy sprinting.

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    Promising review: "Perfect for my needs! My only regret is that I did not purchase this sooner. Since working from home during COVID-19, my exercise routine suffered. I miss my lunchtime treadmill sessions at the company gym. I purchased this treadmill and it suits my needs exactly. It's compact enough for me to store it under my coffee table, which gives me easy access when I want to use it. It's basic, no frills. It's not as elaborate as the one I used at the gym, but I never used any of those features anyway. All I need is a steady, quick-paced walk for at least a half hour each day. I'm sleeping better since I'm back to my exercise routine. I do like that I can move it under my table while I'm on my work laptop, too. That comes in handy while I'm in a virtual seminar. I really love this treadmill. It's reasonably priced, has a three-year warranty, and appears to be solidly made." —Regina Schneider

    Get it from Amazon for $340.99.

    7. A fancy-schmancy GlowUp Under-Desk Treadmill with a portable console that allows you to control your speed from the comfort of your desk. This way, you don't have to worry about looking down and potentially face-planting (ouch).

    LifeSpan Fitness

    Promising review: "I love my new LifeSpan under-the-desk treadmill! It's pretty quiet, easy to operate, and it tracks my time, steps taken, calories, and distance. I use it several times a day and am eagerly working on building up my time. I highly recommend this treadmill." —Toni T.

    Get it from LifeSpan Fitness for $1,099.

    8. A WalkingPad under-desk treadmill that folds up like a piece of origami, so small you can put it in your pocket if you wanted to. OK, not really, but it's definitely loads more convenient than having a hulking piece of equipment in your living room.

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    Promising review: "I’m very satisfied with this treadmill, exceeded my expectations. The fact that it folds is awesome. The quality is very good. I have a sit/stand desk at work and I’ve put it under the desk. When folded, it’s out of the way. I use it for conference calls and some types of computer work. It’s mindless exercise! When on a phone call my mind is focused on the call and I really don’t realize I’m burning off some calories. It counts your steps, distance, calories burned. It goes as high as 3.75 mph. Very surprised at how quiet (almost silent) it is when running freely. When you step on it it makes a little more sound but nothing distracting. It’s very easy to set up. Took a little trial and error getting my phone app to work but is fine now. The remote did not have a battery in it. I emailed support and they got back to me within 24 hrs. This spring we will do our walking challenge. With the number of steps I will be getting in means they should just give the grand prize now!" —James R. Carpenter

    Get it from Amazon for $699.

    9. A two-in-one treadmill for the multitaskers of the world who just want more efficiency. Grinding away calories while on your daily work grind...watching your favorite shows while mindlessly getting swole as heck...the options are endless.

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    Promising review: "I wanted something strong but light. My space is very small, so the size is very important. This treadmill is perfect for everywhere. It takes up so little space that it can be placed under the bed and behind the door when not in use! I found this to be the one best suited to my needs. In general, the product follows the instructions in the instructions and is easy to fold and tuck away. The speaker sounds great when I exercise!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $365.98.

    10. An under-desk treadmill that has everything you could ever need in a treadmill (just like the ones at the gym), so you can achieve your ultimate lazy dream of never leaving your house ever again.

    Costway

    Promising review: "This is the absolutely perfect treadmill for me and my family. It is small and light enough to move around the house and most especially to hide. Yet, it is powerful enough to run on, even to the point of almost sprinting. It might not be a perfect length for a tall person, but for us it's incredible. I set up a light, cheap TV on a tripod-type stand placed in front and hook it up to my phone and watch my shows as I speed walk. I look forward to exercising now! When I'm done I can just lean it against the wall out of the way. It takes up no space." —Elena Walker

    Get it from Costway for $399.95 (available in seven colors).

    11. A super-compact sitting treadmill great for if 1) you don't have a standing desk and 2) you think standing is overrated anyway?? Prepare to have the most toned calves of your life.

    FitNation

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews...but the Treadwell is exactly what I've been looking for. I work from home in a small corner 'office' and was searching for a walking pad. All of the ones that I found, although compact, were still too big and bulky for my work area. When I found the Treadwell it looked perfect for me. Also, a conventional walking pad would require me to stand and walk while I work...and I could see myself tripping myself up and falling off while concentrating on work. With the Treadwell, I sit and walk while I work. I know that I'm not burning as many calories as if I were walking on a treadmill, but I do feel my leg muscles working and I'm not losing my concentration on my work. It runs in 30-minute increments and I can increase the speed if I get bored with the pace. I've only had it for about a week, so I can't comment on its durability, but I'm hoping that it lasts a long time because I love it!" —Rena Parchaiski

    Get it from FitNation for $199.20 (originally $399).

    12. A lightweight folding treadmill that will change up your daily routine for the better and make it so that your workday is not a snoozefest.

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    Promising review: "Best purchase I’ve ever made... This treadmill has most of the bells and whistles that $2,000 machines have but it’s about as compact as it could possibly be. It stands up by itself so you don’t even have to lean it against something else. It’s on wheels and ball bearings so it slides out easily, then rolls to wherever you want it. I lay it down, pop the handle up, plug it in, and go. It’s not for people nearing 6 feet because their stride would be too long. I’m 5'4” and it’s got plenty of stride room for me. No giant handlebars sticking out, nice and lightweight, easy to handle, and it fits just about anywhere. Who could ask for more?" —Jaye Millette

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. A wireless under-desk treadmill so you can be the active person you pretend to be on Slack and also not drive the other members of your living space crazy with the clomping noises of a conventional treadmill.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this as a way to keep active during social distancing. It can be difficult to be motivated to go walking when you live in a cold place, and this has been a great fit for me. It is much quieter than a full-sized treadmill. My roommate downstairs can't hear it at all. I compared almost every similar product on Amazon before ultimately deciding on this one due to the reviews on noise level, but when looking at measurements it was slightly larger than some of the others. In terms of the width and length, I'm glad that isn't something I compromised on. I'm just shy of 5'4" and there is space on the walking pad for a normal stride for me. It was pretty heavy to get up the stairs by myself but relatively easy to move in order to store, maybe a bit too heavy for an elderly person to move without injury risk. I plugged it in and it was good to go. I've done 10,000 steps on it every day for a week and so far no issues. It's working well for what I wanted it for at a great price point. Warning: Don't try to play Animal Crossing on it, it is very disorienting." —Mika

    Get it from Amazon for $369.99.

    14. A splurge-worthy Unsit under-desk treadmill with a shortened, wider belt (that's 55% more walking space) for maximum impact while you work while taking up as little precious space as possible.

    InMovement

    Promising review: "I love, love, love it! I've walked 57 miles so far, all while I'm just doing my normal work. I change the speed throughout my day depending on what I'm doing. If I'm doing a lot of typing, I walk at a slower pace. If I'm in a Teams or Zoom meeting or watching a video or something that doesn't require typing, I pick up the pace. I've been a firefighter for 22 years and I transferred to a desk job in late 2020. I had surgery on one of my knees from an injury at a fire years ago and as I've aged I've had more issues with it. After my move to the desk job, my knee started getting worse because I was sedentary all day sitting. All that changed when I started walking on the Unsit treadmill every day! No more knee pain! Keeping that old injured joint moving with minimal impact was the key to reducing inflammation and pain. So thank you for designing such an amazing product! I've been recommending it to everyone I know who works at a desk." — CJ

    Get it from InMovement for $2,195 (originally $2,395).

    15. And finally, for those who truly want to save space, an under-desk elliptical machine so you can get those steps without lifting a finger (or a toe).

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    Promising review: "I normally don't write reviews, but the Cubii warrants one. It's a very useful device, and I have been using it for about a year now. It's really easy to work while pedaling (I work on a computer writing software) and there have been days when I ride it for four hours or more, just pedaling out of habit more than having to concentrate to keep going. It's a continuous low-level exercise that adds up over time, and yes, you do feel it in your legs when you stand up. Their customer support is also really great. I recommend this product; if you're on the fence and can't decide, just do it!" —Mark Jackson

    Get it from Amazon for $349 (available in three colors).

    This is you, completing athlete-level mileage while working at your desk:

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