Home exercise equipment’s popularity is on the rise like never before. There are many reasons that may have led to this, but perhaps the most obvious and likely are an increase in concern for personal health and wellbeing in the general population and a desire to keep costs down in the difficult economic climate. Owning your own exercise equipment means you can stop going to the gym and paying all those expensive fees without sacrificing a good regular workout.
The Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill combines a treadmill with a work surface in one package allowing users to get work done as they exercise.
This machine has a further benefit though. It’s also aimed at those who are desk-bound during working hours and simply can’t get much regular daily exercise. It’s also advantageous to those who have a very busy schedule and simply struggle to find the time to exercise outside of their regular working day.
But it comes with a high price tag, so is it worth it? Let’s find out.
Year of Release: 2012
Product Dimensions: 70 x 36 x 60 inches
Maximum User Weight: 400 lbs
Desk Surface Dimensions: 48 x 24 inches
Warranty: 1 year; 5 years Motor and Frame
Be Fit And Stay Productive: Machines like this are designed with one key purpose in mind: allowing people to work out as they work. Those who find themselves sitting at a desk for most of the working day may struggle to get regular daily exercise. That’s bad for long-term health. But a machine like this allows people to get exercise even as they work.
The treadmill portion of this machine means users can work at cardiovascular fitness as well as building leg strength and stamina. This exercise can also improve energy levels, alertness and wellbeing as well as helping to boost mood. The work surface portion of this device means this can all be achieved at the same time as getting paperwork or computer work done. It’s an efficient solution to the problems posed by sedentary office work or a busy time-constrained lifestyle.
Large Work Surface: If you plan to get serious work done as you exercise then you need the space to do it. The work surface on this machine is large at 48” x 24”. This easily offers enough space for a computer monitor and keyboard setup as well as a telephone. That means you can remain fully productive as you work out on this machine.
Safety Handles: A good design feature of the WorkFit Desk Station Treadmill is the inclusion of the safety handles in addition to the desk itself. Many devices competing with this make the desk the primary body support too. However, having dedicated safety handles by the side of the body as you walk means better safety and also better positioning of the arms for comfort.
Weight Capacity: Most machines have a weight capacity of no more than 250 or 300 pounds. This machine can take users of up to 400 pounds body weight. That’s a great design decision for a product aimed at those who lead very sedentary lifestyles sitting at a desk for prolonged periods of time. People in that situation are likely to be heavier than those with more active lifestyles.
Incline Adjustment: Unlike many treadmill work desks this treadmill has an incline feature. This means you can make your fitness training that bit tougher by walking at up to a 15% include. This will help increase your heart rate and really get you fit.
Foam Support On Desk: The work surface on this machine has a foam arm and wrist support built into the near edge. This is ideal for those who’ve been typing away for long periods of time as they walk and need to rest their arms a bit.
Quiet: Any piece of exercise equipment designed for home use needs to be as quiet as possible and the importance of this only goes up with equipment designed to be used in any sort of work environment. Noise can be distracting and reduce productivity. This machine runs very quietly allowing you to carry out your work in peace.
Price: At around $1000 this machine isn’t cheap by any means. It’s not the most expensive on the market, but it’ll still price many people out. If you’re on a budget then this just isn’t going to work out. Worse still, the product is far from perfect, as you’ll read in the rest of the cons.
Large: If you’re looking for something that doesn’t take up too much space then you’ll need to look elsewhere. This machine is as large or larger than the average treadmill for home use. You need some serious space to fit this in.
Quality: For the price you’d expect something that has the air of quality about it, but this doesn’t. It looks a lot cheaper than it is, and the materials don’t seem to be all that high grade. This is a let down.
Unstable: It’s not massively unstable but this machine does suffer from minor wobbles during use. At around $1000 you’d expect better.
Fixed Height Work Surface: Easily the biggest fault of this product, and a serious one to boot, is the fact that the work surface height is non-adjustable. That means most people will have to work in less than optimal conditions, and many will be in discomfort using this for any prolonged period of time. It’s likely that this will make the product unusable for many people.
There are lots of things going for this product, but having a work surface on which the height can’t be adjusted is ridiculous.
Treadmill Fitness Walking is an effective way to burn extra calories and achieve a healthy lifestyle.
Now, lose those calories and lose weight at the same time, while you work on your computer, talk on the telephone, read your favorite book, read on your iPad, or Kindle by just walking on the Exerpeutic 2000 Desk Station Treadmill .
In fact, burn 4 to 5 times the calories, up to 500 extra calories, than if you were just sitting at your desk or couch doing the same things.
You can cruise the internet, check and reply to your emails without ever changing your schedule or routine and at the same time getting fit and healthy.
Forget about those afternoon work blues.
Working while walking will boost your energy levels and increase your productivity throughout the day. Your treadmill will become your work station and as a result you will use it all the time. Just simple walking on your Exerpeutic 2000 Desk Station Treadmill, can improve your mental alertness, heighten creativity, fight depression, increase daily productivity and can even improve your overall wellbeing.
* Tested up to 400lbs of user weight.
4ft x 2ft Desktop can take up to 50 lbs of weight.
* 1.5 HP Quiet Drive Motor which reduces any noise when walking and working
* Measure your heart rate using the pulse sensor pads
* Treadmill belt is Fitness Club wide measuring 20W x 40L
* 18 Extra-long safety handles with convenience buttons for speed and incline.
*Speed Range starts at .4mph and up to 4 mph via .1 mph increments
*Power Incline adjustment range from 0% to 15%
* Treadmill and desk fold for storage
*Computer display window that features elapsed time, distance walked, calorie burn, speed and heart pulse monitoring.
* Desk accessories include 2 cup or article holders, an AC outlet station and a pre-drilled hole for cords
*Large enough to accommodate a full size keyboard, monitor, mouse couple of peripherals and a phone.
SET UP DIMENSIONS: 70L x 36W x 60H SET UP WEIGHT: 167 lbs
* Extra long safety handles are 18" long, more than 2 X the length of other typical treadmill handles.
* Tested up to 400lbs of user weight, built on a heavy duty reinforced frame.
* Power Incline adjustment range from 0% to 15%
* Desk Top size is 4 ft (48") L x 2 ft (24") W at the widest sections
* For comfort, the desk has a full length molded PU foam arm and wrist support.