LifeSpan treadmills were first introduced in 2001. The brand is currently owned by PCE Health and Fitness, a company that was founded in 1994.
In addition to treadmills the company offers ellipticals, rowing machines, stretch partners and recumbent and upright bikes.
LifeSpan has retailers in the USA, Canada and South America. They have won numerous awards over the years from leading consumer magazines as well as industry experts, including several Best Buy awards.
Choose a model below to read specific reviews, or scroll down to learn more about the company and how to find the best deals.
LifeSpan is transparent with what you can expect from all of their models, and they keep their promise to their clients. That is why their treadmills are listed by the type of effort they support, such as light use, moderate use, intensive use and light commercial use.
Low cost models have the advantage that they are compact and they are shipped already assembled. Their disadvantage is that you can use them for light jogging only, and they don’t support heavy users.
The LifeSpan treadmills for moderate use are pretty decent. The advantage is that for the price paid (should not be more that $1,500), you receive interactive features that can make your workout more enjoyable.
Our favorite models are the treadmills that support intensive and light commercial use. These are usually backed by a strong motor (continuous motors), feature interactive workouts and come with a strong warranty.
LifeSpan Fitness Club membership allows to login on an online platform and create custom workouts based on the recommendations of professional fitness trainers, or based on your own plan. You can copy the workouts on a USB stick, then download them to the console compatible with this feature. The console will then load them as preset workouts. At the end of the workout, you can copy the results from the treadmill console into the membership account, using the same USB device.
The LifeSpan Club tracks total reports based on the data recorded for each user. It depends on the treadmill console how many user profiles are available (standard value is 2).
We like the EZ drop system very much because it is extremely easy to use. This is important when you need to fold the machine after finishing your workout.
The preset workouts selection is extensive and you will certainly not get bored with all of the options.
LifeSpan Treadmill Buying Tips
1. LifeSpan has competitive offers for all budgets and they are all worth considering. The higher priced models are, in our opinion, attempts to include professional treadmills in their catalog. They have neat features and durable components, but they are not the best you can buy in the over $1,800 price range.
2. You can often find some great deals on retail sites such as Amazon, where there is free shipping and options for extended warranties and delivery, which can be very helpful. You can also read reviews of the different models to help narrow your choices down.