Lifespan TR 1200 Treadmill review 2020

Product Review

Lifespan TR 1200 Folding Treadmill

On a budget but still want a strong treadmill with some perks?

If so, the Lifespan TR 1200 Folding Treadmill is a new treadmill from Lifespan that’s worth looking into.

You get a strong deck with quiet motor, a sleek, attractive console, side handrail speed and incline controls and an easy shock-folding system to save space.

You also get a USB device which tracks and records your information. Along with a free membership to the Lifespan Fitness Club online, you can use this to track your results over time, get new workout routines and reach your fitness goals faster.


  • Price: $999  (Sale)
  • Motor: 2.25 HP
  • Speed: 0.5 – 11 MPH
  • Incline:  15%
  • Treadbelt: 20 x 56″
  • Folding: Yes
  • Heart Rate Control: Yes
  • User Weight Capacity: 300 lbs
  • Warranty: Lifetime Frame, Lifetime Motor, 3 Years on Parts, 1 Year labor

Verdict: Recommended

The Lifespan TR 1200 treadmill is a great little affordable treadmill that offers both strong construction and some bonus fun features.

It runs quiet and feels solid when you pick up the pace. The overall look is sleek and attractive. There are several features that make your workout more comfortable like the incline and speed controls on the handrails and the safety stop feature. Finally, the Free membership to the Lifespan Fitness Club can also help you track your progress and reach your workout goals.

Keep in mind however that the price ranges on this treadmill. At the sale price above, it’s a good deal. But for a few hundred more, you may want to look elsewhere.

Product Pros And Cons

Lifespan TR 1200 Folding Treadmill

1) USB Device + Free Membership to Lifespan Fitness Club

The Lifespan TR1200 comes with a free USB device that automatically tracks and stores your workouts. It also holds your personal information (so you don’t have to re-enter it when you start up the treadmill every time).

Then you can upload your information to the Lifespan Fitness Club online and see your results over time. The Free membership to the fitness club will also help you by taking into account your preferences and goals.

It then sends you weekly exercise routines and even videos on how to do certain exercises and work more fitness into your daily routine. All of this can help you stay accountable and on track to reach your fitness goals.

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2) Automatic Safety Pause

The TR 1200i has a sensor in the belt. It senses when you’re no longer stepping on the belt and will pause the treadmill after several seconds.

This is a great safety feature to give you some added protection, especially if you have small children in your home.

3) Speed and Incline Controls on Arm Bars

You can change your speed or incline with the touch of a button on the arm rests instead of reaching up to the console.

This comes in handy, especially when you pick up your pace and don’t want to reach up to the console which can throw off your stride.

4) Intelli-Step Count

With so many people trying to walk their “5,000 steps a day”, this is a helpful tool. It works like a pedometer and shows how many you’ve taken. This is a fun feature that can help challenge you to go further. 

5) Quiet Operation

The Lifespan TR 1200 treadmill runs extremely quiet and feels solid and shake-free, even when you pick up the pace.

6) iPod Dock with Speakers

While this is becoming a fairly standard feature in treadmills, it’s still a nice option to have. You can plug in your iPod and listen to your workout music through the console. You also have the option to listen through your headphones as well.


  • USB Device + Free Membership to Lifespan Fitness Club
  • Automatic Safety Pause
  • Speed and Incline Controls on Arm Bars
  • Intelli-Step Count
  • Quiet Operation
  • iPod Dock with Speakers


  • Motor Power is not as Strong as Other Treadmills in this Price Range (2.25 HP)
  • Hard to Find and Prices Can Vary
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