The Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill is a treadmill that allows the user to get quality exercise while increasing productivity. This treadmill comes with a tabletop that is 4 feet long and 2 feet wide, giving users a place to put a laptop, tablet, magazine, book, etc. The 1.5 horsepower high torque motor powers the treadmill at speeds ranging from .4 mph to 4 mph. Exercisers who weigh up to 400 pounds can walk at an incline ranging from 0 to 15 degrees on this 20-inch by 40-inch belt. Released in early 2012, this desk station treadmill is currently available on Amazon.com for $666.83 plus free shipping.
- 1.5 horsepower high torque motor allows for speeds up to 4 mph and an incline of 15 degrees.
- Attached desk is 48 inches long and 24 inches wide; it features 2 cup holders, an AC outlet station, and a hole for AC cords.
- Safety handlebars are extra-long—at 18 inches, they are more than twice the length of most treadmill handlebars.
- High-intensity, blue-lit LCD display window displays multiple pieces of information such as elapsed time, speed, distance walked, etc.
- Treadmill and desk fold up for easy storage.
The Exerpeutic 2000’s workspace on the table is large enough for most modern laptops, books, etc. without being too large for storing in an office or home. The desk surface can be inclined at 4 different angles, meaning that a person can draw or write while walking. Desktop surface can flip down when not in use, easily converting this machine into a regular treadmill. This treadmill is well-priced since many desk station treadmills cost significantly more than this one.
- Belt is only 40 inches long, so exercisers who want a smaller machine than those found in most gyms will like this treadmill’s size.
- Motor has a 5-year warranty and the frame has a lifetime warranty, providing users with assistance for malfunctions and broken parts.
- Entire treadmill can be quickly and simply folded up and stored; the folded dimensions of the treadmill are 38”L x 36”W x 60”H.
- Foam armrest is an ergonomic feature that cuts down on arm and wrist pain while working.
- Treadmill boasts an incline of 15%, which is somewhat unusual in an electric treadmill.
- AC outlet station allows users to charge electronic items; pre-drilled holes are available for keeping wires out of the way.
- Included metal stand is compatible with Kindles, iPads, and other types of tablets.
- Heavy-duty, reinforced frame can support up to 400 pounds.
- 1.5 horsepower motor uses “Quiet Drive” to run silently enough to not be a distraction in an office.
- Belt is 20 inches wide, which classifies it as “Fitness Club extra wide.”
- Exercisers can increase the speed of the belt by increments of .1 mph.
- Handlebars come with heart rate sensors as well as buttons that control the belt’s speed and incline.
The biggest complaint about this treadmill is that since the desktop surface is 4 feet from the belt, some short to average-heighted people found the treadmill to be too tall for practical working use. Exercisers complained of being unable to use the table because it came to chest or shoulder level on them.
- The desktop’s height as well as its forward and backward positions cannot be adjusted, so exercisers who would give this treadmill another chance height-wise or position-wise cannot customize the tabletop to meet their needs.
- Another complaint is that the cup holders are at the very back of the table, making them out of reach for many of the same people who complain about the tabletop’s height.
- While some people like the shorter length of the belt because that means the treadmill takes up less space, others—especially tall people—find the belt to be too short for their strides.
- The motor is billed as quiet, but some reviewers have complained that they actually find it to be quite loud.
- The maximum speed of this treadmill is only 4 mph, which is a fast walk for most people. If a user wants a treadmill for running, he or she should consider purchasing a different treadmill.
- The frame is heavy-duty, but some reviewers claim that this treadmill is just plain heavy.
Many of the problems with the Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill stem from height-related issues, so extremely short or extremely tall potential purchasers will have to take height and reach into consideration when searching for a treadmill. If possible, exercisers should test this treadmill before purchasing in order to make sure that they can use the desktop for working. Most of the other issues are subjective; heaviness depends on relative strength, loudness depends on hearing and noise tolerance, and with such a large tabletop, who really needs a special cup holder?
Nevertheless, people who have twice as much money to spend on a desk and treadmill combo may be interested in the fully-adjustable LifeSpan Fitness TR800-DT5 Treadmill Desktop. The tabletop on this treadmill extends more over the walking surface and can be adjusted for height. The Exerpeutic 2000 is cheaper by half, though, so it is at least worth a look.
Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit Desk Treadmill Video Review