November 20, 2012
The TR5000–DT3 and TR5000-DT5 have been designed specifically for situations where high use and low maintenance is required. While our other treadmills require periodic belt lubrication to keep the friction between the walking belt and deck low, the TR5000 treadmill offers a maintenance free belt/deck combination. This, coupled with a 3 HP AC motor, makes it perfect for multiple-user settings.
Like other LifeSpan treadmill desk options the TR5000-DT5 and TR5000-DT3 features independent shock absorbers to isolate the walking deck from the frame. This creates a more comfortable walking surface and makes the treadmill extremely quiet during operation. The TR5000-DT5 comes standard with LifeSpan’s trademark features. Intelli-Step™ counts and records the number of steps you take and displays them on the console. More accurate than a pedometer, Intelli-Step automatically detects the impact of your foot striking the treadmill belt. Intelli-Guard™ automatically stops the belt if you step off during your workout for added safety and is a major development in protecting treadmill users and those around them.
LifeSpan TR5000-DT3 Treadmill Desk
The TR5000-DT3 is perfect for users whom already own a standing desk or are looking into purchasing one separately. The treadmill and console compatible with most standing desks.
LifeSpan TR5000-DT5 Treadmill Desk
The TR5000-DT5 includes a sturdy work surface measuring 46.5″ wide and 31″ deep to easily support your laptop, printer, computer display and other electronics devices. The large armrests create stability as you type and write and the cable slot in the desktop along with the cable tray beneath the surface provide a secure place to stow extra cords and cables from your electronic office.
The digital display on both models show steps taken, walking time, calories burned, distance travelled and walking belt speed. In addition, both consoles are Bluetooth-enabled so you can connect wirelessly to your Windows or OS X computer to automatically track results while you exercise. Once you’re done walking, sync your data with your LifeSpan Fitness Club account to retain your exercise history online.
November 14, 2012
What is Whole Body Vibration?
Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is a form of exercise where you work out while on a platform that vibrates at a high frequency causing your muscles to contract and stretch to maintain balance. The rapid involuntary reflex intensifies even the simplest exercises. The fast repetition of your muscles reacting along with the controlled, low impact to the bones improves bone density and muscle strength.
What are the Benefits?
- Increase Blood Flow
- Strengthen Bone Faster
- Improve Joint Flexibility and Range of Motion
- Build Bone Density
- Improve Muscle Movement
- Improve Balance and Mobility
Uses of the LifeSpan VP1000 Vibration Trainer
The primary use of a vibration trainer requires the user to stand on the vibration platform in proper position while the vibration platform moves. In addition to standing in an upright position, users can perform exercises on the VP1000 vibration trainer such as lunges, squats, pushups, tricep dips, sit-up twists and calf-raises to increase physical activity and improve overall strength.
November 13, 2012
The LifeSpan Personal Computer App is the perfect way to view your results for steps, calories, distance and time directly on your computer while you walk.
The App works with all Bluetooth-enabled Workplace Solutions products, allowing you to connect wirelessly to your computer and automatically track results while you walk. Once your “workout” is complete, you can then sync your data with your LifeSpan Fitness Club account to retain your exercise history online. You can track your progress and success as you walk to better health.
The App is available for all Workplace Solutions products (TR800-DT3, TR1200-DT3, TR800-DT5, TR1200-DT5) and is completely free through your LifeSpan Fitness Club account. All you need to do is login to your account, click on the green apps icon in the upper right hand corner of your homepage and start downloading.
The App is compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X and displays both standard and metric measurements. Currently the App is available in English, Chinese, German and Russian.
November 1, 2012
In line with the growing movement of remaining more active and less sedentary throughout the workday, LifeSpan has created a series of treadmill desks allowing you to walk while you work. But what you may be wondering is which treadmill desk is right for you? Currently LifeSpan carries four different models of treadmill desks, the TR1200-DT5, TR800-DT5, TR1200-DT3 and the TR800-DT3. While the models may look very similar there are differences between them you’ll want to consider prior to making your purchase.
The TR1200-DT3 and TR800-DT3 Treadmill Desks
These two models are perfect for those users whom already own a standing desk and are just looking to add a treadmill to it. Both models come with a treadmill and console that are compatible with most standing desks. Just simply slide the treadmill underneath your standing desk, plug in your console and you’re ready to start walking while you work. It’s that easy!
But what is the difference between the TR1200-DT3 and the TR800-DT3? The TR800-DT3 treadmill is four inches shorter in length than the TR1200-DT3. So if you plan on putting your Treadmill Desk in a smaller area the TR800-DT3 is what you’re looking for. Also the drive motor on the TR800-DT3 is 2 HP where the TR1200-DT3 is 2.5 HP. Meaning if you plan on walking while working more than three hours a day you should go with the TR1200-DT3.
Both models come with a 4-month LifeSpan Fitness Club trial and with the Personal Computer App.
The TR1200-DT5 and TR800-DT5 Treadmill Desks
For those who don’t already own a standing desk the TR1200-DT5 and TR800-DT5 both come with their own standing desk. The desks are large enough to hold all of your electronic devices and still have ample room for a drink and notepad. The desk also comfortably fits users from 4’10″ to 6’8″ tall. Even at the highest setting, this table will remain stable since the desktop frame is unattached from the treadmill and stands alone, ensuring that any movement of the treadmill stays isolated and is not transferred to the desktop.
Just like with the TR1200-DT3 and the TR800-DT3 the main difference between these models is the size and the horse power of the motor. The TR800-DT5 treadmill is four inches shorter in length than the TR1200-DT3. Also the drive motor on the TR800-DT5 is 2 HP where the TR1200-DT5 is 2.5 HP. Meaning if you plan on walking while working more than three hours a day you should go with the TR1200-DT5.
Both models come with a 4-month LifeSpan Fitness Club trial and the Personal Computer App.