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ProForm Treadmill Desk Reviews and Comparisons

If you want to stay active even while working, you might consider buying a new ProForm treadmill desk. But how do you know if this is the right choice for you, and how can you guarantee you’re getting good value for money?

The good news is that compared to conventional treadmills, there aren’t many fitness equipment companies making treadmill desks. That being said, there’s no shortage of high quality designs to choose from, many of which have hundreds of highly rated reviews.

In this guide to ProForm treadmill desks we’ll be walking you through the pros and cons of each model, as well as highlighting their most important features. We’ll also be comparing their Thinline collection with some of the highly rated LifeSpan Fitness treadmill desks, to see how the two companies measure up.

Why buy a ProForm treadmill desk?

ProForm is one of the brands managed by ICON Health and Fitness, who are one of the world’s largest developers, manufacturers, and marketers of fitness equipment. They also manage the NordicTrack, Weider, Gold’s Gym, and Weslo brands amongst others.

As such, ICON has a wealth of experience in delivering high quality customer service, with an extensive collection of useful resources on its website that range from user manuals through to warranty extensions.

A quick search on Amazon will also highlight just how popular ProForm’s collection of fitness equipment is, ranging from the bestselling Hybrid Trainer (600+ reviews), through to the 505 CST (500+ reviews) and Pro 2000 (200+ reviews) treadmills.

ProForm are also one of only two companies (NordicTrack being the other) to feature iFit enabled consoles, which allow you to track your performance and even create custom-built workouts with real-world routes via Google Maps™.

Types of ProForm treadmill desks

ProForm currently only has one treadmill desk collection, which they call ‘Thinline’. Both machines are virtually identical in terms of their appearance and specification, but in our opinion have been designed as a treadmill first and work space second.

With ProForm’s track record of developing high performance home treadmills this is obviously no bad thing, but means they’re not the best choice if you’re looking for a treadmill desk capable of supporting working for long periods of time.

If this is the case, we recommend taking a look at the iMovR ThermoTread GT, or if you need a high quality under-desk treadmill and workstation combination, one of the models from LifeSpan Fitness (DT5 desk for manual height adjustment, or a DT7 version for electric adjustment from the console).

ProForm Thinline

ProForm Thinline Treadmill Desk

Review rating: 3.5 star review rating
Despite being the entry level treadmill desk in the Thinline collection, you still benefit from all of the same features as the top-of-the-line Thinline Pro model. The only difference is that the ProForm Thinline includes a fixed-height desk, and that the motor is slightly less powerful than the Pro model.

Whether you’re buying from Amazon or through the official ProForm website, this difference usually results in the standard Thinline model costing $400 less than the Thinline Pro. When you consider you’re getting a large 20”W x 60”L belt surface, 40 workout apps, and a 12 mph top belt speed, this represents excellent value for money.

Add to this the fact that you have an iFit enabled console (iFit compatible machines would require you to buy a wireless module costing approx. $99), and you have a high quality, mid-range home treadmill for calorie burning cardio workouts.

But unfortunately we’re not rating the ProForm Thinline based on its ability to support cardio workouts. It’s marketed as a treadmill desk, so how well does it support productivity and working?

  • Workout Apps: 40
  • Tread Belt: 22″W x 60″L
  • Cushioning:
  • iFit Enabled: Yes
  • Height adjustment: No.
  • Footprint: 54.9″H x 80.6″L x 35″W
  • Speed: 0-12 MPH QuickSpeed®
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Motor: 2.75 CHP Mach Z™ Commercial Plus Motor
  • Incline range: 12% Incline, -3% Decline

To find out more about the workstation, workout programs, iFit, and how suitable it is as a treadmill desk compared to the LifeSpan Fitness designs, it’s worth reading our full review. You can also use the link below to check the latest offers and home assembly options on Amazon.

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ProForm Thinline Pro

ProForm Thinline Pro Treadmill Desk

Review rating: 3.5 star review rating
As the upgraded version of the ProForm Thinline, the Thinline Pro features a height-adjustable console that can rotate and double as a workstation. This allows you to quickly switch between walking and working, and your cardio workouts.

The only downside is that you lose visibility of all workout feedback that’s displayed on the 7” screen, as well as the ability to change your current workout program. However, you can still change the belt speed and incline gradient using in-handle quick controls.

But you have to remember that the Thinline Pro usually costs more than the bestselling TR1200-DT5 from LifeSpan, as well as the TR1200-DT7, which offers a similar electric desk height adjustment system.

  • Workout Apps: 40
  • Tread Belt: 22″W x 60″L
  • Cushioning:
  • iFit Enabled: Yes
  • Height adjustment: Electric (14” range)
  • Footprint: 54.9″H x 80.6″L x 35″W
  • Speed: 0-12 MPH QuickSpeed®
  • Weight capacity: 300 lbs
  • Motor: 3.0 CHP Mach Z™ Commercial Plus Motor
  • Incline range: 12% Incline, -3% Decline

If you’re mainly looking for a treadmill you can use for cardio and HIIT workouts, but that also supports a light amount of work such as typing, it’s worth taking a look at our full review. This is where you can find out more about the workout programs, warranty, console functions, and even the assembly process.

But if you’re looking for a treadmill desk that can enhance your productivity, has the aesthetics to blend in to an office environment, motor capable of up to 10 hours continuous use, and has a large enough work surface to support multiple monitors, we recommend taking a look at our LifeSpan Fitness treadmill desk guide.

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