LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Compact Treadmill Fold-N-Stor (2012 Model) Review: How the Whole Family Can Stay Healthy and Fit
I like this advice, because it feels doable to me. You see, I’m a big subscriber to health, wellness and fitness newsletters. So much so, that at times I become a little obsessed. Because I like to learn, I sometimes spend more time at my computer reading about health, than actually engaging in healthy pursuits like walking.
Treadmills are ideal for a family who has diverse fitness interests, and different levels of motivation regarding exercise pursuits. One may be a walker, another a jogger and still another a runner. One may be interested in a 15 minute walk, 3 times a week, while another wants an hour run, 6 days a week. Having the flexibility to do these activities in the comfort of one’s own home is beneficial.
Some specs about the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Compact Treadmill:
- No set-up required
- It comes fully assembled
- Collapsable and easy to store in small spaces like under a bed
- Pre-programmed exercise options to vary your routine
- Built-in speakers and headphone port
- Heart rate grips
- Usable controls from the start button for speed and incline controls
Because the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Compact Treadmill folds up and can be stored in small places, it won’t feel quite as sturdy as something like the LifeSpan TR 1200 Folding Treadmill. That being said, the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 is still reported to be somewhat heavy and solid, so weight needs to be considered if you’re wanting to locate it up or down stairs.
One reviewer indicated that when purchased, the key didn’t arrive with the treadmill; thus they weren’t able to begin using it at the outset. While this would be annoying to any customer, it’s unlikely that will occur with every purchase.
This is a relatively inexpensive treadmill as far as they go—under $1000! The LifeSpan Fitness TR200 is considered a good quality product by reviewers. It has a lifetime frame warranty, which for a product that will be pounded upon with feet for the duration of it’s existence is a significant benefit.
I like the fact that it can fold and be stored away. It’s likely a good “first treadmill” for those who want to spend less than a $1000.00 on the actual product. While there are less expensive ones, experiencing the feel of a solid running space because it is weighty is advantageous.
The option for MP3 or IPod plug in is a great option. Because treadmills tend to be loud, it’s often difficult to hear a TV, and blasting the sound system in your house, apartment or condo may not be an option.
The Final Say
Portability is a significant feature of this model. If that’s what you’re in the market for, then the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 is a good choice. The price is reasonable, given the range one can pay for a treadmill—all the way up to $5,000.00 or more. Having the ability to walk, run or jog one minute, and quickly fold up the model to tuck under your bed the next, allows flexibility in your living space.
This product has been given almost all 5 stars by customers and reviewers. In a world of many, many treadmills, this is quite an accomplishment!