Compactness and a step count feature on the Lifespan TR2000e folding treadmill are just two advantages to this attractive model. You also get the exclusive incline feature that simulates running uphill. Can you feel the burn already?
The Lifespan TR2000 folding treadmill has an easy to read two-color backlit display showing calories burned, workout time, speed, incline, heart rate, distance traveled, and step count. The pre-set programs include 6 Incline and 5 Speed (each with 5 different intensity levels), 2 Custom User, and 2 MyZone Heart Rate Control workouts.
The features and specs are:
The Lifespan TR2000 folding treadmill is equipped with a 2.5 hp continuous duty motor, a 650-pound thrust, 2.5" front roller, 2" rear roller, 1-inch thick deck with aluminum side rails, 2-ply tread belt, 56" long running area, EZ folding mechanism, and a 350-lb user capacity. It also offers quick buttons on the console and handlebar toggle buttons for speed/incline, plus heart-rate-controlled (HRC) programs, and a good warranty.
LifeSpan’s IntelliStep™ technology counts the number of steps you take during your workout. Every time your foot strikes the deck, the treadmill senses it and records it. This is a great feature for dieters who follow the popular step-counting program 10,000 Steps (5 miles) for their daily workout. No pedometer necessary!
Along the same line is the Automatic Safety Pause, part of the Intelli-Guard technology, which senses when your foot no longer strikes the tread belt and will automatically pause after 20 seconds of non-use.
If you’ve already done some research on this model, you have likely seen the positive reviews on the Lifespan TR2000e folding treadmill, a model that has been around since 2007.
There are a few negative comments regarding the lack of an MP3 plug-in or any other entertainment option, and the way the readouts are arranged. But even with a few minor comments the same reviewers went right back to praising the treadmill’s quiet operation, solid feel, good programs, minimum footprint, and most of all, the decline feature.
We like the way the Lifespan TR2000 uses “all the runway.” The motor is actually tucked beneath the deck so you don’t have the large motor shroud in the front to kick with your toes.
This open-deck design also makes the overall frame length shorter and thus, easier to store when folded. It is just 63.5" long; compare that to the folding TR1000 at 76"L. That’s an extra foot saved by this innovative motor-placement design.
The treadmill rates well for belt size, noise level, warranty, power, cushioning, programs, component quality, overall value, and for the exclusive features such as the negative incline and the step counter. For $1,199 or less, the Lifespan TR2000 folding treadmill is a good buy.