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Lifespan TR1200i Treadmill Review

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How long will the Lifespan TR1200i last?

The Lifespan TR1200i has an assembled weight of 197 lbs. and can hold users who weigh up to 200 lbs. When you factor in heavier muscle weight, this limits the amount of people who can use this machine. It is designed for light to moderate use and offers a folding frame with a hydraulic capability for those with smaller living spaces. Lifespan has a lifetime frame, 5 years on the motor, 2 years on parts and 1 year on labor which is generous while interested parties can purchase additional warranty coverage through a third-party vendor. Lighter, smaller, moderate users should get a decent number of workouts from this machine if proper care is maintained on a regular schedule.

Brief Overview

The Lifespan TR1200i is a basic, folding treadmill and offers quite a few commendable features that make it competitive to others in the same price range. It is a perfect start up machine for both walkers and light joggers, offering a simple solution for those worried about starting a daily exercise regimen. It is affordable and backed by a reputable company name and is a perfect fit at any less than 200 lb. users home gym.

Overall Quality

The Lifespan TR1200i has simplistic features and a functional, durable build that is backed by generous warranties. While it can reach a speed of 11 MPH, the 2.5 HP CD motor is best suited for moderate use by smaller, shorter individuals. It comes with a 20” x 56” running surface which does not allow for longer strides but will give an illusion of space due to the wideness of the belt. Safe cushioning from striding impacts is provided by 8 compression shock absorbers so knees and joints are protected during workout periods. The Lifespan TR1200i treadmill offers a 7” full color display with Bluetooth capabilities which allows workout data to sync with the Lifespan app. It has 21 built in programs with 3 different dashboard screens in one that keep performance information displayed in an easy-to-read format. It also has quick set capabilities along with large keys for ease in changing speed and incline. An elevation of 15% allows exercise fans to increase workout intensity though heavier users are warned to steer clear. Treadmills in this price range should not be a gamble and optimal features are important to the overall treadmill performance for the purchasing public.

Things we like

  • warranty
  • display screens
  • number of programs

Things we dislike

  • X
    200 lb. weight capacity limits the number of users


Belt Size 56"L x 20"W
Drive Motor 2.5 HP Continuous Duty DC
Belt Type 2-Ply
Incline Motor 650 lbs Maximum Lift
Rollers: 2.5" Front, 2" Rear Rollers will decrease overall wear and extend belt life.
Speed Range 0.5 to 11 mph
Incline 15 Levels
Deck Suspension 8 Independent Compression Shocks
Deck 3/4" Phenolic with Brace
Folding System EZfold™
Transport 2 Front-Mounted and 2 Rear-Mounted Wheels for Easy Forward/Backward Mobility and Storage
Side Rails: Non-Slip Plastic Side Rails Provide Balance and Safety while Starting and Stopping the Treadmill Belt
Dimensions: Unfolded: 70.25"L x 33"W x 55"H, Folded 39"L x 33"W x 63"H
Step-Up Height 8.25"
Weight 197 lbs
Max. User Weight 200 lbs (90.7 kg)
Power Requirements Requires a 115V NEMA 5-15 Non GFI Circuit


Frame: Lifetime Motor: 5 years Parts: 2 Years Labor: 1 Year


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The Lifespan TR1200i treadmill is simplistic in its design and is not built for larger, heavier users. While the warranties are generous, the weight limitation is definitive and keeps this treadmill from being truly competitive despites its generous warranties and affordable price. Exercise fans looking to implement a solid workout regimen would be better suited to perusing other treadmill options in the same or neighboring price range as they all offer one to more upgraded features than the TR1200i.