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LifeSpan Fitness LS-5T Review


LifeSpan Fitness LS-5T Treadmill

The LifeSpan LS-5T is an entry level folding treadmill for light use walkers.

Easy to assemble and use, the LS-5T does not take up much space and includes a few preset programs, quick speed controls, display of speed, time, distance and calories as well as heart rate monitoring.

If space is an issue, you will love how the LifeSpan LS-5T fits into nearly any area of your home with an easy to fold interface.

Additionally, the LS-5T also includes manually-adjusted incline and a 1.5 CHP motor, but a very poor warranty.

Learn more by reading our full LifeSpan Fitness LS-5T treadmill review below…


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Model LifeSpan Fitness LS-5T

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Treadmill Speed is measured in Miles Per Hour (mph). Average running speed is 5-9 mph.

0.6 - 8 mph

Treadmill Incline measures the angle of the deck, and how steep it is relative to the floor (0% is flat, and 15% is like a steep hill).

3 Levels
(Manual Adjust)

The Treadmill Motor is what turns the belt as you run. We recommend at least 2 HP (Horsepower) motors, 2.5+ HP for jogging, and 3.0+ HP for running.

1.50 HP

Treadmill Deck dimensions are measured in inches: Width x Length. The wider and longer the deck, the safer it is (55-60 inches long recommended for running).

16" x 50"

The Treadmill Belt is the surface you run on. The thicker the belt, the less impact on your joints. At least 2-ply (1 inch) recommended.


Some treadmills are designed to conserve space by folding up. This is a convenient option, but some features might be reduced.


Treadmill Programs allow you to complete a workout with changing speeds and inclines, without changing anything manually.

Pre-Defined: 17
Max. Weight

Treadmill Max User Weight is the amount of weight, in pounds (lbs), that it can safely support, which can represent durability.

250 lbs
Heart Rate

Heart Rate programs allow you to track how many times your heart is beating per minute (bpm), and some control the workout for you.

Pulse Grips

Dimensions are included to help you figure out if this treadmill will fit properly (Length x Width x Height and Height x Depth).

59" x 28" x 47"
Folded: 55" x 28"
Weight: 102 lbs
Rollers: N/A

Treadmill Display refers to the screen you'll look at to monitor workouts. LED and LCD displays are similar to TV screens.

LCD (5 Window)
Cooling Fans

Treadmill Cooling Fans are designed to help keep you cool during an intense workout.

Accessory Tray

Some treadmills include an accessory tray for holding items such as water bottles, wallets, keys, or MP3 players like iPods.


Treadmills that include a sound system allow you to listen to your MP3 player/iPod through built-in speakers (no headphones).

Quick Controls

Quick Controls allow you to select speed, incline and even workout programs with the touch of a button (usually on the handles).


The warranty is a very important part of your investment. The longer the warranty, the longer you can get free/discounted repairs by the manufacturer.

Frame: 90 Days
Deck: N/A
Motor: 90 Days
Parts: 90 Days
Labor: 90 Days

Rating: 48.0%

Full Review

Quick Summary
Rating: 48.0/100. Folding, 1.5 CHP motor, 16″ x 50″ deck, LCD display, compact, pulse grips heart rate monitor, manually-adjusted incline, speed control, 17 workout programs, easy fold-up

– Extremely compact treadmill
– Easy folding design
– LCD display for quick readouts
– Pulse grips heart rate monitor
– Quick controls for speed change
– Easy assembly

– Motor lacks power
– Very small running space
– Not designed for runners
– Poor warranty coverage


The LifeSpan LS-5T is an ultra-compact and affordable treadmill designed almost solely for walking.

If you need something that is quick and easy to use, the LifeSpan folds and unfolds in a matter of minutes.

Also, it takes up very little space when folded so it’s almost ideal for small apartments or homes with very little storage space.

The LifeSpan LS-5T features a 1.5 HP motor, 18″ x 50″ running surface, 0.6-8mph speed and 3 levels of manual incline.

Workout Programs

The LS-5T features five speed control exercise programs (each with three levels).

The console not only tracks your speed, time, distance, calories, laps and heart rate but also supports several program types, including one manual program, two speed-based programs and two incline-based programs.

Additionally, simple to use pule grips allow users to put their hands on the handlebar sensors and the LS-5T will consequently read and display your heart rate.

Treadmill Features

The unit is very light (just over 100 lbs.) making it easy to move around the room as well as fold.

The treadmill offers very little in terms of electronics, but the LCD display screen highlights all the important information related to your fitness experience.

The speed (0.6 – 8 mph) and manual adjustment incline are designed exclusively for walkers.

The 16″ x 50″ walking surface is not enough for larger users, and make sure to note the 250 lbs. max user weight.

There is no iPod dock or compatibility to an advanced workout interface like iFit Live, which is becoming increasingly popular on treadmills.

Warranty & Guarantee

The LifeSpan LS-5T offers a relatively poor warranty with a very cheap three month guarantee on frame, motor and parts:

– Frame: 90 Days
– Motor: 90 Days
– Parts: 90 Days
– Labor: 90 Days

Shipping & Returns: FREE Shipping, Limited Qualities available. Contact (877) 654-3837 for more information.


LifeSpan has packaged together a decent treadmill for the LS-5T price. There is nothing to hide behind here. The LS-5T is okay for those who prefer walking over running, something compact over commercial, as well as equipped with exercise related features as opposed to state-of-the-art electronics.

If you’ve never owned a treadmill before you might find a few things to like about the LifeSpan LS-5T.

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