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LifeSpan Fitness TR5000i Review

Quick Summary

The high performance TR5000i is LifeSpan’s one of two treadmills sold with either a light commercial warranty or long residential warranty.

For home gyms this powerhouse is an especially good value; the $1,899 sale price includes a seven-year residential parts warranty.

The TR5000i has a spacious track, a top speed of 13.5 mph, 15 levels of incline, iPod compatibility and optional Bluetooth for syncing with mobile fitness apps.

See our complete LifeSpan treadmill review below.

Specifications

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Model LifeSpan Fitness TR5000i
Rating

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83.4%
List Price

Suggested retail price, typically higher than the price you'll pay with our recommended retailers.

$2,799
Best Price

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$1,899
Speed

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

0.5 - 13.5 mph
Incline

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).

15 Levels
Motor

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.

3.0 CHP
Deck

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).

20" x 60"
Belt

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.

2.8mm Upgraded Thick Belt
Folding?

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

Programs

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

19
Max. Weight

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

350 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.

My Zone Heart Rate
Dimensions

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

74.5" x 32.5" x 54.5"
Display

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

Blue Backlit LCD
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.

Speakers

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).

Warranty

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: Lifetime
Motor: Lifetime
Parts: 1 Years
Labor: 1 Years

Rating: 83.4%

Our Rating

Rating: 83.4/100. The TR5000i is LifeSpan’s most affordable non-folding treadmill. It’s available with a light commercial warranty, which is valid for up to three hours of daily use, and with a home use warranty. This treadmill is a great fit for runners, joggers and power walkers of all sizes. Key specs for performance include a 3.0 CHP commercial motor, a 60″ x 20″ track with great shock absorption, and a top speed of 13.5 mph. Trainees can create customized workouts, use heart rate control, or choose from 19 diverse workout programs focused on weight loss, sports performance and healthy living. Some special features that can enhance workouts include a 15% power incline, music speakers, a media holder (for a tablet computer or phone), and Bluetooth syncing with MyFitnessPal and other exercise apps. Overall the LifeSpan TR5000i offers the high quality associated with club treadmills but costs much less than their full commercial models.

Pros:

  • 23 workout programs (19 preset, 2 heart, 2 custom)
  • IntelliKey for easy console use
  • USB port for saving data, uploading to LifeSpan Club
  • USB port can charge devices
  • Optional Bluetooth receiver
  • Holder for tablet or smartphone
  • iPod compatible
  • Two cup holders
  • Pedometer
  • Includes wireless chest strap
  • 60″ x 20″ workout area
  • Top speed 13.5 mph
  • 15% power incline
  • Quick controls for incline and speed
  • 3.0 CHP commercial motor
  • Extra-thick tread belt
  • Large rollers (2.8″)
  • IntelliGuard track pausing for safety
  • 350-pound user weight capacity

Cons:

  • Short handrails
  • Not a compact treadmill (Footprint is 74.5″ L x 32.5″ W)

Introduction

The LifeSpan TR5000i Light Commercial Treadmill is a reliable and high-performing option for home gyms as well as commercial fitness areas with lighter traffic. It is sized to fit virtually any adult and can meet the needs of runners and walkers alike. Everyone can benefit from its 15 levels of incline, and runners will appreciate its high top speed. An impressive collection of workout programs is included. Workout data can be exported to the LifeSpan Club and third party mobile apps for fitness tracking. Read on for details about the workout programs, special features, and light commercial and residential warranties.

Workout Programs

There’s something for everyone with the 19 preset workout routines on LifeSpan’s TR5000i Light Commercial Treadmill. The menu includes warm up and cool down programs, five programs for weight management, five for healthy living and seven for sports training. Each program can be operated in incline control or speed control mode. Examples of program titles are Long Slow Distance, Cardio Run, Short Interval, Moderate Interval, Long Interval, Uphill Climb and Heart Health Ladder. Also included are two programs controlled by heart rate. Two customized workouts can be saved to the console.

LifeSpan Fitness TR5000i Features

The programming screen is a 6.5″ LCD with blue backlighting. It shows Time, Calories, Distance, Steps, Heart Rate, Speed, Pace, Incline and Elevation Gained.

The TR5000i offers two ways to manage exercise data for long-term tracking. One option is saving session data to a USB drive and uploading it to the LifeSpan Club. Another option is using Bluetooth to sync the treadmill computer with mobile fitness apps.

The USB port used for data transfer can also charge many mobile devices. It doesn’t work with iPads 1, 2 or 3.

A media holder can support a smartphone or tablet computer for viewing during workouts. The TR5000i also has an iPod-compatible jack and speakers.

For heart rate monitoring the TR5000i arrives with a wireless chest strap. It also has contact heart rate sensors.

For workout boosts LifeSpan treadmills have automated ramps. Quickset™ buttons make it convenient to adjust the tilt up to 15%.

A console fan with three speed settings can help trainees keep cool.

For safety LifeSpan treadmills have IntelliGuard, which pauses the track after 20 seconds of inactivity.

Warranty & Guarantee

The LifeSpan TR5000i Light Commercial Treadmill is available with two warranties. The residential warranty provides the following coverage:

– Frame: Lifetime

– Motor: Lifetime

– Parts: 7 Years

– Labor: 2 years

The light commercial warranty assumes no more than three hours of use per day and provides the following coverage:

– Frame: 5 years

– Motor: 5 years

– Parts: 1 Year

– Labor: 1 year

LifeSpan customers get a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Conclusion

The LifeSpan TR5000i Light Commercial Treadmill is a solid buy for home gyms and also meets the needs of lighter traffic commercial workout centers. Now priced at just $1,899 with delivery included, it’s a good buy in its class.