One of the best ways to stay healthy is by incorporating walking into your daily life. But if you’re stuck behind a desk for much of the day, and you’ve got a family to take care of, it’s often all too easy to let your exercise routine get pushed to the sidelines.
A treadmill desk can help you get in your workout while you keep working. But, if you don’t want to spend a lot of money, you can make your own for much less than you’d imagine.
Keep in mind that more than one person sharing their creative treadmill desk designs – the same ones I’m sharing here – point out that it takes a bit to get used to walking while working.
However, even though it can be difficult to go straight from a seated desk to a treadmill desk, it can be done, the health benefits are worth the effort.
Here are 5 DIY treadmill desks to inspire you to design a treadmill desk that works for your lifestyle…and your budget!
1. Quick and easy board desk
This obviously would only work for a treadmill with sides, but if you’ve got one, you could have a treadmill desk in less than an hour!
All the creative soul needed to design her own, DIY treadmill desk was a finished board, a smaller piece to act as a stop (because we all know how things can shake when we’re walking on the treadmill) some eyebolt screws, and a couple of bungees to secure the board in place.
2. Bare bones treadmill desk
What you see is what you get! Click here for the full tutorial on creating a simple, functional treadmill desk that, like the first one shown, is easily removable.
3. Foldable treadmill desk
This clever blogger took a very small space, but she was able to turn it into a great place that suits her needs well. She describes, in great detail, how she was able to create a treadmill desk for around $250 dollars (which includes the price of the treadmill itself!)
4. “Adult Legos” plastic treadmill desk
Lightweight yet sturdy. This treadmill desk can be built right after you get back from the home improvement store.
Of course, you might want to check the tutorials and take some measurements first…unless you like hanging out in the plumbing section of Lowe’s…no judgment here!
5. Plumber’s pipe treadmill desk
Finally, this DIY standing desk would work just as easily as a treadmill desk. There are no cross bars to get in the way of your treadmill, and the simple construction works for even beginning DIYers.
Which means, that if you’ve come across a great idea for building your own standing desk, you’re halfway there!
Which one of these DIY treadmill desk ideas are you going to try?