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iPad Treadmill Mounts - Adjustable Treadmill iPad Holder Stands

Updated on August 15, 2014

iPad Stands and Holders For Treadmills

A treadmill is the most popular form of exercise equipment but it is also quite possibly one of the most crushingly boring to use too. If you've ever been in a commercial gym you always see a row of television screens set right in front of the treadmills and the reason for this is to prevent their members from losing interest out of sheer boredom.

Yes, you can listen to music, or the radio, or try to use one of their treadmill book holders to read a magazine whilst working out. Wouldn't it be better though to be able to take advantage of all the awesome features of your iPad instead? Watch a movie, follow a training routine, use a treadmill workout app, hey even Skype with a fitness buddy anywhere in the world, the options are endless once you attach an iPad to a treadmill using an ipad treadmill mount.

There are numerous solutions on the market today which make using tablet computers in the gym or on your home machine so much easier. The following are a selection of some of the better ideas which will not only hold the device securely in place but also provide adjustment options to provide the best height and viewing angle which is important to ensure you are not getting glare on the screen or tilting your body at an unnatural angle to see better. You are basically looking at a choice of two different styles : those which mount onto any available bar space, or those which hook over the console Both are excellent choices although if you use the buttons on the console a lot during your workout you might want to consider something like the first mentioned product below.

The Best iPad Treadmill Mount

Ram Mount Yoke C-Clamp Mount for Apple iPad (RAM-B-121-AP8U)
Ram Mount Yoke C-Clamp Mount for Apple iPad (RAM-B-121-AP8U)

If you are going to mount an expensive piece of gadgetry like an iPad onto a treadmill, or anywhere else it will be suspended in the air, you want to find the most stable, secure and safe holder to prevent any little accidents causing you big headaches.

Well you can stop looking because the RAM C-Clamp mount for Apple iPad is that product.

This mount is designed to firmly hold the Apple iPad Wi-Fi 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Apple iPad Wi-Fi + 3G 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. It features a unique design which is made to give superior mobility, strength, adjustability and versatility. Its patented rubber ball and socket system is designed to work as a universal clamp which will fit anywhere and provide a secure mount for iPad devices in a wide variety of locations.

As an iPad treadmill mount this device is superior to others as it provides a means of isolating the device from shock and vibration damage which is highly desirable on a running machine which typically does a lot of rattling and vibrating, especially on less superior home models.

This is made to fit both Apple iPad 1st generation and second generation models.


iPad Cup Holder Mount For A Treadmill

Great For The Car Or A Treadmill With A Cupholder

If you can use it with your particular running machine, then the RAM cup holder mount for ipad devices is another ideal alternative to the above option. The nice thing about one of these cupholder mounts, is that you can also use them in the car too, which is ultimately what they were originally designed for. If your treadmill has a cupholder on the console area which many of the more expensive models do, then you can certainly use one of these rather than going with the clamp option above.

Using A Treadmill Reading Rack As An iPad Holder

Another alternative people like to use is to make use of a treadmill book holder and turn that into an iPad holder instead. The magazine holder which comes with some treadmills is often not fully up to the purpose but thankfully you can buy a book stand for treadmills which slots over the console for under $20 and sometimes under $10 if you look in the right places (I list a popular sub-$10 one below).

Treadmill iPad stands, or book racks as they are actually listed as, slide over the computer console or fitness monitor. They are not screwed in or otherwise attached, they just hook over the back of the monitor to hold it on. As such, when you are using one of these for an expensive item like an iPad you will probably want to do some modifications of your own to make sure it is more secure and to ensure the iPad is firmly held in place on the book stand.

A good solution here is velcro and superglue believe it or not. Buy a cheap iPad sleeve or low cost case and glue some velcro to the back of the ipad sleeve and to the plastic book shelf. It'll hold it on nice and firm without marking up the treadmill or the iPad. Cheap iPad sleeves and rolls of velcro are only a couple of bucks and the extra security is well worth it,

Combine These Items For A DIY Treadmill Ipad Holder - Mount An Ipad On A Treadmill The Homemade Way

Source One LLC Large Full Size Treadmill Book Holder (TBH-FS)
Source One LLC Large Full Size Treadmill Book Holder (TBH-FS)

This clear acrylic book holder, magazine rack and soon to be treadmill iPad holder can be bought under $10. It will mount directly over the console or feedback monitor without the need for drilling or fastening. Since you'll be using it as an iPad mount you might want to hold it in place with more stickyback velcro or rubber bands work well too for a solution which will not mark up the console.

Deluxe Leather Case with Built-in Stand for Apple iPad (Red)
Deluxe Leather Case with Built-in Stand for Apple iPad (Red)

Here is a nice cheap iPad case which will do the job nicely as an iPad holder for a treadmill. Amazon has many other like this under $10 in the ipad case and covers category.

VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners| Perfect for Home or Office |  15ft x 3/4in Tape | Black
VELCRO Brand - Sticky Back Hook and Loop Fasteners| Perfect for Home or Office | 15ft x 3/4in Tape | Black

Sticky back velcro makes the ideal way to attach the ipad holder to the book rack. If you don't mind sticking things directly on the monitor (and it's large enough, then you can do without the book holder stand altogether. Velcro is a great medium for this as it makes a really strong holding point but also allows the case and iPad to be easily removed afterwards.


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  • profile image


    6 years ago

    These look really cool and something that I would be interested in buying.

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    6 years ago

    Now that is handy and very affordable too.

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    Fred Alb 

    6 years ago from Uruguay

    Interesting information, very enjoyable.

    Thank you very much for compatirla.

    Continuing well!

  • Diva2Mom profile image


    6 years ago

    Cool, useful gadgets! Nice lens! Thanks also for taking my Jennifer Quiz! God bless you!

  • avigarret profile image


    6 years ago

    What a cool extension of the Ipad, I find this a wonderful idea.

    Another great idea from Sudokonut.

  • Camden1 profile image


    6 years ago

    I love reading while I'm on the treadmill, so an iPad mount is a great idea!

  • JoyfulPamela2 profile image


    6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

    Very useful tools! :)

  • profile image


    6 years ago

    Useful lens =)

  • Pam Irie profile image

    Pam Irie 

    6 years ago from Land of Aloha

    I got the I need to get an IPad and then the holder. :) Good resources! :)

  • ronberry lm profile image

    ronberry lm 

    7 years ago

    Great idea to protect your ipad - and to take away your excuse not to exercise.

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    7 years ago

    If I had a treadmill, which I wish I had, I would get a mount.

  • TenPoundTenor profile image


    7 years ago

    Thanks, I was wanting to be able to read my ipad while I worked out.

  • sudokunut profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Falco 

    7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

    @Commandrix: There's never a video camera around when you need one... ;)

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    7 years ago

    Very interesting lens! squidlikes!

  • Commandrix profile image


    7 years ago from Benson, IL

    This would certainly come in handy. I once watched a guy go off the side of a treadmill at a gym near me and take his iPad with him. Ouch -- I felt sorry for the iPad. LOL :P But seriously, I like the Velcro idea too.

  • Blackspaniel1 profile image


    7 years ago

    Nice lens.

  • CherryTriggerCola profile image


    7 years ago

    Nicely written lens!

  • MyTimeAlone profile image


    7 years ago

    Too bad I just sold my treadmill in an effort to move to a warmer climate and run more outside. Could've used a mount.

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    Ronlove LM 

    7 years ago

    Very Neat!

  • SandyMertens profile image

    Sandy Mertens 

    7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

    This is a great idea. I have seen computers attached to treadmills too. I would love to have that.

  • CruiseReady profile image


    7 years ago from East Central Florida

    What a fabulous idea! Treadmills are so boring, and having a TV in front to watch is Ok, but reading is better! That way, you can work on your mind and body at once.

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    7 years ago

    They are a great idea :)

  • sudokunut profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Falco 

    7 years ago from Reno, Nevada

    @anonymous: I guess that would depend on the type of elliptical. If you don't mind obscuring the console then any of the reading racks which fit over that will work just fine. Just make sure you have a way of holding it and the iPad firmly in place (velcro and a cheap case works great). If there is a fixed bar to attach to then the RAM mount above would work fine. I can imagine the SurfShelf (look on Amazon) which is primarily for hooking up a laptop to just about every gym machine out there would also work fine with a little modification. Of course, if its for a home gym, you could get a floor stand or a wall mount too.

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    7 years ago

    Are any of this compatible with Elliptical Machines? been looking for something like this.

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    Odille Rault 

    7 years ago from Gloucester

    Excellent idea for a Christmas gift! Blessed. :)

  • TheNupps profile image


    7 years ago

    I can see this getting some people way more excited about exercising! Great lens!

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    Fantastic idea

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    The treadmill book holder looks like it would be helpful. I could see it coming in handy.

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    Lovely. I'd like to have one of those, but first I have to get a treadmill.;)

  • catherinelovestv profile image


    7 years ago

    great idea, I always watch tv or read a book when I work out, what can I say I'm a woman I multi task!

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    What a cool idea for a lens!

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    Sounds like a good idea...

  • profile image


    7 years ago

    Now to get an iPad and a treadmill! Now these make sense for those of us who just don't get away from the as you go!


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