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Treadmill Laptop Holders - Buy Treadmill Desk Mount Stands For Laptop Computers

Updated on August 29, 2013

One of the major challenges most of us will meet when working out on a treadmill is how to keep it from becoming dull and repetitive. Let's face it, walking or running on the spot whilst staring at a blank wall isn't going to challenge anyone's brain for long and the inevitable boredom will quickly effect how long your work out and eventually may stop you using the treadmill altogether. That's why most people look for other ways to entertain themselves on gym machines like these, doing everything from listening to music, reading or watching TV.

Treadmill laptop holders are another way in which smart gym goers have found to put a whole wealth of both entertain and work options at their fingertips whilst they stay in shape. An adjustable laptop shelf for treadmill machines allows you to mount a laptop on a treadmill running machine so you can access email, watch videos or do anything else you want to do to break the monotony of walking or jogging in one place. A good treadmill laptop holder will provide a stable platform upon which to securely mount a portable computer, or DVD player. They typically mount over the console which puts them at the perfect height for using the keyboard and of course, you can tilt the screen for the optimum viewing angle.

The following article looks at the pros and cons of buying a laptop stand for a treadmill and offers some recommendations on the best treadmill laptop holders and shelves to buy online.

Buy The SurfShelf Laptop Computer Shelf For Treadmill Machines

SurfShelf Treadmill Desk: Laptop and iPad Holder
SurfShelf Treadmill Desk: Laptop and iPad Holder

The SurfShelf treadmill desk and laptop stand allows you to attach a laptop computer to a treadmill and many other exercise machines like gym bikes and elliptical trainers. It is made from tough polycarbonate (the same material as bulletproof glass) and is fully adjustable to meet your needs.

The SurfShelf treadmill laptop mounting shelf fits over the console area and straps on firmly using nylon straps and buckles. Your computer or portable DVD player is then securely held in place by the use of strong velcro straps which when tightened clamp the laptop in place very snuggly. Its design makes the SurfShelf a perfect fit on 99% of treadmills and laptop computers and it is also ideal for the majority of exercise bikes and elliptical trainers too. It takes just 1 minute to install the SurfShelf laptop holder for treadmills which makes it the ideal gym companion, and its folding design allows you to fold up the SurfShelf and fit it neatly in a gym bag to take it on the go. The video below shows you exactly how installation is done so you can see just how easy it is.

The SurfShelf has been designed to hold weight far in excess of the average laptop which weighs around 5lbs to ensure the ultimate in strength and stability. The back is tilt adjustable so you can position your computer at the best viewing angle. Not only is this the top recommended laptop computer holder for treadmills and exercise machines but it is also capable of safely holding ipads and portable DVD players as well.

If you are in the market looking for a treadmill laptop shelf stand for sale then this should be the first place to look. Full specs and details on how to buy can be seen by clicking here.


See How Easy It Is To Install The SurfShelf and Watch It In Action

A Treadmill Workstation Is The Ultimate Laptop Computer Desk

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk - Walking and Standing Desk for Treadmill - Perfect Treadmill Workstation
TrekDesk Treadmill Desk - Walking and Standing Desk for Treadmill - Perfect Treadmill Workstation

If you are really serious about turning your treadmill into a walking workstation so you can get some serious work done while you get in shape, then you will need to look at something like the TrekDesk which is a full blown treadmill desk workstation. This wrap around desk fits over a treadmill and wraps around to either side to provide a lot of stable desk space. The U-shape desk design gives you a lot of desktop space whilst still making everything easily accessible by the user on the treadmill belt.

Treadmill desks have been in the media a lot lately as both companies and home users have been discovering the mental and health benefits of working whilst doing some light walking at your desk. No, you are not going to be jogging and working up a sweat whilst talking to clients etc. but you can easily walk several miles in a day at a slow pace which aids circulation, makes you work more effectively and turns a fat building sedentary job into a more healthier more active one which may help you shed a few pounds.

Treadmill desks are more versatile than a treadmill laptop mount but also come with a larger price tag as well. Many are 4 figures in price although the TrekDesk is very reasonably priced here for under $500. For performing real work tasks throughout the day, a standing desk you can walk at like this one is what you need but for mostly entertainment features, web browsing etc. then opt for the SurfShelf above.


The Pros and Cons Of Treadmill Laptop Trays

Honestly, much of the benefits you receive from one of these devices is going to amount to what you yourself can do with it. For me, and for many others, treadmill laptop shelves have been a complete game changer as far as working out and going to the gym is concerned. I could never find anything interesting enough to keep me motivated on the treadmill. Listening to music got old, reading a book isn't really feasible, I found my brain wandering and missing half of the audiobooks I tried out and the bank of TVs in the gym were either set to news, cooking shows or other garbage. I got bored and I stopped working out as much.

Treadmill laptop holders and stands, or iPad holders for treadmills are a fantastic way to stay motivated and allow you to even make room in a busy schedule for working out by allowing you to combine some of your daily work activities with your daily work out. If your day starts with checking emails and other menial computer tasks then why sit at you desk and do it when you could be killing two birds with one stone and jogging on the treadmill whilst you do it? My day starts with numerous somewhat tedious webmaster related tasks and I do them all on my home treadmill turning two time consuming and, for me, not too enjoyable tasks, into one much more palatable one. My workout flies by and I get some work done at the same time. Bonus!

On my more lazy days, a treadmill laptop desk tray allows me to fire up my laptop computer and watch a movie streamed through Netflix or to catch up on some TV via Hulu. It turns my otherwise dull running machine into my personal entertainment center which also, rather than adding pounds to my butt by vegging in front of the television, allows me to shed a few pounds by working out while I watch my favorites shows. At walking pace I can catch up with friends and family on Facebook and fire off a few emails. You could use yours to read an eBook using desktop eReader software, or use it to play music, brose YouTube or a whole bunch of other things. The options are limited only by your own creativity but one this is for sure, it certainly beats staring at the wall or being limited in the range of entertainment you have available.

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  • Lady Lorelei profile image

    Lorelei Cohen 

    6 years ago from Canada

    I already have my next two tech purchases selected and one is an upright desk so I can stand and work. I am also peeking at treadmill desks too as I do have a treadmill which I hope to get back on one of these years.

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    OliviaDaughter LM 

    6 years ago

    This is a genius idea. I need to invest in one soon. It would help time to pass. Very clever. Thanks for sharing !

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    6 years ago

    For many Workplaces' this is becoming the New Industry Standard, Work and Exercise!!

  • queenofduvetcover profile image


    6 years ago

    That is awesome! I need me one of those stands. It will make running on the treadmill less boring lol Thanks for sharing!

  • chrisqw profile image


    6 years ago

    Great idea. I'd never heard of them.

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    6 years ago

    Treadmill Workstation looks funny. LOL

  • sudokunut profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark Falco 

    6 years ago from Reno, Nevada

    @jstonedotorg: Very cool.

  • Brandi Bush profile image


    6 years ago from Maryland

    I could definitely use one of these! I'd definitely work out more! :)

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    6 years ago

    I ended up making a desk of my own. I thought you may be interested.

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    7 years ago

    Nice lens. The laptop treadmill stand is out of this world. Like you said it's a nice way of turning a repetitive task into a fun one.


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