With one of the smallest running belts I’ve ever come across in over 20 years, I can confidently say the LifePro Swift Treadmill isn’t a great option for taller users. This is one of the most compact treadmills you’ll find on the market, it’s perfect for the more petite joggers out there, and if you’re tight on space, you won’t find many treadmills with a smaller footprint than this one.

Fuss-Free & Easy To Use

Something else you’ll love about the Lifepro treadmill is how easy it is to use, there are no complicated monitors to set up, and assembly takes less than 5 minutes. It’s a treadmill that beginners can use almost straight out of the box. And with BlueTooth and 15 workout programs, there’s more than enough to help keep away the monotony of long cardio sessions.

It’s definitely a treadmill I think is worth taking seriously, which is why I want to look at everything it offers, including any drawbacks. First, a quick look at the product specs!

Product Specifications


Product dimensions – 49.6 x 26 x 48.8 inches


Weight – 67lb


Speed – 0.5 – 10mph


Max user height – 5’4″


Folds for storage


Motor – 0.75HP


Weight capacity – 285lb


Running belt size – 16″ X 43.3″

Why Do We Like The Life Swift Treadmill?

Most treadmills have large footprints and bulky designs; if you’re petite, you simply don’t need such a large machine or running belt. Plus, there’s no need to spend that kind of money. What you really need is a compact treadmill with a short running belt, and that’s what sells the Lifepro Swift Treadmill; it’s been designed specifically for that person. It’s a compact treadmill with a short running belt that is perfect for users 5’4″ and under.

High Quality For Price Point

Still, the compact design isn’t solely what sells this treadmill; it is well made and doesn’t feel cheap. This is a treadmill from Lifepro fitness, a company that prides itself on the quality of its products which is why they offer such long warranties.

The Swift treadmill comes with a lifetime warranty. Lifetimes warranties are a telling sign of these guys’ confidence in their products.

Can People Over 5’4″ Use The LifePro Swift?

The LifePro treadmill has a belt length of just 39″, which is about as small as you’ll find on any treadmill. A belt this size is suitable for users up to 5’4″ for walking and light jogging, but that doesn’t mean taller users can’t use this treadmill. All it means is that anyone over 5’4″ won’t be able to jog on the machine.

It’s perfectly fine for people over 5’4″ to use the Swift treadmill for slower paced workouts like walking, as walking requires a shorter stride.

Stay Below Max Capacity

Still, something we need to be careful of is the weight capacity of the Swift treadmill, it is limited to 280lb. I’d recommend keeping way below this. To avoid motor burnout, a more realistic max capacity would be 240lb, as the motor is pretty weak with a max output of just 0.75HP.

lifepro swift treadmill monitor

Monitor With BlueTooth and 15 Workout Programs

You won’t find monitors packed with features in this price range. At best, we can expect a few workout programs. Still, to find one with Bluetooth and a good number of workout programs is impressive. 

There are 15 workout programs in total to keep you challenged and coming back for more, plus you have Bluetooth, so you can download music, etc. Also, because the motor is low-powered, it’s quiet, so you can watch TV while jogging without being disturbed by the sound of the machine.

Other features of the monitor include heart rate sensors on the handle bars, built-in speakers, water bottle holders, and of course, the monitor tracks all the essential workout stats such as time, distance, and calories.

Overall a decent monitor for the price.

Folds For Storage

I imagine many people will have the room to store this treadmill unfolded as its footprint is so small, but if you are really tight on space, it does fold, which halves its overall footprint. Folding this machine is relatively easy; you need to unscrew a knob and lift the running deck. It takes a few seconds. There is no soft drop folding system with the LifePro Swift, and there doesn’t really need to be as the running deck is lighter than most.

lifepro swift treadmill

Anything I didn’t Like?

It’s hard to fault a compact $400 treadmill that, so far in this review, has got all the essentials right. But if I were to fault something, it would be that LifePro didn’t include an incline feature.

Walking or jogging on an incline burns twice as many calories as walking on a flat surface. It also strengthens and builds those hard-to-train muscles such as your glutes and calves. It’s a feature I feel is almost a must when choosing a treadmill as the benefits are so large.

Yes, this is a $399 treadmill, so we can’t expect too much, but even a 3-way manual incline would have been good, and I’ve reviewed treadmills in this price range that feature manual inclines.

However, the running deck of this treadmill is already at a slight incline, which is better than nothing.

Easy Assembly – 5 Minutes

Assembly of the Lifepro Swift treadmill is easy as most of the treadmill is pre-assembled. You’ll need to attach both of the wheel brakcts screw in the two upright bars and attach the monitor.

For maintenance, lubricate the belt before first use and again when needed, usually every 100 miles. It’s best to keep the belt clean to prevent debris from getting into the motor. And use a vacuum cleaner to hoover under the belt. I clean my treadmill belt once a week only takes a few minutes.

The Good

Compact design – suitable for small spaces

Well made for price point, doesn’t feel cheap

Monitor includes 15 workouts programs and Bluetooth

Quiet machine, can watch TV without being disturbed by the sound of the treadmill

Built in speakers

Folds for storage

Excellent warranty

Built-in transport wheels, just tilt and roll to store

The Bad

No incline feature

Lacks an anti-shock system for the running deck

Running belt doesn’t come pre-lubricated, has to be lubricated when unboxed before first use



side view goplus folding treadmill

GoPlus 2-1 Treadmill

If you want something with a slightly larger running belt that still has a compact design, you could check out the GoPlus 2-in-1 Treadmill. The GoPlus treadmill is marginally cheaper than the LifePro Swift, and it boasts a 43″ running belt, so users up to 5’7″ can use the GoPlus for walking and jogging.

What I like about the GoPlus is its size, it is only slightly larger than the Swift, yet it offers a longer and wider running belt which is great if you need just that extra bit of length for faster-paced workouts.

The GoPlus is even easier to store than the Lifepro Swift as it folds completely flat for storage. Some people store this treadmill under their beds or a sofa.

The only thing that holds the GoPlus treadmill back is its monitor. It’s basic, with fewer features than the Swift, with just the essential tracking of data such as time, distance, and calories. There are no workout programs or pulse sensors.


To Sum Up

What you’ll like most about this Lifepro treadmill is its compact size and that it’s well made, many owners have commented on the quality build, which is what we have come to expect from Lifepro. If you’re tight on space, under 5’4″, and only need a treadmill for light cardio? The LifePro Swift is the perfect choice. It even boasts 15 workout programs and Bluetooth, which is great to see in this price range.