A few weeks ago, I shared a picture of my living room on my Instagram Story. It posed a question to my followers: “Would you believe me if I told you that there’s a treadmill in this photo?” Obviously, there was no visible exercise equipment in the image, but tucked underneath the CB2 daybed was a fitness secret and my new favorite product. (I swear I’m not being hyperbolic — this is a game changer!)

WalkingPad is the solution for those of us who hate gyms, don’t have room to create a home gym, and don’t want to compromise the design of our homes by bringing workout equipment into the living spaces or bedrooms. It’s a compact, foldable treadmill that can easily be tucked away when not in use — it’s even got wheels that make it easier to set up wherever you’d like. The product is lightweight (62 lbs) and whisper quiet, a stark difference from the treadmills I’m used to. It’s controlled by a handheld remote or an app on your phone that syncs via Bluetooth. The app tracks all of your walks, including steps and calories burned. And even though I’m most excited about the ease of storing it, I was pleasantly surprised by how sleek and modern the design is, especially the simple LED display.

WalkingPad has really changed my routine for the better. I live in Los Angeles, which isn’t exactly walkable, so I have to drive if I want to exercise — walking or otherwise. Not to mention, I work from home, so I’m rarely motivated to interrupt my workday and get in the car. Every day for the last 2 weeks, I’ve walked for at least an hour. I wheel the WalkingPad out from under the day bed, set it up in front of the television to watch the news or Netflix, and get a brisk walk in. Though the WalkingPad doesn’t allow for running or walking on an incline, a brisk walk for 30 minutes a day can improve your physical and mental health. I’ve found myself feeling a lot less stressed out, and I also feel less guilty about watching TV because at least I’m moving while I do it. 

WalkingPad is currently available on Kickstarter, which means you can get it for around $500 — no joke! The campaign ends in 12 days though, so be sure to check it out now so you can snag it before the price goes up. It’s an amazing solution for apartment dwellers, or even just design-lovers who aren’t keen to look at a bulky piece of equipment every day.   Details, FAQs, and even videos of the WalkingPad in action can all be found here. Happy walking! 

WalkingPad provided us with a device to review, but this post is not otherwise sponsored.