Worried about sitting too long while studying? Take advantage of our “Step & Study” treadmill desks in Room 105 of Swirbul Library.

How do I reserve a treadmill?

Use our reservation system to find an available 1-hour time slot for Room 105. If you are having trouble reserving a treadmill desk, contact User Services at the service point in Swirbul library or by email at userservices@adelphi.edu.

How many treadmill desks are there in the Step & Study Space?

There are two treadmill desks in Room 105, each of which can be reserved separately.

How do I use the treadmill desk?

View the LifeSpan Treadmill Desk user manual, which includes safety guidelines and other information.

What are some tips for using the device safely?

  • Always consult a physician before beginning an exercise program.
  • If you experience chest pains, nausea, dizziness or shortness of breath, stop exercising immediately and consult your physician before continuing. Do not wear clothing or jewelry that might catch on any part of the treadmill.
  • Wear shoes with high traction rubber soles. Do not wear shoes with heels, leather soles, cleats or spikes.
  • Do not walk or run backwards on the treadmill, always face forward.
  • Allow the running belt to fully stop prior to getting off the treadmill.
  • Make sure the area behind the treadmill remains completely clear during use. A minimum of 3 feet (1m) of clearance is required for safety reasons. There should be a minimum of 2 ft. (.6 m) on at least one side of the treadmill.

What are the rules?

  • Please be respectful of your fellow students.
  • No food allowed in the Step & Study room.
  • No loud music.
  • Maximum Room Occupancy: 2.

Assumption of Risk

These treadmills desks are being provided for your personal use. Please familiarize yourself with the instructions on the proper operation of the equipment and the precautions as to its use (see the user manual).

As with use of any exercise equipment, there are inherent personal health and other risks, hazards, and conditions that may arise in a variety of unforeseen or foreseeable ways, which may include bodily injury, death or property damage.

By choosing to use this equipment, you acknowledge that you do not have any known health conditions which would preclude your usage and that you are voluntarily assuming the risks and dangers associated with such use. Furthermore, you agree to release, and forever discharge the University and its trustees, officers, employees and representatives from and against any and all claims for injury and/or death, losses and expenses (including attorney’s fees) suffered that may arise out of the use of the equipment.
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