If you are planning to buy an exercise treadmill, then you should realize that finding the right one for you can be quite tough. Because of the number of treadmills available in the market today, you could pretty well end up with an exercise treadmill that does not even work. What should you actually look for in an exercise treadmill?
1) Low cost
You need to be able to save as much cash as possible without sacrificing quality. This means you need to find an exercise treadmill which is inexpensive but not cheap. The word “cheap” today has so many connotations related to having low quality. You do not want to find an exercise treadmill which other people label as “cheap” what you need is something inexpensive.
You need to find a product that does not cost you as much as others and yet delivers in terms of quality and performance. You need to be able to say that the exercise treadmill you bought is actually worth every penny. Of course, “cost” does not refer exclusively to the amount you must pay for the machine. You also need to consider the cost of running it in terms of the amount it adds to the electricity bill. You also need to find out about the cost of maintaining it.
As you may know, an exercise treadmill gets a lot of abuse. After all, you stand on it and run on it. You need to maintain the machine properly in order to make sure that it keeps working. This means maintenance of the treadmill becomes a regular item on your finances. You need to make sure that the treadmill does not bring about your bankruptcy.
You need to make sure that the exercise treadmill you get actually functions well. Of course, this is subjective to what you are actually using the exercise treadmill for. Some people make use of it to provide short term high intensity work out. If this is the case, then you should be looking for a heavy duty exercise treadmill which supports short bursts of speed. Another option is to go with the uphill treadmill which will be able to provide you with the high intensity exercise you are looking for. Usually, these machines have calorie counters to see just how much energy they used up.
If, however, you are using the treadmill in order to train your endurance, then you would want a machine which will be able to support a constant pace in a set amount of time. This type of treadmill has to be pretty durable in order to support a constant load at a long duration of time.
You could also try to buy a more expensive treadmill which supports both of these functions. By buying this sort of machine, you can alternate building up your power and endurance. By buying this type of treadmill, you are practically buying two types of treadmill at the cost of one.
3) Look for design
You should realize that one reason why the treadmill is so distinctive is that because it takes up so much space. This means that it can pretty much catch people’s eyes. Because of this, you need to be careful in choosing the design of the treadmill. You need to make sure that people are actually able to appreciate the entire look of the treadmill.
You should also remember that you will probably be using the treadmill for a long time. Why would you want to get stuck with something ugly? You need to pick the design for both its aesthetic value and its ergonomics. You need to make sure that the design actually allows for better and more comfortable usage. This will help you in getting better exercise.
4) Look for technology
You might also like to choose an exercise treadmill based on the technology it uses. You should realize that there are a lot of benefits attached to having any product using better technology. One of the biggest benefits is the fact that you don’t have to be afraid of the item being outdated anytime soon. Another benefit is the fact that people just plain consider them to be better.
Note From Brigadoon Fitness
Treadmills continue to be one of the most popular and easiest exercise machines for a home gym. When looking for a treadmill, you may consider buying the lowest cost one thinking that you can upgrade in the future. The problem with that is that you will already have a treadmill – what are you going to do with it? Treadmills are an investment both in money and in your health.
The higher end treadmills are built better with stronger material, will last longer, and have many more options.
Here is our list of what to look for before you make your purchase.
a. Motor – how much horsepower does the motor have? The more horsepower the motor has the more speed options you will have. If you are going to walk or jog lightly then a smaller motor is an option, but if you are going to run then you should think of a larger motor.
b. Weight Capacity – we always recommend that you purchase a weight capacity at least 50 pounds above your current weight. This is so that you will put less strain on the motor and will last longer.
c. Deck Length – You need to consider whether you will be walking or running. For walking a 50″ deck should be adequate. If you are taller and have a longer stride then you may need to look at a longer deck. The same with runners, you will need a longer deck, at least 60″.
d. Console – This is important depending on what you are looking for. Do you need wi-fi? Will you be using apps to use fitness videos and classes? Then you’ll need a large screen. If you’ll just be listening to music then a basic console will be fine for you.
Whatever you are looking for, our experts are standing by and can help you find the perfect treadmill for you. We offer True Fitness Treadmills, the Cascade Ultra Runner Curved Treadmill, as well as the Lifespan Treadmill Desk.