How to Choose a Home Treadmill

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Home treadmills are extremely popular pieces of exercise equipment as they are easily used and give a good cardiovascular workout. Treadmills that are electric powered are the most common but you can also buy human powered treadmills. Cheaper treadmills can be found for around $400 although, for good value and to ensure you’re treadmill lasts more than a few months, we would advise you to purchase a more expensive treadmill.

One of the biggest advantages of a treadmill at home, of course, is that you won’t have to go out to a gym. You’ll really be glad about this during the winter when it’s cold and dark early. Much nicer to work out in the comfort of your own home! Another benefit is that you will be able to read, listen to music or watch TV during your workout so you won’t get bored.

How to Choose a Home Treadmill

While, as as stated above, treadmills are available for as little as $500  they won’t be good quality and won’t have many of the features of the more expensive models. You also need to look at the features available, such as the program range since a wider choice will let you have a more varied workout workout and help to avoid boredom. It is also a good idea to have a built in heart rate monitor so that you can control the extent of cardio training. Although you may be tempted to buy a cheaper machine this could be uneconomical over the long term as It won’t last very long or give you a good workout. Another consideration is the number of people who will be using the machine and how much they weight. Spend around 00 if two joggers will be using the treadmill and for two serious runners around $2500. 

Also think about the weight maximum of the treadmill you are considering buying. Many manufacturers of treadmills exaggerate the weight limits hence, especially if you are slightly overweight, choose a treadmill that is rated for slightly more than your actual weight. Take into account that, even though you only intend to walk on your treadmill, when you increase your fitness level you could begin working out much more energetically. If you bought a low-cost treadmill you might need to buy an alternative one to accommodate your improved fitness level! It would be easier to buy a more expensive home treadmill initially.


Purchasing a home treadmill may not be as easy as simply going to the shops and choosing the first one you see. Consider in what way you’ll be using the treadmill and the extra features you will need. Make sure that you buy one that is going to last you and will cope with the sort of exercising you will be doing.

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