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Buying a treadmill

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If you want to buy a home treadmill, you will need to do some research. A bit of research will help you to find the best treadmill that you can buy for the money you want to spend. Here, you will find all the things that you need to look for while buying a treadmill for your home.

How to buy a treadmill

If you're buying a treadmill, there are few things that you should look for because these are crucial in deciding how long the treadmill will service you and how good the quality will be. Look at the big picture and then you'll be able to see the best suited treadmill for yourself.

Size of working/running area

When you are buying a treadmill, take a good look at the size of the workouts surface of the treadmills you're looking at. This size is a key consideration for anyone who wants to buy a treadmill. If the workouts surface or the walking/running area is too small, you will not be able to take full strides. On the other hand, if the area is too big, it's like paying for unused space.

When you look at the treadmills present in health clubs or at the gyms, the normal treadmill there generally have cracked workout areas measuring 20″ wide and 60″ long. Sometimes, some of them may have another one or 2 inches added to the width and length. Such treadmills are good enough for anyone and good for both walking and running.

However, if you are looking for a home treadmill just for walking, you do not need such a big treadmill. You can save money by going for a treadmill with a shorter track. If you are only going to walk, then a 20 wide and 55 long treadmill will be good enough for you.

The choice of treadmill will also depend on the space that you have at home. If you have less space, you can always go for a folding treadmill. Such folding treadmill is also good for people who have space, because you can always clear some by folding them when necessary.

Track incline

If you're looking for a good home treadmill, also take a look at the track incline because incline training can help you to get more benefit. By using the incline, you can improve your metabolism and create an intense cardio workout for yourself. It is like simulated hill training and that will help you to improve your lower body. It will also help you to work better because it works on different muscles present in the body.

In case of better treadmills, the incline will have many settings and the angle is power adjustable. You'll find different preset programs.

Heart rate monitoring

Your treadmill should have heart rate monitoring and there are some which are more accurate than others. The best treadmills generally have wireless heart rate receivers and they are more than 99% accurate.


If you are paying for a treadmill, always go for a treadmill with a two ply belt or thicker because they will be more durable. Low price home treadmills may offer you single ply workout belts and they are not very good for you.

Some of the best treadmills that you can buy for your home

ModelMotor  Speed  Incline  Folding?   
NordicTrack 17503.75 CHP0 – 12 mph-3 – 15%YES
SOLE F63 Treadmill3.5 CHP0.5 – 12 mph0 – 15%              YES
NordicTrack Commercial 29504.25 CHP0 – 12 mph-3 – 15%YES
ProForm 905-CST Treadmill3.5 CHP0 – 12 mph-3 – 15%YES
Nautilus T6183.5 CHP0.5 – 12 mph0-15%              YES