Buying Exercise Equipment: How to Find the Right Treadmill For You
This entry was posted on July 25, 2013.
If you want to start your own fitness regimen, there is nothing more convenient than buying exercise equipment, such as a treadmill, for your home. After all, a treadmill is, more often than not, the most common thing that people resort to whenever they feel like walking or running but cannot actually do it because of different reasons like the weather and time among all others. It comes very handy yet it serves a considerable purpose when it comes to losing weight and in staying fit and healthy.
The question though is, how do we find the best treadmill? Running and walking are activities that are natural to humans and so we would look for something that we can use for a long time; something that would manage to carry different weights and pressure for long periods of time.
In choosing the right treadmill, here are some things to keep in mind
- Budget – The first thing would be the budget. The average-quality treadmill will cost you $1000 but if you’re really serious about indoor walking or running and you’re willing to spend for it, then $1500 to $3000 shall do you good. Those treadmills ranging on that price guarantee more stability, sturdiness, and more workout options.
- Workout Program – Another thing that you should be clear about is your workout plan. If it is just walking that you want in your program then you won’t need a heavy duty treadmill. However, if it is running then definitely, a very high-quality treadmill should be chosen.
- Motor and Horsepower – Based on your workout program, determine your motor requirements. This is a very important thing to look into before making a purchase. For walking, a continuous duty motor with at least 1.5 horsepower is recommended while for running, make sure to choose a treadmill that works on 2.5 – 3.0 horsepower.
- Space – This is also one of the things that should be considered before you buy a treadmill. There are regular treadmills for those with big spaces at home and foldable treadmills for who have limited space.
- Other Specifications – After defining your fitness basic needs, you might also want to consider some extra features that you want on your treadmill. You can opt for something that has a heart rate monitor or integrated walking or running programs. You can also consider the speed of the treadmill; 10 mph would do well if it will be for running. The inclination is also one good thing to take not of; a treadmill that can incline up to 10% is fair enough. Other things to consider are the control panel, the cushioning, and the size of the belt.
To give you an example of a heavy duty treadmill, one of the products that you should check out is the PaceMaster Gold Elite Fold Up VR. This treadmill offers the following features:
· 3 horsepower continuous duty
· Running surface of 20” x 60”
· Elevation range of 0% to 15% adjustable in 0.5% increments
· Speed range of 0.5 mph to 12 mph
This product is available at $2849, which is a great offer for all the features it offers.
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