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Choosing the Treadmill You Will Use

  • By Rose Hamilton
  • Published 11/8/2012

Whether you plan to stay active and fit or want to lose weight, working out on a treadmill can be advantageous for you. The problem is that the availability of numerous makes and models of this exercise equipment makes it difficult to make any decision. Your requirement and budget plays an important role in this selection.

A standard treadmill will suffice for most individuals who work out to stay fit, lose weight and get a well-toned body. You need not buy a very expensive model with numerous features and extras to achieve your objectives.

Even when you choose a standard model, buying a treadmill often involves a considerable investment. In such a circumstance, you need to make the right choice. Otherwise, you will just end up with a piece you never use. Here are the things you need to keep in mind when choosing a treadmill for your daily workout.

How much space does it take up? Measure the space you have to set up the treadmill. This will help you find treadmills of suitable size. Make sure you opt for a model with a foldable surface if you need to use the space for a different purpose when you are not exercising.   

What is the motor size? A continuous duty motor with adequate horsepower will be necessary to provide full power. Whatever the speed and incline you choose, the machine will function at its best if you get a treadmill with a good motor size.  

What security features are available? Look for machines that use hydraulic pressure to open and close the folding mechanism to ensure safety of family members. Also, opt for a model that has a locking mechanism to keep it secured.

Is a heart rate control feature necessary? Whether you are on an aerobic exercise programme to stay fit or a weight loss programme to stay in shape, a heart rate control feature ensures that your workout does not cause any adverse effect on your heart.  

What workout programmes are available? Most new age treadmills give you the option to adjust the speed and incline. However, if this is not enough, you may choose a model of this exercise equipment that offers diverse workout programmes.

How much cushioning is necessary? One of the reasons people choose to run on the treadmill instead of on the road is because it offers a more comfortable experience. Adequate cushioning is necessary for this; it is also required to have low impact on joints.

What warranty is available on the product? Whether you buy a treadmill for sale from an online store or an expensive treadmill from your nearby store, you need to check the warranty available on the product to ensure it will serve you for a long time.

Are extras available? If your budget permits, you may opt for a model that comes with additional features such as music player, magazine and refreshment holders, digital displays and so on. These perks will motivate you to workout on a regular basis.

Author Bio

Rose Hamilton is the editor of a sports and fitness magazine. She provides tips and suggestions for individuals looking for exercise equipment and accessories. If you are looking for Cardio equipment, such as treadmills, weight training equipment, such as kettlebells, or simple equipment, such as Pilates Ball, she recommends you visit http://www.mcsport.ie/ for such products.


Hello, myself Rose Hamilton. I am a writer and doing the same for a long time. To know more about me…..please visit my website!!!!


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