How to Choose a Treadmill


Although it may be cheaper to walk or run outside, it’s much more convenient to buy a treadmill and workout from home. If you choose the right treadmill you will be able to keep up with your exercise routine no matter what the weather.This article will explain how to choose a treadmill.

Choosing a Treadmill

  • Determine whether or not you want an electric or manual treadmill. If you are living a lifestyle of making green choices, you might want to choose a manual treadmill. It may not have all of the bells and whistles that an electric treadmill may have, but it is friendlier to the environment in that it does not require non-human energy to operate.

  • Measure the space available for your treadmill before you go to the store. A treadmill should not be a spur of the moment purchase, especially if space is of concern. They always appear smaller in the store. If space is at a premium; you might want to choose a folding treadmill.

  • Watch treadmill manufacturer videos before purchase. It may be difficult to choose which treadmill is the right one for you while you’re standing in the store with a high-pressured salesperson. Before you go into a sporting goods store, shop on the internet. Many of the treadmill manufacturers now have promotional and instructional videos online. They’re free to watch and can help you to choose the right treadmill for your needs.

  • Consider the noise factor. Some treadmills are quieter than others. Placing a treadmill in the basement of your own home is a lot different than placing one in a fifth floor apartment.

  • Read the fine print. Although some treadmill manufacturers may offer a lifetime warranty, double check to see what is included for life. Many offer longer warranties on the frame and only a one, two or three year for the motor and electronic parts of the treadmill. Know what you’re getting before you choose.

Tips & Warnings

  • Read the fine print to understand warranty and guarantee offerings.

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