Treadmills can be one of the most expensive pieces of fitness equipment in any home gym. Before you even start to think about what model or brand to buy there are several key factors that you should consider before you make your purchasing decision. That way you are insured to purchase the best home treadmill you can for your budget.
Factors to consider when buying a treadmill:
1. How much space do you have
When you are using your treadmill, you want to be certain that you have plenty of space behind you. Many have been heard stories of people dropping an iPod onto the belt while running or walking. They stop to pick it up only to propelled off the back of the machine. By making sure that you have sufficient clearance behind you will not only deter you from developing another furnishing but will also reduce your chance of injury.
2. Where will you store your treadmill when not in use
If you don’t have a big space available, you might want to contemplate buying a folding treadmill that can be folded up and rolled away to store. Just keep in mind how large some treadmill mills are and how easily that is going to accomplished. Also, consider the type of flooring under the treadmill.
3. Do you plan on using your treadmill for running or walking
Running on a treadmill puts several requirements on the treadmill. When you walk on a treadmill, you put more weight on the treadmill’s belt than when you run.
4. Making your decision on your budget
This way you deserve not have to bother about being pressured into buying a treadmill that is out of your range. It also might help to determine the store that you go. Treadmill prices break down into three price ranges. For midrange models, you can expect to pay anywhere from $1,500 to up to $3,000. High-quality machines for the elite athlete can purchase for $3,000 and above. Treadmills come in a wide range of prices.
5. Be prepared to shop around
I would recommend that you go to a trustworthy store and attempts out each and every kind of model that you are considering. Keep in mind to bring your tape device with you to check the size of the machine open and folded to make sure it will fit in the space you’ve planned in step one.