- 3.0cHP Motor - 58.5" X 19.5" Running Area - 12.4mph Top Speed
- 16 Point cushioning system reduces the impact whilst your run
- Bluetooth and USB connectivity for MP3 - iPod - iPhone - Android
- Console features 30 pre set programmes including heart rate control
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- 4.0cHP Motor - 58" X 20" Running area - 11mph Top Speed
- Voted #1 consecutively by review sites and consumer magazines
- Handcrafted in America with a solid, rust free aluminium frame
- User friendly console featuring built in and custom programs
Incredible to believe that a device which was conceived as an instrument of punishment for prison inmates should turn out to be the most popular piece of recreational exercise equipment these days.
Little did the authorities know that when they invented the treadmill for prisoners they were probably just as much helping their health and well-being as punishing them. Walking, jogging and running are natural activities. Deprived of movement and exercise, the human body stagnates and degenerates and allows illnesses to develop.
So, if walking and running are so good for us why don`t we all just walk or run outside instead of using a treadmill. Well, obviously some people do, but for most of us the prospect of running through pollution on uneven pavements along busy roads, sometimes in darkness, owning a treadmill is a better proposition.
And treadmills have other advantages over taking exercise outside because you are in control of where and how you run, with programmes to keep you motivated and entertained, and you can stop any time without having to think about getting home.
Add in the benefits of a good, impact-reducing surface beneath your feet and it`s little wonder treadmills are hugely popular machines for keeping or getting in shape.
It shouldn`t be a surprise to hear that folding treadmills considerably out-sell their fixed platform counter parts, and the main reason is the obvious one: space. Although some people opt for ones that fold even though they have ample space because folding treadmills can be easier to move around.
Whilst most folding treadmills these days are good to run on, seasoned runners would be advised to consider non-folding versions which do feel more stable and better under foot to run on.
A reputably branded treadmill should last years if properly looked after, and maintaining one is quite straightforward. Probably the most important thing you should do to prolong the life of your treadmill is periodically apply lubricant between the belt and the board (referred to as the deck) that the belt slides along. This will ensure the belt does not drag, causing overload on the motor and eventual failure. Be sure to read the manual supplied with your treadmill purchase.
When buying a treadmill we always suggest it is best to focus on the quality of the machine before anything else. Programmes and gadgets are important, but only if they are attached to a machine that is going to give you the performance and reliability which will encourage you to use it regularly.
If possible, have a pair of trainers or running shoes dedicated to using on your treadmill rather than the pair you use for going outside so that you don`t introduce grit or soil to the machine. If small particles find their way under the belt they may cause scratches on the deck. At the very least its good advice to make sure your footwear is clean before going for a run or walk on your treadmill.
Best Home Treadmills
If you are looking to buy a high quality treadmill one brand we highly recommend is Landice. This company has been producing world class running machines for five decades, winning numerous awards and positive customer reviews.
If you plan to spend between one thousand five hundred pounds and two thousand pounds we feel that the NordicTrack Elite 2500 is the best value home treadmill in this price range, packed with features and built to an impressive standard. And if you budget is about one thousand pounds take a look at the DKN Road Runner folding treadmill.