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All About Treadmills
As more and more people workout, they often find themselves drawn to treadmills. They're one of the most common pieces of workout equipment available, and it seems like every gym has a row of them. They're available for home use also, and are a common fixture in home gyms. They come in a variety of styles and prices, and choosing which kind is best for you can be a little daunting at first. With so many options available, how are you to know which one would work best for you and fit in with your fitness goals? Read on to find out more information about this versatile machine and how to decide which one you want to buy.
How do you want to use your treadmill?
For some people the idea of running is enough to scare them off of even getting onto a treadmill. Times have changed however, when running was the only way to power them. The treadmills that are available now have motors and you can set the speed at which they function. Treadmills for runners will have a more powerful motor and usually come with a higher price tag because of that. They will have a longer track and a higher track speed. Both kinds will usually have an interactive screen where you can track your progress, calories burned, and even set the difficulty of your run or walk. If you know that you won't be running on your treadmill then it's ok to look for something not as powerful.
How much room do you have?
Treadmills are big, and most people don't have a ton of room in their home or home gym for a lot of large exercise equipment. If you know that you don't have a lot of dedicated room then you might want to consider a folding treadmill. These can easily be folded after use, making it simple to clean under them and to reclaim the space that they use when they're open. They are not as solid or stable as non-folding treadmills, so if you're looking into one you need to consider that. Because of that fact, they are often a better choice for people looking to walk on their treadmills, rather than people who will be running fast for long distances.
How much are you willing to spend?
Unfortunately, money always comes into play when deciding on a large purchase. There are treadmills available for almost any budget, you will just have to do the research to find out which one best fits your needs. For those looking to spend less, there are some models that are safe and work just fine for under $500. Other people who are more serious runners or who have the money may be able to spend over $2000. No matter your budget, a little research will help you find the right fit.
Buying a treadmill is exciting but is a big decision. Make sure you consider what kind you really need before purchasing it. Thinking about these three questions will help you make an informed decision!