Thursday, January 21, 2016

How to buy a treadmill






Training on a treadmill offers a low-impact, convenient, affordable means of obtaining your fitness goals. Treadmills help maintain endurance, improve cardiovascular health and are a great way to burn calories With so many manufacturers, models and features available where does one begin? 

First, think about your fitness objectives, Are you a competitive athlete or runner, are you looking to lose weight or are you simply looking for general health benefits? These questions will play a key role in the decision making process. 

What is your budget? Investing in a more-expensive machine gets you sturdier construction,, a larger running surface, higher top speed, and steeper incline. But if your goals don’t require the latest and greatest, you may be able to choose a less expensive model.

I will break this down into three segments: categories, components and personal preference.

Categories

Budget Folding

These models can have a shorter running belt, which may be sufficient for walkers and are great for saving space. They monitor displays time, distance, speed, incline and calories burned. These models are typically no frills. Some contain a heart-rate monitor or heart-rate control programs. If walking is your primary exercise, lower-priced models should suffice. 

Folding
Generally, these models will provide additional features to the budget folding models, along with more exercise programs, including wireless heart-rate controlled programs through the use of a chest strap. Thicker gauge steel makes these tread mills sturdier and offer better shock absorption for running.

Non Folding - Commercial
These treadmills offer a sturdier deck and frame, a longer running belt, and larger running surfaces. In most cases these are the same models you would see in your local health clubThe best choice for frequent runners, and the non . Integrated heart-rate control programs, higher max speeds, and steeper max inclines are typical. They are rated for heavier people. It may seem odd, but these pricey models tend to have fewer built-in programs. When every square foot counts, space considerations are non-negotiable. 

Components

Motors
Treadmills have two motors. One motor drives the belt and another that controls the incline. The strength of the motor itself is rated in three categories: treadmill duty, continuous duty and peak horsepower, Treadmill duty is the amount of power output in which the motor is rated. Continuous duty (CHP) is the amount of continuous horsepower delivered during heavy use for long periods. Peak horsepower is the maximum capacity a treadmill can generate for a short period.

Incline
The incline feature raises the treadmills running bed and creates a more challenging environment helping you burn more calories and increasing muscle tone. Most treadmills today utilize a power incline feature where you can adjust the incline with the touch of a button while you are walking or running to add variety to your workout. 

Decks
Thicker treadmill decks offer more cushioning and are easier on the joints. Decks vary in length, depending on whether the unit is geared more for walkers or runners.. Widths range from 16" to 22". Lengths vary from 50" to 60". If your a runner or a lager individual look for an over sized deck for comfort and structural integrity.

Personal Preference

Size
The footprint on most treadmills is approximately 77" x 35". A folding treadmill will be half its length when stored. You'll need adequate space around the treadmill for access and safety.

Capability
Most treadmills have a top speed of 10 and 12 mph; some will go up to 15mph Treadmills typically incline between a 10%  to 15%, but some incline trainers offer an increased gradient.

Ergonomics
If you’re a runner,a deck length of  60" is recommended.  If you are planning on walking 55" is adequate. Choose a model that appeals to you ergonomically and aesthetically.

Features.
Color touch screens, Google Maps, USB ports, and wifi are some tech options to consider. 


Summary

Consider your training style. Do you need to be distracted from your workout, or do you enjoy planning your fitness regimen and pushing yourself to the limit? If you are more of a recreational user entertainment features and automated programs might make sense. On the other hand if you are a competitive athlete or have fitness goals you are determined to achieve, features such as max speed, incline, heart-rate control, and customized programs should be a priority. Decide what your goals are and what features you looking for, don't pay for features you are not going to use.
As far as warranty is concerned, look for three to five years of coverage on parts, and at least one year on labor. You can find some great deals on pre owned equipment as well. If you are purchasing a re furbished machine look for a minimum of 90 days parts and labor. 
And finally, purchase from a familiar manufacturer and always purchase from a reputable source. 


If you are looking for quality treadmill for your home or commercial setting, please visit our website: FitnessEquipmentBroker.com or call us directly at
888-566-4261 for a free consultation.









15 comments:

  1. Really Nice & Awesome Blog.Whole Body Vibration Machine Toronto has helped them to enhance the nature of their life and help them accomplish results a long ways past their desires.

    Whole Body Vibration Machine Toronto

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thanks for sharing this article here about the treadmill. Your article is very informative and I will share it with my other friends as the information is really very useful. Keep sharing your excellent work. Sports Equipment Online Store USA

    ReplyDelete
  3. There is a finite number of Aqua Bootcamp Exercises one can use in an Aqua Bootcamp class. That is, you have to account for the age of the people in the class, their ability to swim, and familiarity of aqua exercises. Regardless of these issues, there are several aqua bootcamp exercises everyone can perform. fitness twister

    ReplyDelete
  4. Finding the right diet is a chore. There are numerous rapid weight loss diets out there it is very difficult to pick just one. recette pour maigrir

    ReplyDelete
  5. This particular is usually apparently essential and moreover outstanding truth along with for sure fair-minded and moreover admittedly useful My business is looking to find in advance designed for this specific useful stuffs… achat clenbuterol

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great article Lot's of information to Read...Great Man Keep Posting and update to People..Thanks best racquet smashes

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've proper selected to build a blog, which I hold been deficient to do for a during. Acknowledges for this inform, it's really serviceable! b wear sportswear

    ReplyDelete
  8. You can see the most recent version and read more the continuum here.get it now

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very informative post! There is a lot of information here that can help any business get started with a successful social networking campaign. kelowna counselling

    ReplyDelete
  10. Since I first began personal training in 1985 people have stated basically the same goals: To lose fat and gain muscle, improve athleticism, heal the body,increase movement skills, spend little money and train whenever and wherever they wanted. I am pretty sure you want the same, but there's a problem. Maybe you travel, it's hard to get to the gym, or maybe you don't like the gym and/or you can't afford to build your own machine laden gym at home? So what do you do? Well the answer has been here for over 30 years. The answer to true physical fitness is portable fitness equipment from the Monkey Bar Gym! vertical jump system quber.org

    ReplyDelete
  11. This particular is usually apparently essential and moreover outstanding truth along with for sure fair-minded and moreover admittedly useful My business is looking to find in advance designed for this specific useful stuffs… view more

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject. تنزيل gbwhatsapp برابط مباشر

    ReplyDelete
  13. This particular is usually apparently essential and moreover outstanding truth along with for sure fair-minded and moreover admittedly useful My business is looking to find in advance designed for this specific useful stuffs… weight loss vegan

    ReplyDelete
  14. thanks for the tips and information..i really appreciate it.. Fitness

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am impressed. I don't think Ive met anyone who knows as much about this subject as you do. You are truly well informed and very intelligent. You wrote something that people could understand and made the subject intriguing for everyone. Really, great blog you have got here. Gym

    ReplyDelete