Treadmill Purchase Guide


Treadmill Purchase Guide

These days, because of Coronavirus that leads to a new situation making many people prefer not to take part in normal fitness classes or gyms.

Therefore, they seek into other ways of exercising and being healthy. One of the most common and safest way of exercising is having fitness equipments in homes. Treadmills are among the best fitness equipments as one of the best way to be in a good shape is to walk or run.

In this article we will talk about important factors in buying a treadmill and we divide the information into two main groups:

A. Your preferences and expectations

B. Treadmill specifications


A. Your preferences and expectations

There are many benefits in buying a treadmill for your home, such as its comfort of using. That is you can start your training without leaving home to a fitness gym. Apart from this, for the people who are interested in losing weight, using treadmill regularly is a very good tip for weight loss. In addition, you can walk or run whenever you want comfortably regardless of weather condition. No matter if it rains or snows outside, you can use your relax and comfortable spot of your home to start exercising.

In this section, we will explain the following steps as a guidance, so you can purchase a treadmill which suits your needs and budget.

1.       Available Space to fit the Treadmill

Treadmills are like other home furnitures, that is, you have to specify a proper space for them. It is important to choose a good place that has enough required space to put the treadmill. Therefore, the floor space of the dedicated space should be measured before deciding to check out the treadmills. As there are different types of treadmills in the market, in case of purchasing foldable treadmills, you need to measure the length, width and height of your desired storage space.

Having the available space dimensions can help you to narrow down your choices as in the treadmills dimensions are written in their specification.

One of the factors that can affect treadmills dimension is your main usage of it. If you want to mainly run on the treadmill, you will need a wider treadmill such as 22″ treadmill belt width. If you mainly use treadmill for walking, 20″ treadmill belt width is a good choice, although it can also be used for running but would be less comfortable.

Another part of treadmill which should be considered is its belt length. In General, for walking you need at least 50″ belt length and 55″ for running. In addition for people taller than 6′, 60″ belt length is recommended.

By gathering the above information and the available space at home, you can go to the next step of considering the treadmill sizes. Nowadays, companies are manufacturing treadmills for various scenarios from foldable and compact treadmills for people living in small apartments to desk treadmills. However, the dimensions should be considered carefully for any types of treadmills, because as an example, the foldable treadmills may require big space while being in use. Generally speaking, most of standard treadmill being used in homes have 7′ length and 3′ width.

2.       Your Training Intensity

3.       Your Budget

4.       Desired Features

5.       Check the reviews and take test runs