With so many different treadmills on the market, it can be daunting to think about where to start when choosing a treadmill for your home gym. There are plenty of points to consider when selecting a treadmill for home use that will help narrow down your options.
As the most important first step, you’ll want to set a budget to determine the price you’re looking to stay within and decide if a residential unit or a commercial grade machine is the best choice.
Be cautious when you find new treadmills under $500, claiming to be a great deal when in fact, these units may have a shorter warranty, belts that are not as effective and frames that are often unstable. A realistic budget for a quality, comfortable and safe treadmill is generally within the $1,500+ range.
If you are planning to use the treadmill for mostly walking, jogging or light running, then a residential/home treadmill would be ideal for this type of use. These treadmills are typically space efficient, cost effective and fit well within any room of your home. For those who are seeking a treadmill to help train for a marathon, increase their cardio endurance or who would be using the treadmill at higher speeds more frequently, a commercial grade machine is highly recommended. Most commercial grade treadmills do have a larger footprint therefore, would need a larger room, or a garage gym to be kept. A dedicated 110v line with a commercial NEMA 5-20P plug is required for to supply the power to the larger 4HP motors.
Some other factors to consider are features that are included with each model. Treadmills have vastly expanded their features offering:
Determining which of these features are must-haves and which one’s you can do without will be up to you (but don’t worry, we can still help your find the right one). Reading the reviews on each treadmill you’re interested in and take into consideration the experiences that others have had with each particular machine will also be a factor to consider.
Expert Fitness Supply offers a wide variety of high quality, name brand treadmills to suit the needs of cardio enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you’re just starting your search for your first treadmill or you’re interested in upgrading your home gym space, you’ve come to the right place to find a durable, safe and effective treadmill. EFS provides you with machines that come with warranties for the frame, motor, parts and labor so you can be assured that your unit will be well taken care of.
Don’t hesitate to contact us and ask a fitness expert if you need help to choose the right treadmill. Send us an email at [email protected] or click the chat window.