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Tips on buying your first treadmill

With so many treadmills for sale on the market, it can be difficult to know which is the best make or model to buy. A home treadmill is a great investment that gives you plenty of options and flexibility to use it whenever and however you want (without the need to share a stranger’s sweat like in a gym!). But every treadmill is different and offers different features, so getting the one that suits your health needs is key.

Before you commit to buying a treadmill it is also worth considering such things as:

  • Your budget and finance options available
  • Whether you need a folding treadmill
  • How many people will use it in the house (don’t forget a treadmill can be great for the whole family)
  • Need for extra features such as heart rate control, personalised programs, a quality motor and its warranty.

For most families, budget plays a significant factor in what treadmill is bought for the home. It’s important to get a quality machine you can not only afford but will last the test of time. When testing a treadmill for sale, it should be comfortable, quiet, and easy to use.

It is worth considering payment plans to ease the pressure of the investment. Plans can be convenient, simple to set up and allows a buyer to select a better quality treadmill to pay off over time. Payment plans can also come with no interest ever, making it a highly attractive options for most.

Next, look at where you will store your treadmill. Most people find it worthwhile having it in their living room, so when they are watching TV, they simple unfold the deck and jump on. Not all treadmills fold, unfold and move easily so look for one with hydraulics and wheels.

When you’re getting the whole family involved, look to include these features:

Large running deck. They can be exceptionally strong and gives you the extra comfort and space for a long stride.

Speed. If you plan on running, get a treadmill that goes up to 10 mph or higher.

Incline. Get a treadmill with an incline that goes up to 10 percent or higher.

Cushioning. The running bed should absorb shock and the belt shouldn’t move around with every foot-strike.

Control panel. It should be within reach and simple to use.

Lastly, when looking at a Treadmill on sale be sure to check the warranty, delivery, and set-up. The manufacturer’s warranty will often give you significant clues as to the quality of the treadmill. Look for a lifetime warranty on the frame and drive motor.

How will you get the treadmill into your home? If a seller offers a delivery option, this is a good sign. Also, consider how you are going to move the treadmill from your doorstep to your designated workout area and whether that is included or will cost extra. New treadmills usually require some assembly so unless you consider yourself a handyman, this is usually best left to a trained professional.

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