I read a report online the other day that said even basic, light workouts really drop the risk of heart disease and stress, and a compact treadmill is a perfect way to get this much needed exercise. Who wants to waste time and money going to a strange gym with strange people to workout when all you have to do is exercise in your own environment? Just pull out one of these easily-stored treadmills, grab a book or turn on the TV or radio and get started. Before you know it, you have completed your exercise program by either walking, running, or crosswalking. And all of this without that repetitive monthly fee!
This is one of the highest rated treadmills online. It is the Merit Fitness 725T treadmill. Whether you intend to use your treadmill for walking, running, or cross walking, this one will do the trick. It has a speed range of 1 to 10 mph, and an elevation range of 0 to 10 percent. You can keep track of your resistance, time, speed, and distance on the LED console. The console interface also provides quick key interaction so that you can adjust your exercise experience quickly without affecting your workout.
Not to be lost in all of this is the thumb heart rate monitor, four preset programs, and built-in cup holders. It comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and a 2-year warranty on the motor. Reviewers rave about the good quality, soft cushioning, and exceptional quality for the price. A certain amount of maintenance is required.
Another option is the LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Compact Treadmill. This treadmill is a bit higher priced than the previous one – it runs about $699 online. An advantage of this product is that there is no assembly required so you can be up and running (pun intended) in not time at all. This console tracks not only your time, distance, incline, and speed but also your heart rate, calories, and number of steps. You will also have the quick adjustment buttons and a choice from 6 different workout programs.
This treadmill also has built-in speakers and a plug for your headphones. There is a lifetime warranty on the frame a 5 years on the motor. This treadmill folds up quickly and easily so it can be stored under a bed, behind a door, or even in your closet. Every review for this product rated this treadmill a 5 out of 5 starts, so it is definitely one of the higher-quality treadmills on the market.
Horizon is one of the largest manufacturers of fitness equipment in the world, and one of the treadmills they make is the Horizon Evolve SG compact treadmill. This is one of the most compact exercise machines around – it folds to as small as 10 inches high. There is absolutely no assembly required and it weights less than 100 pounds. It goes up to 6 mph and has 2 built-in programs. It has a reading rack, speakers, audio jacks, and a thumb monitor for your heart.
This is not a real fancy treadmill – Horizon did not build it to be a jack of all trades. They focused on quality, compactness, lightness. It is not really designed for running, but it is great for walking or light jogging.
If you want a higher quality treadmill, you definitely want to take a look at the 1120 folding treadmill made by BodyCraft. Again this exercise treadmill has great customer reviews with 4.5 out of 5 stars. Speed ranges from.5 to 10 mph; incline is up to 10 percent. You get 8 custom workout programs, and you get to do all of this on a track containing 8 energy dampers to give you soft cushioning.
There is an excellent warranty on this machine, but you will more than likely never need to use it. This is one of the sturdiest yet most quiet treadmills you can find. This treadmill supports people up to 275 pounds while most treadmills only support up to 250 pounds.
Did you know that treadmills are rated as the best exercise machine for losing weight? This is because everyone knows how to walk, and you can do it anytime you would like inside or outside. The weather never stops you, you don’t have to buy walking equipment, and just ½ hour a day can really help your weight loss.
Of course, to lose weight you have to burn more calories than you eat, but that does not mean you have to ensure lung-burning exercises. Just walk 5 times a week for 30 minutes each day. As you get more fit, you can change your walking length, incline or speed. Many treadmills also give you the option of a random program so that you body can adjust to different types of exercise.
A feature that I especially enjoy is the heart rate monitor that allows me to track how hard my heart is working. There are heart-rate charts online to tell you what your target heart rate should be for maximum weight loss. This along with the calorie counter really gives me the incentive to keep logging those miles in an effort to stay in shape.