Shopping for a new treadmill can be a daunting task. Today there are so many options and features on treadmills it is hard to decide which one is right for you.
Space for a treadmill is always a concern especially if you are putting it in your bedroom or T.V. room. Thankfully, there are a few treadmill makers that produce folding treadmills that help alleviate the space problem.
After you have determined whether you are going to get a folding or non-folding treadmill, assess your fitness needs. Do you need something for high-intense workouts or just staying in shape?
Now that you have considered the performance and space requirements of your treadmill, you will want to consider:
1. Determine the horsepower of the treadmill motor that will meet your needs. The more intense your workouts, the greater horsepower you will need.
2. Treadmills come with varying speed ranges. The lower end speed ranges will suit you if you are jogging and the higher speed ranges will meet your running needs.
3. To what elevation can you incline your treadmill?
4. Consider the running area of the treadmill only if your body type requires it. Otherwise, it is not an essential criteria in selecting a treadmill.
5. Some treadmills come with lifetime warranties on certain parts of the treadmill.
Once you have compiled this information, look at the MSRP of the treadmills and see if the price justifies the added options. You might save some money by going to a less expensive treadmill model if it still meets your basic needs.