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Should You Buy a Folding Treadmill?

Jul 24, 2008
As more appliances and gadgets accumulate in your house, space becomes smaller and smaller with each acquisition. If you buy a home treadmill, it requires a bigger space for you to move around. You should compromise, especially if you live in the city and your house is space challenged.

Power-folding Or Shock Assisted (where you get some help folding the treadmill). This helps to save the strain on your back. Power fold-up treadmills are few and far between but basically you press a button and the treadmill folds and unfolds itself.

When you are looking at folding models you should also take the weight and how easy it is to move into consideration. Folding treadmills range in price from $500 to $3000, so there are some options for you if you are on a budget. But less expensive treadmills might not have the highest quality parts and construction, so you have to take that into consideration when looking at folding models. You can find folding models at several stores that sell exercise equipment and on numerous websites.

Most folding treadmills are equipped with hydraulics, making it a breeze to fold up or down. There are some that require power lifting. Regardless, remember to always lift with your legs, and not with your back bent over.

Almost all folding treadmills are designed to move, the difference is the effort required. If you plan to constantly move the treadmill, check out how easy it is. If it is a 200 lbs. treadmill that requires tilting it on two wheels in order to move it, you are going to need some strength training in addition to a cardio workout. There are some models that when folded, have four recessed wheels that pop out, making it simple to move.

Pick out folding treadmills built with good brands. Choose treadmills that had gets high ratings and recommendations. Also look out for product warranty that has a minimum of at least one year service because this is enough proof that the product you are buying is durable.
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