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Cheap Treadmills

Jul 25, 2008
The only way fitness equipment manufacturers can make a profit on cheap treadmills is by loading them with poorly made parts and motors. Limiting your shopping to cheap treadmills will doom you to finding, in a matter of months, that your machine's motor or electronic console is failing. Given the short duration of the warranties on most cheap treadmills, you could end up with a useless and very large fitness machine hogging your living space until you can find someone to take it off your hands.

What about working out at a gym? Well, the problem with that is that you have to go to the gym and by the time you get there you're out of the exercising mood so eventually you just stop going altogether and now you're paying for a gym membership you're not using. You could just workout at home doing aerobics, but that takes a lot of discipline and can get pretty boring unless you have an exercise buddy. However, you can't really depend on someone to have the same commitment as you.

You want to make sure that the treadmill is sturdy and can stand up to not only your weight, but also the routine you plan to put it through. You don't what to be working out on your treadmill when all of a sudden a handle comes off or the body of the machine breaks down.

The belt should be of good quality. You don't want the belt to slip or stick while you're walking or running on your treadmill or worse fall apart altogether.

Make sure that the controls on your treadmill are easy to use and understand. If you're running or walking at a certain pace and you get tired and want to slow the pace down you don't want to have to try to figure out how to do that or you try to do it and the machine doesn't respond, that can be very dangerous.

Before you head for your local fitness equipment store to look at their cheap treadmills, consider talking to the managers of the nearby gyms and fitness center s to see if they ever offer their used treadmills for sale. While you'd be getting a machine which has seen significant use, it would also be a machine of commercial quality with lots of features. And you won't be using it nearly as much as it was used in the gym, so it might have a considerable number of years ahead of it.
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