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Top Treadmill Tips To Save You Money

Aug 17, 2007
Of all the different types of home exercise equipment that have come and gone, the home exercise treadmill has lasted throughout the years. You can easily read a book or watch over the kids while you work out on your home treadmill. If you're set to invest in a serious piece of indoor exercise fitness equipment, like a treadmill, then help is here.

A well-constructed treadmill is a piece of home exercise equipment that every member of your family can enjoy. A few treadmill models, which have rollers, are powered by the user rather than a motor. For a standard treadmill motor look for HP of around 2.5HP, this will ensure an easy and smooth action.

The more expensive treadmill models will offer a selection of preprogrammed exercise routines. A heart rate monitor enables a treadmill to automatically adjust the speed and/or the incline to keep your heart rate within the most optimum zone. Some treadmills monitor your heart by way of sensors built into the frame, which is gripped by your hands, but can only be done if you're walking not running.

One of the key things to remember is that the larger motors tend to run cooler and usually require less repair and maintenance. Adjustable inclines let you vary the steepness of a hill. Features such as extra cup holders, built-in fans, CD players and other electronic gizmos may be handy but not essential for you to get an ideal workout.

A heart rate monitor is a very good, useful feature to look for on a machine. Most treadmills come with an electronic console that displays workout feedback such as speed, distance traveled, time you've been working out, and calories burned.

If you're looking for a heavy-duty treadmill that can withstand running as well as walking, be prepared to spend more money. When planning your purchase always take into account any other members of your family, or roommates, who'll be using your treadmill. After-sales service is another important issue to think about; find out if they'll promptly repair or replace your treadmill if there is a problem.

It's definitely possible to find a good model that's not very popular, but is still a good buy. Any treadmill with a belt that causes jerky movements while you walk or run should be avoided. You'll want a treadmill with an aluminum or high alloy steel frame that's strong enough to support the heaviest runner who'll be using it.

Your club commercial machine may be may be a good choice in a home version; you're already familiar with its features and probably are comfortable using it. The more incline variation offered in a treadmill unit, the more expensive the model will be. Probably the most important thing to look for in a treadmill is to see how sturdy it is.

Noise from the smallest repetitive sound can drive you nuts over a period of time and give you another excuse not to exercise. It's best to buy a treadmill that has at least a one-year warranty.

Consider the cost of maintaining your treadmill as well. If you're planning to use a treadmill purely for walking you're not likely to need an expensive top-of-the-line machine.

Running or walking on a treadmill is an effective way to workout compared to other more complex cardiovascular exercises. Selections of preprogrammed exercise routines are not essential to obtaining a good workout from a treadmill, but they do help to provide motivation. Whether you use a treadmill to walk, jog or run, the units are very effective at burning calories, raising heart rate and developing aerobic capacity. To get even more workouts, think about making your treadmill into a walking, working office by adding a mini-platform to the side rails.

Besides spending your money on a treadmill make sure you spend time on it! If you've never used a treadmill before, make sure to have someone show you the basics of operation before you buy. No matter what your reasons are for buying a treadmill, be sure to find one that fits your needs and the needs of your family.
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For more information on saving money on treadmills and best buy shopping for treadmills online and offline go to http://www.Best-Treadmill-Tips.com Helen Hecker R.N.'s website specializing in treadmill tips, advice and resources, including information on treadmill ratings and treadmill reviews
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