Many people are now turning their backs on overpriced and overcrowded gyms and our using their own living space to work out and keep fit. This has been helped by the boom of the home fitness industry which can now provide a huge range of different fitness equipment and features to suit the needs of the home market. The cost of buying home exercise equipment has also come down to more affordable levels.
The most popular piece of home exercise equipment is the electric treadmill . It’s simple design that consists of a motor that powers a revolving running belt is a great way to do your running or walking exercises indoors. The huge range of treadmill machines that are available today can cater to all budgets. You can buy certain models that can cost less than $500. If you have more money to spend you can buy a commercial grade machine with all the fancy features, electronics and several pre-programmed workouts. The commercial level treadmills can cost over $2500. However there are plenty of good mid range machines that cost around $1500.
When purchasing a new treadmill you should consider it as making an investment. Therefore, it is important that you take the time to do your research. Do not get too impressed with treadmills that offer lots of fancy features as you may find out that you may not have any use for them. Look for brands that have a good reputation in building strong, sturdy machines with a good warranty. Treadmills have a lot of moving parts that can potentially go wrong therefore, it is important you select a machine that is made from quality components. As a general guide buy the best that you can afford. If you are placing your treadmill on a carpet or wooden floor it is a good idea to use a treadmill mat as this prevents leaking oil staining the carpet or floor.
Another advantage with a treadmill mat is that it helps to cushion the impact when you do intensive running workouts especially, if the treadmill is placed on a hard surface.