Why buy a Treadmill?
A few reason why getting a treadmill for home.
- Running is the most popular fitness activity in the UK because you don’t require much accessories to get started: you just need some decent running shoes. In the UK, we’re not really lucky with the weather as opposed to Europe / southern Europe where outdoor running is extremely popular. This is where the treadmill enters your life, you can keep fit, improve your cardio, or practise for any race from home: regardless of our UK weather mood.
- It might also be that depending where you live, it might not be a nice forest to run in, or a decent country side road path to stretch your legs, another reason to consider a treadmill.
- Of course, you could go to your local gym but it will cost you a monthly fee which can be expensive when it turns out that you go to the gym once a month because ‘you can’t be bothered’.
However, the best home treadmills can be expensive so this is why you need to take your time to compare and read about it.
Hence you’re here reading this guide on how to choose a treadmill. 🙂
You need to consider the following 3 main factors which we are going to dive into individually:
Space in your home / dimensions
Purpose: walking / running
Specs and technical bits
How much do you need to spend?
Between £500 and £1,500, there are plenty of reputable brands that sell brilliant piece of equipment. Further down this guide is our pricing guide of the best home treadmills.
There is a wide range of treadmill prices depending on ‘gadgets and gizmos’ but if you fancy a “gym-like” treadmill you will need to splash out upwards of £1,500. For more info, we have reviewed the top 3 treadmills from £1,500 to £3,000.
However you can find some fantastic treadmills for much lower than that, save your pennies!
Also, it’s worth adding that spending less than £500 in a treadmill might results in a disappointment because the treadmill belt might not big enough, because you can’t fold it away, because the console and programs are very basics without even mentioning the quality of plastics and so on..
We’d say that the price range of your treadmill depends on who you are. Are you more a “walker” or a “runner”?