Manual TreadmillsMotorised TreadmillsFolding TreadmillsOther Factors to Consider

Treadmill Exercise Equipment

For most people, exercise can feel like a chore, especially when harsh weather and having to drive to the gym become hindrances. However, thanks to technology, there is a convenient way to exercise in the comfort of your own home; using a treadmill. Buying a treadmill is one of the most beneficial health decision you can make. Treadmills are an effective way to burn calories, strengthen muscles and manage weight. Also, if you are looking to enhance your cardiovascular system, treadmills are a perfect choice and when used together with other cardio equipment, they produce even better results. Knowing the various types of treadmills available can help you make the best buying decision.

Manual treadmills are the most basic treadmills available. They get activated when you walk on them. All their adjustments including inclination have to be adjusted manually by the operator. Compared to other types of treadmills they are the cheapest in price. These treadmills are the perfect choice for seniors as their lack of automation makes them easy and safer to use.

Motorised treadmills are equipped with an electric motor and unlike manual treadmills all their adjustments are automated. Presently, they are the most common type of treadmills and come with multiple features including a console with adjustable speed and built-in workouts. Level of inclination, running surface and electric motor power are some of the feature you need to understand in order to pick the right motorised treadmill.

Folding treadmills are special in that they can be folded away when not in use. They are perfect for occasional running exercises. They come with exercise programs and some even have a chest strap heart rate monitor. They are the perfect choice for those who live in apartments with limited space.

It is also important to consider the length of the running belt, size of the running surface, sturdiness of the frame as well as the robustness of the material used to construct the treadmill.