Choosing the best treadmill
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A treadmill is a great way to introduce yourself to running – by gradually building your pace, you can really start to make big strides. They’re also great for regular runners, to squeeze in a few extras miles when time is tight or the weather isn’t great. Read our guide to help find the best treadmill to suit your fitness level and your home.
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What are you using your treadmill for?
Finding the best treadmill for your home
Where will it be stored?
A treadmill is a big investment and ultimately comes down to room. Where will it sit in your home? Make sure you measure the space first, so you know it’ll easily fit. If you don’t want your treadmill permanently on display, opt for a handy folding model.
Know your belt size
Consider the length of the belt too. Do you need a bigger size? Generally, a 100-125cm belt length is ideal for walkers, around 140cm for runners and at least 150cm for runners over 6’ tall.
What are the best features of a treadmill?
Tracking your progress
All treadmills will monitor your basic cardio fitness such as speed, time and calories. The variety of these functions will vary depending on the model or design you choose.
Here are some of the best features they can include:
- Up to 12 levels of incline – great for training
- Selection of pre-set training programmes
- Built-in speakers to easily connect your playlist
- Choose between battery or mains powered models
- Records your speed, time, distance, calories and heart-rate
- Many models now have an auto-stop safety system
Setting up a treadmill
Get set. Ready. Go!
Watch how easy it is to get to grips with your treadmill. Use the in-built functions to improve your fitness and monitor your heart-rate. And once you’re done, make some space by neatly folding your treadmill away.
Let's run through some reviews
Treadmill vs running outside
Which is better for me?
Neither is 'better' than the other as they both have their pros and cons. So it ultimately comes down to personal preference.
- It’s free.
- You can run wherever you are.
- It's good training for road races or fun runs.
- Easier on the joints due to the padded surface.
- You’re not affected by weather.
- You can run at any time without worrying about safety risks.
Try both to see which you prefer and what works best for your body. Or why not try a combination of both?
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