Investing in your health can be a costly business. Before you take a head rush and buy on impulse here are some models deserving of your short list.
Sole F80 Treadmill
The Sole F80 is an amazing treadmill for its price. The Sole F80 can be found in large respected Hotel chains around the world such as The Hilton. This treadmill is a great all-rounder. It has an automated incline that can take you to a dizzying 15 % gradient. If you want a challenging workout this will certainly be provided.
Its no wonder Sole Fitness get the backing from Hilton Hotels. They have over 25 years of experience in the industry. They make commercial grade machines, with commercial parts. Nothing is cheap, everything is built to last.
This treadmill is also superb for you if you dont have a lot of bedroom or office space. Sole has made the treadmill with a unique rack and pinion system that locks the deck into place so you can fold it away after use. You just push a button and off it goes. It folds up vertically and saves you about 40% space. There are also little wheels underneath the deck that allow you to push the treadmill away into a corner after use. Very tidy.
The motor is very good on this treadmill and it can reach a top speed of 12mph. It has a really strong frame as well and it is so good Sole offer a lifetime warranty on it (and also the motor). It costs around $1500 but it is money well spent, considering there is a 3 year warranty on the treadmill, and a lifetime on the motor and frame.
So now lets look at a few more affordable options.
Weslo Cadence G5.9 Treadmill
Not everyone can afford to pay $1500 for a treadmill, so lets take a sharp nosedive into the budget end of the market with the G5.9 from Weslo. This treadmill costs $287. It certainly is cheap. You can buy cheaper still, but this is about as good as it gets in this price range. If you want a basic no fuss treadmill then this is the way forward.
This model is suitable for general fitness. It is best used for jogging or fast walking. Fast walking, whats the point of that? Well fast walking can burn a lot of calories too, it can also help get you fit and increase your fitness. Much research shows that fast walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise.
This treadmill from Weslo has an incline to. But it is nonadjustable. There is a 2 tier position that you have to set-up before your start your workout. Research shows you can burn up to 40% more calories using a gradient on a treadmill. The quality of parts are not the same on a treadmill like this, but if you apply lubrication often it should last a long time. You can see an extensive review of it on the Treadmillreviewers.net website.
Epic 425 MX Treadmill
The Impressive 425 MX is a top choice if you want to follow and good training program to the end, without spending a fortune on a machine to get you there. It features a heavy-duty industrial strength 3.0 Continuous horsepower motor. Some machines only have standard horse power which are not as powerful. If you are heavy this is the ideal treadmill as it can cater for users up to 350 pounds in weight.
It has a 12% incline ramp, and it tops out at 12mph. Ideal for running on also. You can choose from 10 personal training modes and the console also displays a graph matrix which shows you how far you are progressing on your route. Like the Sole F80 it also has an automatic folding mechanism. So its strong, has a good weight capacity and it is comparable to the F80. Sole has a more proven track record, but the Epic is also well epic. The Sole has a slightly wider running deck, so his may be more favourable if you have a wide stance or are broad shouldered.
So thats the end of the round-up, you have a mix of low budget and high quality models. Any one of these can certainly get you to your health goals if you actually use them! If you dont think you will use it at least 3 times per week, stick to the cheaper Weslo treadmill. If you are a bit more of a serious keep fit buff, or if you have a passion for running, its a toss-up between the Sole & the Epic treadmill.
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