Recreation is very important for our health and more and more people are fully aware of this. One of the favorite ways of recreation is running. Running is great, at least most of the time. Running outside is great, you get fresh air and you can run the company. But that is impossible when there is a bad weather outside.
With a treadmill, you don’t have to worry about the weather. You will be able to run even when it’s raining and snowing outside. Owning your own treadmill also have its benefits. You can run anytime you want, you don’t have to wait in line and you can also run as long as you want. This is almost impossible in fitness centers.
Types Of Treadmills
Most people don’t even realize that there is a lot of different types of the treadmill and not only one. We know four main types and those are multi-purpose motorized, treadles, incline and manual treadmill.
Multi-purpose motorized is the most common type. It’s powered my motor and has control console where you can setup speed, count calories and other stats.
Incline treadmill is also motorized, but it’s designed to offer steeper inclines. Some offer inclines even up to 40%. This one is built more for walking than running. Treadles type is a bit rarer and is also made for walking. But instead one belt, it has two. You can incline only one and simulate stair-climbing motion.
A manual treadmill is not powered by a motor and is the most affordable type. This one is good for walking and not so good for running. You can run if you want, it’s just not so save as is motorized version. I hope this helped you to find the best treadmill for your needs.
Treadmill Buying Tips
There is a lot of different treadmills to choose one. So which one is the right one for you? There are a few general tips that will help you.
First, think is cost. If you are a serious runner, then you should think about getting professional grade treadmill. If you are not sure this is for you, then is no point investing so much for something like this.
If you are buying one for home, think about the space it will take. If you don’t have a lot of space, you should consider buying a folding treadmill, which is easy to store. Also, think about features. Think you really need them. There is no reason you should overpay for something you won’t use.
How Much Will This Cost Me?
The cost depends on what kind of treadmill you want to get. If you are looking for simple and affordable one, you will have to pay around $300-$1500. If you are l0oking for quality one, then get ready to pay around $1500-3000$.
There are also high-performance professional treadmills that you usually see in the fitness center that can cost up to $15.000. But you don’t need one like that for home use.