Tips for Buying Treadmilladmin
A treadmill is one of the most popular Home Exercise Machines. A person should get committed to workout before buying a treadmill as it was a huge investment or it would become an expensive clothes rack in your home. So, buying a treadmill should be perfect for your daily exercise routine and here are some tips to consider below before buying a treadmill.
Cost of the treadmill:
Price is one of the primary things to be considered while buying a treadmill as it should fit your budget. If you shop by price, then the best product should be selected from the same pricing range. The price ranges generally from Rs.30,000 to Rs.6 lac and above. It may differ according to Indian or International brands with often discounts in it. For a good walking, you can start with a range of Rs.30000.
Motor and Horsepower:
The motor matters for the heaviest workout. Treadmills with larger motors cost more which provides a smoother experience. Most commercial treadmills will feature a 3.5 to 4 Horsepower (HP). You can look for ‘Continuous Duty Rating’ and shop for 1.5 to 2.5 HP. The ‘Peak Duty’ rating is less valuable. Look for the longest warranty on the motor for at least one year.
Treadmills offer a range of features that include media players, cup holders, touchscreens, video screens, preset workout programs. Choose a model that has the most pre-set and Stick with Your Fitness Program. Some models plug into a video or audio player and also gets connected to the Internet. For the occasional walker, a treadmill with a shorter length, a medium size motor, and an 18-inch wide belt is enough for moderate use.
The lifespan of any commercial treadmill varies based on the durability of the unit, the usage for a number of hours per day and the maintenance. The average warranty for commercial units is 10 years for frame, five years for motor and parts. The warranty can vary based on the model and the manufacturer. Purchase a treadmill with a minimum of 5 years warranty for motor, 2 years warranty for parts and covers for one year of service.
Try before you buy:
Make a list of treadmills that you are interested and see if they are locally available. Spend at least 15 Minutes Workouts on each treadmill and make sure it does not shake while running. And also, see where the drink holder is available and an option for music player too.
Checklist to follow:
- Here are some of the checklists to follow
- Belt size – It should be at least 48” long and 16” wide. Running surface should be long enough and wide enough.
- Speed – Get a treadmill that goes up to 10MPH for running.
- Incline – Get a treadmill that goes up to 20%.
- Stability – The treadmill should not shake while you run or walk and the frame should remain stable.
- Control Panel – It should be simple to use and reachable easily.
- Cushion – The running bed should absorb shock and the belt should not be movable.