Before you just go out and buy
a cheap treadmill
, remember that there are quality treadmills available, that do not cost a lot of money. There are reasons why discount treadmills are inexpensive. They are made of cheap materials and designed to be less than mediocre. These cheap machines are not meant to last, and will end up being a waste of money. By shopping around, you will be surprised by what is available for a decent price. The treadmill
market is competitive and there are a lot of models available. You just need to find the one that suits your budget and exercise
requirements, and will last.
Cheaper model treadmills typically come equipped with limited features. Generally bargain treadmill
components are poor quality, and they may require more maintenance than they are worth. These units may not be sturdy, and they may not provide a smooth
, comfortable workout
. Although they may be marketed for walking
, jogging, or running
, they generally function best at a slower pace, with less pounding to the unit. Don’t bother with a treadmill
that doesn’t have a motor powerful enough to meet your workout
needs. Some treadmills even slip and jerk all over the place when in use. Be aware that some treadmill models are not intended for use by larger, heavier individuals. Compare treadmill components, materials, features, and prices. Check out the warranties, which are often indicative of the quality. A 90 day warranty
can suggest that the company does not back up their product.