A treadmill is one of the most popular equipment in home gyms. Running or walking on a treadmill even for just 30 minutes a day will help you burn calories and improve the health of your heart. There are a lot of treadmills for sale in the market, and almost all of them measure your distance and speed. Some also measure the calories you have burned so far. This information can help motivate you to keep on going.
A treadmill is quite a costly equipment. So are a gym membership, gas expenses and your time to go to the gym. Buying a treadmill and working out in comfort of your home, then becomes a viable and cheaper option.
When choosing among treadmills for sale, the first thing you ought to do (after your budget of course) is to determine how much space you have. Then come such things as how many of you will be using the equipment and what extra features you want (e.g., heart monitor and other programs). Minimum specifications for worthwhile treadmills for sale should be:
- Belt size of at least 16 inches wide and 48 inches long. It should remain steady with your every movement.
- Speed should at least be ten mph.
- Incline should at least be 10%.
- Running bed must be able to take in shock.
- Frame and the treadmill itself should be stable when you run or walk in it.
- Easy to use control panel.
With advances in technology and high competition among treadmill companies, there are extra features in all treadmills for sale available. Check out if you need any of those features because each additional feature comes with a corresponding cost.
10 Best Treadmills for Sale in 2017
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1. Weslo Cadence Treadmill (G 5.9)
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Weslo Cadence Treadmill is a perfect way to start working out in your home. For its price, this treadmill comes loaded with a lot of features.
For an entry level treadmill, the six programmed workouts for intensity training and weight loss is a welcome addition. It comes with an easy-to-read Priority Display (LCD) for tracking your speeds, distance, time, and burned calories for accurate monitoring of your progress.
For comfortable striding and to ensure the safety of your knees and joints, this item features the Comfort Cell Cushioning on its deck. At 55.5” H x 28” W x 64.5 L (assembled) and running space of 16” x 50”, this Weslo treadmill does not require so much space. It even folds up for easy storage.
The Weslo Cadence Treadmill comes with a 2.25 CHP Mach Z motor with a maximum speed of 10 mph. This product features a manual incline (2 positions) and a thumb sensor heart rate monitor. It can hold a person’s with a weight of up to 250 pounds.
Weslo is well- known for its top-quality, and low-priced treadmills for sale and this model is no different.
2. Confidence Power Plus Electric Treadmill
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If you are new to running, the Confidence Power Plus Electric Treadmill is your perfect companion in burning those excess calories and fats. This treadmill is as basic as it can get but with its price, it is an excellent buy.
This product is equipped with the necessary features of a calorie, distance, time and speed tracker displayed in a large LCD screen.
Even if you are on a tight budget, this item can still allow you to do some light running or walking in your home.
Most treadmills for sale at below $200 come with a manual operation. This Confidence Power Plus Treadmill is an exception. It comes with a 600w motor that can run up to 6.2mph – perfect for walking and light running. This treadmill can also hold up to 250 pounds of user weight. It folds for easy storage even under your bed.
3. ProForm Treadmill (505 CST)
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This ProForm Treadmill comes with amazing features albeit its low price. It features an incredible certified personal trainer designed- 19 pre-set workouts. Each pre-set program comes with its specific incline, speed and time. Pre-set programs are categorized based on Speed, Intensity, Incline, and Calorie.
Additional workout programs can be accessed through iFit (downloadable HD video treadmill workouts with celebrity trainers).
An iFit membership and a separate monitor are required to access this feature. With this treadmill you can also simulate jogging anywhere in the world using the Google Maps™ suggested routes or any route you wish to take.
The ProForm will automatically adjust the treadmill’s incline to copy the topography of the area you choose.
With the Google Street View which will appear on your iFit monitor, you will be able to see where you are going. It’s just like jogging in the streets of the world right in the comfort of your home.
This ProForm Treadmill is equipped with a 2.5 CHP motor with a 12 mph maximum speed. It features a 20” x 55” track with a 10% maximum incline to tone your muscles and burn those excess calories fast. The track cushioning runs through the ProShox™ Technology, an absorption system that alters deck elevation with each step you take, working your muscles with less impact. It also comes with an automatic incline system.
This treadmill is compatible with your iPod and comes with 2’ speakers and a dock, so you get entertained while working out. It also features a large LCD monitor for easy tracking of speed, distance, time, heart rate and calorie burn. An ultimate space saver, this product folds for easy storage.
4. Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill (SF-T4400)
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This Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill is a basic entry level treadmill. While low in price, this treadmill is not lacking in features. This treadmill comes with a 2.3hp motor and has a maximum speed of 10mph. It features a manual 3-position incline with a maximum angle of 1200.
It has a 15.75” x 48.8” running deck suitable for short and medium height people. Walking and light jogging is ideal in this treadmill. For its price, it is amazing that this treadmill is equipped with nine workout programs.
For your convenience, it has a large easy-to-read LCD screen, a smartphone holder, and a tablet holder as well. The LCD displays data for speed, distance, time, calories burned, heart rate and controls for the nine workout programs to lose weight and burn fats.
Heart pulse sensors and controls for Start/Stop and speed can be found at the handle bars which are well cushioned for a smooth hold.
This machine can also work on your BMI. Not bad at all for a treadmill that costs less than $300.
This Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill has a folded dimension of 34.5″ Lx 27″ W x 58″ H and when assembled is 62″ L x 27″ W x 50″ H. This product weighs 103 pounds with a user weight capacity of 220 lbs. This item requires an 110v power source.
5. ProForm Treadmill (Pro 2000)
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This ProForm Treadmill is an incredible machine with a user weight capacity of 350 pounds and 32 pre-programmed workouts! It also has the capability to access iFit Live for customized workouts by Jillian Michaels.
To emphasize its durable design, it comes with a lifetime warranty for its frame and motor; a 5-year warranty for electronics and parts and a 2-year free labor warranty. This item is equipped with features for a serious workout.
To start with, it has a large running surface and deck. It can run at a maximum speed of up to 12 mph, can incline up to 15% with a unique decline of 3%. It is powered by a 5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor. Included in this item is the ProShox Cushioning Technology to eliminate the stress on your joints.
For added comfort, this machine also comes with a 2-speed CoolAir fan.
This ProForm Treadmill includes a 7 inch LED display with backlight for easy viewing of speed, time, distance, incline, ¼ Mile Track, calories burned and heart rate. Heart rate is monitored with your pulse grips. It also comes with a useful Polar Wireless Chest Strap for heart signals.
Designed with SpaceSaver and EasyList Assist, this product easily folds on the deck to allow easy storage. For entertainment, while working out, MP3 and iPod ports are included.
6. Exerpeutic High Capacity Walking Electric Treadmill (TF900)
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The Exerpeutic High Capacity Walking Electric Treadmill, as its name suggests is designed for brisk walking with a maximum speed of 4mph (speed settings are adjustable). This easy to assemble product comes in a compact design that folds (deck folds upward) easily for storage.
It comes with wheels for portability. At 47” x 29” x 51 and only 110 pounds, this product is relatively lightweight, but it can hold a maximum of 350 pounds. This item is not lacking in safety features as it comes with an 18” arm rail for secure holding and a key attached to a lanyard clip for automatic shut off should the user find an emergency need for it.
Speed controls are conveniently located on the right arm rail.
As compared to other walking treadmills for sale, the Exerpeutic TF900 sells for half the price considering that it comes with a 1.5 hp high torque motor. Its LCD shows speed, time, distance and calories burned. The product comes with a 5-year warranty on the motor, one year on the frame and 90 days for parts.
7. Merit Fitness Treadmill (725T Plus)
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This Merit Fitness Treadmill is ideal for light jogging and walking. It has a 2.25 horsepower motor which has a quiet operation with a maximum speed of 10mph, and an incline of 10% with a push button to change it.
Built-in are seven workout programs such as weight loss; hill climbs, mountain climbs, cardio exercises, endurance tests, manual and interval functions. Its 18” x 45” deck is equipped with the Aerosoft Cushioning Systems for the comfort and safety of your legs during your workout.
This treadmill weighs 121 pounds and has a user weight capacity of up to 250 lbs.
This Merit Fitness Treadmill features an easy to use dual window LED display which allows you to control speeds and to track time, speed, distance, calories burned and more of your workout. It also includes a heart rate monitor (thumb pulse).
Its frame easily folds for portability and easy storage. Folded dimensions are 31” x 53” x 34” and assembled dimensions are 31 x 52 x 71.
8. NordicTrack Treadmill (T 6.5 S)
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The T 6.5 S is one of the least expensive (below $600) treadmills from Nordic Track but nevertheless loaded with the best features for its price range.
An entry level treadmill, it comes with the FlexSelect Cushioning System which allows the cushioning to be turned on and off (control is on the treadmill). When cushioning is ON mode, the deck provides maximum support for your joints. When in OFF mode, deck operates as an outdoor environment for walking and running.
This product is equipped with a 20-program workout and is compatible with iFit should you desire for more programs (iFit subscription required).
This treadmill has a 2.6hp CHP with a maximum speed of 10mph for light running. It has an adjustable incline of up to 10% for more calorie burning. When working out with iFit, the incline is automatically adjusted to adhere to the terrain you are working on. The steel frame has a user capacity limit of up to 300 pounds.
This Nordic Track model comes with a compact design (SpaceSaver patented design) for ease in storing. It also comes with the EasyLift Assist for easy folding (deck self-reclines). Tread belt is durable and thick and at 55” L and 20” W, running on it is possible.
The 5” Display with backlight tracks speed, time, distance, calories burned and heart rate. These data are used by iFit to customized workout programs for you. This item comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame, a 25-year motor warranty and a 1-year warranty on parts and labor.
9. LifeSpan Treadmill (TR3000i)
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The LifeSpan Treadmill (TR3000i) is equipped with a 2.75hp motor with a maximum speed of 12mph. It has a deck area of 20” x 56” good enough for medium size users to run at full speed.
The belt of this treadmill is two ply providing adequate cushioning to the user.
The eight shock absorbers of this product make it a comfortable running deck.
This product comes loaded with 19 programs categorized into Weight Loss with five programs, Sports Training with seven programs, Heart Rate with two programs and Healthy Living with five programs. The easy-to-use console allows you to customize your workouts. You can also download workouts from the LifeSpan Fitness Club (available in a four-month trial period).
This model features a 15 level adjustable incline. Workout programs are programmed with required inclines, so it changes accordingly.
The TR3000i comes in a compact design, 70.5″ L x 33″ W x 55″ H Assembled and 39″ L x 33″ W x 63″ H Folded but can accommodate a runner of up to 350 pounds. The easy to use LED Display with a backlight of this product comes with 16 alpha characters to display pre-set workout program in use. It also displays data on speed, distance, step count, incline, and pulse rate.
The best advantage of this model is that it has what most users look for when choosing among treadmills for sale – the capability to store data such as name, age, sex, weight, height, workout time and date. These data is helpful to gather feedback about your workout progress.
The smartest thing about this item that makes it different than other treadmills for sale is that the buttons light up automatically when it needs to be pressed. This item comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, five years on the parts and one year for labor.
10. Sole Treadmill (F85)
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The Sole Treadmill (F85) is the best buy for serious trainees- both the runner and walk. It comes with a heavy duty 4.0 CHP motor with a maximum speed of up to 12mph (good enough for sprints). It can hold a user who is up to 400 pounds.
Its wide deck comes in a two-ply construction. It has a quiet operation, courtesy of the 2.75-inch diameter track rollers. These track rollers also guarantee the long life span of this treadmill. The deck also comes with the CushionFlexWhisper Technology for optimum cushioning.
The 30 level incline of this treadmill with the maximum at 15% allows the user to work on his lower muscles. Session data, as well as the six standards, two custom, and two heart pre-set programs, can be viewed in the 10.1 LCD with graphics.
Just like other treadmills for sale, this unit has pre-set Workout programs include cardio training, muscle toning and weight loss. It has a Bluetooth connection for a tablet that is the monitor. Session data can be shared using wireless apps. Also on the console are built-in speakers for MP3, iPod, and similar devices.
This product comes with a 5-year warranty for both electronics and parts making it more secured than other treadmills for sale.
A treadmill is a useful piece of equipment that will make you healthy and fit. These treadmills for sale does not come cheap, so it is always wise to ask around and check the features of each brand before making your choice.
More importantly, know what you need and want in a treadmill when choosing among treadmills for sale. Are you going to run or just walk on it? How much space do you have? Do you need all the features? Answering those questions will help you make a shortlist of the right choice out of the treadmills for sale for your home gym.