Treadmills are excellent fitness machines that fit in perfectly with home gyms. A number of factors need to be concerned while arriving at the decision of which one best serves the purpose. Below are some things to take into consideration when finding the best treadmills for home use.
Know your space
Treadmills require space. Not only does the machine require space, but you need to make certain you have enough room to move easily while using the machine. Determine what area of the room you want the machine placed. Take room and available space measurements and write them down. Use these measurements to determine which machine is best for you. Compare your space availability to machine size dimensions. Each treadmill will have specific measurements as part of the product description. Be sure to play close attention to these factors.
Even if, you decide to buy a foldable treadmill, you still must know that the machine will fit into your available space when in use. You must also have the storage area for it. Some folding treadmills, like the Sebring Transformer and Osprey models, look like a standardized piece of gym equipment but are not built on the traditional sub-frame folding design. This makes them fit in perfectly with compact storage areas.
Know your budget
Budget plays a crucial role in determining the best treadmills for home use. Treadmills are a major purchase that must fit in with available financial resources. Know your budget and how much money you have available to spend on the equipment. Take the time to develop a budget to determine the lump sum, monthly payments, and any additional costs that may arise. Always figure in worse case scenarios. You never know if the extra weight of the treadmill will damage your weakened floors or surroundings, for instance. Treadmills come in all price ranges to satisfy all exercisers. Do a comparison shopping visit, either online or offline, to see what is available.
Know your fitness level
Your fitness level will determine which treadmill best suits your home use needs. If you are a beginner, consider buying a budget-friendly amateur model that does not have all the bells and whistles of higher-level models. If you are an experienced exerciser, look for treadmills that have advanced inclines and declines, speeds, and other features that suit your fitness needs.
Know your weight
Not all of the best treadmills for home use can withstand everyone’s body weight. Check out the weight limitations of any machine you find interesting. This information will be stated in the product description and specifications. Some machines, like the Yowza Daytona, features patented weight management software that helps both amateurs and experienced exercisers weighing up to 350 pounds. If you are buying the treadmill as a gift for someone else, have a general idea of their body weight to save frustration, time and possible money.
If any of the above information sounds confusing or overwhelming, consider consulting with a trained professional at Yowza Fitness who understands the intricacies of treadmills and all they offer. You will be glad you did.