You get what you pay for in a treadmill. We paid $1000 for our Nordic Track. It's ok but I think I'd get something different the next time.. It also depends on what you're using it for. If it's walking, you can get by with a lesser expensive one but if you want to run on it, you really need to invest in a good quality one. Check online for reviews on the treadmills you're looking for.
Pounds lost: 4.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,032) Posts: 47 11/3/13 6:58 A
I have a Life Fitness which I love. It was a little over $2000, but that was 8 years ago. They are a quality company that makes health club grade machines (I like it enough I just got a life fitness elliptical). I have had it eights years with only one service call and I think that was just to tighten the belt, never had a motor problem. It is a T3 with the 3.0 HP motor, it has incline that can be changed by .5% up to I think around 10 or so. It can go up to 12 mph. Other things to think about are the computer display you would want...pace, speed, elevation, distance, HR, etc; how large of space do you have, how heavy of a treadmill do you want, do you need to be able to move it, belt width, service cost, and of course how much you want to invest. I am sure I am not thinking of everything, but I bet others will respond. Lots of Luck.
current weight: 133.0
Fitness Minutes: (35,712) Posts: 491 11/3/13 12:34 A
I'm thinking about getting a treadmill. Sometimes the weather just isn't inviting for outdoor runs. My gym has a hard and fast 30 minute limit for treadmill usage during peak hours and I'm trying to stay 10k fit through the winter.
What do I look for in a treadmill? Any idea what price range is the minimum to get a sturdy, durable machine that won't be super noisy?
First 5k -April 2013 10k - Sept 2013 1:23:00 May 18, 2014, 1:00:26 Sept 7,2014 55:21 May 17, 2015 52:23 First Half Marathon - Oct 5, 2014 2:10:32
10k PR - 52:23 May 17, 2015
Initial goal weight reached Dec 10, 2013 (80 pounds lost) 90 pounds lost as of Feb 18, 2014. 100 pounds lost as of May 2014 Maintaining at 97 lbs lost as of May 2015.
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