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.
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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.
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Fitness Minutes: (23,119) Posts: 436 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 First Half Marathon - Oct 5, 2014 2:10:32
10k PR - 55:21 September 7, 2014
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
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