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How to Select a Treadmill?

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How to Select a Treadmill?

Treadmills are the most popular pieces of exercise equipment purchased for the home. They are easy to use, and according to the American Medical Association, they are the most effective calorie burners for most people. There are many types of treadmills: fold-up models, models designed for walkers, heavy-duty designs for runners, even ones that can monitor your heart rate and adjust your workout accordingly!

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Treadmill Power – How many horses do you need?

Treadmills are the most popular pieces of exercise equipment purchased for the home. They are easy to use, and according to the American Medical Association, they are the most effective calorie burners for most people. There are many types of treadmills: fold-up models, models designed for walkers, heavy-duty designs for runners, even ones that can monitor your heart rate and adjust your workout accordingly!

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What speed do you need?

Treadmills typically run from 0 to 16 kmph. Some will go as high as 20 kmph. If you don’t plan to run, there are models built specifically for walking. Again, it comes down to finding the model that suits your particular needs best. Do check that a treadmill has a low starting speed, so you won’t be jerked off balance by a sudden start.

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Treadmills Belts – Go Wide and Long

The belt is a vital component of every treadmill. Belt size translates directly to a treadmill’s walking surface size. We recommend a belt at least 17 inches wide, with plenty of length to accommodate a comfortable stride. A 6-foot user can typically run on a belt of 50 inches or longer.

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Treadmill Deck – Firm but forgiving to your joints

You need a deck that’s durable, low-or-no maintenance, and shock resistant. A deck should be firm, yet “give” a little under your stride. This absorbs some of the shock normally transmitted to your ankles and knees. Maintenance-free treadmills are usually self lubricating, which allows the belt to glide over the deck with ease, significantly reducing wear on the motor, deck, belt and rollers.

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What size of treadmill to choose?

A smaller treadmill may suffice, but not if it’s also going to be used by a 6-foot-plus user and 120 kgs. Similarly, a folding treadmill may help if space is tight, but you may have to compromise on functionality and durability. Once again, it’s best to do your up-front planning, and have your exercise area thought out and tape-measured ahead of time to save guesswork in the store.

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Come in – Let’s Talk Treadmills

Make your local FitnessOne’s Propel Equipment Store, your personal fitness information centre. Bring your questions on treadmills – or any aspect of fitness and exercise. Our certified fitness professionals are walking encyclopedias of information and you’ll have all of their attention. They’ll be glad to share their knowledge and help you make informed decisions that will get you the results you want.

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