I know what you’re thinking, “What can be so hard about choosing a treadmill. Just find the cheapest one you like and then buy it.” Unfortunately, this is exactly what my sister-in-law did and I must say, they regret it. Before you venture out into the shark-infested waters of eager sales people and second-rate equipment, you need to ask yourself: how serious are you about actually using the treadmill?
Strange question to ask, isn’t it? Well, the reason I have you ask yourself that question, is even though you may be gun-ho about working-out on your treadmill in about six weeks, after the novelty has worn off, you may find yourself with a very expensive clothes hanger. If you have it in mind that you just want to have one for the occasional workout, then you may be better off with a less expensive alternative. However, if you are serious about your commitment, then be prepared to shell out between $700 and $3,000, for a quality machine.
I realize that this sounds like a lot of money, and it is, but you have to remind yourself that you will be buying a machine that will last for many years. The less expensive machines are good for the occasional user, but for something that will be used on a regular basis, you need to invest the money for a top-quality treadmill. Now, I’ve wasted enough of your valuable time, so let’s get to the root of the matter: how do you choose a quality treadmill?
Next Time: Warranties and Motors.
How to Choose a Treadmill: Part-2
How to Choose a Treadmill: Part-3
04 August 2008
Tips on How to Choose a Treadmill: Part-One
I am currently a stay at home father/teacher to two wonderful children. I have also authored two books: The Farm House The Farm House and Building Your Retaining Wall, which are both available through Kindle. I like to cook and experiment with new recipes.I also currently have a blog where I write about everything ranging from weight loss to landscaping and just about everything in between.