Treadmill Guide to Help You Decide!

This treadmill guide will help you decide on purchasing the best treadmill and the best prices. When we think of exercise equipment, we usually think of a few typical aspects, treadmill, exercise bike, and recently - the elliptical machine.

The reason behind this is because these are the most common and most effective when it comes to home exercise equipment. The exercise bike and treadmill are the two oldest pieces of equipment and they have stood the test of time.

As with most successful products - those in the business try to make lesser quality products and sell them on the reputation of the originator's success.

This treadmill guide will sort through all the popular treadmill machines; and provide you with the best information possible.

The treadmill is a pretty basic machine and you would think that they are all the same, but the fact is they aren’t. When buying a treadmill you will want to look for quality. You need a treadmill that will provide you with the best possible workout and will indeed stand the test of time!

Treadmills - How do I know what to look for?

  • How do I know which brand is better than the next?

  • How do I know if I'm getting a good deal for my money?

  • How do I know it won’t break down in 6 months when the warranty runs out?

  • How do I know if my treadmill will protect my back, joints, and ligaments?

This treadmill guide will provide you with valuable information to make sure that you can feel secure about making a quality, sound treadmill investment.

The first important area to not overlook is the treadmill motor. This is what powers the treadmill so if the motor breaks down, so does your treadmill.

The treadmill motor is one of the most important elements of the treadmill because, firstly, it powers the treadmill, and secondly, it is the most costly treadmill item to fix.

You need to have a treadmill with a high quality, high power motor or else you'll quickly burn the motor out! Motor power is measured by Horsepower (HP for short). Most treadmills range from 1.5 HP to 3.0 HP.

There are 2 different motor power ratings when looking at treadmills:

1. The first is called Continuous Duty Power (or CD HP for short). This is the power at which the treadmill can continually, steadily operate for 24 hours without slowing down.

2. The second power rating is called Peak Duty. This is the highest power at which the treadmill can potentially operate (but it cannot sustain this for long periods of time).

Continuous Duty Power is the most accurate way to measure motor power and that’s the one you should look at when purchasing a treadmill.

Another important fact to keep in mind when buying a treadmill is the warranty. The warranty is important because it protects your investment; and if something should go wrong, you will be covered. A quality warranty will cover the frame for 5 years; the motor for 2 years; and other parts and labor for at least 1 year.

The third important factor to consider is the treadmill belt. Having a quality belt is important because it can improve cushioning, protect your joints, and extend the life of your treadmill by not putting less stress on the motor.

HealthRider Treadmills rate very high for all the important things mentioned above.

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