3 Questions To Help You Find Your Best Treadmill

 

 

Buying A Treadmill TipsLooking for the best home treadmill? There are so many different treadmills on the market, it can feel intimidating for new buyers.

And even so called ‘experts’ are handing out “Best Buys” awards like candy to every brand that comes along. So that doesn’t help you.

Want to know a shocking fact? While there are definitely treadmills that give you high value for the money, there is no one “Best Home Treadmill” for everyone.

The best treadmill for you will be different than the best home treadmill for me.

Why?

Because we each have different fitness goals, exercise needs and circumstances.

So while there are high quality treadmills, magazine rated ‘best buys’ and excellent deals, the first thing you need to ask yourself is what YOU need in a treadmill. Then you’ll be set to find a quality machine that fits your needs.

What kinds of things do you need to know? In my experience talking with buyers over the years there are a few key points you need to know when buying a treadmill:

 

#1 How Much Are You Planning To Use Your Treadmill?

 

best home treadmill buyersAre you planning on running every day? Will several different family members be using it?

Or is the treadmill for an elderly parent who will only walk on it a few times a week for about 20 minutes each session?

A treadmill that will be getting heavy use (from many people or for runners or for long periods of time) needs to be stronger, better built and more stable than one that you’ll only use lightly (for walking, one person, a few times per week for short sessions).

For heavy use, you’ll probably have to spend a bit more on a machine that was built to hold up under that kind of use (so a mid-priced to commercial grade unit would be what you’re looking at). For lighter use you could probably save a bit and go with a starter machine.

This can actually save you money in the long run.

I’ve seen so many people buy the ‘cheap’ treadmill, only to run it into the ground with heavy use and have to buy a new one 2 years later. If they’d spent a bit more and got a more solid unit, they could have had a treadmill that would be running strong for 10 years or more.

For example, I have a friend who bought a commercial grade machine for her and her husband (both runners). They spent around $2200.

Expensive? Yes. However 7 years later their treadmill still runs perfectly and they’ve never had a single complaint or repair issue. She estimates it will probably run another 5 – 7 years before they have to get a new one.

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#2 Which Features Matter Most To You?

 

Buyers fall on a spectrum between 2 extremes. You have the buyers that just want the best treadmill construction on the market. They want a treadmill that’s a treadmill – no fancy gadgets, not the latest electronics.

But they do want a machine was built strong and will last for years to come. These are like the Honda Accord treadmill buyers.

The other extreme are the buyers who want the latest in technology and toys. They get bored easily and want the entertainment options like a built-in web browser, iPod dock, console speakers, and even Internet connections on their treadmills.

These are kind of like the Porsche treadmill buyers. They want the flash and sizzle.

 

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I’m not saying you can’t have both. There are a few treadmills that are well built AND give you great goodies. However many treadmills fall somewhere along a continuum – some tend to give stronger construction without as many toys and others tend to give lots of toys with average construction.

The question for you is – what’s most important to you? Once you know what’s most important to you, then you can make your decision accordingly.

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#3 What is Your Exercise ‘Style’?

 

It’s important to know yourself before you choose the best treadmill to buy. For example, do you want to just ‘zone out’ while you walk on the treadmill? Maybe having a built-in TV or iPod dock is what you need.

Do you like to challenge yourself and really push your body to its limits? Then perhaps a high incline treadmill or specific workout programs are a must.

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Maybe you’re a multitasker – so you wouldn’t mind a built-in Internet browser on your machine. That way you can read your email and catch up on the latest business news while walking.

Once you know what kind of exerciser you are, you can choose your treadmill to accommodate your preferences. So you’ll really enjoy your workout times and get the most out of them.

So those are 3 questions to ask yourself in order to find your best home treadmill. By knowing these 3 things, you’ll be able to find a home treadmill that suits your lifestyle, budget and preference.

Don’t have time to research over 100 different treadmills? Skip the time-consuming research and visit our posts on the Best Treadmills for 2014

 

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Sole S77 Treadmill Review

 

The Sole S77 Treadmill is Sole’s non-folding, premium treadmill. It’s very similar to the F85 model (except that it doesn’t fold and is $100 cheaper).

The construction on this unit puts it into the “premium” category as it has a monster 4.0 HP motor with an extra large belt and deck.

The S77 also comes with Sole’s famous Cushion Flex Cushioning which helps reduce the impact on your joints by up to 40% vs road running. And the extra-large console with iPod dock option helps to add some entertainment to the mix.

So is it worth your money? And how does it compare to other models? Here’s a rundown of what you should know:

 

The Basics:

Price: $1699 + Free Shipping

Motor: 4.0 HP

Incline: 15%

Speed: 0.5 – 12 MPH

Belt: 22 x 60″

User Weight Capacity: 400 lbs

Built-In Workouts: 6

Warranty: Lifetime Frame, Motor & Deck Warranty, 5-Year Parts & Electronics Warranty, 2-Year Labor Warranty

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Sole S77 Treadmill Review – The Pros:

 

Huge Motor Stands Up To Aggressive Workouts

The S77 has a monster 4.0 HP ultra-high-torque motor with flywheel. Flywheels cause the motor to run cooler with less amp draw and extend the life of the motor.

This means it can easily power the extra large belt (if you have a large belt and not enough motor power, you can quickly burn out your motor). Plus it’s covered by a lifetime motor warranty to protect your investment.

 

CushionFlex Cushioning

sole cushion flex CushionFlex was shown in a university study to reduce impact on your joints by 40% (vs road running). So this system gives you great protection for you knees, hips and back. .

The deck is actually reversible and it’s the same type of deck used in Commercial grade models. The deck is also wax lubricated, which means less work on the motor during use.

 

Extra Large Belt

The belt has been widened to a full 22 inches and is quite long at 60 inches. This gives you extra room to stretch out and run – which is great for taller users or frequent runners.

 

Side Handrail Controls

The S77 comes with Sole’s popular side handrail controls. You can make changes to your speed and incline from the side rails instead of reaching up to the console This may not seem like a big thing – but it’s really convenient and many people like it.

 

iPod Dock with Speakers

There’s a port on the console where you can plug in you iPod or other compatible mp3 device and listen to your favorite tunes through the built-in speakers – which adds some variety to your workout.

 

Extra Large Console Window

The S77 has one of Sole largest console windows. It’s backlit and easy to read, showing a constant display of your Speed, Incline, Time, Distance Traveled, Calories, Pulse and Pace (it doesn’t toggle back and forth).

Plus there’s also a fan to keep you cool and 6 built-in workout programs to add some challenge to your workouts.

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Sole S77 Treadmill Review – The Drawbacks

 

No Wireless Heart Rate Monitor

While the treadmill is compatible with a wireless heart rate monitor – you don’t get one included with the treadmill. This isn’t a big thing – but at this price point, you would expect it.

 

sole s77 treadmill review - consoleLimited Entertainment Options

Sole really focuses on heavy-end construction and great cushioning. But they fall down in the area of entertainment.

You only get a few built-in workouts and an iPod dock on this treadmill.

Compare that to the Nordictrack 1750 for example which has many of the same features as the S77 – but also adds a full-color web browser, tons of built-in workouts, HD workout videos and even a decline feature – plus it’s $200 less.

 

Bottom Line?

If you’re looking for a premium Sole treadmill – but don’t really care about the folding option and want to save $100, you’ll probably love the S77. It’s a monster machine that’s built like a truck, super-stable with great cushioning protection.

It’s built to last a long time - even if you plan on frequent running workouts.

It does fall down in terms of entertainment and console options. But if you don’t really care about bells and whistles, then this treadmill is definitely worth checking out.

 

Where to Buy and Save

You can get the new 2014 Sole S77 treadmill model with wider belt direct from the Manufacturer. You can also get Free Shipping to your home which can save you about $150.

Click Here for More on the Sole S77 Treadmill

 

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Sole Treadmill Video

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Benefits of Sole Treadmills in One Video   Sole treadmills are some of the highest rated machines in terms of construction quality and cushioning. Another thing I like about these treadmills is their sheer size. Now that does make them hard to move around - but it also gives you a sense of safety and stability […]

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Nordictrack Commercial 2450 Review Video

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Is the Nordictrack Commercial 2450 Treadmill Worth Your Money?   The Nordictrack Commercial 2450 is an upgrade to the very popular Commercial 1750 model with a stronger motor, more workout programs and a built-in 15 inch HD TV. It also has a touch-screen 7 inch web browser (separate from the TV) so you can watch […]

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Pros and Cons of the Smooth 7.35 Treadmill   The Smooth 7.35 model has been around for a few years now – and is one of Smooth’s most popular mid-range units. Smooth has made some upgrades to the 2014 model – most notably in the console. It’s much more aesthetically pleasing, larger and easier to […]

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How to Run On A Treadmill Video

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Running Tips For Treadmill Users   If you’re buying a treadmill for running, this video won’t necessarily help you choose the best option – but it will help you with your running techniques and form. You’ll learn how to avoid injury and get more out of your running treadmill workout. The video is short and easy […]

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Freemotion Treadmills Now For Sale From Yowza

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Yowza Currently Selling Discount Freemotion Treadmills   Freemotion treadmills are known as higher-end, tough, well-built machines - practically commercial grade. And in keeping with their brand image, it looks like Yowza is now selling some of the higher end Freemotion units directly from their website. This is unusual since Freemotion is not a Yowza brand (it’s an ICON […]

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New Nordictrack Treadmill Desk Now Available

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Treadmills 2014 – Top Trends This Year

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Pros and Cons of the Nordictrack 970 Treadmill   The Nordictrack C970 Treadmill is a new 2014 higher end model coming in under $1000. It gives you some great basics – along with a few other new additions to make your workouts more enjoyable. Is it right for you? Here’s a review of the pros and cons of […]

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Is the Lifespan 1200 Treadmill Worth Your Money?   The Lifespan 1200 treadmill is one of their more affordable starter models, coming in at an attractive price point of $999. Lifespan is a smaller company out of Utah that doesn’t get as much press as larger brands – but they do have a great reputation […]

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Yowza Treadmill Coupon For April – WOW!

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 Free Instant Coupon+ Free Nook HD Tablet Offer + Free Shipping   Ok, all you treadmill shoppers – it’s time for another treadmill coupon and Free Gift – this time from Yowza fitness. For the next few weeks (as long as supplies last), you can get a Free Nook tablet (seen below) with any treadmill […]

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 Insider Secrets Most Buyers Don’t Know!   So you’re buying a treadmill and want to know – what are the worst treadmills? Which ones should you avoid like the plague? While I generally like to keep it positive on this blog, this post is all about how to help you avoid those crappy treadmills. These […]

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  Looking to get a  Black Friday deal on a Nordic Track treadmill?  You don’t have to actually wait until Black Friday. Nordictrack is currently offering their Black Friday deals NOW – click here to see their list of deals. If the price is lower on Black Friday, they will refund the difference to you – […]

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Proform Treadmills – Black Friday Deals

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Friday Funnies: Funny Treadmill Commercial of the Day

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Funny Treadmill Commercial – Thank you Citibank   It’s Friday - time for the funny treadmill video of the day! This week I found a hilarious treadmill commercial video – I dare you to watch this without laughing out loud:    

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iFit LIVE Treadmill – What’s the Big Deal with iFit Anyway?

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iFit LIVE Treadmills 101   If you’re just starting to buy a treadmill (and you haven’t bought one in the last few years), you’re in for a big surprise. These aren’t your Momma’s treadmills anymore. The treadmills today have so many cool features that they make the treadmills of even 3 years ago look just plain dull. One […]

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Yowza Lido – A New Compact Treadmill For 2013?

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Another Compact Treadmill Makes its Debut   One of the most underserved markets when it comes to treadmills is the compact treadmill market. These are treadmills that are specifically built to be compact in size – as well as light and portable. For years, the only 2 manufacturers that caught onto this need (and were subsequently cleaning […]

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Weslo Treadmills Review – Do You REALLY Want To Buy One?

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Are Weslo Treadmills Worth Your Money?   If you’re looking for a treadmill and you want to save money (and who doesn’t?), you may be tempted to look at a Weslo Treadmill. Weslo is a brand known for making very, very “affordable” – a.k.a. “cheap” treadmills – with most coming in under $500. While I […]

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Friday Funnies: Funny Treadmill Video of the Day

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Caution: Puppy On Treadmill!   It’s Friday – and that means pulling out a funny treadmill video. This is for all you dog lovers out there – see it’s possible to train your dog to walk on the treadmill – Bandit just needs a little more practice!    

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Lifespan TR3000i Review

November 14, 2013

Is the Lifespan TR3000i Treadmill Right For You?   The Lifespan 3000 treadmill steps up from the 1200 model with a stronger motor, longer warranty and more advanced console. You get the USB port in the console that you can use to track your workout stats. You also get wireless heart rate monitoring and Lifespan’s […]

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Best Treadmills For Running

November 13, 2013

Top 3 Runners Treadmills for 2013   Runners need a different class of treadmill. They put more stress on the machine – so they need a stronger motor, tougher deck, higher-grade cushioning and more commercial-grade construction. Despite this, most buyers still don’t want to spend a fortune on a health club treadmill. But you don’t have […]

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Precor 9.23 Treadmill Review – Solid, No Frills Precor for under $2000

November 12, 2013

Wondering about the Precor 9.23 treadmill? Is it right for you? Here’s a few things you should know: Firs of all, Precor is known for making high quality treadmills. You can find their commercial line in a lot of health clubs and gyms. They also had a home line of treadmills that started around $4000 […]

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Nordictrack X9i Review – Best Incline Trainer This Year?

November 12, 2013

Incline trainers are hot, hot, hot these days. After all, who wants to spend hours on a treadmill – when they can get results 5 times faster on an incline trainer? And with incline trainers like the Nordictrack x9i, you can use it as both a treadmill or an incline trainer – 2-in-1. So it’s easy […]

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iFit Treadmill Review

November 10, 2013

  iFit  Treadmills Explained in Simple Terms   Looking for an iFit treadmill review? A lot of people these days are looking for treadmills with iFit. Popular brands like Nordic Track, Proform and Freemotion install iFit technology on almost all of their treadmills. What exactly is iFit? How does it work? And what can it do for you? […]

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Best Treadmill Under $1000 – Top 3 Picks For 2013

November 10, 2013

Best Treadmill Buys For Under $1000   Looking for the best treadmill under $1000? You came to the right place. One thousand dollars is the top price point for many people. The good news is that with treadmills getting better every year, you can get a really great treadmill for under $1000 these days. In fact, […]

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Friday Funnies: Funny Treadmill Video of the Day

November 8, 2013

Epic Treadmill Fail Video: To get your weekend started off right, here’s one of the funniest treadmill videos I’ve ever seen. This is what NOT to do on a treadmill. Enjoy!      

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Golds Gym Treadmills – The Downside Nobody Tells You About

November 8, 2013

Golds Gym Treadmill   One of the most popular treadmills today (if you go by number of internet searches) is the Golds Gym treadmill. When you think about the Golds Gym brand of treadmill, you may automatically think of the famous Gold’s Gym of hard-bodied workout fanatics. However, in reality, the treadmills are actually a […]

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Smooth 5.65 Treadmill Review

November 6, 2013

How Does the Smooth 5.65 Compare?   If you’re looking for a strong treadmill under $1000, you’re probably considering the Smooth 5.65. It’s a popular choice for buyers on a budget who still want strong construction quality and a solid warranty – both of which this treadmill has. But how does it stack up against […]

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Sole F80 Treadmill Review – Still A Good Buy?

November 6, 2013

Is the F80 Still the Best Value For the Price?   One of the classic treadmills that keeps selling year after year (after year after year after…) is the Sole F80. Sole originally started out making commercial treadmills for hotels like Hilton and then transitioned into selling them to the home market. Needless to say, […]

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Proform 995 Review

November 6, 2013

Is the Proform 995C Treadmill Worth Your Money?   One of the more popular treadmills from Proform is the 995C model, probably because it earned several “Best Buy” awards a few years ago. Coming in under $1000 (plus free shipping), it’s sitting at a very attractive price point. And it does give you some great […]

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Tis the Season – For New Treadmill Models To Arrive!

November 5, 2013

3 Ways You Can Benefit   Ahhh November. The cool breeze. The last signs of fall. The hint of Christmas in the air (unless you’re in the mall, in which case it’s a full frontal Christmas assault). If you’re in the market for a treadmill, this is great time. Why? Because November is when the new treadmill […]

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Sole F63 Treadmill Review

November 4, 2013

Is the F63 Treadmill The Best Buy For You?   The Sole F63 is one of Sole’s more popular treadmills because it comes in at a very reasonable price – around $999. Plus, when you get it direct from the manufacturer here, you also get Free Shipping and pay no sales tax. And with Sole’s […]

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Nordictrack X11i Review

November 3, 2013

Pros and Cons of the Nordictrack X11i Incline Trainer   The Nordictrack x11i incline trainer is the “premium” model in Nordictrack’s incline trainer series. It steps up from the very popular X9 model with a wider belt, stronger motor, longer warranty and sleeker console. Is it a good value for you? Here’s some of the […]

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Proform Performance 1450 Review

October 27, 2013

Is the Proform 1450 Treadmill Worth Your Money?   Editor’s Note: The Proform 1450 has been replaced by the 1495 treadmill (read the full review here). The Proform 1495 is similar to the Proform 1450 – so the review below is still relevant. However it has an added 3% decline, sleeker console and stronger motor. *******   […]

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Lifespan 4000 Treadmill Review

October 22, 2013

What to Know Before You Buy   The Lifespan TR4000i treadmill was awarded a Best Buy from Health magazine back in 2011. It’s one of Lifespan’s runner-friendly treadmills with a longer 60 inch belt and strong 3.25 motor. It also has Lifespan’s popular unique features like the step counter and safety stop belt sensor. However it hasn’t […]

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Bowflex Treadclimber TC10 Review

October 20, 2013

Is the TC10 Right for You? Pros and Cons of the TC10 Treadclimber   Bowflex makes 3 different Treadclimber models – and the TC10 is their most popular model. It’s also the most affordable motorized treadclimber model and is an upgrade/replacement for the old Bowflex TC5000 model. Here’s some basic info:     So if […]

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Yowza Fitness Treadmills – A Comment on Their IWM System

October 16, 2013

Is The Intelligent Weight Management System Really A Good Idea?   If you haven’t heard of Yowza treadmills don’t feel bad. Not a lot of people have. They’re fairly new to the scene, however the company was started by the former owner of Smoothfitness. So these guys know what they’re doing. And they’re at it again. […]

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Bowflex TC20 Treadclimber Review

October 15, 2013

Is the Bowflex Treadclimber TC20 Right For You? The TC20 is the “premium” model in the Bowflex Treadclimber lineup – it pulls out all the stops. You get luxury in both console and design. Basically, if you want to impress people, you’re guaranteed to do it with this machine. But is this the right Treadclimber for […]

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Proform Performance 400

October 12, 2013

Pros and Cons of the Proform 400 Treadmill   When it comes to packing good value into a low price tag, nobody really does it better than Proform. They have the facilities, the engineers, the experience and, quite frankly, the money to build a better treadmill for less. One of their more popular starter treadmills […]

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Smooth 9.65TV Treadmill Review

September 22, 2013

Is the Smooth 9.65 Treadmill With TV Worth Your Money?   The Smooth 9.65TV treadmill is Smooth’s top commercial-grade treadmill, built with almost all the bells and whistles Smooth has to offer. It has something no other Smooth model has – a large 10.5 inch TV built into the console. But it’s not just about the […]

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Nordic Track C900 Pro – NordicTrack’s Best Under $1000?

September 20, 2013

Is the C900 Pro Treadmill Worth Your Money?   Please Note: The C900 Treadmill has been discontinued – it has been replaced by the upgraded Nordictrack C970 Treadmill       Nordic Track C900 Treadmill Review – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly:   So you’re looking for a decent treadmill for under $1000 […]

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Bowflex TC5 Treadclimber Review – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

September 19, 2013

What To Know Before You Buy   Bowflex Treadclimber TC5 Review – The Good:   If you want the super-fast calorie-burning results of a Treadclimber – but don’t have $2000+ to spend, you may want to consider the Bowflex Treadclimber TC5 machine. It’s the first ever Treadclimber for under $1000. And you still get the high calorie-burning […]

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Best Treadmill With TV – The Nordic Track Commercial 2450 Treadmill

September 18, 2013

      Nordic Track 2450 Treadmill with TV Review – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly:   The Good: A lot of people ask me about treadmills with TVs. While they used to be more popular, nowadays, it’s harder to find a treadmill with a built-in TV. That’s why I’m excited about Nordic […]

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Proform Pro 2000 Treadmill Review – Worth Your Money?

September 17, 2013

The Good, the Bad and The Ugly on the Proform Pro 2000 Treadmill       Proform Pro 2000 Treadmill Review – The Good, the Bad and The Ugly:   The Good: The Proform Pro 2000 is a mid-range treadmill from Proform that gives you some fairly popular features. The main one being that you get up […]

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Lifespan Treadmill Review – Is Lifespan Worth Your Money?

September 16, 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Lifespan Treadmills:   If you haven’t spent much time researching treadmills, you may not have heard of Lifespan, since they’re a smaller, more niche player in the market – and not as well known as some other brands. This is a shame because they make some darn good treadmills, […]

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Yowza Treadmill Review – Are They Worth Your Money?

September 14, 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Yowza Treadmills:   With a name like Yowza, it has to be good – right? Sorry, couldn’t resist. Fact is, you’d probably never even heard of Yowza before you started looking to buy a treadmill. Yowza is a smaller online treadmill company that was started by the former […]

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Consumer Treadmill Reviews – Can You Trust Them?

September 13, 2013

The Real Side of Consumer Treadmill Reviews   If you’ve been looking to buy a treadmill, chances are you’ve started reading some consumer treadmill reviews. There are tons of places to find them online including manufacturer websites, epinions, websites like this one, magazine and more. Most online stores selling any type of treadmill will also […]

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Nordic Track C700 Treadmill Review – Worth Your Money?

September 12, 2013

The Good, the Bad and The Ugly on the Nordic  Track C700 Treadmill           Nordic Track C700 Treadmill Review – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:   The Good: Nordic Track doesn’t make a lot of treadmills for under $800. They’re more of a mid-level player. So consequently, their starter […]

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Bowflex Treadclimber Review – Worth The Money?

September 10, 2013

 The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Bowflex Treadclimbers:   If you’ve ever fallen prey to the siren call of the late night infomercial, you’ve undoubtedly been tempted by the unique beauty that is the treadclimber. This isn’t just a treadmill, my friend. Oh no. It’s better: a 3-in-1 machine – a treadmill, stair stepper and elliptical […]

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Smooth Treadmill – My Personal Experience

September 9, 2013

Why I Both Love and Hate Smooth Treadmills   If you’re looking for a quality treadmill – something a cut above the standard department store fare, you’ve probably come across the Smooth Fitness name. They were actually one of the first treadmill companies to sell directly online to the consumer and cut out the middleman. […]

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Nordic Track X9i Incline Trainer – Video Review

September 9, 2013

Walk at up to 40% Incline and Burn Fat 5 Times Faster? I want this machine!   The Nordic Track X9i Incline Trainer is hands-down my favorite incline trainer this season. It’s a monster machine with everything you need to incinerate calories and watch your favorite skinny jeans get loose within a few days. Plus, if […]

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Sole F85 Review – Worth The Money?

September 7, 2013

Pros and Cons of the Sole F85 Treadmill   The Sole F85 is the top folding treadmill in Sole’s lineup – and it goes over the top in terms of construction. Sole has thrown everything at it including a whopping 4.0 HP motor, premium crowned 2.75 inch rollers and a reinforced frame. There’s also the […]

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Sole Treadmill Review – Are They Worth The Money?

September 4, 2013

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly on Sole Treadmills:   Sole treadmills are manufactured by Sole Fitness and can be found in several different higher end sporting goods stores as well as online. Sole is not as well known as other big name brands on the market – but they’re growing in popularity. What […]

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Proform Treadmill Review – Worth The Money?

September 3, 2013

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly About Proform Treadmills   Ok, so unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 20 years or so, you’ve no doubt heard the name Proform when it comes to treadmills. In fact I read an article a few years back that said that Proform was the […]

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Proform Performance 600 Review

September 2, 2013

Benefits of the Proform 600 Treadmill   One of the most affordable treadmills from Proform is the Performance 600 coming in under $800. It’s proven very popular with buyers - which explains why Proform has kept it around for over a year now. (They often retire models after a year if they don’t sell well.) Coming in for […]

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Nordic Track 1750 Treadmill Review – Worth Your Money?

August 31, 2013

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly on the Nordic Track 1750 Treadmill       Nordic Track 1750 Treadmill Review – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly:   The Good: The 1750 treadmill has been one of Nordic Track’s top sellers for the best few years. It’s raked in several “Best Buy” awards already (including […]

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3 Ways To Find The Best Treadmill – For You

August 30, 2013

3 Key Tips To Finding Your Best Home Treadmill   The number 1 question I get on this site is “What’s the Best Treadmill?” And it’s understandable. Nobody wants to buy a dud and end up using it as a clothes hanger while your friends mock you endlessly. However the bad news is that there […]

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Horizon Evolve – Most Popular Compact Treadmill?

August 29, 2013

What You Should Know About the Horizon Evolve Compact Treadmill   When you review treadmills for over 8 years, you start to pick up a few things. You get to know the market – what people really want, what’s important to them, what ticks them off with their treadmills, etc. And one thing that people really […]

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Nordic Track Treadmills Review – Worth The Money?

August 28, 2013

 The Scoop on Nordic Track Treadmills:   Ok, so if you’re shopping for a home treadmill, chances are you’ve run across the Nordic Track name before. While most people think of their famous ski machine, their home treadmills are actually some of the most popular on the market. What’s the deal with them? When I […]

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A New Look For Home Treadmill Reviews

August 28, 2013

Hello All You Lovely Treadmill Buyers! After much deliberation, I’ve decided to change this website to a blog format – versus a static web site format. What does that mean for you and why should you care? Well, you probably shouldn’t. I’m just being courteous. However it will have the advantage of making things easier […]

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The Most Important Question To Ask When Buying A Treadmill

July 18, 2013

Excerpt From “Treadmill Buying Guide 101″   Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from my Kindle book  Treadmill Buying Guide 101 -How To Save Hundreds of Dollars, Avoid Common Pitfalls and Find A Treadmill You Love! Enjoy:   Most treadmill buyers make one key mistake when they decide to buy a treadmill: they immediately jump into […]

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Treadmill Buying Guide 101

April 29, 2013

Save Hundreds On Your Treadmill!   Buying a treadmill buy don’t know where to start? Want to get the best treadmill for you? Want to save hundreds of dollars on your with tips that the insiders use? Now you can – with my new ebook now out on Amazon Kindle: Treadmill Buying Guide 101 -How To […]

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Treadmill Desk Options

November 6, 2012

  Looking for a treadmill desk? Treadmill desks have become more popular recently as people want to work long hours – but still stay in shape. As someone who works from her laptop sitting for long hours, I can relate. Sitting for long hours is just not healthy. That’s why I got my treadmill desk […]

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3 Ideas For Fun Treadmill Workouts

November 5, 2012

Workout Longer and LOVE Your Workout!   Looking for more fun treadmill workouts? Working out on  your treadmill doesn’t have to be a chore – or boring. It can actually be a lot of fun. With that in mind, here are 3 ideas to add some fun and enjoyment to your treadmill workouts. Use these ideas […]

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How To Find the Best Home Treadmill – Video Tips

November 4, 2012

  Hello treadmill buyers! If you’re getting frustrated trying to find the best treadmill out there, this video is for you. It goes over 3 questions you should ask when buying in order to find the best home treadmill for you. You see, while there are some great treadmills out there today, what’s more important […]

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Best Time To Buy A Treadmill?

October 28, 2012

. One of the most common questions we get from buyers is when is the best time to buy a treadmill. It’s a great question to ask – but not an easy one to answer. First of all, the best time to buy a treadmill, in my opinion, is when you need one. If you’re looking to […]

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Top 3 Fat Burning Workout Tips

October 24, 2012

. Let’s face it – most people today buy a treadmill (or any other kind of fitness equipment) to lose weight and burn fat. So with that in mind, I thought I’d ask my personal trainer about his top fat burning workout tips you can do with you treadmill. Here are his top 3:   […]

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Horizon Treadmill Review Video

October 23, 2012

  Are you wondering about Horizon treadmill? Are they a good fit for you? We’ve put together this brief video on Horizon treadmills – who makes them, the pros and cons of this brand, which Horizon treadmills are highly rated and even how to save money on a Horizon treadmill with an exclusive coupon for […]

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Treadmill Buying Guide Video

October 18, 2012

  Hello all you treadmill buyers! If you’re just starting out and not sure what to look at when shopping for a treadmill, we’ve put together this handy, ‘Quick Treadmill Buying Guide’ video. It gives you 7 key things to look at when buying your treadmill. While it doesn’t go into depth, it does give […]

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Walking to Lose Weight – 3 Reasons To Try It

October 17, 2012

. If you’re interested in buying a treadmill, you’re may also be thinking about walking to lose weight. Walking on your treadmill is a great way to lose weight and get healthier. Just in case you need some inspiration, here are 3 reasons to try walking to lose weight:   #1) Walking is a popular […]

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Folding Vs Non-Folding Treadmills

October 13, 2012

. Most people looking for a home treadmill want one that folds up. This is the general consensus since people want to save space and even be able to move their treadmill around better. But treadmills come in non-folding versions as well. What’s the difference? Well, obviously folding treadmills fold up and non-folding treadmills do […]

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Treadmills 101

October 7, 2012

Treadmills are the #1 type of fitness equipment sold in North America today – but what exactly do you know about them? Here are some interesting facts on the treadmill itself that I thought you’d enjoy!   Treadmills 101 – What Are They? Treadmills are a type of  fitness equipment that allows the use to run or […]

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Nordic Track C900 – What’s It Really Like?

October 3, 2012

The Pros and Cons of the 2012 Nordic Track C900 Treadmill   Since the recommendation from a leading consumer magazine, the Nordic Track C900 is a popular pick with buyers. But what’s it really like? Here’s my personal opinion of the pros and cons of this treadmill. (For a full review and overview of all the […]

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Cheap Treadmills – Top 3 Recommendations

October 1, 2012

. Looking for a cheap treadmill? In this economy, people are looking for more deals than ever before. As someone who has been reviewing and testing out treadmills for over 8 years now I can tell you that there’s good news: you have better choices than ever before. Manufacturers like Sole for example are dropping […]

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Top 4 Treadmill Mistakes

September 27, 2012

. Just for fun today we’re going to go over the top 3 deadly treadmill mistakes that people make. These mistakes are things people do that either lessen the effectiveness of your workout or put you in danger for injury or both. I’m sure you don’t make these mistakes yourself – however I guarantee that the next time […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Buy A Used Treadmill

September 21, 2012

. The trend these days is buying a used treadmill. Second hand treadmills are all over classified sites like Craigslist of Kijijii. So a lot of people are selling and buying second hand treadmills. However take it from someone who knows – it’s a bad idea. While buying a used model may seem like a […]

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The #1 Fear When Buying A Treadmill

September 17, 2012

. Buying a treadmill? The #1 fear when people buy a treadmill is that something will go wrong with it. Maybe there will be a part missing – or the console won’t work. If you do get it together, maybe it will make some terrible squealing noise when to try the incline. Or maybe the […]

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Bowflex Treadclimber Coupon – Save $500

September 13, 2012

  Looking for a Bowflex Treadclimber coupon? You came to the right page! Bowflex Treadclimbers are extremely popular these days for 2 reasons:   #1 They Take Off Weight Very Fast Incline walking burns exponentially more calories than regular flat-plane walking. This is why you see all those crazy before-and-after pics of people who have […]

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Incline Trainers 101 – A New Kind of Incline Treadmill

September 11, 2012

  If you’ve been researching treadmill for a while you may notice a new type of treadmill coming onto the market – the incline trainer.   What Are They? Incline trainers are really a new kind of hybrid treadmill on the market – they work similar to a treadmill with the moving belts, etc. however […]

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Yowza Treadmill Coupon

September 2, 2012

How To Save on Yowza Treadmills   Yowza is a fairly new brand to the market. However they are actually headed up by the former CEO of Smoothfitness. They are doing something similar to Smooth – focusing on selling direct to the consumer and spreading by word of mouth because of their innovative designs. One […]

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1 Killer Tip To Lose Weight With Your Treadmill

August 30, 2012

How To Get Better Weight Loss Results With Your Treadmill   Let’s face it, most people – myself included – buy a treadmill to lose weight and trim down. There are other benefits of course – like more energy, better health, avoiding disease like diabetes etc. But for most people the #1 reason they buy a […]

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Welcome To The Treadmill Reviews Blog

August 24, 2012

Hello fellow treadmill buyers – and welcome to the Treadmill Reviews blog! This blog will be sharing more time sensitive fitness equipment information like: New Treadmill Sales & Coupons New Models New Reviews Answering Questions from Visitors (If you want to send us a question, you can do so at the Contact Us page) If you’re looking to buy […]

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