Monday, December 31, 2012

The 10 Best Treadmills

Treadmills for Improving Overall Fitness

Concerned about how to improve your fitness level at home without purchasing an expensive gym membership? Then you obviously need fitness equipment and especially treadmills to get you started.  The treadmills that I recommend below all have multifunctional features such as powerful motors, entertainment or programmable exercise routines.


 

Proform 505 CST Treadmill

Proform 505 CST Treadmill

 



I really like the Proform 505 CST treadmill because its packed especially with features designed to get you fast results. Compatible with iFit Live Technology, this treadmill delivers workouts powered by Google Maps, training with Jillian Michaels and automatic speed and incline controls. 

The 505 CST features comfortable ProShox Lite 3 cushioning and convenient QuickSpeed and Quick-Incline controls. Other features include 15 workout apps, a compatible music port for your iPod or MP3 player, intermix acoustic 2.0 sound system and a 25-year motor warranty. 


 Horizon Fitness T101-3 Treadmill


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Horizon Fitness T101-3 Treadmill


Rated by the Treadmill Doctor as one of the "Best Buys" in its category, the Horizon Fitness T101 treadmill combines a powerful, quiet motor and stable, comfortable platform with comprehensive console and Sonic Surround speakers with MP3 input so you play music through the console speakers.


The large, heavy frame is stable during the most intense exercise sessions, and the PerfectFLEX deck cushioning provides the right mix of shock absorption and support. And the COOLfit fitness fan keeps you cool as you walk, jog or run. It's easily storable, thanks to Horizon's exclusive FeatherLIGHT lift, which incorporates two hydraulic shocks to assist you when raising and lowering the deck.


The computer console has three orange LED windows, LED brickyard, and target/workout LED indicators. You'll be able to challenge yourself with nine programming options that include three targets (time, distance, calories) and three workouts (manual, intervals, weight loss).

 

ProForm Power 995 Treadmill (2012 Model)

ProForm Power 995 Treadmill (2012 Model)
ProForm Power 995 Treadmill (2012 Model)

The ProForm Power 995 Treadmill is feature-packed with workouts designed by a Certified Personal Trainer to deliver incredible results.  The Power 995 is compatible with iFit Live Technology which downloads new, personalized performance workouts daily from Jillian Michaels, America’s Toughest Trainer.  

Plus, with an extra-long 20” x 60” treadbelt, QuickSpeed and Quick Incline Controls and a powerful motor, this treadmill will help you reach your performance goals.

This treadmill also comes loaded with Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty, a 3-Year Parts Warranty and a 1-Year Labor Warranty.


Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill

Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill
Merit Fitness 725T Plus Treadmill

 

The Merit 725T Plus treadmill make it easy to start an in-home workout program that fits your needs and fitness level. The 725T Plus is outfitted with a top-quality 2.25-horsepower drive motor that provides smooth power at all speeds, so even heavier walkers can enjoy a steady belt motion underfoot. 

The treadmill's intuitive console controls, meanwhile, let you easily set your workout pace, from 0 to 10 miles per hour. And it's a breeze to monitor your workout progress thanks to the two-window LED display, which tracks your time, distance, speed, calories burned, and more.

The 725T also offers a spacious 18-by-45-inch workout area that provides plenty of walking or running room, along with an Aerosoft cushioning system below the belt that isolates your feet and legs from shock. 

Other details include seven preset programs, a motorized incline system that adjusts from 0 to 10 percent, a pulse monitor built into the handgrips, quick speed/incline keys, and a folding frame for easy storage. The 725T boasts a capacity of 250 pounds and carries a lifetime warranty on the frame and a two-year warranty on the motor.

ProForm Pro 2500 Treadmill

ProForm Pro 2500 Treadmill
ProForm Pro 2500 Treadmill
Boost your performance with the ProForm Pro 2500 Treadmill. A powerful motor, 15% incline and revolutionary 3% decline deliver an incredible workout. And, with built-in iFit Live Technology, you can simulate any trail/route around the world with Google Maps. The treadmill does what the street does! 

Other features include an extra-long 20” x 60” treadbelt, a Set-a-Goal Workout Center and an included wireless chest pulse strap. Get the performance results you want with the ProForm Pro 2500 Treadmill. 

The Pro 2500 treadmill is also backed by a Lifetime Frame and Motor Warranty, a 5-Year Parts Warranty and a 2-Year Labor Warranty.

 

Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill

Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill
Exerpeutic 2000 WorkFit High Capacity Desk Station Treadmill

 

By just walking on the Exerpeutic 2000 Desk Station Treadmill, you can not only burn extra calories and achieve a healthy lifestyle, but you can do so while talking on the telephone, reading your favorite book, or reading on your iPad, or Kindle.

You can cruise the internet, check and reply to your emails without ever changing your schedule or routine and at the same time getting fit and healthy. Forget about those afternoon work blues. Working while walking will boost your energy levels and increase your productivity throughout the day. 

 Your treadmill will become your work station and as a result you will use it all the time. Just simple walking on your Exerpeutic 2000 Desk Station Treadmill, can improve your mental alertness, heighten creativity, fight depression, increase daily productivity and can even improve your overall wellbeing.



LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Fold-N-Stor Compact Treadmill (2012 Model)

LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Fold-N-Stor Compact Treadmill (2012 Model)
LifeSpan Fitness TR200 Fold-N-Stor Compact Treadmill (2012 Model)

 

Looking for a simple, portable walking treadmill? Turn to the LifeSpan TR200 Fold 'n' Stor folding treadmill, which collapses quickly and fits easily under a bed or stands up in a closet or behind a door. 

The TR200--which comes fully assembled and is ready to use right out of the box--is outfitted with a blue LCD console that tracks your time, calories, distance, steps, heart rate, speed, and incline level. As a result, it's a breeze to track your workout progress with every routine by viewing the simultaneous readouts and exercise program profile.

The treadmill also includes such controls as an easy-to-use start button, up/down arrow keys, and quick-start speed and incline buttons. The speed and incline buttons are particularly handy, with options on each side of the console display that let you skip directly to 3, 4, 5, or 6 miles per hour or incline level 4, 6, 8, or 10. 

And to make your workouts more efficient, the console offers six exercise programs that help you vary your exercise routine--a critical factor for people trying to get in shape.
Other features include built-in speakers and a headphone port for plugging in your iPod or MP3 player and contact heart rate grips.

Precor 9.23 Treadmill with Ground Effects Technology

Precor 9.23 Treadmill with Ground Effects Technology
Precor 9.23 Treadmill with Ground Effects Technology

 

Are you ready to get moving with a cardio or weight loss program? The 9.23 treadmill can help you get there. Whether you walk or run, our patented shock absorption, a smaller size, and just the right combination of features will help you achieve your fitness goals. 

 

Short length handlebars provide plenty of room. Patented Ground Effects Impact Control Technology reduces joint stress, minimizes fatigue and helps prevent injuries. Shock absorbers at the front of the deck offer extra cushioning to absorb impact, while a pivot point in the back supports a full range-of-motion and provides a solid surface, but with some give, for an easy push off. 

 

Stride Support technology senses the changes in your stride velocity and adjusts the belt speed up to 57 times a second at 12 mph. Touch heart rate monitoring with SmartRate® helps to keep you in your in your fat burn, cardio or peak target zone. 6 preset programs include Fun Run, Hill Climb, Interval, Manual, Walk and Weight Loss. Speed levels of 0.5 to 12 mph, with 0% to 15% incline. 

 

The easy-to-use console includes readouts for calories, distance, heart rate, incline, pace, program profile, SmartRate and time. Quiet, responsive 3.0 HP continuous duty motor. Maintenance-free 20” W x 57” L belt is the same size used on our commercial treadmills.

  

Smooth Fitness 5.65 Folding Treadmill

Compact but solid, this feature-rich smooth fitness folding treadmill includes a dual-stage, soft-drop folding mechanism, deluxe sound system, and quick speed and incline buttons. The Smooth 5.65 treadmill has a gas shock-assist lift so you can gently tilt the 60-inch treadmill deck into position and wheel it away for storage. Then softly drop fold the treadmill back into place when you're ready to use it.

Smooth Fitness 5.65 Folding Treadmill
Smooth Fitness 5.65 Folding Treadmill

The 5.65 treadmill folds up and is put away easily on smooth-rolling transport wheels. The compact yet strong frame of the treadmill is built to handle walking and light running, while the soft-drop, easy-lever folding system makes it easier to store.

The 5.65 comes complete with a deluxe music system with speakers and an auxiliary input jack for your iPod/MP3 player, CD player or other audio device, a 3 Window LED w/ LCD Dot Matrix that screens time, distance, heart rate, calories, speed, and include console with easy-to-read buttons displaying speed, time, distance, incline, calories burned, and heart rate, plus a wireless heart rate monitor for convenience. Also included is a water bottle holder.

The 5.65 features 14 challenging fitness programs to challenge your workout, including a manual program that lets you determine the pace and intensity, and 13 speed/incline combo programs. This treadmill also incorporates Smooth's Impression Shock Absorption Technology that responds to your footfalls and reduces impact on your joints and back so you can work out safely and for a longer time.

 

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill

Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill
Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill
The quiet and smooth continuous-duty Horizon T101 treadmill is good for a  great workout at home.

Perfect for rigorous training routines, the T101 has a 2.25 hp (horsepower) incline motor with a 0 to 10-percent grade and speed increments of 0.5 mph up to a max of 10 mph.

It's easily storable, thanks to Horizon's exclusive FeatherLIGHT lift, which incorporates two hydraulic shocks to assist you when raising and lowering the deck. They even hold the deck in place above 45 degrees, eliminating drops.

Other features include PerfectFLEX deck cushioning, Sonic Surround speakers with MP3 compatibility, pulse grip heart rate monitoring, and a COOLfit workout fan.

The computer console has three orange LED windows, LED brickyard, and target/workout LED indicators. You'll be able to challenge yourself with nine programming options that include three targets (time, distance, calories) and three workouts (manual, intervals, weight loss).

This treadmill also comes with a manufacturer's home warranty that incorporates a lifetime frame and motor, 1-year parts and labor.
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