This goes without saying. In this third world where new things are coming up, along with their many health side effects, there is no individual who is not looking to keep their health life with a keen eye.
And what better way to remain healthy is there than to work out, and still, what better way to work out than to go outdoor running.
Of course, there can only be infinite reasons why you should not go running outside.
To name a few, you can get soaked up in the rain, or you could fall down while running and hurt yourself, not forgetting you could get hit by a car.
Worse still, in winter I guess you would have to run fully dressed in jackets and all types of heavy clothing and try your luck that the ice does not make you sick if not kill you as well as not get frostbite.
The risk factors that a person is predisposed to when running outside are simply countless.
On the other hand, people give surprisingly many reasons why they do not like to run with the most popular being the weather.
Terrain has its own share of scaring some people, time is also another factor, but generally, laziness takes its highest stroll among all the contributing factors.
Well, with all that said you don’t have to go outside running, in fact, you don’t have to leave your house at all.
If you are considering against all odds this year 2018 to live a healthy lifestyle or in losing weight, attaining higher fitness levels, building muscles and cardiovascular exercises on your list of resolutions for this year or maybe treadmills are even on your list of the items you want to buy for your home or business then this is the right article for you.
If you are tired of salespeople whom we all know only want to make a sale and fatten their bank accounts by depleting yours, well look no further. I have the best solution for you.
This article does a comprehensive review of the best treadmills out there, giving all their specs what to expect, its aim is to you give the ability to choose the best treadmill that fits your lifestyle or whatever ever needs you may have.
Treadmills work the same way as walking outside they provide consistency in your workouts since you do not need to leave your house.
It also saves all the trouble of having to walk all the way to the gym or running outside hence protecting you from the risks that come with being outside of the house leave alone being outside working out.
The factors we have considered in this review are prices, the high tech features of a treadmill, maximum incline and decline, folding, the size, maximum user weight, maximum speed, the motor’s horsepower, running surface width and running surface length, shock absorption deck and warranties.
And now, here are the top 10 best treadmills 2018 gives you:
1. Pro Form pro 2000 Treadmill
Bubbling its way to the top of our list is this amazing treadmill manufactured by ProForm, this machine is constructed and fortified in a very serious manner.
This machine is stable and will definitely stand the test of time, with a price tag of $1950 comes with the following dimensions; a height of 63 inches by a width of 39.5 inches by a length of 80 inches, while weighing 230 pounds and a running surface of 22 inches by 60 inches which to say the a very big running surface.
It supports a very high maximum user weight of 350 pounds, with speeds ranging from 0 to 12 mph and 3.5 hp each z commercial pro motor and since protecting your joints is of paramount importance comes fitted with pro-Shox cushioning to keep protection on the maximum and to provide additional superior comfort while doing your workouts.
This cool machine is fold-able with an easy lift which allows you to store easily and save space.
It is also compatible with I Fit technology which enables to enjoy your workouts powered by google maps you could even simulate a real-world terrain.
With this awesome thing you can choose to customize your own fitness programs or get the workouts made by Jillian Michael s himself plus for a small monthly fee, it is possible to subscribe to I Fit live and get access to an infinite number of work programs.
It also comes along with an incline ranging from 0 to 15 degrees and a decline that is simply out of this world of up to 3 degrees, brings along heart rate monitoring via the pulse grips and includes a polar wireless chest strap, and a port compatible with an iPod and an mp3 player, air cooling fans of 2 speeds that keep you and your environment cool during your workouts are also available.
The high tech features include; a 7 inch LED display that is lit from the back, 32 workout profile programs, automatic incline and decline control plus a speed control that is also automatic the monitored workout data includes; incline, or decline for that matter, calories, the time, the distance, the heart rate, the speed and a quarter mile track.
The frame comes with the warranty of lifetime and the motor also comes with a lifetime warranty the parts and electronics both come with a five-year warranty and the labor comes with a 2-year warranty.
2. Life Span TR 1200iifespan TR1 1200i Treadmill
Sneaking in the second position on the list is the LifeSpan TR 1200i manufactured by LifeSpan fitness this machine comes with a price tag of $850.
It comes with the following dimensions a height of 55 inches by a width of 33 inches by a length of 70.25 inches with a weight of 186 pounds, a running surface of 20 inches by 56 inches which still a fairly large running surface, comes with a free and yes, it’s completely free full membership to the lifespan club which stores health and fitness data information by connecting to the treadmill to collect your exercise data.
Moreover, it brings along an intelligent-Guard which is a safety feature that automatically pauses the belt if you step off and an intelligent-step which counts the number of times that your foot lands on your treadmill.
It does have a design that is foldable to save space and for easy storage, to increase safety for your knees the running surface is supported by 6 independent compression shock absorbents which provide extra cushioning to increase the safety of your knees, back and joints.
It also provides a static free motion that is silent and smooth since it has a 2.5-inch front roller and a 2 inch rear rollers, the console buttons are large and made of silicon making it is easy to use them, its speed ranges from 0.5 to 11 mph with 2.5 hp motor.
Its incline ranges from 0 to 15 percent, has an mp3 compatible sound system, comes with a book rack which can hold your tablet or phone and its maximum user weight of 300 pounds is fair.
The high tech features include; an LCD display that is multicolored, a quick start function and 5 weight management programs 5 healthy living programs, 7 sports training. 2 heart rate 2 custom and 1 manual program giving a total of 22 programs at your disposal, the collected workout data includes; Date and time, personal data like the name, sex, weight, height and age, time calories, distance, steps, heart rate, speed, and incline.
The frame comes with a single lifetime warranty and that is not a short time, believe me. The motor comes with a lifetime warranty as well, and the parts come with a 3-year warranty plus a 1-year warranty on the labor.
3. Nordic Track C 990
The third place has been held by the famous Nordic Track c 900 manufactured by Nordic Track, this machine comes with a price tag of $999 a pretty fair cost and brings along the following dimensions; a length of 78.3 inches by a width of 35.75 inches by a height of 56.4 inches a huge running surface of 20 inches by 60 inches with a total weight of 260 pounds and a fair maximum user weight of 300 pounds.
Its heavy duty drive system features a 3hp motor and a pair of fans that cool the internal components and at the same enables you to run without noise and little to no vibration.
It runs smoothly from the 2.5 inches rear roller, while accommodating running, walking or even jogging from speed ranging between 0 and 12 mph, speed is automatically adjusted by the touch of a button, incline can be adjusted automatically between 0 and 12 percent to change target of specific muscle group and increase intensity so you can burn more calories.
To reduce the impact on your knees, ankle, back, and joints comes with a flex select cushioning system that allows selecting the double cushioning system or a firm and stable surface that resembles running on the road, provides heart rate monitoring via the dual hand grip sensors on the handlebars.
It is also chest strap compatible with wireless heart rate monitoring but it is not included so you will have to get that separately
iPod compatible sound system and integrated tablet holder, it is of course fold-able for convenience during storage and proper utilization of space. comes with auto breeze fan to keep you cool during your work out and you can match its speed to your intensity.
The high tech features include; a 7-inch touch screen that is web-enabled with just enough interaction and entertainment to keep you motivated during your work out, I Fit technology enabled to keep track of your routine and progress, you can also simulate real-life runs using google maps to give the outdoor running experience.
It comes with 32 inbuilt workout programs the displayed data read out include; incline, elapsed time, time remaining, calories burned, calories per hour, distance, vertical feet climbed speed, a quarter mile track, you pace in minutes per miles, lap number and heart rate.
The frame and the motor come with a lifetime warranty and the parts come with a 2-year warranty plus a one year warranty on the labor.
4. Nautilus T614 Treadmill
This machine manufactured by Nautilus, it comes with a price tag of $799 where it comes with the following dimensions; a height of 57.6 inches by a width of 35.2 inches and a length of 72.2 inches and a weight of 200 pounds and a fairly huge running surface of 20 inches by 55 inches for easy moving around storage and minimum utilization of space it comes with a soft drop folding system.
A strike zone cushioning system which has 4 hex cells which ensure you get a smooth run with maximum comfort.
It has large 2.5 inches rollers which ensure a smooth and quiet work out, its speed ranges from 0 to 12 mph with a 2.5 hp motor the incline ranges from 0 to 12 percent comes with a heart rate monitor through the pulse grips and it is telemetry enabled but does not come with the chest strap you will have to get that separately, brings along a USB charging port.
A 3-speed cooling fan to keep you and your environment cool and can be adjusted inline with your
exercise intensity, this machine can support a fair maximum user weight of 300 pounds.
The high tech features include the following; comes with a beautiful back-lit LCD window system, can connect to Nautilus connect and my Fitness pal to download workout data, comes with a 22 profile workout program, with 4 user profiles used to store personal information and store work out data it also has quick start capability the stored workout data includes; program profile, heart rate, active user, time/lap, calories, incline and speed.
The frame and the motor of this machine both come with a 10-year warranty mechanical and electronic parts come with a 2-year warranty plus a 1-year labor warranty.
5. SOLE F80 Treadmill
At number five, this high-end machine manufactured by sole fitness, coming with a price tag of $1888, packed with extremely great capabilities and high-quality components the sole f80 provides everything there is to be provided in a treadmill
It owns the following dimensions; a length of 83 inches by a width of 37 inches by a height of 58 inches with a total weight of 256 pounds and a big running surface of 22 inches by 60 inches.
In order to save space, ease in transportation and storage it is foldable and comes with a patterned rack and pinion system and a safety lock design which locks the deck into place after the treadmill has been set up in an upright position.
It is very easy to to unfold and even easier to fold you simply release, then take one step back and watch it unfold effortlessly without you having to move a finger this is because it comes with an easy assist folding deck design, brings with it cushion flex whisper design that provides comfort and maintains silence for you and your environment as well as reducing the impact by up to 40 percent in order to protect your joints, back, knees and ankles, your weight is not really a problem here because this machine has precision welded frame to ensure its durability and strength in order for it to handle various weights and heights, it has very high maximum weight of 375 pounds.
It gives an industrial quality and high torque motor, of large diameter and a balanced flywheel that is made of steel and is all zinc coated this ensures a vibration free and secure exercise, has 2.75 inches with a sealed bearing design that provide static free motion, brings along with it speed that range from 0.5 to 12 mph and a 3.5 hp motor, its incline ranges from 0 to 15 percent heart monitoring through pulse grips at the handlebars and wireless monitoring with an included chest strap.
It also drags along an mp3 compatible sound system a cooling fan to keep you and your environment cool during exercise.
The high tech features include; a 7.5 inch LCD display, has various workout programs including; 1 manual program and 5 standard programs, hill, fat burn, cardio, strength, interval, 2 custom programs, 2 heart programs, 60 percent of heart rate maximum and 80 percent heart rate maximum making for total of about 20 programs; the workout data includes; level, calories, time, pulse, rate per minute and a quaver mile track.
The frame and the motor come in lifetime warranty the deck to comes with lifetime warranty electronics come with a five-year warranty and a labor warranty of 2 years.
6. Nordic Track X22i Incline Trainer Treadmill
Sliding in at number six is a high-end machine like nothing you have ever seen in the treadmill market before, and has been manufactured by Nordic track.
This machine has features and design that is new and powerful, unlike any other thing elsewhere, and I assure you it is worth every single penny that you have to pay and trust me you will have to pay a lot of those for this one and with that said it comes with a price tag of $2799, I know what you are thinking “That is a lot!”, and I definitely agree with you.
That is why it stands at position 6 on this list otherwise no treadmill has equal features with one, it comes with the following dimensions; a height of 71.6 inches by a width of 39.6 inches by a length of 70.1 inches and a maximum weight of 300 pounds which is actually a negative since the sole f 80 supports a cool 375 pounds and cost almost $1000 less.
Its high tech features include; An amazing 22 inch smart HD touchscreen that brings you on the forefront of personalized training in the planet the experience that comes with this type of technology is simply out of this world or a first of its kind on the planet if you take things too literally.
It has 44 built-in apps and programs to keep your exercises needs to be catered for by the means that you require. Fitted with I Fit technology compatibility and can track your nutrition, sleep, exercise and your daily activities which goes a long way to assist you to hit your fitness targets and lead you in your training one on one with the best trainers in the world.
Along with that, is a massive incline of 40 degrees that comes hand in hand with a 6 degree decline, giving you the strength to burn five times the number of calories your work out controls are one touch making shifting the intensity of your workout fairly simple and quick, has a 4.25 hp motor a built-in cushioning brings comfort to you with every step that you make.
It carries with it an integrated heart rate monitoring using the built-in sensors on the hand grip or the free I Fit Bluetooth wireless chest strap, it also comes with an auxiliary port that is built in and allows you to plug in your own music and train on your favorite tunes.
The frame, motor, and deck come in lifetime warranty, parts and electronics in a 6-year warranty and a labor warranty of 3 years
7. Exerpeutic TF1000 High Capacity Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill
The Exerpeutic TF1000 High Capacity Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill whose name tells you what its all about, it’s an electric high capacity treadmill and your way to fitness manufactured by Exerpeutic.
This workout aid comes with a price tag of $305 and the following dimensions; a length of 51.2 by a width of 32 inches by a height of 63 inches has a running surface of 20 inches by 40, its hand grips are of 18 inches to increase safety.
It contains sensors to keep monitoring the heart rate, this machine has a massive maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds and it is meant for heavier people who want to walk their way to fitness.
It has a high speed of 4mph and you can increase your speed in increments of 0.1 mph it has a 1.5 hp motor for the high tech features it has a very simple console screen but does not have workout programs.
Its frame can be folded vertically for proper space utilization during storage and it contains wheels a for ease when transporting or just moving around. the long hand rails provide extra security during longer exercises it also comes with a safety key to protect the user from moving back if they slip the machine goes off, this machine does not have an incline and no built-in programs but it does display workout data. it lacks proper cushioning for impact absorption but it not entirely necessary since this is a walking treadmill.
Comes with a manufacturers warranty of five years to the parts and labor, then for the motor and frame a 10-year warranty
8. Pro Form 505 CST Treadmill
Coming in at number 8, is the pro form 505 a pocket friendly machine manufactured by proform the machine comes with a price tag of $639 comes with an easy to use design can be folded easily and unfolded easily making it easy to store and space conscious machine, it comes with the following dimensions; a length of 68 inches by a width of 73 inches and a height of 36 inches comes with a maximum weight support of 325 pounds designed with the pro Shox cushioning.
It absorbs impact rather well leaving little to no impact to protect your joints, knees, ankles and back, has a 2.5 hp motor and an incline of up to 10 percent and speeds of 0 to 10 mph, the running area in medium measuring 20 inches by 55 inches ,comes with smaller rollers of 1.9 inches that decrease tension hence contributing to the compactness of the design the console is pretty basic, has audio functionality build into it.
It has a rack that can hold a book or a tablet and a water bottle holder, has 18 built-in programs to provide variety in your exercises, has a KG grip sensor for heart rate monitoring but lacks wireless month the frame comes with a lifetime of warranty a 25 year warranty on the motor and 1 year warranty labor.
9. Wes lo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
On our number nine comes this machine with preference for use at home it is manufactured by Weslo come with a price tag of $287, has the following dimensions; 64.5 inches of length by a 29 inch width by a 55.5inch height with a maximum weight support of 250 pounds a particularly small size that fits into even smaller rooms.
This machine is only meant for walking it has a small track size of 16 inches by 50 inches, has a 2.25 hp motor and a maximum top speed of 10 mph has two levels of incline that can be adjusted manually to increase intensity of your workout for the high tech features include; a blue-lit LED that shows speed, elapsed time, distance and calories burned, and it has six workouts presets included, this machine is noisy while working which is a negative.
The motor comes with a one year warranty the parts and labor warranty is 90 days.
10. Confidence Power Plus Motorized Electric Treadmill
At the last spot, is the low-end machine with just enough functionality if you want to work out and has a very low price. It is manufactured by confidence and comes with a price tag of $199, it has the following dimensions; a height of 11 inches by a width of 24 inches and a length of 49 inches it weighs 49 pounds making very easy to move around and store plus being fold-able makes it very space considerate. has a running surface of 14 inches by a 39 inches.
The high tech features include; a 600-watt motor that can only provide speeds from 0 to 6.2 mph can hold a maximum user weight of 250 pounds contains a led display that displays the following data; calories, time, distance and speeds this machine comes without a warranty no wonder it’s the last.