Treadmill Buying Guide for Beginners


A treadmill can help you, depending on your fitness goals, for example, staying in shape, athletic performance, and losing weight. It is efficient because it can be used at home even on a rainy day. There are some features that one should consider when buying a treadmill.

Different brands can vary in features and performance.

Workout Space

The workout space will determine the size of your treadmill. You need enough space to fit your treadmill and also for comfortability when working out. While working out, a treadmill can make the room shake. You will require a place that can withstand that.

The floor and walls should also be steady. Better quality treadmills are bulky as they aid in maintaining high stability when using. For smaller spaces, you might consider buying treadmills that can be folded. It is advisable to have the room measurements, the width, length, and height before buying a treadmill.

buying a treadmill


The recommended warranty for a treadmill is one year for service, two years for parts, and five years for the motor. A treadmill that has a 90-day warranty is not of high quality.

A 10-year warranty guarantees good performance without any breaking down. Be sure to read the warranty word by word to avoid missing any details—Double-check with the salesperson information not clear in the warranty. Confirm the return policy before purchase.


You should have a budget to be able to buy a treadmill that is within your price range. You might want to consider sales and discounts also. Prices will differ depending on brands, size, performance, and durability. For a quality treadmill, you will spend $1,000 to $3,000.

If your budget is small, there are well-refurbished treadmills to look out for. Keep in mind cheap treadmills might not be long-lasting. The buyer should research the best treadmills by price. Different brands will have the same price, but the features and performance may vary.

treadmill buying guide


Good treadmills should support the maximum speed depending on the user’s ability. Treadmills that can be inclined to help the user to achieve their goals more effectively. Others will have extra features like bottle holders, TV, and bluetooth speakers. The features mainly offer comfortability for the user.

Some treadmills have track cushioning to get firm support when running. The control panel of a good treadmill should be user friendly. The automatic shut off feature should pull off a string and stop the belt in case of a fall. To avoid wear and tear, a treadmill has a cooling mechanism that reduces the motor’s heat.

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