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New and Affordable Treadmill Machines

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Affordable Treadmill Machines

When shopping for affordable treadmill machines today, there are many new functions and features to consider. Since everyone has specific exercise preferences and needs, you will want to choose the machine best suited for your own use. Cost is also an important factor, so be sure to look for the ideal treadmill for your exercise workouts at the best price currently available.

 

Selecting Affordable Treadmill Machines with Quality Performance

The best quality treadmill machines on the market today offering high-tech, quality performance are generally in the price range of $1,400 to $1,500 when new. Your size and weight should also be considered when buying a new treadmill. If you are taller than 5’10″ and you weigh more than 250 pounds, you most likely will need a very sturdy machine with a long running surface that will easily accommodate your natural stride. If you usually run multiple times each week for at least 45 minutes, you should buy a new treadmill with no less than a 3.0-horsepower motor. Also, if your workouts will include a brisk walk at an incline at least twice per week, you should shop for a treadmill that has a motor of at least 2.0 horsepower. If your goal is to gain strength in multiple muscle groups while getting an overall good body workout, you should purchase a machine providing decline as well as incline functions.

 

Choosing Affordable Treadmill Machines for Silent Workouts

If you prefer running or walking workouts in silence on your treadmill, you should choose a modern machine providing basic functionality, without additional features such as audio, video or wireless capabilities. Some people combine their exercise routines with mental planning or creative thinking, so if you happen to be one of these silent exercise types, you really only need a treadmill that provides durability and smooth, reliable performance. Of course, if you will be exercising in your home or apartment, you will definitely want to purchase a collapsible treadmill for easy storage. Even affordable treadmill machines with basic functions and features often include such advantages as individualized heart-rate monitoring and weight-loss programs for added health benefits.

 

Purchasing Affordable Treadmill Machines with the Right Features

If you live in a studio apartment or a larger home with limited exercise space, be sure to purchase a foldable treadmill. If you choose one of the extra-sturdy, heavy models, check to be sure it is equipped with a hydraulic piston to facilitate easy collapsing for storage of your treadmill. The majority of people using modern treadmills today prefer machines that include popular extra features like audio input, good quality speakers, and a touchscreen offering video playing and/or interactive video routines for workouts. When engaging in lengthy workouts or if using incline or decline functions, you will probably want to look at treadmill machines with custom settings for cushioning and fan-powered cooling.

 

Attain and Surpass Your Fitness Goals with Affordable Treadmill Machines

Reasonably priced treadmill machines on the market today that include all of the features, capabilities and benefits you will need for your own customized exercise workouts include the Smooth Fitness 8.35, NordicTrack Commercial 1750 and ProForm Performance 1450 models. With use of any and all of these modern, high-tech exercise machines, you will be able to attain and even surpass your fitness goals for improved good health and vitality.

Folding Treadmill Reviews

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Collapsible Treadmill Reviews

The importance of choosing a good treadmill can’t be stressed enough when purchasing one for your home. A treadmill might be the only thing that you have at home that can provide a total body workout while also giving you some strong cardio. It’s perfect for all types of individuals and their weight loss goals. Whether you’re overweight, elderly, suffering from an injury or just love to jog, the right treadmill can be the best purchase for your gym. If you are planning on creating a gym in your home, you don’t need to have a room dedicated to workout equipment. You can read collapsible treadmill reviews to find the perfect folding machine for your needs. These are some of the top picks right now:

 

Collapsible Treadmill Reviews: Smooth Fitness 6.75 Collapsible Treadmill

If you ever used the Smooth 6.45 treadmill, the Smooth Fitness 6.75 is an updated version. The 6.45 received very high reviews and is still one of the most popular treadmills. The one thing about this treadmill is that it’s quiet. Even with a 3.5 horsepower motor, you can barely hear it working. It has a built-in gas shock assist and hand-grips with pulse monitors. Like the Sole, you can plug your iPod or smartphone into the treadmill and listen to your playlist through built-in speakers. There’s also a built-in chest strap monitor so you can see your vitals in the built-in display.

 

Collapsible Treadmill Reviews: Sole F85 Collapsible Treadmill

This treadmill is perfect for anyone who wants the ultimate treadmill with all of the bells and whistles. This collapsible treadmill has a 3.5 horsepower duty motor, which is the most powerful motor for this price range. Users up to 400 pounds can use this treadmill without any issues. There is a grip EKG and chest heart rate built into the console as well. There are cooling fans, speakers and ports for iPods for maximum comfort as you work out.

 

Collapsible Treadmill Reviews: NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro

One of the best ways to workout is with a tablet because you can read right from your Kindle library or view videos. The NordicTrack 9500 Pro goes a step further with this and actually has a 10″ touch screen display with a web browser that uses Android. It’s one incredible collapsible treadmill for anyone who likes to work out and stay connected. There are 28 programmable workouts with this model, and users up to 375 pounds can use it without issues.

 

Collapsible Treadmill Reviews: Freemotion 790 Interactive Treadmill

Like the NordicTrack, the Freemotion 790 was built for those who like to be entertained. This treadmill comes with an Android touch screen browser and 15-inch high definition television. You can watch videos, listen to music, catch a movie or read a book. In addition, this treadmill has a 4.0 horsepower motor. However, the treadmill can be a bit loud. The space-saving design makes up for it as well as all of the little gadgets.

Where To Find Affordable Treadmill Machines

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Affordable Treadmills

New affordable treadmill machines are a great investment for several reasons. They provide the user with a way to reach and keep health improvement goals. Treadmills are the most popular exercise machines and have been for the last twenty years. The health benefits derived from the use of these machines is unsurpassed. The cardiovascular benefits alone account for much of the demand for treadmills. Finding the most affordable treadmill machines begins with deciding which features are needed and which ones can be eliminated before beginning a search.

 

Discounted Online Sources for Affordable Treadmill Machines

There are literally hundreds of websites on the Internet that sell discounted exercise equipment. They offer a variety of different options for purchasing new affordable treadmill machines or used ones at discount prices. It is important to research these sites before buying as some are credible while others may not be, here are some things to look out for:

  • Discontinued lines offer bargain prices.
  • New machines that have been returned.
  • Refurbished machines.
  • Used machines.

 

Retail Sources for New Affordable Treadmill Machines

Retail stores frequently have major sales on exercise equipment and run specials on certain models in stock. They may want to make room for the latest models with updated features and need to reduce the existing stock. This is an opportunity for the prospective buyer to take advantage of deep discounts on closeouts.

 

Exercise Equipment Wholesalers and Warehouses

The Internet is a great source of information regarding where to shop for affordable treadmill machines. Most wholesalers have websites that list prices and availability of exercise equipment. They may offer substantial discounts on one-of-a-kind items or discontinued ones. Newspaper ads provide a good source of information on exercise equipment wholesalers.

 

Flyers in the Mail

Retailers periodically hold sales of discounted exercise equipment that may include new affordable treadmill machines that have been discontinued. They send out flyers advertising the sale prices to various zip codes in their local area.

 

Online Auction Sites

Many auction sites feature new and used exercise equipment including affordable treadmill machines. Some of the equipment is brand new while others may be sold by individuals who bought expensive equipment but no longer use it. This is a great opportunity to purchase quality equipment at affordable prices.

 

Local Gyms or Fitness Centers

Many gyms periodically replace their old equipment with the latest models. This is a great place to look for used affordable treadmill machines. Because gyms must use equipment that is well constructed for durability, this is a good place to look for a quality machine at a great price. One drawback for purchasing from a gym is that the equipment has received a lot of hard use. These machines are sold without any guarantee or warranty.

 

Newspaper Classified Ads

The classified ad section of a local newspaper is an excellent source for finding used affordable treadmill machines. It does require patience and a great deal of time to find a specific item, but many people do tend to sell exercise equipment when they no longer use it.

The World’s First Treadmill

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Chances are, if you’re a frequent reader of our fitness blog, you’re very familiar with treadmills. You probably have one of your own that you use faithfully, you’ve probably seen every cute cat/dog/parakeet-on-a-treadmill YouTube video, and you most certainly would know all about the history of this glorious fitness machine…right? If not, this is your lucky day—read on to learn more about the world’s first treadmill and some very interesting insights into how far this product has come. (more…)

Don’t Let the Cold Weather Hold Back Your Fitness Goals

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Fitness Magazine wrote a short article on the fitness blues a few weeks back. In it they touched on a few tips for keeping up your fitness when the weather turns, including doing it for yourself, and staying consistent. While the article focuses on two extreme runners who love running outside (in Alaska) the reality is that many of us hate the cold weather. While we’re still in first month of the year, it’s safe to say there is probably a correlation between cold weather and the downfall of people’s new year’s resolutions. (more…)

Versatile Interval Training Creates a Complete Body Workout

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Last week, I outlined an introduction to safe and effective interval training, including a basic interval program.

This week, I‘d like to provide tips on a more advanced type of interval training.  Similar to how I train my private clients, this approach incorporates resistance training with an interval program to create a full-body express workout.  With the inclusion of resistance training intervals, you have a complete aerobic, anaerobic and muscle toning workout.

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Smooth Fitness teams with Mamavation to change the lives of two moms

Monday, December 28th, 2009

This past October, the Smooth Fitness team came across a blog that had set out on a bold mission to help change the lives of two deserving mothers – Mamavation.com.  The idea was simple: Give two moms the opportunity to change their lives together by entering into a 7-week healthy living boot camp that provides them with the tools and support they need to succeed all while sharing their journey with the Mamavation community.

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