Find the Best Treadmill with Help from Smooth Fitness

Here at Smooth Fitness, the #1 internet retailer of home fitness equipment, we understand that finding the best treadmill for you can be a workout in itself. Whether you live in California or Washington DC, "best treadmill" means something different for everyone. Maybe you have a history of injuries, and you're looking for a low-impact belt that will protect your joints. Or maybe you're concerned about monitoring your heart rate at all times, and you require sensor handgrips to do that for you. Whatever you have in mind for your home fitness needs, finding the "best treadmill" is going to take a lot of planning and research.

Luckily, the fitness experts at Smooth Fitness are here to help! When shopping for the "best treadmill" – which, to us, means the treadmill that will help you achieve your fitness goals, while meeting the demands of your budget – consider the following.

  • What kind of athlete are you? Are you purchasing a treadmill because you are a serious runner or athlete, and require it for your training? Or are you purchasing a treadmill for a more convenient way to just exercise and stay healthy at home? If the former, you'll want to splurge a little extra for a treadmill with a steeper incline, higher speed capabilities, and a highly rated cushioning system. But if the latter, you might not need all the extra bells and whistles; you should be just fine with a pretty basic model.
  • What size athlete are you? If you weigh a little more than average due to muscle mass or those extra pounds you're trying to shed, you'll want to opt for a treadmill with a stronger motor and a higher-grade belt and deck. This rule will apply even if you only plan to use the treadmill for walking, since a heavier load will cause your treadmill's motor to run hot, possibly resulting in motor or electronic board failure. Go for a larger motor if your treadmill needs to handle a larger load.
  • What kind of workout are you looking for? If you get bored easily during your cardio workouts, you'll want to make sure your treadmill comes with plenty of pre-set programs to mix it up while you're sweating it out. You might want a book/magazine rack to keep your brain busy, or maybe you'll appreciate a heart rate monitor so you know you're always in the fat-burning zone. Extra features might up the price, but if they'll help you get the workout you're looking for, it's well worth the cost.
  • Where will you use your treadmill? This is an important question thanks to recent design improvements that have created a large market for folding treadmills. If you live in a tiny studio or one-bedroom apartment and you simply don't have space for a stationary treadmill, consider opting for a folding treadmill so you can easily stow it away when you need to make room for guests or furniture.

Now that you know how to find that perfect treadmill for you, it's time to start shopping. Take a look at the options we have available here at Smooth Fitness, including convenient folding models like the Smooth 5.65 Treadmill or the TruPace M100, or the slightly larger stationary Smooth 9.65 LC Treadmill. You can even use our website to compare Smooth treadmill options once you've narrowed it down to a few models, or to learn everything you need to know about buying a treadmill before you go any further.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you might have. Smooth Fitness is proud to provide our customers with treadmills from California to New York, and we're happy to help you start the process today!

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