Buying A Treadmill? 3 Common Buying Myths

Written by Kathryn O'Neill

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FACT: Donít be fooled by a peak duty motor rating - always ask forrepparttar continuous duty motor rating. Remember thatrepparttar 143485 motor isrepparttar 143486 most expensive part ofrepparttar 143487 treadmill to fix, so you want to get a good one!

Myth #3) 'To findrepparttar 143488 best buy, I just have to compare treadmill features.'

Findingrepparttar 143489 best treadmill is only partially about comparing treadmill features. It's also about considering your own workout needs. Many people don't consider their own unique needs before choosing a treadmill. That's a great way to learn - but it's also expensive.

So you found a well-made treadmill for $999. But have you consideredrepparttar 143490 fact that you're 6 feet tall and that treadbelt is only 52Ē long?

So you came across a bargain for $1299: a 2.5 HP motor and lots of workout programs. But have you considerrepparttar 143491 fact that your extra large son will be running on it andrepparttar 143492 weight capacity is only 200 lbs?

When shopping for a treadmill, many people fall intorepparttar 143493 trap of ONLY looking at treadmills and never looking at themselves orrepparttar 143494 needs of their families.

For example, are you tall or do you plan to run on your treadmill? Then you need to make surerepparttar 143495 treadbelt is at least 55".

Are you, or is someone in your household a little onrepparttar 143496 sturdy side? Then itís probably best to get a treadmill especially built to take heavier weights.

Do you have back problems? Then if you want a folding treadmill, it might be better to purchase one with a power folding option so that you can reducerepparttar 143497 strain of heavy lifting.

FACT: Findingrepparttar 143498 best treadmill involves comparing treadmill features AND considering your own personal workout needs.

Regardless of which treadmill you choose - try to steer clear of these common buying myths and you'll save yourself a load of grief (and a ton of money!)

Kathryn O'Neill is a nutrition specialist and contributing writer for Buying A For more information on how to choose the best treadmill for you visit

Save Money on Treadmills by Avoiding Marketing Traps

Written by Aaron Co

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A better way to workout in your target heart rate zone is throughrepparttar use of heart rate/pulse handgrips. It is more comfortable to use and is already included in most treadmills, no need to pay extra.

Folding Feature

Although I do admit it does save space at home, but after a long grueling workout, some people may no longer want to fold and moverepparttar 143364 treadmill, only to unfold and move it back againrepparttar 143365 next day. So just save your money and buy a non-folding treadmill.

Running Belt

Treadmill companies would try to impress you with large running spaces and overly thick belts. Truth is...repparttar 143366 largerrepparttar 143367 belt,repparttar 143368 harderrepparttar 143369 motor has to work to keeprepparttar 143370 belt moving. And thick belts tend to hold additional heat which decreasesrepparttar 143371 belt life. So donít be lured by impressive belt sizes. Just choose a belt that you can comfortably run on and nothing more. The standard 18Ēx 52Ē belt is enough for most runners.

Those arerepparttar 143372 ways you can save money on treadmills. Hopefully, you found it enlightening and would use it to avoid some, if not all, of these marketing traps.

Aaron Co is an avid treadmill user for more than 6 years now. He is also the founder of A website that provides unbiased treadmill reviews so shoppers can choose the fitness equipment that suits them best. For more treadmill and treadmill related articles, visit

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