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FACT: Donít be fooled by a peak duty motor rating - always ask for continuous duty motor rating. Remember that motor is most expensive part of treadmill to fix, so you want to get a good one!
Myth #3) 'To find best buy, I just have to compare treadmill features.'
Finding 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 considered 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 consider fact that your extra large son will be running on it and weight capacity is only 200 lbs?
When shopping for a treadmill, many people fall into trap of ONLY looking at treadmills and never looking at themselves or needs of their families.
For example, are you tall or do you plan to run on your treadmill? Then you need to make sure treadbelt is at least 55".
Are you, or is someone in your household a little on 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 reduce strain of heavy lifting.
FACT: Finding 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 Treadmill.com For more information on how to choose the best treadmill for you visit http://www.buyingatreadmill.com