Types of Treadmills

Do you plan to improve your health and fitness through cardiovascular exercises? Are you thinking of buying a treadmill but are confused by the wide selection on offer? This article will make it easier for you to make a final decision by highlighting the different types of treadmills available. Read on for a breakdown of the various types of treadmills you can expect to encounter when shopping around!    

1). Manual Treadmills 

Manual treadmills are considered to be the most basic and cheapest treadmills on the market because they do not use electricity. The belt moves as a result of the user’s walking or running action. Many people consider these treadmills to be safer, as the belt only moves when you start moving. Other advantages of these manual treadmills include compact size, eco-friendliness, lightweight, and affordable. 

On the flip side, these treadmills do not come with all the bells and whistles that are found on most motorised versions.  

2). Motorised Treadmills 

The most popular type of treadmill is the motorised version. These variants come with a long list of features designed to enhance the user’s walking or running experience. Some of the common features found on motorised treadmills include varying speeds, incline and decline features, LCD screens, speakers and Bluetooth compatibility, among others. Motorised treadmills also feature sturdier construction compared to manual treadmills, making them more durable and capable of serving a broader range of users.   

3). Hybrid Treadmills 

Hybrid treadmills are a combination of a traditional treadmill and an elliptical machine or stepper. While hybrid treadmills can be costly, they provide users with simple and swift transitions. You can move from a stepper to a treadmill or from a treadmill to an elliptical workout quickly and with minimal hassle. Furthermore, hybrid treadmills come with a number of convenient features, including a programmable LCD and large and cushioned belts. 

Types of Treadmills

4). Rehabilitation/Medical Treadmills

Rehabilitation or medical treadmills are normally designed to be used in fitness centres and gyms. Since they are required to be highly accurate at all times, these machines are digitally operated. It is common to find medical practitioners using these machines to monitor the physical condition of their patients. Due to their medical applications and the need to be used by different people, these machines have a number of unique features like durable construction, extra large size, easy grip handles and highly accurate operation and control, among others.  

5). Folding Treadmills

If you are working with limited space, a folding treadmill can be a great option for you. Folding treadmills are designed to easily collapse or fold into a compact package. To help users fit their machines in tight spaces, most folding treadmills allow you to fold the front of the treadmill. Even with their folding capabilities, these treadmills are designed and built to be robust.  

6). Desk Treadmills 

Do you love multitasking? If so, a desk treadmill is exactly what you need to keep up with your fitness goals while conducting other tasks. You can burn calories while you respond to emails or complete other tasks on your laptop. These variants come with a large and strong tray that will accommodate your laptop and keep it stable even when you are running on the treadmill. 

Final Thoughts 

Treadmills are the most popular type of exercise equipment used at home. However, given the wide selection of different types of treadmills on the market, it is important for buyers to take some time to research and find the treadmill that perfectly meets their needs. With the right treadmill, you can enjoy fruitful workouts in the comfort of your home. If you are looking for high-quality treadmills or would like to learn more about this popular workout equipment, contact the Fitness Equipment Warehouse today.

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