There are many new pieces of gym equipment that come to the market. Some of them last and some of them are a bit of a fad but one piece of equipment that has stood the test of time is the treadmill. It is hard to look past running as one of the best forms of exercise you can do. It is easy to see why as it is an excellent form of cardio that works the full body. In comparison to some machines the treadmills for sale are very straightforward to use. You simply walk, jog or run on the treadmill or follow a built in workout program on the machine.
With the new Covid-19 measures allowing you to only go 2kms from your home, treadmills have taken front and center stage when it comes to keeping fit. Running outside of course has its benefits but living in Ireland can severely limit your option to do this with the weather we get! Also some people prefer the privacy of being able to run in their home rather than out in public. If you ask 100 people if they prefer running outside or on a treadmill you will probably get half of one and half of the other. Some people just prefer running outside and some people just prefer using a treadmill. Some people love the ability to do a structured program on the treadmill where they can count calories, speed, distance and other important information.
Benefits of running:
- Strengthens muscles
- Builds strong bones
- Improves cardio
- Burns a lot of calories
- Good for your mental health
If you have ever heard the saying that exercise is medicine then there is no better form of exercise that this applies to most. Studies have shown that running helps prevent against obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke and other medical conditions. Running is also great for your mental health. You will never regret going for a run be it outside or on the treadmill.
Treadmill for sale benefits:
- Safe environment
- Avoid crows
- Not weather dependent
- Multiple course options
- Control of difficulty level
- Built in entertainment
- Provides information
A treadmill is a safe environment. When running outside you are dependent on the weather and if it is a wintery day and the ground is slippery it can be more dangerous than running on a treadmill. Also in winter in Ireland it gets dark very early and this can lead to its own dangers. Running in the dark can be quite dangerous especially on Irish roads so by using a treadmill you again avoid such dangers.
When using a treadmill you have various difficulty settings at your finger tips. This includes various types of inclines or even a HIT workout where you can jog for 30 seconds and spring for 30 seconds. The newer models of treadmill for sale will even allow you to upload real courses from around the world and run that exact course so there is a huge range of options when it comes to picking a course. Most treadmills will have some sort of suspension which makes the impact less than if you were running on concrete. This can make things much easier on your knees than running on the road which is an issue for some people.
Many people also find running quite boring. Most of the treadmills for sale these days have built in entertainment such as a TV and a lot of them will let you stream from your phone. This means you will work out for longer as you are less likely to get bored.
As treadmills have been around for quite sometime there is a huge range of treadmills for sale so plenty of options to choose from.
What to look for when shopping for a treadmill:
- What is its purpose?
- Will it fit?
- Running surface area
- Motor size
As when shopping for any piece of gym equipment you must first figure out what you want to do with it. In this case do you want the treadmill for a brisk walk, to practice incline running or to flat out sprint? If you are planning on training for an ultra competitive marathon then some of the budget treadmills just may not cut it. Another factor you need to consider is where are you going to keep the treadmill? Have this in mind when shopping around, especially online as you need to make sure the treadmill will actually fit where you want it to go! You can get folding treadmills as these are a great option for your home.
Running surface area:
Surprisingly this is often overlooked. When shopping for the right treadmill you need to understand what surface area size you need to run on. A pretty standard size is something like 55 inches long by 20 inches wide. If you are a bigger persons you may have a longer stride so this is something to consider also.
Yes of course treadmills have a motor! If you are looking for a treadmill to go flat out on then make sure it has a powerful enough motor. This varies a lot so do your research!
Most modern treadmills for sale will have built in WIFI, touch screens, USD ports, heart rate monitoring, various running programs and a range of other cool workouts. If this is important then you may have to pay a little bit extra.
When shopping for a treadmill you want one that is a good solid built. The heavier the treadmill, usually the better the built quality. You don’t want to have to replace parts so look for one with a long warranty period.
With all this in mind you are ready to start confidently shopping for the treadmill of your dreams!