Whether you’re looking to get in some miles from the comfort of your home during lockdown, or are lucky enough to have a home gym, adding a treadmill to the mix can keep you training as hard or as easy as you like. In the winter months, a treadmill is a great option when the weather puts you off heading out for a run, plus, with a tread set up in the spare room, you’ll save time faffing around looking for layers and get straight into the workout.
But what should you look for in a treadmill and how do you find the best one for you?
What to look for in a treadmill
- Size: Unless you’re lucky enough to have a home gym or spare room where you can leave the treadmill permanently unfolded, the chances are, you’ll need a tread that can be folded away when you’re not using it. Some of the options on this website are small enough to fit under the sofa when you’re not using them.
- Top speed: Sure, you’re probably not running as fast at Mo Farah, but you don’t want to find yourself frustrated by the top speed of the treadmill, unable to run to your full potential. We’ve rounded up the top speeds for each treadmill on our list to help you make the right decision.
- Cost: If you’ve been browsing for a while, you’ll know that the affordable treadmills are often out of stock. That said, don’t let the larger price tag put you off! A treadmill is an investment and we allow you to split the payments over a year – think of it like paying for a gym membership.