Choosing your treadmill
Picking a treadmill can be a confusing endeavor. First, you need to understand what your level of usage will be, what your requirements for the equipment are–more or less, whatever’s important to you in the purchase of a new piece of exercise equipment, combined with your likely usage. Next, you have a huge variety of brands and options to consider. It can be difficult to narrow this range of options down and pick the equipment that’s right for you and your workout habits. That’s where this guide comes in. We’ll walk you through common factors to consider, and a number of brands and specific treadmills you may want to check out. Doing your research up front can help ensure that you pick a treadmill that you love–one that’s used for exercise, not just as a clothes hanger!
First, it’s all about you
Some factors that often come into play when considering treadmills are comfort, noise level, longevity, ease-of-use, stability, and ability to select different workout options. Generally speaking, buying a low-end treadmill will get you basic functionality, but may sacrifice key traits like longevity, getting you back where you started after it breaks down. As you look at treadmills, ask what the manufacturer’s warranty is, how often the equipment should be expected to last, and what the maintenance options are. You’ll also want to consider how much space you have, and what level of workout intensity you’ll likely be engaged in. If you’re usually walking, you may need a simpler solution and less stability than if you’re running.
What does your perfect workout look like?
This is where your exercise regimen comes into play. Are you content to run at a consistent speed, or do you like to mix it up with pre-programmed workouts and different intensity levels? Look at the options available on the equipment for preset workouts and see how those fit with your needs. Also, some types of equipment have heart rate monitors and other add-ons that can enhance your experience and help you track your workout progress. Make sure to think through carefully about what you’re likely to use, and what you’re not; you don’t want to spend too little and lack essential features, and you also don’t want to upgrade to advanced features if you’re not likely to take advantage of them.
Treadmill brands to consider
All American Fitness offers nearly a dozen brands of treadmills, covering all kinds of specifications and budget levels. From the InMovement Treadmill Desk, to the high-end Life Fitness Discover SE, to the entry-level Horizon Fitness Folding Treadmill, there are options for all needs and use cases. For a solid, dependable range of treadmills offering products from entry-level to premium, it’s hard to go wrong with the Life Fitness range of treadmills. For a solid mid-range solution, Matrix Fitness has a popular lineup. And if you’re just starting out and need the simplest solution possible, Horizon Fitness offers options for those on a more limited budget. Check out all of our treadmills, and see what looks right for you!
San Jose’s Trusted Treadmill Dealer
Come by our San Jose showroom to learn more! All American Fitness is San Jose’s trusted treadmill dealer. Our store and showroom is located at 1223 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126. Come on by to try out the models you’re interested in, and get advice from our expert staff on what solution may be right for you, and may fit best in your living space. Come by or give us a call at 408.293.9966!