Don't know which brand to choose? Lost in the models selection? We are here to help you to choose best exercise equipment for your money based on our experience.
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By Stan Saryhin
#3 Here is my first guide on where and how to buy a treadmill.

Take note that seeking for the lowest purchase price for the right treadmill is just a matter of knowing the most efficient way of comparing the prices as well as finding the channels to research. Below are some of the available options on where to buy a treadmill:

Generally, large national superstore could be considered the better option over local and smaller sports or athletic stores. This is because retail stores receive better pricing than the smaller shops. Retail stores allow their customers to purchase and deliver their treadmills in bulk and are able to pass savings on their customers. It follows then that the markups of their treadmills seemed to be bigger than that of the others.
Make a purchase of your best treadmill online and hire some local professionals to assemble it for you. Take into account that several online retail stores marketing treadmills have lower overhead and have the ability to lower rate when it comes to shipping which depends on the mode of their shipment. You also have to see to it that the website where you make your purchase is dependable and gives guarantee on the products they are selling and shipping to you.
Make sure that you have protection against any damage on the treadmill while being transported. Note that treadmills are large, bulky, and heavy enough making it vulnerable to damage during shipping if they are not properly packed.
Try to order your treadmill directly from its manufacturer. The manufacturers also market their products to the general public. This option generally offers you with the best deals or prices and the strongest possible warranties for treadmills.
Choose for the season when you can find best deals where to buy a treadmill such as on the first week of springtime, on Black Friday, Labor Day weekend, and two weeks following Christmas.
Keep yourself on the lookout for advertised promotions and sales for the entire year. However, this also posed a downfall as the make and model of the treadmill that you want to purchase may not be available in the store where you go to and may not actually be the one that offers discounts. Bear in mind that most retail stores will select one or two models to discount heavily for reasons associated to advertising.
Buy a treadmill inside a sports themed store. This type of store may have the same general rules as those applied by the superstores and department stores. Sports-themed stores are usually overstocked with this machine other than the advertised sales they are offering.
Do not sell your self on whistles and bells, remember that the treadmill is exercise equipment and not a home theater. Do not buy a treadmill with a TV because replacement console can cost more than a whole treadmill. Better buy a small LCD panel and put it on the wall in front of the treadmill. Do not buy a fold up treadmill if you have enough space and you never gonna fold it up. More moving parts, more noisy the treadmill and less sturdier.
I think I cover everything that you need to know before buying your first treadmill. If you have any questions I will answer them here.
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By john89
#1277 First, think about your fitness objectives. Whether it’s enhanced athletic performance, general health and fitness, or rehabilitation, knowing how you will use your treadmill can help you identify which model to buy.

Next, consider budget. Investing in a more-expensive machine gets you sturdier construction, a longer parts warranty, a larger running surface, higher top speed, and steeper incline. But if your goals don’t require the latest and greatest, you may be able to choose a less expensive model.

Keep in mind:
• Size. Most treadmills have a similar footprint, on average 77 inches long by 35 inches wide. A folding treadmill will be half its length when stored. You'll need adequate empty space around the treadmill for access and safety.
• Ergonomics. If you’re a runner, you will need a deck length that accommodates your stride. Consider how comfortable you are on the machine while walking or running. Choose a model that appeals to you ergonomically and aesthetically.
• High-tech features. Docks for iPods, USB ports, and wireless Internet connectivity are standard features on many treadmills.
• Adjustability. Most treadmills have top speeds between 10 and 12 mph; some will go faster. They typically incline between a 10 to 15 percent grade, but some offer an increased gradient.