We’ve all seen the TV shows and films, or even been to the gym, where row upon row of panting, sweating bodies pound the treadmill in an attempt to fitten up. After a while you want to buy one for the home or office where it will eventually become a high cost clothes rack, but in the meantime will allow you to workout while watching TV or doing the ironing.
The market is flooded with many offerings providing a broad range of different styles and prices. So how do you pick the best one for you? Is it the incline? Is it the treadmill speed? Is it the cardio readout? Is it one that you can fold up, put in the cupboard and forget about?
We’ve pulled together a list of the best treadmills we reviewed in 2015. It’s down below.
Table of Contents
- 1 Proform 505 CST Treadmill
- 2 Stamina InMotion T900 Manual Treadmill
- 3 Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill
- 4 LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill
- 5 ProForm Power 995c Treadmill
- 6 Merit Fitness 715T Plus Treadmill
- 7 Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill
- 8 Yowza Fitness Lido Treadmill with IWM
- 9 Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill
Proform 505 CST Treadmill
Ideal for the heavier jogger, or a family that jogs together, the Proform 505 CST can support up to 300 pounds on it’s treadmill. It can be quickly inclined at up to 10 degrees, has ProShox cushioning and has an IPod jack.
One nice feature is that it can be folded vertically for easier storage.
Stamina InMotion T900 Manual Treadmill
A cost efficient automatic and manual treadmill. Key features include a textured mat surface for improved grip, two incline levels of ten and eight degrees, and a one year frame warranty.
The unit also hosts an electronic monitor that stores burned calorie data, speeds and distances covered.
If you live in an area with electricity supply difficulties or simply just prefer a manual treadmill then this is a one for serious consideration.
Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill
Another treadmill that requires no electricity. As with the InMotion T9000, the Phoenix 98510 also hosts a single-button electronic monitor that stores burned calorie data, speeds and distances covered.
It sports heavy duty wheels and is easily folded up and stored in an upright position. There is also the added bonus of a water bottle to ensure adequate hydration during workouts.
LifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill
The TR 1200i came onto the market in 2014. It’s design criteria included being a space saver. As a result it is easy to fold up, pack away and store. The 2.5 HP motor and frame have a lifetime warranty – a very nice feature considering that the generous running surface is rated to support up to 300 pounds.
The unit also hosts an easy to read multicolor electronic console that stores burned calorie data, speeds and distances covered. It also provides several preconfigured workout program aimed for specific health requirements, for example cardio, healthy living or weight loss.
ProForm Power 995c Treadmill
The ProForm Power 995c treadmill is surely one of the best devices of its kind available on the market, and arguably deserves a higher position on the list.
The physical specs feature a non-stretch running surface capable of supporting up to 350 pounds ( the heaviest yet), ProShox cushioning and a 3 HP motor. A quick incline adjustment control swiftly changes the inclide to an ideal position somewhere between 0 and 15 degrees.
The IFit compatible console supports 30 pre-programmed workout applications.
One to consider.
Merit Fitness 715T Plus Treadmill
The 715T from Horizon fitness is a home use treadmill. Powered by a 2.5 Hp motor, the Aerosoft cushioning system ensures a comfortable workout in a generous workout area. It is easily folded for storage because of a specially designed frame. The three window LED display supports four preset workout program and intuitive and easy to use console controls.
Finally, a thumb pulse monitor allows for easy heart rate management.
Sole Fitness F80 Folding Treadmill
A folding unit that has the highest weight rating of any treadmill thus far – a staggering 375 pounds. It’s a scary picture if you imagine anyone of that weight using a treadmill, so I suppose it is designed for multiple simultaneous users, or perhaps a jogger or long-distance walker who is carrying a heavy backpack.
The treadmill motor is a powerful 3.5 Hp, and the unit support a variable incline between 0 and 15 degrees. Other super physical features include a pulse grip and a chest strap supporting an efficient and accurate heart rate monitor. It hosts a 7.5 inch LCD display.
On the software side it has 10 workout program, 6 standard, 2 cardio and 2 custom user-designed.
A good choice.
Yowza Fitness Lido Treadmill with IWM
The Yowza is an excellent choice from the range of efficient and affordable workout machines designed for home use.
It comes ready and fully assembled to save you the trouble of putting it together and finding key bits are missing and you have difficulty in understanding assembly instructions looking like they were written in the original Klingon. It is very quiet in operation. The machine comes with a lifetime warranty. The Yowza has been specifically designed to assist with a weight loss regime and provides several weight management themes to support the particular type of weight loss program you are employing.
Physically the treadmill is attractive, easy to use and can be quickly folded up for storage.
Horizon Fitness T101-04 Treadmill
The T101-04 is designed for the workout user who is into the full workout experience. In addition to the treadmill itself, it comes with surround sound speakers supporting MP3 playback to give you the complete Rocky soundtrack as you pound up the steps. In detail, it is quiet in operation despite having a heavy duty motor operating at up to 10 mph at an incline of between 0 and 10 degrees with a load of up to 300 pounds. On the software front it provides an impressive 30 different program options for workout themes, including calorie burning, cardio, interval, distance and step goal workouts. Finally, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
A worthy treadmill at the top of our list.