Treadmill Selection - How to do it?

Treadmills for some people can be a wonderful alternative to running around the Local Park or streets. You don't have to worry about the weather or the traffic or what people will think of your unfashionable running clothes. You can run whenever you like and as often or as little as you want to, you can even read a book or watch the TV while you are running. You could also try this while running on the streets but chances are good that you would probably get run over.


Unfortunately, many people that choose the treadmill option tend to rush in and purchase the first treadmill that they see that is within their budget. This can often be a mistake as you can end up with an inappropriate machine that is either badly built, unreliable, or just doesn't have the type or style that is best suited to your running or fitness needs.

It can be very tempting when you visit your local exercise equipment shop to ask the salesman what are the best treadmills and take his advice and believe that he knows which machine will be best suited for you.

Of course, many salesmen do know what they are talking about but is also true that they will only generally tell you about machines that they themselves sell. And of course if the sales are commission based then he has a greater incentive to sell you a more expensive treadmill model as opposed to a cheaper machine, whether you actually need it or not.

So when you ask anyone who sells exercise equipment or machines, which is the best treadmill, be careful to take the answer with a pinch of salt. Naturally, since they are fitness salesperson's it is worth listening to what they say but make sure you do your own research and make your own decision as to which is the best machine for you.

So what's the solution???



Probably the easiest way to find out more solid information on what are the best treadmills is to read reviews in magazines and web sites by people who have actually used them over an extended period of time. Also they know the benefits and weaknesses of the different models and have no interest in publishing any information on machines other than to be helpful.

There are many exercise magazines and web sites that carry this type of information and a quick tour of the search engines and magazine shops should bring you more than the necessary amount for you to base a decision on.

I'd strongly recommend to always read the reviews before purchasing anything whether it's treadmill or any other products.

P.S. If you have any further queries regarding treadmills? Do ask in the comments.

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