Treadmills 101 – What You Need To Know

Posted by searchpro on June 21, 2018

People running in machine treadmill at fitness gym club

Technological advancement has caused much of our  equipment to become more complicated, and treadmills are no exception to that. You have a multitude of options,  everything from the motor speed to the technical features can be customized. The professionals at Fitness Equipment Northeast can help you choose the best treadmill to help you reach your fitness goals. Treadmills are a long time favorite for at-home gym enthusiasts, and for good reason. They offer a beneficial cardiovascular workout at any fitness level while also burning fat faster than other equipment.

Are You A Runner?

One thing to consider is what you’ll be using the treadmill for. If you will be running at higher speeds, you should look for a machine with a powerful motor. Additionally, it’s important to consider the shock absorption system you’d like to work with. Choosing a treadmill with an adequate shock absorption ability means there will be less impact on your joints, making for a much more enjoyable workout.

…Or A Walker?

If you are a walker, you may find value in a treadmill with space to rest a tablet so you can multitask. Other high tech features allow for smartphone compatibility so you can charge your device while you exercise. Some even display different scenery and pathways – complete with changing elevation and speed – to make your workout feel like an outdoor adventure. Although standard on most newer models, choosing a machine with a heart rate monitor can help you monitor and adjust your workout to suit your goals.

Some treadmills also offer apps that compile your workouts, allowing you to more  monitor your progress and keep you on track toward your goals!

No matter your goals, Fitness Equipment Northeast has a large variety of treadmills for you. Call us at 978-854-5393 to see what we can do to help you reach your full fitness potential.