Do you have a passion for running, but want to move it indoors? Do you want to improve your fitness, but aren’t ready for the gym? Whatever your reason for buying a treadmill, here are six important questions to ask your salesman first.
1. Is the Treadmill Suitable for My Goals?
It’s important to find a model suitable for your goals. Many factors will influence this, and the salesman should advise you accordingly. For example, if you’re a long distance runner, you’ll need a sturdy treadmill that’s can cope with the miles. Likewise, if you’re a sprinter, you’ll need a model that can keep up with your pace.
Don’t be alarmed if the salesman asks for your weight – this will help determine the type of motor required. The horsepower of the motor is important, and is affected by weight, so must be taken into account when finding the best model to help you reach your goals.
2. Do You Have Space to Store the Treadmill?
You must consider where you’ll use the treadmill, and how you’ll be storing it. Will the treadmill remain in one position inside your house, or will you store it elsewhere when not in use? If you’ll be storing it elsewhere, you should consider a fold-up model. There are lots of exceptional choices when it comes to fold-up treadmills, so you don’t have to worry about compromising on the quality when space is lacking.
If space isn’t an issue, you might want to consider one of the larger, semi-commercial machines. These are often preferred if you have advanced goals, need a model that can support very long distances, or fast sprints.