Treadmills are among the most popular types of exercise equipment. There are a variety of factors to consider when shopping for a treadmill to ensure that you get the right model for you.
First, consider what basic type of treadmill best suits your needs. A manual treadmill is one in which you create the movement of the belt, which creates a very challenging workout. The most common type of treadmill is the powered treadmill, which has a motor that moves the belt. Step treadmills, or revolving staircases, imitate climbing stairs, providing a particularly intense workout.
Another important consideration in many homes is space. Look for a treadmill that will fit your available space and consider a folding model if space is limited. You may also want one with wheels if it will need to be moved often.
Finally, consider additional features. Many treadmills allow you to adjust the incline to make your workout more challenging, and some also let you create a decline to work different muscles. Treadmills often display speed, time, distance and incline and allow you to adjust the speed of the belt. More advanced models have built-in exercise programs that automatically adjust the belt speed throughout the workout. Treadmills may include sensors that read your pulse, and some have entertainment features, such as docks for mp3 players.
At Walmart, you'll find a wide selection of treadmills at Every Day Low Prices. For more tips on choosing a treadmill, check out our Treadmill Buying Guide.