The best treadmill for your home gym

Find the best deal when investing in a treadmill for your home gym.

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There’s never a better time to get back in shape than the present and no home gym is complete without a solid and durable treadmill. These days treadmills come in all sorts of designs and with all sorts of features. Some are manual while others have motors. Some incline, while some have LCD screens and bluetooth speakers.

Find out more about the best treadmills for you and start burning those calories without leaving your home.

Compare treadmills for home gyms

Best on a budget

Finder's pick: Reebok Jet 100 Treadmill

★★★★★

Buy now at Argos

Price

£499.99

Motor

2.00HP

Programmes

27

Max. speed

16KPH

A smart choice for those on a budget or new to treadmills, the Jet 100's "Air Motion technology" reacts to each foot strike – moving air around the cushioning pods to deliver a noticeably smoother running experience. It's surprisingly big and solid for its price tag, but folds away easily thanks to its "SoftDrop" hydraulic assistance.
  • 16kph max speed: As fast as many gym treadmills.
  • 12 incline levels: Decent challenge for walking and running.
  • 24 programs: Range of workouts, plus body fat analysis.
  • Arrives 90% assembled: No faff once delivered.
  • Convenient: Easy enough to transport and foldable.
  • Very quiet: Perfect for home use.
  • Air motion tech: Great cushioning for a comfortable run.
  • Connection for media: Including integrated MP3.
  • Bottle holders: Two spots to slot your drink.
  • In-built fan: Keep cool as you run.
  • Large buttons: Machine controls are fairly basic.
  • Less advanced interface: LED display also basic.
  • White instead of black: Although this is a personal preference.
Running area 0.56m²
(130cm x 43cm)
Incline 12 levels of incline
Heart rate sensor Hand grips
Bluetooth No
Foldable Yes
Size (LxWxH) 171cm x 78cm x 139cm

Treadmills aren’t cheap – in fact it would be easy to spend upwards of £5,000 on one – but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t find value and durability on a budget.

To choose the best budget treadmill, identify which features you’re not willing to compromise on. For example, a decent motor and a solid build (the weight of the treadmill and the maximum user weight it can withstand can be indicators of this) might matter more to you than, say, built-in speakers. After all – you could probably just let your phone or the radio provide the soundtrack to your work-out.

Best mid-range treadmill

Finder's pick: Body Power Sprint T700 Folding Treadmill with Tablet Holder

★★★★★

Price

£799

Motor

2.50HP

Programmes

37

Max. speed

18KPH

The T700 offers an impressive range of speeds, inclines and pre-set programmes given its relatively low price tag. It also boasts a body fat calculating function to help you can track your progress towards fitness goals.
Running area 0.70m²
(140cm x 50cm)
Incline 15 levels of incline
Heart rate sensor Hand grips
Bluetooth No
Foldable Yes
Size (LxWxH) 176cm x 85cm x 147cm

If you want a treadmill with a decent spec but can’t justify spending thousands, there’s a good number of mid-range models to choose from. You might even be able to bag last year’s premium models for a reduced rate.

To ensure you’re getting the most for your money, once again you should identify the most important features for you – like a decent motor and a generous running surface. As you move away from the more budget options, a number of bells and whistles become available – like adjustable fans, built-in speakers or bluetooth connectivity.

Best fold-away treadmill

Finder's pick: Life Fitness F3 Folding Treadmill with Go Console

★★★★★

Read review

Price

£2,495

Motor

3.00CHP

Programmes

14

Max. speed

16KPH

Built to last with high-quality components, the F3 sets an impressively high standard for fold-away convenience. The powerful 3CHP motor capable of speeds up to 11.8MPH adapts to your weight to deliver quiet efficiency. Dive straight in with the Go console or upgrade to the Track Connect console for enhanced interactivity.
  • FlexDeck cushioning: Reduces shock by up to 30%.
  • Motorised incline: Up to 12% - rare for a folding treadmill.
  • Energy smart: Automatic power-saving tools.
  • Handy features: Reading racks, trays and cup holders.
  • Wireless heart monitor: Rare for a folding model.
  • Expensive: At the higher end of the pricing spectrum.
  • 16kph top speed: Slower than you'd expect from the price.
  • Deck size: On the small side for taller runners.
  • Overall size: Takes up a lot of room even when folded.
Running area 0.71m²
(140cm x 51cm)
Incline 0-12% (in increments of 0.5%)
Heart rate sensor Hand grips and telemetry monitoring system
Bluetooth No
Foldable Yes
Size (LxWxH) 198.5cm x 87cm x 148cm

If, like most of us, you don’t have boundless floor space, then a folding treadmill offers the added convenience of taking up less room when it’s not in use. It’s important to note that these treadmills will still take up some room however – that’s why our comparisons show the dimensions when the treadmill is in use or stowed. Some condense down significantly more than others, and you can opt for a horizontally- or vertically-folding models (the latter is more common). Time to look for that tape measure!

As well as space, additional considerations when choosing a folding treadmill include the weight, safety features like locks and hydraulics to help raise and lower the sections.

The majority of treadmills on the market for home use are foldable, so there’s a huge range of products, specifications and prices out there – from £300 up to £3,000 or more. The premium options are likely to boast interactivity with your favourite third party apps (such as Apple Health) and fitness trackers (such as Polar).

Folding treadmill buying guide

Best non-folding

Finder's pick: Life Fitness T3 Treadmill with Go Console

★★★★★

Read review

Price

£2,495

Motor

3.00CHP

Programmes

14

Max. speed

19KPH

A sleek, robust build with high-quality components make the T3 a great value, long-lasting choice. The powerful 3CHP motor capable of speeds up to 11.8MPH adapts to the weight of the user to deliver quiet efficiency while the Go console is all about out-of-the-box intuitive workout functionality. Upgrade to the Track Connect console for enhanced interactivity.
  • A generous running area.
  • A powerful, long-lasting motor (which adapts to the user’s weight) with a high top speed.
  • The “FlexDeck” shock absorption system is kind to knees, offering a softer impact than roads/pavements.
  • The power-saving mode reduces the strain on your electricity bill.
  • A robust build backed up by a good warranty.
  • It’s big… and it doesn’t fold.
  • Some may find the fewer-frills “Go” console limiting.
Running area 0.78m²
(153cm x 51cm)
Incline 0-15% (in increments of 0.5%)
Heart rate sensor Hand grips and telemetry monitoring system
Bluetooth No
Foldable No
Size (LxWxH) 202cm x 88cm x 147cm

For those with adequate space in their home gyms, non-folding treadmills generally offer the best in terms of durability, solidity and quiet efficiency. Plus if it’s always out, you’re more likely to use it regularly, right?

These running machines will typically be the more expensive options (and will include commercial treadmills), although some manufacturers offer near-identical folding and non-folding equivalents for the same price.

Best treadmill desk

Finder's pick: JKFitness Aerowork 890 Treadmill Desk (Black)

★★★★★

Price

£1,299

Motor

2.75HP

Programmes

21

Max. speed

16KPH

Choose the adjustable desktop when you need to work, or – when you just want to run – flip up the console to track your time, distance, calories, speed, pulse and more on the back-lit 150 x 82mm LCD display. Your boss never has to find out! Plus this versatile treadmill folds away vertically or horizontally to free up space when not in use.
Running area 0.71m²
(140cm x 51cm)
Incline 0-12% (running mode only)
Heart rate sensor Hand grip
Foldable Yes
Size (LxWxH) 180cm x 85cm x 134cm

Treadmill desks let you stay active and burn calories while you work from home by providing a flat surface for your laptop. They’re a great way to inject exercise into a sedentary lifestyle and let you multi-task your way to 10,000 daily steps!

The best treadmill desks are solid (so they don’t judder while you run/walk) and run quietly (so that you can concentrate).

Special mentions

Kettler Arena

Sometimes it isn’t about turning it up to 11. The Kettler Arena caters to all levels of fitness starting at a minimum speed of 0.3km/hr and going all the way up to 18km/hr. Whether you’re starting a fitness regimen for the first time or looking to maintain your current level, the Arena has you covered. It also comes with built-in Bluetooth stereo speakers so you can pump your beats to keep you motivated throughout your workout.

Perks:
  • 7 HIIT (high intensity interval training) programs to choose from
  • Fully shock-absorbed deck
  • 3-year parts and labour warranty including lifetime on the frame and motor

NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer

Meant for those who really want a punishing workout, the NordicTrack X9i inclines up to 40% to really burn those calories. With 44 pre-programmed workouts, you can always opt for one to challenge you.

Perks:
  • Work out with speeds up to 20km/hr
  • Heart rate monitor to track your heart rate for better results
  • Two oversized fans in the console automatically adjust their speed to match the speed of your workout to keep you cool throughout
Where to buy:

York Fitness Active 120 Treadmill

If you’re looking for a simple, no-frills treadmill for a reasonable price, look no further. The York Fitness Active 120 is a solid and well-built option that delivers what you expect without breaking the bank. With 13 built-in workout programmes and a speed range of 1-16km/hr and 20% incline, it does exactly what it’s meant to and also folds up neatly for easy storage.

Perks:
  • Assisted fold up and down
  • 5″ display window with back light
  • Instant speed and incline keys on console
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