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What is the best cheap treadmill?
If you’re on the hunt for a bargain treadmill that can compete with some of the big boys in a few key departments, we recommend opting for the Reebok One GT40S.
Not only is it a very respectable £499.99, but you’re also getting 40 workout programmes, including 36 pre-set workouts, a 16kph maximum speed and 12 levels of incline. It’s also slightly lighter than its nearest competitor, the Reebok Jet 100, at 75kg (although not by much) should you decide to move it (move it) around the room.
Should I buy a cheap treadmill?
The short answer to this question is yes. Of course, it depends on what “cheap” means to you. We don’t recommend buying a £200 treadmill if you want it to live up to the calibre of a gym-like running machine.
But budget treadmills can be found around the £300-£500 mark, complete with snazzy features, solid frames and some of them even fold up, too. Unless you’re a seasoned runner looking for an all-singing, all-dancing model, cheap treadmills are worth the time of day, even if just to keep you fit at home during the winter.
Tips for buying a cheap treadmill
- Decide what features really matter to you. Do you definitely need Bluetooth and built-in speakers or can you get by with your phone and some headphones? Do you definitely need that workout fan or could you just open a window? Focus on the two or three features that you aren’t willing to compromise on.
- Don’t forget about delivery costs. Delivery costs on bulky items can be significant. However, some retailers like Argos offer a “click and collect” option that can be a great way to keep costs down.
- Consider spreading the cost. You should always think very carefully before signing up to a credit plan or “Buy now pay later” deal. However, if spreading the cost means you can access a better-built, longer-lasting machine, then you could save money in the long run.
Can you lose weight on a treadmill?
Running is one of the most efficient ways of burning excess calories, which will help you to lose weight.
With speed and incline controls on a treadmill, you can easily increase the resistance of your workout, making your body work harder. It’s easy to track the number of calories you are burning on the display, and some models will offer body-fat analysis, too.
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