Run, jog, walk or even dance from the comfort of your own home with the addition of a great treadmill for your home.
Finding the time to get to the gym, or waiting for the British weather to do something other than rain, can leave you not exercising as much as you would like. Investing in a treadmill for your home gym set-up — whether that be a running treadmill or a treadmill desk — removes these irritating factors and can make working out exciting again.
The best treadmills for your home - the shortlist:
• Best value treadmill: JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill - View now on Amazon
• Best home treadmill for regular runners: JTX Sprint-5 Home Treadmill - View now on JTXFitness
• Best super value treadmill: Domyos Motorless Treadmill W100 - View now on Decathlon
From the comfort of your own living room or dedicated home gym, you are free to sweat as much as you like and sing along to some Abba as loud as you like (not that there's anything wrong with doing this in the gym!). With no external factors, like weather or traffic, to limit you and your weekly workouts, you'll find yourself working out more than ever before.
Taking the plunge and buying a treadmill is no easy task, knowing what you need from a treadmill is the best place to start, think how often you will be using it and what for.
The best treadmills for your home
The best value treadmill
What do you get with this JLL S300 Digital Folding Treadmill? To start with, you get a 5-year
Best home treadmill for regular runners
Another great choice is the JTX Sprint-5 Home Treadmill, which is designed with regular runners in
Best super value treadmill
Still don't think a £500 treadmill is in your price range? Decathlon has taken the prize for our
Best treadmill for build quality
The Branx and JLL machines present you with quality components without having to pay a four-figure
Best interactive treadmill
If you desire a treadmill with integrated interactive training, then we suggest sticking with
Best powerful mid-range treadmill
The JLL T450 Digital Folding Treadmill is similar to the S300 above, just with a little more
Getting started on your treadmill
Getting started on your treadmill should be pretty simple, with many brands offering great guidance on set-up and maintenance should you have any issues. Of course, getting started, you will want to get used to your treadmill with some slower jogs and low inclines (if included) to get a sense of your space and surroundings.
Once you feel comfortable with your new piece of equipment, you can add some intensity and fun to your workouts with a few accessories.
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Protect your flooring and new treadmill with a Treadmill Mat Floor Protector.
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Lubrication (such as this Spot On 100% Silicone Treadmill Belt Lubricant) is a crucial part of
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If you're looking to add some intensity to your treadmill workouts, these Xn8 Neoprene Ankle
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Here are some key things to consider when browsing treadmills:
• Performance – depending on how often you plan to use the treadmill, does it meet your standards as a runner? You want a usable running area big enough to accommodate your running style and speed. Things such as maximum speed and incline percentages are also good to make note of.
• Belt speed – this is different for everybody. If you're looking to walk or lightly jog, then speed is not a major factor, whereas if you are looking to run at a faster pace, maximum speeds are essential to look out for. Of course, the higher the speed, the higher the price.
• Belt sizes – belt length is an important factor to consider, particularly for taller users. For the tall and long striders, try to steer towards treadmills with belt sizes of around 152cm/60 inches. Considering the maximum user weight is also an important factor.
• Programme functions – different functions and large display screens to work alongside online sessions are what some of you may be after for guided workouts. You can get a good range of programmes on entry-level machines, but of course, those who want an integrated screen should expect to pay more. One way around this is to simply use your tablet.
Once you're comfortable on your treadmill, you can turn your workouts full-body and up the intensity with some guided sessions. There are plenty of great ones to choose from on YouTube, here are a few of our favourites:
What a great way to make workouts exciting because who doesn't love to dance.
One for the brave ones, this intense HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) 20-minute workout will definitely have you sweating.
This 35-minute guided video is great if you're looking to burn fat.