Treadmills for home use in the UK

Everybody ‘’ homebody”, stay at home for a long time, the body is increasing small meat meat is more and more difficult to “hide”? Gym workouts cost too much money to keep up, and it always rains when you go jogging… None of this is an excuse to be paralyzed, because there’s a treadmill at home. At first, at home it is called Treadmill. You will find many ways to walk on the Treadmill when shopping for a Treadmill. Today, members of the committee will give you a clear introduction from treadmill purchase suggestions, home treadmill recommendations, and treadmill maintenance tips. Let’s put a “stay at home fitness program” on our schedule.

Treadmill buying suggestions


Treadmill is absolutely “large home appliances”, need to invest a certain cost. And the price of the treadmill according to different grades can be from the higher cost performance of the “affordable version”, the transition to the function of luxury “high-end version”, so before buying a treadmill, be sure to give yourself a budget, according to the budget to choose the most suitable for their model.

The price of a treadmill on the market in the UK, from a few hundred pounds to a few thousand pounds, span is relatively large. Treadmills within a thousand pounds account for most, if the budget is limited or not too “professional”, there are many cost-effective treadmills within a thousand pounds. There is no upper limit on the price of high-end treadmills, from two to three thousand pounds to tens of thousands of pounds, both professional and functional, are more excellent.


The core component of the treadmill is naturally its motor, and the power of the treadmill directly affects the quality of the treadmill and the running experience. Motor power is measured mainly in “Horsepower” or “Continuous Duty Horsepower” (CHP), which is often mentioned. Under normal circumstances, the weight of 90 kg of small friends, from the lightest walking exercise to normal running exercise, the most suitable power between 2.0CHP and 3.0CHP; If you weigh more than 90 kg, add 0.5CHP on top of the recommended power. At present, the power of many household treadmills is generally between 2.25 and 4.25CHP, so remember to take a look at them when you buy them.

Treadmills take up space and are foldable

In addition to price and motor power, treadmill size, space footprint and foldability are also important factors. After all, most houses in the UK have limited space, so buying a treadmill requires special space for it. Before buying a treadmill, it is recommended to measure the size of the room (including length, width and height), calculate the size of the reserved space, and choose the model that meets the standard according to these values. A typical home treadmill is about 7 feet by 3 feet, with at least 8 feet by 3 feet of space. Of course, each model varies in size and may take up more space.

Additional, brand of a lot of household running machine rolled out “can fold running machine” : need when put down to take exercise, finished practicing direct fold to receive “erect stand posture”, can save a lot of space.


1. Track size: A typical treadmill track is between 20 and 22 inches wide. 20 inches for walking exercise; 22 inches (55.88 cm) for running exercise; The wider the track, the more comfortable it is. As for track length, a minimum of 50 inches should be used for walking exercise. When running, aim for a minimum of 55 inches. The recommended track length is at least 60 inches (1.52 meters) for a height of 1.8 meters or more.

2. Caterpillar durability: the thickness of the caterpillar, the quality of the metal roller and the lubrication degree of the drive will have a direct impact on the durability of the caterpillar. Double or four tracks must be more wear-resistant and less noisy than single tracks; The larger the diameter of the metal roller is, the smaller the motor compression force is, and the longer the service life of the track is; Transmission lubrication will be reduced with the use of the treadmill, so it needs regular maintenance, add lubricant. Generally speaking, high-end treadmill brands will provide lifetime free maintenance, but if the manufacturer does not provide, you need to own or hire someone to maintain.

3. Control panel functions and built-in programs: The treadmill control panel is mainly divided into “button type” and “touch screen type”, which generally displays running time, current speed, calorie burn value, heart rate and so on in real time. Some treadmills also come with LCD screens and built-in running apps. You can use the Google Maps app to simulate running routes to make running workouts more planned and fun. You can buy a stand on Amazon in the UK, put your phone or iPad on it, and follow the relevant Apps for exercise. It’s super convenient.

4. Slope: Running uphill is the most tiring and fat-burning, and many treadmills on the market also simulate this scenario, which can produce a slope of 10% to 20% through motor drive. There are also some treadmills that need to be manually made, so you must look carefully when you buy them.

5. Bearing capacity: The general bearing capacity of household treadmills is between 110 and 220 kg. Generally speaking, as long as the treadmill can hold more than 22 kilograms of your body weight, it’s ok.

6. Shock absorption: the absorption capacity of the treadmill is related to your knee force. If the absorption is not good, it is easy to be injured when running, and the physical consumption is greater. Some treadmills have built-in adjustable shock absorbers that reduce the impact on leg joints by 15 to 40 percent.

7. Noise: Pay attention to the noise of the home treadmill when choosing. Treadmill track transmission, noise is inevitable, some treadmill to enhance the noise reduction function, for afraid of noisy partners, is very worth considering.

8. Warranty: When the treadmill is used for a long time, it is inevitable that there will be faults or parts damage, so warranty is also very important. Generally speaking, the treadmill frame and motor have at least 1 to 2 years warranty, some will have 5 to 10 years, or even lifetime warranty; Parts repair and labor costs are guaranteed for as little as 90 days to two years, depending on the brand and model of the treadmill.

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