Who, Where and How – Treadmill Guide

There are many important factors to consider before you go out to look at a treadmill for your home. However, three of these factors will need to be considered before you even start researching prices, brands and treadmill options. When you decide to buy a treadmill, or any piece of fitness equipment, consider who will be using it, where it will be placed in your home and how it will be used.

Treadmill Buying Table of Contents

Who is going to be using the Treadmill?

If you are a single person, then this isn’t something you will have to worry about, unless you have a partner who will occasionally exercise on the treadmill as well. If you are buying this for your family, you will want to take into account everyone in the family who may use this machine.Who is using the treadmill?

Don’t allow small children to use your treadmill. It isn’t a toy and it can be dangerous if not used correctly. For older children in your home, they can use it with supervision and you will need to take into account the safety features on the treadmill if you do have kids that might use it.

The weight of all the family members should be taken into account when you buy a treadmill. If you are getting one to help you lose weight, then you need to look at the maximum weight capacity of the treadmills you will be testing. You don’t want to buy one solely based on the price because you won’t get the benefits of the treadmill that you need to help you get in shape and/or lose weight.

​Where ​are you putting it?​​​​

Folding Treadmillf you have a small apartment or house, space can be an issue.  Treadmills are not small machines, but you can purchase a folding treadmill that will help you save space when it isn’t being used.  You can either put the treadmill facing a wall so when it is folded it isn’t in the way.  Just make sure the space where it is going allows you to use it comfortably and you don’t feel like you’re in a closed in spot.

A family room or an attached garage might be a good place to put your treadmill.  You won’t have to worry about getting a folding model and you will have plenty of space in which to workout.  However, if you do place it in your garage, make sure you have a heating and cooling source in there for the winter and summer months to make your workout as comfortable as possible.

How is it Going to Be Used?

Working out on a piece of equipment is different for a competitive athlete than it is for someone who is using it to only workout two or three times a week.  If you are only using it 15 or 20 minutes each time, you probably don’t need the highest quality treadmill on the market.  However, if one of the users in your home is a serious athlete, you will need a good quality machine that is durable enough to handle the usage of everyone in your household.

Who is going to use it, where is it being placed and how it is being used are three of the most important questions to answer before you start researching treadmills to put into your home.