Home Health on Any Budget: Affordable Treadmills

In recent times, work or school seem to take up the majority of people’s lives, and people are having a harder time trying to fit exercise into their busy days. Some people buy gym memberships, but for most, these memberships can be hard to maintain because of scheduling or social anxiety. Therefore, home exercise, such as using treadmills, not only provides convenience for their users, but removes the worry of exercising in public that some people have. Plus, treadmills provide parents with a way to be at home and exercise. However, finding a treadmill cheap can be difficult for people and their families if they are on a budget. So how does a household find the best affordable treadmills? Does a treadmills low price affect its quality? Here are some tips to help potential buyers when looking for treadmills.

Quality vs. Price                

  • While price often does reflect quality, what a buyer really needs in a treadmill can often be found for much less than the high cost, high end ones. A treadmills low price can seem like an instant indicator of poor quality, but some budget treadmills compare equally with treadmills that cost upwards of $4000.
  • In comparison to specialty fitness stores, buyers can find a treadmill cheap at large retail stores. Going into a store also gives the buyer a bonus of being able to try out the product in person.
  • If shopping online, buyers tend to have access to a greater range of prices, and most websites include a convenient feature that allows their products to be listed from lowest price to highest. The products can also be listed by user rating which lets the buyer search through the best affordable treadmills. However, when online shopping, buyers should look at the reviews that others have left about the product. These reviews can give buyers important information about common problems, concerns, and benefits of a treadmill.

Before Searching

  • Buyers should consider the location that they would want to place a treadmill and measure it out. On average, treadmills are about 64 inches long and 28 inches wide, but the buyer should consider measuring out extra room to compensate for any falls that may happen to the user.
  • Before setting out to shop, buyers should set a firm range of prices they are willing to spend on a treadmill. Treadmill prices range from anywhere between $499 to even more than $4000. This pdf also gives good advice on other considerations to keep in mind while purchasing.
  • Buyers should take into consideration what features they want their treadmill to have. For example, some may just want a treadmill that adjusts incline, or can hook up to their mp3 player, or can monitor heart rate. Others may just want the bare minimum of features to get them walking.

Trying a Treadmill Out

  • As stated before, trying out a treadmill in person is beneficial to making a good decision. This pdf outlines some common considerations to look at when trying out a treadmill.
  • If a buyer wants a treadmill they can fold for better storage, they should try folding it in person to test the weight and ease of ability to fold it.
  • Buyers can also evaluate the durability of the product by examining the materials it is made with, as well as adjustability. Some treadmills have a manual adjust for incline while others are electronic.
  • When trying out a treadmill, the buyer should consider things like ease of controls, range of speeds and inclines, and most importantly, for people with families, safety.
  • Also, they should ask themselves questions like, “Is the noise level too loud?”, “Do I feel comfortable walking on this?”, and “Is the treadmills low price a deal, or reflect its quality?” after trying it out.


  • For buyers and their children and pets, they should consider the safety features included with their treadmill. Even when buying a treadmill cheap, many of these safety features are usually included.
  • Most treadmills come with a safety stop switch or a key that attaches to the users clothing to help prevent further injury after any accidental falls.
  • Online reviews of products also can put insight into problems that other buyers have experienced after using their treadmills.
  • Follow these six steps to make sure that you are using a treadmill safely.

Even when making purchases on a budget, a buyer does not have to sacrifice quality over affordability when going shopping for treadmills. Keeping these buying tips in mind, most buyers can find the best affordable treadmills within any budget. Just keep in mind not to go too cheap.