How do I choose the right treadmill?

There are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect treadmill. How much space you have, your budget, functionality, motor power, and belt size and running surface are all important factors. Additionally, you should consider what you’re using it for- incline training, an underdesk treadmill, long distance running, etc. For a more detailed guide on how to choose a treadmill, check out our guide on what to look for in a treadmill.

Elliptical vs Treadmill vs Bike: Which Is Best for You?

You know you want a cardio machine for your home gym, but you’re not sure which is best for your fitness goals. There are so many options and pros and cons of each. 

Treadmills offer a versatile workout and are great for endurance and calorie burning, but can be difficult on joints. Ellipticals are a low-impact option that engages both the upper and lower body. Bikes are great for building leg strength and endurance. Our guide Treadmill vs Exercise Bike vs Elliptical details how to choose. 

6 Types of treadmills

  • Folding treadmills

    • Foldable treadmills are great options when you have limited space. They can be folded up for easy storage, making them a great space-saving option.

  • Manual treadmills

    • A manual treadmill is powered by you, not electricity. They engage your muscles differently, and running on a manual treadmill appears to accelerate cardiovascular endurance

  • Incline treadmill

    • Incline treadmills are able to be raised from the front, simulating a hill. Some have the capability for a higher incline than others, and some even have the option to decline, to simulate walking downhill. 

  • Curved treadmills

    • These treadmills have a curved belt as opposed to a flat belt. They are typically manual and offer a comfortable running experience. 

  • Under Desk Treadmills

    • These treadmills are designed to fit under a desk, so they are more compact and are sometimes referred to as walking pads. Many of them have more limited functionality, with a lower speed and sometimes no incline. 

  • Motorized treadmills

    • Most treadmills are motorized and use electricity to rotate a belt. You can get them with a range of capabilities, with varying speeds, inclines, and console features, such as heart rate monitoring and preset workouts.

How much does a treadmill cost?

A treadmill for sale can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to upwards of $20,000 for high-end models. The cost of a treadmill greatly depends on the features and quality. There are tons of options though, so you’re so to find one that meets your needs and budget. Contact our support team if you need some help finding the perfect fit.

What routine maintenance does a treadmill require?

All home treadmills will require some form of maintenance every once in a while, whether it’s lubricating the belt or replacing parts. Check the brand’s recommended maintenance tips to keep your machine in top shape.

What assembly does a treadmill require?

Most treadmills require very little assembly. Most will already come fully assembled, but some may need to have the console attached. Any assembly should only require basic household tools.

Why Buy From Northern Fitness

Northern Fitness is the best place to buy a treadmill in Canada! We partner exclusively with brands that align with our high standards, so you won’t need to worry about receiving a low-quality treadmill. 

Additionally, we pride ourselves on our customer service. From our carefully curated selection to personalized support, we understand that buying a treadmill is not just a purchase but an investment in your health and well-being. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time if you need help with your purchase.