7 Nov '13

‘Tis the Season to Get In Shape

The holidays are right around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start researching gifts for the exercise nut in your family. Gym memberships may be tempting, especially if they’re already a member of a gym. Having the ability to working out in the comfort of one’s home is almost always ideal. You might want to consider purchasing a treadmill, elliptical or other fitness equipment for your loved one.

The best treadmill and workout equipment usually has glowing reviews online – either from fitness experts or owners of the particular machines. In this blog post, we offer tips on how to determine the best treadmill to purchase for a loved one.

Test It Yourself

A good rule of thumb is that if you are reasonably close in height, weight and stature, you can get a solid feel for a treadmill by trying it out yourself. Check your stride at different speeds, check for the cushion of the deck and what sort of other benefits it may offer such as safety features, health designs and so forth.

Compare Pricing for Models

Price points for machines in the $1500 to $2500 range have been falling recently, which basically means you will be able to find better-quality treadmills in the mass market. In the $1500 range you could get a very durable treadmill that could fit the bill; everything depends on how much you are willing to spend and what you are looking for, but keep in mind that prices have been dropping.

Consult Other Opinions

The internet is a great source of information for those looking to make a purchase and want to get as many opinions and facts as possible. Online reviews generally offer insight into the customer’s expectations, usage, pros and cons of each machine. It’s also helpful to read treadmill reviews from experts. Our experts have reviewed thousands of treadmills. Whether you read consumer reviews or expert reviews online, it will be helpful to make the most educated decision.

Are you considering buying a treadmill or other fitness equipment for a loved one this holiday season? We’ll be happy to answer any question to help you make the best decision. Give us a call: 800-750-4766.

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