Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about treadmills:

Should I buy a cheap treadmill or a more expensive one?
If you plan to use a treadmill for long distance running you should consider a mid range one. If you plan to use it for walking/light jogging then a budget treadmill machine should suffice.

I am tall, am I limited to the running machines I can purchase?
Taller people generally have longer running strides, because of this it’s recommended that tall people should consider a belt length of at least 140cm (55″).

What does the console do?
The console, depending on your treadmill model, is where you can see how many calories you have burned, the distance that you have run, the incline and speed that you are walking or running,  your heart rate, how far into your workout you have progressed, how much longer your workout is and maybe even more information.

What’s the difference between manual and electric treadmills?
With a manual treadmill the runner powers the belt with their footsteps, whereas the belt on a motorized, or electric treadmill is powered by an electric motor.  With an electric treadmill, the belt can be set to a constant speed, or adjusted to allow for an incline to simulate running uphill.  Manual treadmills speed up and slow down according to the pace set by the runner.

Will it be comfortable to use?

Is treadmill running easier than running at the same speed outdoors?
Treadmill running may feel harder work at times, but physiologically it’s actually a little bit easier than running outdoors. Running on a treadmill, you don’t have to overcome the effects of wind resistance and you also have the assistance of a moving belt doing a small part of the work for you too.

Should I wear different trainers on the treadmill?
Most runners wear the same running shoes whether running inside or outside. If anything you may wish to opt for a lighter pair of trainers that offers less cushioning, because the treadmill’s running surface is softer than most outdoor surfaces.

Are treadmills “easier” on your body than running outdoors?
In general, running on a treadmill is less stressful on the body than running outdoors, as the treadmill absorbs a significant amount of impact, sparing your body.

How accurate are those “calories burned” numbers?
They are pretty accurate, and are useful in encouraging you to burn more calories whilst on the machine. The numbers burned should be taken as a guide, as the machine does not know our body weight. Bear in mind a heavier person will burn more calories than a lighter person whilst exercising.

Are they easy to assemble?
The hardest part is often getting it into the spot where it will be used. Once in place, follow the instructions and you will see that assembly is simple. The main motor area will already be assembled so you just need to attach the upright arms to the belt and then the console to the arms. It is so much easier than putting a multi-gym together. Yo should allow an hour – at most – to assemble your treadmill.

How much space do I need to allow for my machine?
Width wise, it will usually be fine to have just a little space either side of the machine itself. Length wise, we recommend at least 1 metre longer than the machine. So if the machine is two metres long, you will ideally need three metres length. If you are short of space, consider a collapsible machine aka foldable treadmill. These space saving treadmills are designed to be folded up and stored away easily.

What is the safety key?
This is typically a magnet attached to a cord. The idea is to clip one end onto yourself and one end on the console. The treadmill will only work when this is in place. If you have an accident and fall off, the key will be pulled off and the machine will automatically stop.

What is the cost of delivery?
Most orders are delivered to US mainland addresses FREE of charge.

Do you offer a quick delivery service?
Most of the treadmills are available for a next day or even a Saturday delivery service.