Weight capacity is a major concern for a lot of people looking to buy a treadmill. You need a treadmill because you need to lose weight, right? So what’s the point of a treadmill that can’t support a heavier person? Seems pointless, right? Well that’s why it’s so important that a treadmill can hold its own with a 300+ pound person runs on it.
I don’t know how much the Official Army Wife weighs, but I’m sure it’s no where near 300 pounds. However, she did say the following:
Because I am a bigger girl I was always concerned with how stable the machine would be with me running on it or even walking fast. The machine is heavy duty so it makes for a smoother walk or run.
She goes on to say:
That [350 lb] weight limit is exactly what has helped me. As a plus size girl I worry about weight capacity on many things. The fact that I don’t have to think about it while exercising is the reason why I now can have better successful workouts.
Keep in mind that the Smooth 6.75 is only a $1200 dollar treadmill which is on the less expensive end of nice treadmills. You can obviously expect a lot of weight support from a 2000+ dollar machine but not necessarily from these cheaper treadmills.
So if you’re on the market for a treadmill that can hold some weight and doesn’t break the bank, the Smooth 6.75 is a good one to consider.
For some more options, check out the best treadmills for 1000 dollars.
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Treadmill Review Guru is an expert on all things related to treadmills and running. He is a former cross country runner and soccer player and hopes to soon be able to run a marathon. He loves training on his treadmill whenever he gets the chance. Check out his recommendations and see what he thinks are the best treadmills.