What Shoes Should I Wear On The Treadmill?

You have no doubt heard of the new fad of barefoot running. Let me just say first and foremost: please do not run on your treadmill barefoot. There are several reasons for this. First of all, if you run barefoot outside, the ground beneath you isn’t moving....

Why Should I Buy A Treadmill Instead of a Gym Membership?

  I see where you’re coming from.  A treadmill is only good for running, while a gym membership will allow you to use a variety of fitness machines and give you a better workout.  However, a home treadmill might be a better choice, and here’s why. It...

How Accurate are Treadmills?

At the gym, exercise machines usually have heart monitors and tell you how many calories you’ve burned. But can these machines be trusted? Last month a study was done to see just how accurate these machines are.  The results are a little mixed. First off, is a...

Which is Better – Manual or Electric Treadmills?

I was recently emailed this exact question. After all, with so many treadmills on the market, it’s difficult to know where to begin when selecting a treadmill. To start things off, let’s cover exactly what manual and electric treadmills are. An electric...

How Often Does My Tread Belt Need To Be Lubed?

I received a great question from @IamLNTK on twitter! The question was asking how often you should apply lube to your tread belt. This is a good question because many treadmill owners have purchased their treadmills used, and oftentimes the manuals are not included,...