How High Should my Ceilings be to Comfortably Accommodate my Treadmill?

One thing that should always be considered before you make a treadmill purchase is how high the ceiling is in the room where you are going to use it. Many people keep their treadmills in the basement, and that is usually the area of a home with the lowest ceiling clearance. So a little measuring before you decide on a … [Read more...]

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. It's pretty stable and not going anywhere. Second, if your feet … [Read more...]

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 will save you money.  Yes, a treadmill is a lot of money upfront, but … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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. … [Read more...]

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, so they don't know or don't even think about the fact … [Read more...]

Why Run On A Treadmill?

When it comes to treadmills as fitness equipment, the most common question people have is why bother running on a treadmill. After all, the road is free, why not just run on that? First let's look at the benefits of running in general, then look at the benefits of a treadmill.First, running is an excellent cardiovascular … [Read more...]

Should I Lubricate My Treadmill And If So, With What?

Yes, you should lubricate your treadmill. No, you shouldn't spray it with WD-40 or something like that. Many treadmills will void the warranty if you use anything outside of the manufacturer's approved list of lubricants. Oddly, this list only ever includes their own products.If your treadmill came with some kind of … [Read more...]

Why Do Some Treadmills Cost So Much Money?

It only takes a few minutes of research online to figure out that some treadmills are very expensive. Likewise, you will find that some treadmills hardly cost a thing. So what's the difference? Why are some of them so expensive?First and foremost, the parts play a big role. If you look at $500 treadmills, you will see … [Read more...]

Which NordicTrack Treadmill Is The Best?

This is a fun question. NordicTrack makes some great machines, my favorite in fact. I guess there are two ways to answer this. First, which NordicTrack treadmill is the best overall, and second, which NordicTrack treadmill is the best for its price.First off, the X9i incline trainer is definitely the best NordicTrack … [Read more...]