Before you invest several thousand dollars in a treadmill only for it to end up being a clothes hanger, you have several things to consider. By asking yourself a few pertinent questions you can narrow your choice down until you have targeted the treadmill that most closely matches your budget and your fitness requirements.
Treadmills will likely continue their reign as the top used products in your facility for many years to come—even with growing trends in strength training, small group training and HIIT. They should remain a top consideration on your list of equipment to trade-in, add or refresh.
It can be easy to think “a treadmill is just a treadmill.” But that’s far from the case. With all of the options and vendors to choose from, the decision can be daunting. Here are a few key factors to consider when deciding what treadmills are best for you and your members.
MANUFACTURER’S HISTORY OF DEVELOPING TREADMILLS
How long has a company been making treadmills? This indicates both longevity in the market place as well as a history in understanding the experience members want to have once they begin a treadmill workout.