It’s rather disheartening to figure out the cost of being healthy these days. Forget about the cost of medical care and the uncertainty of insurance. The fact is that any worthwhile doctor will recommend that you do cardio to maintain your health and to lose weight. This explains the need for cheap treadmills. If you’re not careful, you can easily spend too much on one.
Of course, the meaning of “cheap” is relative when it comes to treadmills. Since it’s very possible that you can spend up to $10,000 on one, anything that costs in the vicinity of $1,500 is a bargain. If it costs less than a thousand bucks, it’s a steal. It’s even possible to get them for less than $500, if you know where to look.
Still, you need to make sure you’re getting a good quality treadmill, and that’s what the following list is for. They don’t offer much in terms of frills, but you get the basics in relatively good quality.
Here’s a list of cheap treadmills in 2018:
Merit Fitness 715T Plus Treadmill
This can only support a weight of 250 pounds, but the motor is powerful enough to let you get up to 10 mph if you like doing sprints. The LED display is quite ample with its 3 windows, and you also have plenty of room in the workout area as it measures 47 inches long and 18 inches wide. Despite the roominess, it folds so storage is more convenient. The treadmill even has the Aerosoft cushioning system so that it’s more forgiving for your joints.
Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill
Supposedly the weight limit is just for 275 pounds, though many users who are even heavier have reported using it with no problems. It can also get up to 10 mph for high intensity sprints.
It offers 6 programs designed by certified trainers, and a program will automatically increase the speed and adjust the incline as you progress in your workout. It also comes with Comfort Cell cushioning, so at least it’s not that bad for you joints. It also comes with an LCD display and you can just put your thumb on the pulse monitor to check your heart rate.
Sale Sunny Health & Fitness Treadmill, Gray, 62 2 L x 26 8 W x 47 3 H (SF-T4400)
It’s cheap because it’s not for obese users—its maximum weight allowance is just for 220 pounds. But you can really maintain your weight with this as you can adjust the speed by tenths of mph up to 9 mph and you can pick among 3 incline levels. It also offers 9 built-in workout programs to choose from, and it offers a handy holder for your tablet or smartphone.
ProForm ZT4 Treadmill with LCD Window Display
This offers a lot of features for your money. The maximum weight supported is 300 pounds, the top speed is 10 mph, and there are 16 built-in programs. The LCD display is huge with a grip pulse heart rate monitor, and there’s a compatible music port for your iPod. It also comes with a cushioning system, and there’s a 5-year warranty for both the frame and the motor.