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Really Tall? … Just Going to Walk? … Learn How to Pick the Right Treadmill

C1650_2016A treadmill that works perfectly for one person might be completely and totally wrong for the next person.  Factors like height, weight, stride length, and exercise preferences can change the type of machine that will give you an ideal workout.  Here is our guide to help you choose a treadmill that is a suitable match for your body type.

Motor Size

The size of your treadmill’s motor will be determined in part by the type of workout you plan to do.  Are you a walking warrior or are you a marathon runner?  This will make a huge difference in the type of machine that is best for you.

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Pros and Cons of Our Top Mid-Range Treadmills

If you’re committed to making a healthy change this year, then you are likely trying to find the best treadmill out there.  You want something that will help you meet your goals but not totally break the bank.

We’ve compiled this list of our top picks for treadmills in the $1,000 to $1,499 price range.  Each of these machines has been rated on company reputation, durability, stability, warranty, programming, and ergonomics.  Our team members have personally tested the machines and met with manufacturers to help you find the best treadmill for your body and budget.

Click on any individual treadmill to read our complete review, see current pricing, and see special sales offers:

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Learn How You Can Exercise Just One Hour per Week

One of the top reasons that people don’t exercise is a lack of time.  It’s not surprising with our modern society.  People are busy with work, kids, long commutes, and endless chores.  That is why we’re especially excited to introduce a program called Sprint 8 from Matrix Fitness.

runner-1561817-640x480Matrix Fitness is the fasted growing commercial brand on the globe.  You’ve likely seen their machines in health clubs and spas.  The company recently released a whole new line of machines designed specifically for use in a private home.  Best of all, these machines include the Sprint 8 program.

This High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workout was developed by Dr. Phil Campbell and is scientifically proven to produce real results.  The Sprint 8 program will allow you to exercise just one cumulative hour per week.

Sound too good to be true?  Let’s take a look at the science backing the program.

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x22iIt can be hard at times to look past all of the fancy advertising and hype to decide if a treadmill model is truly a good fit.  We’re going to take an up close look at the features on NordicTrack Incline Trainers to see if these machines are right for you.

NordicTrack recently released the x22i Incline Trainer, their latest model in a popular line-up of Incline Trainers.  These machines have some unique features that you may find attractive over a regular treadmill.  Let’s take a look at some of the top benefits available.
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2017_toptreadmillsIf you are looking for a great budget treadmill to help you get into shape, you’ve come to the right place!  We’ve compiled this list of our Top 10 Treadmills Under $1,000.  We rated machines based on the following criteria: stability, durability, warranty, features, programming, and company reputation.

Many of the budget machines out on the market are made of VERY cheap components that will break easily.  Don’t waste your money…seriously!  We chose the machines below because they give you the most bang for your buck.  They are from reputable companies with quality components.  Unlike many other treadmill review websites, our team has actually visited the factories and tested the machines!

Without farther ado…here is our 2017 list of the top 10 treadmills available for less than $1,000!
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brad_beforeafterPart 2:  7 Steps to Help You Lose Weight After Middle Age

Brad was tired of his growing belly.  In the last months and years, his leather belt was being cinched on larger and larger holes.  He wasn’t overly out of shape – 5’10” and 180 lbs – but he no longer felt proud of the body staring back at him in the mirror.  It was December of 2015. Brad was about to embark on a 10-month journey that would see him use 7 steps to radically transform his mindset and body.

Losing weight is a particular challenge for people like Brad over the age of 40 years.  In Part 1 of this series, we looked at some of the medical reasons why middle-aged men and women gain weight.  A common condition known as somatopause explains how your body reduces its production of Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and makes you pack on the pounds.

For Brad, this condition caused him to gain weight around his mid-section.  He shared, “I knew I needed to make a change before my belly became any larger.”  Here are seven steps that Brad used to transform his life.

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Part 1:  The True Reason Why We Experience the “Middle-Aged Spread”

pizza-1327877-639x721-1Remember the good ol’ days?  You could scarf down an entire pepperoni pizza and 6-pack of beer.  Your waist line stayed lean and defined.

Slowly, as the years ticked by, the scale dial crept up and up.  You needed to buy bigger and bigger belts to encircle your growing mass.  When you decided to lose weight, the pounds stubbornly refused to vacate your body.  As your frustration mounted, you began to question the cause of your torment!

It’s called the ‘middle-aged spread.’

And lucky for you, this inconvenient occurrence is NOT due entirely to your poor diet and exercise habits.

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Variable Response Cushioning on the Horizon Elite T7.

Variable Response Cushioning on the Horizon Elite T7.

There are several options for treadmill shock absorption across the major brands.  It’s important to find a machine with the right level of cushioning to match your running style.  Quality shock absorption will help protect your joints and save you from a great deal of pain over the long term.

Elastomer Shock Absorption

Most models out there are going to use elastomer shock absorption with rubber grommets positioned underneath the running surface.
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Learn What Size Treadmill Deck You Need and How to Choose a Quality Tread Belt

ultimate deckA fantastic treadmill will do you little good if it is the wrong size.  Recommended treadmill sizes vary depending with your intended type of exercise and height.  Plus, you should take into consideration the type of tread belt on your machine.  Read on for a guide on treadmill deck sizes and tread belts.


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Is a Higher Horse Power Motor Always Better?

matrix_acmotorWhen you begin a search for your new treadmill, the motor is going to be one of the most important things to consider.  The listed horse power doesn’t always tell the whole story.  Some top companies have lower horsepower motors that are better performing.  On the other hand, some companies have exaggerated ratings on their motors.  Let’s break it down…

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