LifeSpan Fitness offers a full-range of treadmills for every fitness level, including compact treadmills, folding treadmills, non-folding treadmills and commercial treadmills. For nearly two decades, LifeSpan has been an industry leader in home fitness equipment, and the reviews agree. Consumer Guide, Treadmill Doctor, About.com and Runner’s World have all ranked our products high in their reviews of treadmills year-after-year. Our signature Homes Series line of top treadmills for the home continues that tradition as well as our commercial treadmills.
Treadmills simulate more closely than elliptical trainers the natural movement of walking, jogging and running. You'll burn more calories using a treadmill because extra effort is required to propel your body forward to keep pace with the revolving belt. Compared to elliptical trainers, treadmills provide a better weight-bearing workout, which can help strengthen bones and muscles. However, elliptical workouts are low impact, making them a good choice for people with joint problems.
If you are looking for a treadmill that will last for years to come, and offer top of line offerings in innovative features, these high-end treadmills are for you. With impressive entertainment packages like web-enabled touch screens, to high-performance features like super powerful, commercial-grade drive systems, these treadmills are all around quality, durable, reliable trainers. Read More…
For $1,500, you can easily find a treadmill that comes with innovative features and a well-built frame, and these are a few of our favorites. These models offer more attractive entertainment packages than the $1,000 models, so you get a few more bells and whistles but we consider these models worth the extra $500. Our top choices for this category include models that are priced ideally for what they offer. Read More…
For more intense workouts, look to our Home Series residential treadmills. These home use folding treadmills are loaded with intelligent features that set them apart from the competition. Our Intelli-Guard™, Intelli-Step™ and Intelli-Key™ are based on years of research and development to make treadmill workouts safer, easier and more user-friendly. The Home Series has variable treadmill speeds and inclines to increase calories burned on a treadmill. Our built-in deck suspension system reduces impact stress to your joints with compression shocks that provide support and cushioning with each step.
In 2010, a study of 9 males and 9 females were chosen to exercise at the same RPE on the treadmill or elliptical and found that energy expenditure and oxygen consumption were the same in the two forms of exercise equipment. Thomas Altena, a professor of nutritional and exercise physiology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, measured oxygen retention, lactic acid build-up, heart rate, and perceived rate of exertion to compare treadmills and elliptical trainers, finding that the "physiological responses associated with elliptical exercise were nearly identical to treadmill exercise". However, it is important that the resistance set on the elliptical machine is at a relatively high setting, depending on the user.
"Selectorized" dumbbells are adjustable dumbbells whose number of plates (i.e. weight) can be easily changed when resting in the dumbbell stand. This is achieved by adjusting the number of plates that follow the handle when lifted, e.g. by turning a dial or moving a selector pin — rather than manually adding or removing plates. This makes it very easy to change the weight of the dumbbell between exercises, and the stand typically doubles as storage for the additional weights not being used for a particular exercise.
Our commercial department recognizes that different clients have different needs. For this reason, they provide site visits, consultation, product recommendations, equipment set up and delivery which are just a few of the services they offer. Whether you require gym equipment for a university, hospital or fire station (a few examples of our customers) this department will allow for each client to receive the care and attention they need in order to obtain the products suitable specifically for them.
Which is the best treadmill for home use? Regardless of your fitness level, if you’re looking for a great all around quality treadmill that is feature-packed, we recommend spending roughly $1,500. The following list contains our ten best buy picks and consumer favorites, which are great treadmills for a majority of users and are around this price range.