It is possible to get a quality treadmill for less than $1,000, and these top picks prove just that! These models are by reputable brands and don’t compromise comfort and performance features for price. These models include the basic convenience offerings and advanced consoles that provide unique goal tracking and entertainment options too. Read More…
A 2002 study by the University of Idaho[9] shows that varying the stride length on the elliptical trainer can recruit a larger variety of muscle groups. The study also showed that as the stride is lengthened, more calories are burned without any higher rate of perceived exertion by the user. This study is in agreement with the claims made about the adjustable stride length feature on some newer ellipticals.
On some models, the incline of sloping roller-ramps beneath the pedal-links can be adjusted to produce varying pedal-motion paths. An adjustable ramp, whether automatic or manual, alters the angle of the elliptical path which can vary hip actuation as well as vary the stride length. This can allow a user to alter his or her workout to target various lower body muscles. In addition to the lower body, elliptical workouts are known to target the whole body. While mostly targeting the glutes, hamstrings and calves, ellipticals can also target the core, triceps, biceps and shoulders depending on the workout. Some elliptical trainers even enable exercisers to use preset programs to automatically vary incline, resistance, and stride length over the course of a workout. In addition, some elliptical trainers can be driven in either a forward or a reverse direction.
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Our virgin rubber hex dumbbells are very popular because unlike most dumbbells, they are made with virgin rubber which provides a more whole, tough and durable rubber material. This is because virgin rubber does not have to undergo the same chemical treatment that gives basic rubber its unpleasant smell. The toxic odors that are associated with regular rubber are effectively eliminated, meaning working out in your gym will not irate your sense of smell or give you a headache. Lastly, the shape of the handles of our hex dumbbells helps to reduce fatigue and maximize comfort. They are available from 3lbs all the way up to 120lbs.

"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.


The world of fitness is vast and includes so many categories such as yoga, boxing, pilates, weight lifting, dumbbells, aerobics - the list goes on and on. Here at The Treadmill Factory, we carry products for every fitness activity no matter which style of workout you’re into. Whether you want to work on your upper body strength or focus on recovery, we’ve got the tools you need. From skipping ropes to spin bikes, you’ll find just what you need.

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The Treadmill Factory has helped millions of Canadians achieve their health and fitness goals for over 25 years. Originally starting off as a small business with one fitness store, we have grown into an industry leading company in the field of fitness with 5 physical store locations as well as an online store which allows us to serve customers all across Canada. From day one we have offered our customers only the best when it comes to exercise, gym and fitness equipment.
An elliptical trainer or cross-trainer (also called an X-trainer) is a stationary exercise machine used to simulate stair climbing, walking, or running without causing excessive pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries. For this reason, people with some injuries can use an elliptical to stay fit, as the low impact affects them little. Elliptical trainers offer a non-impact cardiovascular workout that can vary from light to high intensity based on the speed of the exercise and the resistance preference set by the user.
Again, wireless monitoring is the most accurate. It isn't compromised by a sweaty grip, and the reading is accurate whether you're standing still or moving at top speed. Mid-quality and high-quality treadmills tend to provide touch sensors, plus they work with wireless chest straps by Bluetooth, Polar and other manufacturers. Sometimes the cardio monitoring strap is included with purchase.
Find your ideal fitness with the cross-training powerhouse. LifeSpan's flagship cross trainer machine, the E3i’s cardiovascular and muscle-isolating prowess deliver you to the precise health you desire. Burn fat, boost heart health, and build impressive muscular tone in the exact areas you choose, all while respecting your knees and joints. Exclusive CoreBalance™ technology and heavy-duty hardware come standard, ensuring the highest-quality in-home fitness experiences available.
The forerunner of the dumbbell, halteres, were used in ancient Greece as lifting weights[1][2] and also as weights in the ancient Greek version of the long jump.[3] A kind of dumbbell was also used in India for more than a millennium, shaped like a club – so it was named Indian club. Despite their common English name implying an Indian origin, the so-called Indian clubs were in fact created in the Near East. Properly referred to as meels, they are first recorded as being used by wrestlers in ancient Persia, Egypt and the Middle East.[citation needed] The practice has continued to the present day, notably in the Varzesh-e Bastan tradition practiced in the zurkaneh of Iran. From Persia, the Mughals brought the meels to South Asia where are still used by pehlwan (wrestlers). British colonists first came across Persian meels in India, and erroneously referred to them as "Indian clubs" despite their Middle Eastern origin. The design of the "Nal", as the equipment was referred to, can be seen as a halfway point between a barbell and a dumbbell. It was generally used in pairs, in workouts by wrestlers, bodybuilders, sports players, and others wishing to increase strength and muscle size.
This year, regardless of your home treadmill budget, you can choose a machine that has fun special features. Keeping the performance essentials in mind will help you find a treadmill that you're happy to own. Here we've given tips about treadmill frame style, motor power, belt size and quality, power incline, cushioning and heart rate monitoring. Your new treadmill awaits! We hope our website helps your search.
Again, wireless monitoring is the most accurate. It isn't compromised by a sweaty grip, and the reading is accurate whether you're standing still or moving at top speed. Mid-quality and high-quality treadmills tend to provide touch sensors, plus they work with wireless chest straps by Bluetooth, Polar and other manufacturers. Sometimes the cardio monitoring strap is included with purchase.
Come into any one of our Canadian locations or shop online to receive an incredible customer service experience that you will never forget. Our trained and knowledgeable sales staff will listen and recommend the best treadmill in Canada that is designed for your lifestyle and goals. Our sales team understands the importance of health and fitness and are always available to help and answer any questions or inquiries regarding the best treadmills we carry.

It is an entry level commercial quality machine, at a reasonable price. It’s a sturdy machine, built well (very solid). It’s fairly quiet to; I think my heavy breathing during a workout is louder than the sound of the moving parts of this machine. It has a reasonably sized cup holder to hold your beverage and an “Over Molded Reading Rack/Tablet Holder”. It’s a perk but when you’re working out, why would you want to be reading? I guess it can be used to hold your tablet so you can play music as you’re working out, but for anybody who uses it to hold reading material....put down your reading material(s) and focus on your workout! Just my two cents.
Let's face it - a caliper is a caliper - this is a good brand name and the caliper works great. What makes this caliper probably better than others on the market is the service you received from The Treadmill Factory. There was a problem with shipping charges with my order and this company took care of them immediately without delaying the shipment.
Elliptical riders use an arrangement of links known to the kinematics community as four-bar linkage. The pedals are attached to the floating link referred to as the coupler. The first published work on the subject of elliptical path generation is given in 1988 by researchers at Purdue University in which the path of a point on the floating link is shown to approximately follow an elliptical shape.[3] In 1995, Precor introduced the Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer (EFX),[4] the first piece of exercise equipment to allow the foot to roll from heel to toe just like in running. Its patented mechanism weds a rear flywheel with a forward foot pedal, creating a smooth, elliptical movement. This is key to foot comfort and reduces numbing of the foot experienced on other stationary cardio equipment.
It is possible to get a quality treadmill for less than $1,000, and these top picks prove just that! These models are by reputable brands and don’t compromise comfort and performance features for price. These models include the basic convenience offerings and advanced consoles that provide unique goal tracking and entertainment options too. Read More…
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