If you’ve been wondering how to start running indoors, and how to do so cheaply, this Weslo Crosswalk folding running machine deal is a good place to start. Currently discounted thanks to the Walmart exercise equipment sale, today you can save $40 on the Weslo Crosswalk Total Body, taking home this beginner-friendly treadmill for $359 instead of its usual $399 listing price. Ok so it’s a small discount, but if you want a cheap treadmill with Bluetooth connectivity, and one that’s iFit compatible too, the Weslo Crosswalk ticks both boxes - and now for an even cheaper price.
The Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Total Body Folding Treadmill is built for home use, and has over 500 user reviews on Walmart alone. While the 16 x 47-inch running belt isn’t suitable for users over six foot to perform full-pelt running and sprints on, it’s suitable for running by smaller people, and for jogging and walking by people of all heights.
The maximum weight capacity is 250lbs, which is pretty generous for such a cheap treadmill, though it falls short on the capacity supported by more premium running machines from the likes of Nordic Track and Bowflex.
Apart from the rock-bottom price, the real selling point with the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Total Body is those workout arms. They enable you to exercise your arms and upper body while walking or jogging, giving you more of a full body workout from just one machine. This won’t be as effective as using one of the best elliptical machines, but it’s a nice extra to have from such an affordable piece of home exercise equipment.
This is what you’re looking at, spec-wise:
- Incline: two levels (1.5%, 6%)
- Speed: 0-10mph
- Belt size: 16 x 47 inches
- Weight capacity: 250lbs
- Footprint: 55 (H) x 29 (W) x 68 (L) inches
- Motor: 2.25 CHP Impulse Motor
- Warranty: 90 days, parts and labor
As mentioned above, the running deck on the Weslo Crosswalk 5.2t Total Body is designed with a layer of gel cushioning to help protect your joints, and you can push yourself harder the fitter you get by adjusting the incline up to 6%. You can easily ramp up the speed too, flying into a 10mph high gear at the touch of a button.
The machine is iFit compatible, but you will need to pay a monthly subscription fee to access this online fitness program. Not fussed on iFit? No problem, as the Weslo can be used in manual mode, so you can workout while listening to your favorite music instead or while watching a movie.
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and subsequent gym closures has led many of us to scour the internet for the best home gym equipment, leading to temporary shortages on a variety of exercise equipment from kettlebells to exercise bikes. If you’re looking for more health and fitness gear, we’d recommend our guide to the top fitness trackers, plus the best Amazon Prime Day Fitbit deals for the biggest discounts.