With gyms temporarily closed, fitness equipment has been selling in abundance as more people look to exercise at home. Many of us have been searching for ways to transition our workouts to a home gym environment, and that's in addition to people who may not have had a home exercise routine before, but are looking to adopt one now to enhance their general health and fitness.
Walking and running are good forms of cardio exercise that can help you lose or maintain weight, as well as boost your heart health. The mental health benefits of walking and running are manifold too – they help you de-stress, cope better with feelings of worry or anxiety, and even increase your focus and productivity.
Social distancing measures means that we need to keep two meters apart from other people outside of our household, but if you don't fancy dealing with that while out on a run or walk, a treadmill means you can do these forms of exercises whenever you want indoors.
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While they are selling fast online, and we've seen a lot of treadmills out of stock, stocks levels are beginning to recover after the initial rush for home exercise equipment in March and April. As such, below we've rounded up the major online stores where you can still buy treadmills for home delivery. We’ve also picked out a few of our favorite running machines that are still available online right now, a couple of which feature in our guide to the best treadmills.
Sunny Health T7643 Treadmill |
Was $812 | Now $769.99 at Amazon
A solid, heavy duty treadmill for beginners upwards. There's a decent walking space (44.5-inches long, 19.5-inches wide) to accommodate a larger stride, with wide handrails for support and easy-touch buttons to stop/start. You also get twin cup holders for your water bottle or sports drink, and an integrated tablet holder. Weight capacity 350lbs.
Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill |
Was $399 | Now $349.99 at Amazon
An ideal treadmill for beginners who aren't ready to commit large sums of money to their home gym setup at this point. Xterra's folding running machine offers three different incline settings to push you harder during interval training, plus 12 preset workout programs to keep your exercise sessions interesting. Ideal for walking and running. Weight capacity is lower than the others at 250lbs.
Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill|
Was $2,699.99 $1,899 at Best Buy
We love Bowflex home exercise equipment, including its popular treadmills for running and walking indoors. This running machine has a large 22x60-inch tread belt, plus sturdy handrails with integrated control buttons and heart rate sensors. Right up front is a 9-inch color backlit LCD display, via which you can follow along with 11 different workout programs. Weight capacity 375lbs.
NordicTrack T Series 7.5 S Treadmill |
Was $1,599 | $1,123.95 at Amazon
This fantastic running machine with 7-inch HD touchscreen comes with a one-year iFit subscription, giving you access 16,000+ workouts. The treadmill also tracks your exercise stats. The tread belt size is generous at 20x60-inches, with one-touch controls to make stopping/starting and workout selection much easier. Feeling hot? Activate the built-in cooling fan. Done exercising? Fold up the machine to save space at home. Weight capacity 300lbs.
Treadmills vary enormously in terms of price and features, with some offering a gym-level professional experience for your home, while others can be neatly folded-up when not in use. Just like some of the best exercise bikes for home workouts, top treadmills boast smart features to help you gain more insight into your fitness levels.
That means they’ll track your distance, calories burned and heart rate, and gather that data for you to view at the end of your workout so that you can stay on top of your fitness goals. For more accurate levels of heart rate monitoring, you may even choose to wear a smartwatch while working out, or take a look at our round-up of the best fitness trackers for real sports-focused smarts.