A Guide to selecting fitness and exercise equipment
                                 An informational guide to selecting high-quality fitness and exercise equipment.


 


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Treadmills

    Treadmills (New or Used) are popular because they provide an indoor means for walking, running and getting cardiovascular exercise.

A treadmill is a type of exercise that is not only worthwhile but enjoyable for most people. Basically, a treadmill consists of a wide belt that is stretched over a bed and around two or more rollers. Most treadmills are powered by a motor, but some are powered by the user. Motor choices include AC or DC powered. An AC motor commonly runs at one continuous speed and relies on a transmission to regulate speed. A DC-powered unit uses variable voltage to regulate the speed at which the belt spins.

    Choose a model that has a wide belt and one that is long enough for your stride. If you plan on running more than walking, choose a treadmill with at least a 1-1/2 horsepower motor. Better units will also have some type of cushioning between the belt and bed, a feature that you will appreciate if you jog or run on the machine.
 

 

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