A health treadmill is an excellent piece of exercise kit to build cardiovascular strength. However, treadmills tend to be bulky and expensive. Hence, they are usually only found in gyms.
Fortunately, all that has changed. Today, the health treadmill is an affordable item of workout equipment. Knowing that many homeowners stay in small spaces (especially the urban dwellers), the products are created to save space. Most home machines can be folded and stored away with minimal effort. Such innovative designs encourage even the most stubborn homeowners to buy one and keep at home.
Here are some reasons why you should buy a treadmill
Save on gym membership fees
Gym membership fees can add up to a substantial amount. Without the need to travel to the gym, you can save on the monthly or annual fees. Of course, if you can afford it, you should still keep your gym membership. That way, you can always keep in touch with your gym buddies and keep fit together. It’s a lot more fun. But when you can’t fork out the time, a home treadmill can be a real life saver.
Don’t have to travel to a gym
Having a running machine at home means that you don’t have to spend time traveling to the gym. That saves you both time and gas. Imagine spending just 30 minutes traveling to the gym five times a week. That works out to 2 and 1/2 hours each week, or 10 hours per month.
Sometimes, you may be tired after a hard day’s work, and you don’t feel like traveling all the way to the gym just to get some exercise. If you have a treadmill at home, you can just turn on the music and have a relaxing run without leaving the comfort of your home.
Keep fit no matter the weather
One of the biggest problem for those who wish to keep fit is the weather. You can have a consistent run if the weather outdoors is good. But that is rarely the case in most regions. Sometimes there is rain, and maybe even snow (depending on the season). So what happens if the weather turns bad? Do you put yourself to bed and forget all about exercising? That’s certainly no way to keep fit!
Disrupting your running schedule is a sure way to sabotage your cardiovascular fitness. When you start running again after skipping a few training sessions, you feel that your fitness has gone southwards. If that isn’t what you want, then bring out the treadmill and start running – even if it’s raining cats and dogs outside!
Monitor your personal fitness
The home treadmill can be a very personal machine. You can store your personal information and track
your progress. Some machines even let you store information of multiple individuals. Such treadmills are perfect for the family.
Customized programs available
Different people have varying levels of fitness. The better treadmills come with preset programs. If you are just starting out, those programs are good to start with. But once you get to know the machine better, you may wish to start customizing the exercise programs. Having customized programs allows you to train for very precise results.