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About Treadmills

At Fitness Superstore we offer a huge variety of treadmills for both home and commercial use, manufactured by world renowned brands such as Body Power, York, Life Fitness, NordicTrack, Pro-Form, Horizon Fitness, BH Fitness, and many more. We have the largest fitness showrooms in the UK, so if you would like to try out a treadmill before you buy, simply view our store locator page to find your nearest showroom.

Why purchase a treadmill?

Whether you are looking to improve your general fitness, lose weight, increase your endurance, work on rehabilitation or train for a particular event, a treadmill is an excellent choice when it comes to cardiovascular equipment. At Fitness Superstore we offer folding treadmills for those who are short on space, non-folding treadmills for those with a little more space, and commercial treadmills for health clubs or gyms, which are designed to withstand heavy usage throughout their lifetime. The treadmill you choose ultimately all depends on your requirements. If you plan to use a treadmill for long distance running, you should consider a mid-range or commercial treadmill (£600 and above), while if you plan to use your treadmill for walking or light jogging, a machine under £600 should suffice.

What are the benefits of a treadmill?

Less impact on joints: Running on a treadmill reduces the impact on your joints, compared to running on pavements or road surfaces. To further reduce the impact, purchase a machine with an orthopaedic belt.

Reduced stress: During cardio exercise, endorphins are released into your bloodstream. This release of endorphins produces a natural high, which in turn relieves stress.

Boosted energy levels: Exercise of any kind will increase your energy levels, and running is one of the best forms of exercise to help increase your overall energy.

Increased lung capacity: Long distance running will help improve your lung capacity, making you stronger and healthier.

Increased bone density: The impact of running on a treadmill overloads the selected structure and causes the body to increase the density of weight bearing bones, in an effort to accommodate the stress of the activity.

Increased calorie burn: Running is a weight bearing exercise, which means it burns more calories in comparison to rowing machines or exercise bikes.

What should you look for in a treadmill?

Motor: The electric motor is the heart of the treadmill. Motor power/output is measured in horsepower (HP). The higher the HP, the stronger and more efficient the treadmill will be. Always look for at least a 1.75HP motor. If you plan to run long distances, then look for at least a 2.0HP motor.

Belt: The belt should be long enough and wide enough to accommodate your running style. If you plan to do a lot of running, then look for a belt with a width of 50cm (20") and a length of 140cm (55").

Speed: The maximum speed will vary between models. Mid-range and commercial treadmills tend to have maximum speeds of 20kph (12mph). To give you an idea of speed, world class runners run at an average speed of 20kph during a marathon.

Incline (elevation): If you plan to do a lot of uphill walking or running, then look for a treadmill with an incline of 10%. Thankfully most mid-range treadmills incline to 10%, while some incline to 12% or more.

Console & programmes: Most treadmills now come with built-in computer displays that enable you to select customised workouts, speed, incline and other options. If you get bored easily it may be worth investing in a treadmill that has a range of different workout programmes, as this will help you stay motivated.

Maximum user weights: Always check the maximum user weight before you purchase. Budget running machines usually have maximum user weight of around 100kg / 16 stone, whilst mid-range treadmills have maximum user weights of around 130kg / 20 stone.

Warranty: Always check the warranty before purchasing. Most treadmills come with parts and labour warranty, which means you won't have to repair it yourself if something goes wrong. As a general rule, mid-range and commercial treadmills have better warranties in comparison to cheaper, budget machines.

Accessories: You can purchase many accessories. At Fitness Superstore we offer accessories such as floor protector mats, heart rate monitors and much more, alongside the option for extended warranty. 


Can I try out your treadmills?

Yes, we have nationwide showrooms where you can try out a selection of our treadmills. To see a list of our showrooms, visit the contact page.

Can I purchase a treadmill on finance?

Yes, a selection of our treadmills are available to purchase with interest free finance or buy now, pay later schemes. Payments can be spread over 6, 12, 24 or 36 months (depending on the product and finance type). For more information see our finance options.

What is the cost of delivery?

At Fitness Superstore, all orders over £99 are delivered to UK mainland addresses FREE of charge (exclusions apply). For details please see our delivery information

Do you offer a quick delivery service?

A large selection of our treadmills are available for a next day or Saturday delivery service. For more information on our next day delivery, see our delivery information

How do I install my treadmill?

Some are quick and easy to install and some can be a little more difficult. Whilst all the models we sell come complete with instruction manuals, we do understand that some of our customers may not be confident with installing their treadmill. For this reason we offer an installation service on a selected range of equipment. For more information call us on 01604 673000.

What if I find the same treadmill cheaper elsewhere?

Our 14 day price promise assures that you purchase a treadmill at the lowest price. If you subsequently find the same like-for-like product at a lower price, we will refund 110% of the difference immediately.

Do you stock used treadmills?

As well as brand new, we also have a small selection of second hand and ex-display treadmills available to purchase and pick-up from our store locations. For more information see our ex-display list of treadmills or contact us on 01604 673000.