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Folding Treadmills

At Fitness Superstore, we offer a wide range of folding treadmills that are perfect for those short on space. Easily managed by one person thanks to assisted automated lifting or security locks, simply fold the deck upwards to free up that all-important floor space for other exercises and movements. Most folding treadmills also feature handy transport wheels, meaning moving and storing the treadmill out of sight at the end of sessions is painless.

FOLDING TREADMILL BENEFITS

  • Space-Saving Designs 

    Floor space at a premium in your home gym? By folding up your treadmill when not in use, you free up some substantial space that can be used for other exercises or activities. This is usually a very easy process for one person and the folding mechanism will always adhere to safety specifications, usually with features like a security lock and/or assisted automated lifting and lower systems. Most folding treadmills also incorporate transport wheels into their frame, meaning you can move it away and store it easily.
  • 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, you may choose to purchase a machine with an orthopaedic belt.
  • Easier To Clean

    By folding up the deck, it’s easy to clean around and underneath the treadmill, as opposed to a non-folding treadmill which obviously makes this task slightly more difficult.

 

 

WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A FOLDING TREADMILL

 

  • Measure your workout space 

    It’s imperative that the treadmill you buy fits comfortably into your allocated space. Measure the length, width and height of the available area and keep this handy when browsing treadmills. When measuring, make sure you allow extra space for mounting and dismounting. We recommend a 2ft clearance each side, 130mm at the front and at least 3ft at the back. Don’t forget that your treadmill will need to be located close to a power point.
  • Running area

    We recommend a 51cm/20” wide belt for runners. In terms of length, at least 140cm/55” is recommended for runners, while 127cm/50” will be sufficient for walkers. The longer and wider the belt, the more room for natural running fluctuation, wider strides and general comfort.
  • Motor size

    Motor size should be at least 1.5 continuous horsepower (CHP). We recommend 2.5 CHP+ if you will be running or jogging regularly on the treadmill. If you’re all for high intensity, you’ll definitely want to opt for a higher motor size (3.0 or above). Generally, a quieter motor indicates a more powerful machine. 
  • Speed and incline 

    We recommend a speed limit of at least 16km/h (10mph) for runners. We suggest adding a couple of km/h to your regular running speed. Incline (gradient) is a fantastic feature on treadmills as this is a simple way to add resistance, target different muscle groups and reduce impact on your joints. Most running machines offer a decent incline range. The wider range, the more intense a workout it offers.

  • Cushioning and stability 

    Track cushioning helps to protect your joints from impact. Compared to road running, a cushioned treadmill reduces impact by up to 40%, decreasing chances of injury and improving stamina. The sign of good cushioning is when a running machine doesn’t shake, wobble or vibrate when in use. Most treadmills have good cushioning, while some advanced treadmills now feature variable cushioning, which delivers firm support on push off and cushioning for landing. ProForm and NordicTrack treadmills use external springs and have an internal elastometer. With every step taken, the deck relieves impact and propels you to your next step, providing not only impact absorption but energy return.
  • Programmes/Apps

     While most treadmill have built in workouts for you to work your way through, some select machines are also compatible with advanced workout options, shch as interactive training and access to online apps.
  • Weight capacity 

    Never forget this crucial factor. We recommend choosing a running machine that can handle about 20kg more than your own weight. This will ensure you don’t strain the motor. 

 

 

 

Why buy your treadmill from Fitness Superstore?

 

  • We stock more treadmills than anyone else in the UK.
  • You can try before you buy - and get expert advice from our in-store advisors - at any one of our 11 UK showrooms.
  • We offer a range of payment options, including interest free finance and buy now, pay later schemes. You can find more information on our finance options page.
  • Fastest delivery – many of our treadmills are available for next day or Saturday delivery, and you can even choose your delivery date
  • Installation service available: All treadmills do come with instruction manuals, but we do offer an installation service for selected models. For more information call us on 01604 673000.
  • 14-day Price Promise: Our 14-day Price Promise guarantees 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.
  • Second hand and ex-display options: 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