Motorized Treadmills – Are They Worth It?Posted by: Damon Webster | Posted on: January 27, 2021
There are many people out there that assume that they don't need a motorised treadmill if they have a manual model. But that's not necessarily true! A manual treadmill has the advantage of being easier to get around and to use but it lacks one major feature – the motor. If you like running or walking then you will appreciate the workout that a motorised version gives you.
Why does a motorised treadmill work so well? First of all, it is the constant speed. You can't be walking on a treadmill and suddenly come to a complete stop because the deck is stationary. This means you won't be wasting any time or energy moving across the deck. Because your speed is always the same, you will be exercising for the same amount of time no matter how fast or slow you're moving.
The motors that are in these treadmills are usually more powerful than those in a manual treadmill. But they are also quiet and so it isn't a major ordeal to maintain them. The motorised ones also tend to run a lot cooler, so they aren't as bothersome to your body.
One thing that I'd like to point out about motorised treadmills is their portability. When you are walking on a manual treadmill, you are restricted by the placement of the treadmill on your floor. If you have a small kitchen then you may not have the room for a big treadmill. This limits where you can put your treadmill. If you have limited space, then the motorised treadmill may be the only option. So you can easily keep your manual treadmill around for use in emergencies.
On the other hand, if you have a huge home with a big yard, then it would make more sense to purchase a motorised treadmill. You can put them in the yard or anywhere else in your home. You can also use them in a public gym, if there is one nearby. The only limitation to using a motorised treadmill is the amount of money you have to spend, but even with that, they still cost less than a good manual treadmill.
The bottom line is that a motorised treadmill can help anyone who wants to get into shape – regardless of fitness level or physical condition. The best part is that they are easier to use than a manual treadmill. They require less effort than walking on a manual machine, which can be very enticing to many people.