It’s a New Year and there are weight loss resolutions and fitness goals and there are plenty of sales to choose from. But the dilemma with buying at-home workout equipment is usually in the cost. A gym membership may seem pricey, but gyms are also buying the top-quality equipment. You probably can’t afford gym quality at home, but some brands, like Life Fitness Treadmill, offer quality at-home models.
When most people look to buy at-home cardio machines, I would say 75 percent of people choose a treadmill. Not because it’s a space saver, but because they want to get the most out of their cardio. With a treadmill, you have the choice of low or high-impact activity that you just can’t get from an elliptical. Most treadmills now come with eight or more programs that can really help you increase your aerobic fitness by mixing up your intensity level.
Life Fitness Treadmills
So what company makes the best treadmill? I get asked this question all of the time and I can say without hesitation that it’s Life Fitness. Tried and true over my 30+ years of running, it’s my treadmill of choice since the late 1990s. Yes, it might be more expensive, but you just can’t beat the quality and the longevity of the Life Fitness treadmills. Why do you think you see them in every gym? The owners of health clubs want to buy the best, most reliable, and sturdy equipment so they aren’t throwing their money away. Bottom line, they want to keep their members happy. These treadmills last forever.
So why not do your body a favor? Aren’t you worth it? I always tell my clients not to be cheap with purchasing home exercise equipment—you only have one body for life! The Life Fitness Flex Deck feature takes up to 30 percent of the stress off your joints. That benefit alone is worth the extra money for a quality machine.
Let’s break down the benefits of a Life Fitness Treadmill
- Flex Deck reduces joint impact by 30 percent
- Maximum user weight at 400 pounds
- Belt length of 60 inches
- Warranty on their treadmills are lifetime for frame and shock absorbers, electrical and mechanical parts for 10 years, and labor is for one year
- Prices start at around $2,000 for their at home model and go up to around $5,500 for the gym model
- Polar chest strap included for heart rate training programs
- iPod compatibility
My personal choice of all the Life Fitness treadmills is the F1 Smart treadmill. It has the Flex Deck, energy saving features, and best of all you have access to the LF Connect website where you can share workouts and progress online with other users. Now that’s motivation for 2014!