Treadmill Buyer’s Guide


Welcome to the Treadmill Buyer’s Guide. This is a free resource to help you choose a treadmill and get the best price when purchasing.

1) Pacemaster ProElite – 17 seperate running programs. Some preset, some customizable. Great reviews from running and consumer report magazines.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Retail store or online sale.

2) Merit Fitness 725E – Priced under $400. Terrific customer reviews. Features are basic but the performance is great for the price.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Amazon.com

3) Horizon Fitness T91 – Another low priced electric treadmill at around $600. Experts have rated this model in the top ten for value every year since its inception.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

4) Bowflex Series 7 – Moderately priced at about $1500. Built in fan has three settings to cool you while you workout. Good warranty. Advanced heart rate monitors.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

5) Magnum T21CH – Top of the line. Retails for about $6000. Too many awesome features to list.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION – iFitnessDirect

6) Horizon Evolve SG Compact – Small and light. Great to store in small places. Built in sound system. Good customer ratings.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

7) Sole F80 – Excellent customer ratings. Maximum weight limit of 350 pounds. Built in workouts.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Amazon.com

8) Stamina InMotion II – Operates very quietly. 42 inch long deck is nice. Folds for easy storage.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

9) Phoenix 98516 Manual – One of the highest rated manual treadmills around. Retails for about $120. Top selling manual for years.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Amazon.com

10) Crosswalk – Lukewarm reviews. Light on features but does have a surprisingly good warranty for a treadmill priced under $600.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION ICON Health and Fitness

11) Bowflex Series 3 – You see many of these being sold used because they keep their condition very well. Inexpensive for a Bowflex at about $1000.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

12) Proform C525 – It’s a Proform, what else is there to say. Proform is our favorite treadmill manufacturer. Retails for about $700. 50″ running path. Strong, durable motor.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

13) Star Trac 4500HR – Moderately priced at about $2200. Good expert reviews naming it top value model. Good customer reviews.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Amazon.com

14) Tunturi T40F – 3 horsepower motor. Foldable, with transport wheels. Weighs less than 220 pounds for easy movement. Great expert reviews. Retails about $2400.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Buy.com

15) ProForm 675 Crosstrainer – Comes with hand weights and set workouts for true cross training. Retails about $700.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

16) Bodyguard T240 – Retails for $2000. Average customer reviews but good expert consumer reports. Strong warranty.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Amazon.com

17) Smooth Fitness 5.45 – Top seller and leader in industry for years. Retails about $1000. Top of the line suspension system. Very heavy, not moveable but very sturdy. Good motor and warranty.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.

18) Nautilus 9 Series – Used almost exclusively for gyms but if you can afford it, this is as good as it gets. Retails about $10,000.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Used from health club.

19) Star Trac Pro – Same as the Nautilus 9. Retails about $9000.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Used from health club.

20) SportsArt TR21f – Retails about $3700. Comes with a specific glute trainer. Maximum weight capacity of 400 pounds. Used by many pro athletes.
BEST PRICE PURCHASE OPTION Direct from manufacturer.