Improve Fitness, Burn Calories and Lose Weight
Running is great cardiovascular exercise and a fantastic way to increase your fitness. It raises your heart rate, which helps strengthen your heart whilst improving your circulation. If you are hoping to lose weight, running is a great way to burn calories: in 30 minutes you could burn 300 calories running a 10 minute mile.
Easier On Your Knees
Treadmill decks have shock absorption systems to soak up some of the impact of the running action. In this way they offer a lower impact alternative to pounding the pavements without having to reduce your training. A good treadmill deck can reduce the impact on your joints by up to 30%.
The British weather is sadly never dependable. A light drizzle is quite nice and will help keep you cool while you run, but a full soaking isn’t much fun and it can really reduce the effectiveness of your workout. With a home treadmill you can run whatever the weather.
In the winter, some of us don’t feel comfortable running outdoors in the evenings. A home treadmill solves that dilemma. There are far fewer hazards too; no cars or uneven surfaces, for a start.
One of the great benefits of having a home treadmill is the ability to zone out and motivate yourself by listening to music (without having to wear headphones) – most good treadmills have built-in speakers which you can plug your iPhone or mp3 player into. Alternatively, you can position a TV screen or tablet in front of you to catch up on your favourite programs while you run.
Run Your Favourite Courses
Most good quality treadmills allow you to customise the programs, meaning you can take your favourite outdoor running course and input the distances and inclines. Great if you’re training for a particular event.
It’s always there. No extra motivation needed, no special clothes to think about finding. Just hop on and start running.
Buying a good quality home treadmill is a fantastic investment in your long term health but we know it is often a financial stretch in the short term. We offer 0% interest free credit on all fitness equipment over £600 so you’ll be able to spread the cost over 6 or 12 months.
Something for Everyone
A treadmill can be used for rehabilitation, a brisk uphill walk, a regular jog, high octane interval training or marathon training. No matter what your fitness goals are a treadmill can help you reach them. Regular runners will want a big deck with plenty of space to run and the ability to design bespoke programs. It is worth keeping these things in mind when buying to ensure you invest in a treadmill that suits your long term fitness goals.
Running outdoors is great but it’s much harder to control your pace and keep it consistent. With a treadmill you will know exactly how far you have run and at what speed. This also helps you set goals to improve your performance over time.