JTX TREADMILLS OVERVIEW
If you've been looking at running machines, we have the perfect range to suit your every need. Whether you’re hoping to get fit and lose weight, you're in training for an event, or you want to give your knees a rest from pavements. Treadmills offer a fantastic fitness solution for users of all abilities: come rain or shine, you can get into the zone, listening to your favourite tunes – no excuses.
The JTX Slim-Line Flat Folding Treadmill can be stored under a bed or in a cupboard, ideal for anyone with limited space. The JTX Sprint range of treadmills feature a dual-hydraulic folding and safety lock system. This allows you to quickly and safely fold your folding treadmill into a more compact size.
An important consideration when choosing a motorized treadmill is the horsepower rating of its motor. A stronger motor will be able to handle heavier users, faster speeds and will last longer compared to a treadmill with a smaller motor.
Treadmills are available with motor ratings as low as 1.25 horsepower; these treadmills are usually entry-level models that are suitable for brisk walks and light use. High-end commercial treadmills range up to 4.0 horsepower and are built to withstand constant use in a gym setting. As you would expect, treadmills with smaller motors are often less expensive than their more powerful counterparts. We recommend a motor with a horsepower rating of at least 1.5 hp.
Horsepower ratings for running machines can be confusing because there is no standard way of presenting the information. Some manufacturers prefer to list the peak horsepower rating. This is the maximum amount of power the motor is capable of producing. Another rating is continuous horsepower, which is a measure of the constant power of the motor while it is running at a continuous speed. It doesn’t overly matter which rating you use but is important to make sure you are comparing like with like.
Belt Size (Running Area)
When you choose a treadmill for your home gym, it’s important to find one that suits your height, supports your weight and will fit in the available space.
While treadmill specifications often list the deck length and width, we recommend you base your buying decision on the size of the belt (running area), opting for one that is at least 125 cm (49”) long and 41 cm (16”) wide. If you are over 6ft, we would recommend a belt size of 140 cm (55”) or more to ensure a comfortable stride when running.