19 Dec 12 Days of AHF Christmas: Treadmills
Editor’s note: To help get our loyal Internet followers ready for Christmas, and let them know about the many great deals available through At Home Fitness, I’m revealing the 12 days of AHF Christmas. Here’s Day 6:
“On the sixth day of Christmas, At Home Fitness sent to me Six treadmills a-churning, Five Golden Dumbbells, Four Cybex arc trainers, Three 3G Cardio vibration machines, Two home gyms, And A sales associate with a great fitness plan for me.”
A treadmill is one of the most essential pieces of equipment for a person looking to stay in shape at home. Winter, spring, summer or fall, I’m always glad to be able to have a treadmill to hop on for a workout. When the weather is nice I’m less likely to use the treadmill, opting instead to exercise outside with a jog or walk.
But even during periods of ideal outdoor weather, a treadmill is still handy if you get busy during the day, you want to use it at night, or you just want to change up your workout. Many people prefer exercising on a treadmill year-round because of the great ways they can customize their run or walk. Treadmills are one of the easiest ways for a person to get an efficient aerobic workout. Whether you’re trying to get back into shape, begin a new exercise routine, maintain what you have or train for the next level, a treadmill can help take you to your goals.
This Christmas, I’m highlighting six treadmill manufacturers who you should check out if you’re interested in buying a treadmill:
3G Cardio – It is possible to get the best of both worlds when it comes to a treadmill for your home gym: value and quality. Based out of Phoenix, Ariz., the designers at 3G Cardio build their treadmills the way most people would: They provide everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The emphasis is on superior function of the treadmill, not on fancy electronic “extras” that you can add yourself for a lot less cost by hooking up an iPad or smart phone.
3G Cardio is a health and fitness equipment company led by owners with more than fifty years experience in the specialty fitness industry. They produce award-winning vibration training machines and treadmills that are carried by fitness equipment retail stores all over the country.The 3G Cardio company states that their experience has helped them, “Design and manufacture fitness equipment that will always outperform our clients’ expectations, as well as a business model that delivers the best equipment, the best prices, and the best client service and support in the industry.” 3G Cardio treadmills have received numerous “best buy” awards for the treadmills and vibration machines.
The list of 3G Cardio awards includes being named “2016 Treadmill Brand of the Year” by The Fit Prof, five-star ratings from Amazon.com and many other honors. ASICS shoe company has opened 57 new high-end shoe stores across the USA and has chosen the 3G Cardio Elite Treadmill as their “in-store” treadmill for testing and analyzing customers running style to help them select the proper running / walking shoe.
Three of the top models from 3G Cardio are the 80i Fold Flat (Best Treadmill under $2,000), Pro Runner (Best Treadmill under $2,500-tied) and Elite Runner (Best Treadmill under $4,000).
BH Fitness – BH Fitness carries an award-winning line of residential and commercial products, offering the latest technologies and features at value prices. Often costing far less than competitive models, their Signature Series is a great fit for home use. As part of their premium commercial line, the SK line is like no other treadmill in the market. With automotive grade paints on both plastics and steel parts, sleek styling, and uncompromising components, the new SK8900 will set the new standard of what a treadmill should be.
Landice – When it comes to treadmills, one size definitely does not fit all. There are many variables to consider: how much you’ll use it, how you’ll use it, what style you want, warranty and, of course, price. For those who want the best of the best in a high-end treadmill, Landice offers several outstanding choices. People might be surprised to learn they can mix and match some even at the elite level. Based on the model and options you choose, the award-winning Landice Treadmills generally sell for between $3,000-$7,000.
Landice offers three different sized frames, L7 and L8, and the new L9. It also offers four different electronic boards (pro trainer, pro sports trainer, cardio trainer and the top of the line executive trainer) to select from. Bodyguard – Since 1969, Bodyguard Fitness has been a leader in the design, engineering, testing and manufacturing of fitness equipment. Bodyguard Dissipation System (BDS) is designed to achieve 3 key goals: Minimize impact energy, maximize foot stability and simulate and athletic track feel. Their treadmills rely on more than just high quality shock absorbers; their BDS is engineered as a complementary system to the entire treadmill platform to achieve their goals.
Life Fitness – The Life Fitness company roots trace back to the earliest days of the modern fitness craze with the Lifecycle in the 1970s. Today, the Rosemont, Illinois, based company is still a leader that produces equipment with both the Health Club owner and home exerciser in mind. The Life Fitness cardio line features treadmills, as well as many other types of equipment.
Bladez – Bladez Fitness features a wide selection of treadmills that are loaded with value-added features and functionality that equally fit your budget and facility requirements. Clean, European styling is easy on the eyes, just as their durable components are easy on the knees and joints. Bladez treadmills feature Active Flex Suspension Systems, large running surfaces and commercial steel frames, providing durable and comfortable solutions for every exerciser. Polar Wireless Heart Rate chest strap compatibility and Contact Heart Rate sensors help provide a more motivational workout.
Star Trac – When designing the E-TRxi, Star Trac used 20 years of treadmill superiority to create the ultimate marriage of user experience, benefits, desires and features. Industry leading features include: 15” integrated HD PVS, iPod connectivity, easily accessible Hot Bar controls and Soft Trac® triple cell cushioning system for maximum shock absorption.
At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at email@example.com