What is the best treadmill to buy?

When people consider the question “what is the best treadmill to buy?” there are several factors to consider.

In speaking with several senior sales associates for At Home Fitness, which is Arizona’s largest fitness equipment retailer, I learned that sometimes the best treadmill for an individual isn’t one that’s widely advertised.

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill

Some people make the mistake of writing down the name of equipment they’ve used at a commercial gym and assume that’s what would also be best for their home gym.

That couldn’t be further from the truth. Club brands are chosen for durability because they can be in use for 10-16 hours a day. You’re not going to get the smoothest rides, runs or lifts, or most comfortable seats on machines that are built to sustain great stress.

For instance, a monster dump truck is best for a quarry job, but obviously not your daily commute to work or a road trip. You’d obviously opt for a more comfortable, stylish truck for personal use. In a similar vein, the most heavy duty fitness equipment is not the best choice for a home gym.
To find the best high-end fitness equipment in Arizona, including top of the line treadmills, turn to the pros at At Home Fitness. They have treadmills that are used by everyone from marathon and professional runners to the average couple next door.
Here are some of At Home Fitness’ featured treadmill brands that they recommend the most for personal home gyms:

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 Pro Runner Treadmill (MSRP $2,499) has high quality components such as an Ortho Flex Shock™ belt and a 3.0 HP motor. It’s a high end treadmill at the fraction of the cost of competitors.
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 Lite Runner ($999), 80i Fold Flat (Fit Prof 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 – 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.

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.

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 aaron@athomefitness.com