You are willing to pay upwards of a couple of thousand dollars for a computer or television, in the tens of thousands for a car, and the hundreds of thousands for a home. How much are you willing to pay for your health? What is your fitness price? To even begin to answer this question then you must understand what it is that you are paying for with something like a basic treadmill. To begin to understand what it is that you are looking for you need to ask yourself four basic questions:
1. What is your price tag for this venture? Are you willing to pay over $1,000 for a treadmill or is your price tag half of this number? This is obviously contingent on where you are at in your life. Are you at a place in your life where you can afford to cough up several hundred dollars on something that isn’t going to feed you or drive you to work? What if it is the answer to feeling healthier? 2. What type of treadmill do you want? Are you basically just looking for a treadmill that will allow you to walk on it a lot or are you looking for one with all of the bells and whistles? The basic models will be much cheaper and easier to buy, but it is worth considering the better models. Especially if you are trying to achieve a certain distance or weight loss with each run. 3. Are you looking for a model with a large, powerful motor? The motor on your treadmill can be very important since you will obviously be using it over and over again. Find a motor that is steady enough to last a good time while being strong enough to endure your body size. 4. What kind of space do you have for the treadmill? If the treadmill is a large beast then you should probably have a large room in your house in which to store it. If you have a small place that you will be in for a while it is probably worth it to get a cheaper and less bulky model.