Is it worth having a treadmill at home?

If having a fit and healthy lifestyle is something you’re striving towards, adding a treadmill to your home gym or spare room can be the perfect investment.

If having a fit and healthy lifestyle is something you’re striving towards, adding a treadmill to your home gym or spare room can be the perfect investment. Treadmills in Ireland have risen in popularity within a home gym setting. Whether it's running or walking, cardiovascular exercise has always been a convenient way to stay fit.

A huge benefit to having your own treadmill for home use is convenience. With life becoming busier than ever, having equipment to get your workout in without travel time is a bonus. Gone are the days of driving to the gym, or running in the rain. You can workout whenever you like! Choosing to stay fit while keeping it within your own schedule is the best recipe for success.

Woman running on a Treadmill in the living room

How to choose the best treadmill for home use?

There are so many different options to choose from when purchasing a treadmill for home use. Whether it’s foldable treadmills, or incline treadmills, we’re here to help point you in the right direction! The first thing to consider is your space. Are you looking for something that is easily stored away? In this case, size and storage options may be at the forefront of your decision. Maybe you’re after something with customisable speed and incline options? A Nordictrack treadmill or a Proform Treadmill are some of the many worth taking a look at.

If you’re seeking a further challenge, a curved treadmill could be the way to go. Air Runners are self generated treadmills that give you the closest feeling to running outdoors.

Man folding a foldable Treadmill

Is walking on a treadmill as good as walking outside?

We all know fresh air is extremely important for us, but sometimes when that isn't possible, having another option is always welcomed. Treadmills give you the option to customise your workouts. A significant benefit is having access to features such as speed, incline controls, and even a range of built in workouts. This allows you to take each session at your own intensity and get the most out of your training.

Another benefit of completing your workouts indoors is safety. Having confidence in your set up and surroundings will put you at ease, whether it's a walk or a run. Treadmills offer safety measures and security, which reduces the risk of injury and allows for a stress free session.


What features should I look for on a Treadmill for home use?

Foldable Treadmills

Foldable treadmills are designed for home use, and as such, are a great space saving piece of home gym equipment if compared to bulkier commercial grade treadmills.

Of course, with a commercial treadmill, space is not that big of an issue since the equipment will stay in the cardio designated area of a gym, so there's no need to be folding treadmills all the time. Also commercial treadmills are built for durability since there will be many people using the treadmill on any given day, so it helps when you have less moving parts.

Benefits of folding treadmills

Having a folding treadmill is ideal for those with unpredictable schedules or for those who live in more remote locations, where the roads are not safe for pedestrians or joggers. And don't let us even start talking about the weather!

What's even better is that modern treadmills are equipped with a cushioning mechanism throughout the deck area so you’ll have a softer landing with every step, reducing the impact on ligaments and articulations. 

Incline Treadmills

Studies show that changing the intensity of your workout burns more calories than exercising in a constant rhythm. And a incline treadmill helps you do just that.

Benefits of incline treadmills

Another great advantage of the incline treadmill is that it improves not only your cardiovascular conditioning, but it's a great way to strengthen your lower body and core muscles. You see, by increasing the incline, you're engaging more of your abs and your glutes, whilst toning your quads and hamstring faster. And if your goal is fat loss, increasing the incline burns calories 5 times quicker than a flat angle.

And it's not just about getting fitter. It's about keeping things exciting. Everyone loves that extra challenge to stay motivated. And that's why adjusting your incline levels might make a difference.

Treadmill Displays

The latest trend in treadmills for home are the Colour LCD Displays. Some treadmills even feature an impressive 27 inches display! And what's the fuzz about those displays? Well, using a display just to see your stats, like heart rate, speed or distance, is a thing of the past. Nowadays, thanks to interactive on-demand personal training apps, like iFIT, exercising at home has never been so stimulating.

Well, you have hundreds of on-demand workouts, conducted by personal trainers that can even adjust the intensity for you... Remotely! So in order to really be transported into that virtual class, you need a large display with good speakers.

And another great feature of those apps is that they offer an immersive experience that virtually transports you to beautiful sceneries all over the world. You wanna go for a jog on a snowy mountain? Go for it! Is the weather letting you down and you dream of going for a run on a sandy beach? Not a problem. The app is there for you. But for that, you'll need to have a large colour display.

So, I know the benefits, now how do I pick one?

Now that you know the benefits, let's run through a quick checklist of things to consider before you begin searching for treadmills for sale.

Budget- What is your price range? Try filtering this before you search to help narrow down your options.

Space- As we spoke about previously, where will your treadmill be placed? If you need to be selective on space, a foldaway treadmill may be necessary.

Features- What kinds of features do you require? Is there a top speed you need, do you need a screen or iPad holder? These questions will help make sure you buy the correct one for you!

Man running on an incline Treadmill in the bedroom

Final Thoughts

Whatever your workout may be, this versatile piece of equipment can benefit your space in many ways. Treadmills for home use have become a popular way to keep healthy, and it’s easy to see why. Browse the right fit for you in our treadmills section, or try before you buy and Visit Our Showroom in Dublin.