Treadmills are among the most popular at-home exercise machines, according to the Mayo Clinic. As a busy mom, you may prefer using a treadmill at home than venturing out to a crowded gym. Whether you walk, jog or run on your new treadmill, you can enjoy a number of potential benefits, including lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced risk of developing diabetes and, of course, weight loss or weight control.
Landice L7 Cardio Trainer
The Landice L7 LTD Cardio Trainer is one treadmill recommended by the Consumer Search website. The official product description notes that this treadmill is designed for at-home use of less than five hours per day, so keep this in mind if your spouse or kids might also want to use your Landice L7 LTD Cardio Trainer. This treadmill also comes with plenty of programmable options, such as calorie and heart rate goals. It also features heart rate monitors and a variety of pre-programmed workouts, based on your physical interests and level of ability. Finally, even significantly overweight moms can use the Landice L7 LTD Cardio Trainer as it has a weight capacity of 300 lbs.
The Sole F63 is another option recommended by the Consumer Search website. The Consumer Search product description notes that this treadmill works best for those who use walking and light jogging in their exercise regimen. It may not be the best option for moms who love treadmill running. The Sole F63 offers a maximum speed of 10 mph and the actual treadmill itself weighs about 245 lbs. It also offers an extensive labor, electronics, rollers, motor and frame warranty.
PaceMaster Platinum Pro VR
If you are up for some heavy-duty incline and decline training, then you may want to purchase a PaceMaster Platinum Pro VR. “Runner’s World Magazine” and Consumer Search website both recommend this at-home treadmill. The PaceMaster Platinum Pro VR can hold moms (and dads) of up to 400 lbs. and offers an extensive warranty protecting many aspects of this machine.
Horizon Evolve SG
Moms who want just to walk and not deal with extensive assembly might consider purchasing the Horizon Evolve SG treadmill, recommended by the Consumer Search website. The maximum speed of 6 mph basically rules this machine out for runners. A huge potential advantage of the Horizon Evolve SG is that it is foldable and stands only about 10 inches tall when folded. This could work out well for moms who have a small space or don’t want their young kids jumping on the treadmill without appropriate supervision.
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