How Much Does a Treadmill Cost?

If you wish to stay in shape by running or walking, you may find it hard to find time or you may not have an available walking area, especially during the winter season.  Joining a gym can be costly and inconvenient, but purchasing a treadmill for your home can be a great way to stay in shape on your own terms.  Treadmills allow you to exercise while watching television, in a comfortable temperature, and at any time of the day.

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How much does a treadmill cost?

Type of TreadmillPrice Range
Academy Treatmill$350 to $1,400
Horizon Treadmill$550 to $1,900
Lifefitness Treadmill$1,900 to $5,000
Nordictrack Treadmill$600 to $2,500
Precor Treadmill$1,500 to $2,000
Proform Treadmill$600 to $1,500
Xterra Treadmill$600 to $1,300

To give you a good idea what you can afford, here are a few brands, price ranges, features and reviews:

Treadmill Cost Range
BrandReviewsFeatures
    
Low-End ($100 to $200 Stamina InMotion Manual 3/5 stars with 18 reviews Two incline positions, electronic monitor and one-year warranty
Low-End ($350 to $500)

Merit Fitness 725T

4/5 stars with 78 reviews2.25HP motor, 2-window LED and 18×45″ workout area
Middle ($800 to $1,000) Smooth Fitness 5.65 Folding 4/5 stars with 170 reviews 3 Window LED, 2.75HP, 20×55″ walking surface.
Middle ($1,000 to $1,200) LifeSpan TR 1200i 4/5 stars with 68 reviews 2.5HP, Multicolored LCD screen, weight loss programs and “Best Buy” award winner.
High-End ($1,400 to $1,600) Sole F80 Treadmill 4/5 stars with 80 reviews 3.0HP, 7.5-inch LCD display and 350-pound capacity.
Premium ($2,000 to $2,200) Precor 9.27 Treadmill 4/5 stars with 7 reviews Cushioned impact, 10 workouts programmed and heart rate monitoring.

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