7 Best Treadmills

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Almost every person trying to lose weight has stepped on a treadmill. I started my yo-yo fitness journey almost 10 years ago and one piece of equipment I have used every time during that journey is a treadmill. During my most recent fitness journey, I’ve researched and used over a dozen treadmills. I have chosen 7 of the best-selling, highest-rated machines priced between $1,299-$2,490.

The best home treadmills are sized for convenience, powered by strong motors and outfitted with just the right features for workout guidance and entertainment. If you purchase the correct treadmill, it will be versatile and will meet the needs of different family members. Most people looking for a treadmill want a piece of equipment that can use at the comfort of being in their own home. They want a gym-like piece of equipment at home. All these treadmills on my list do just that. I’ll also share some additional information about sole treadmills and used treadmills.

Treadmill Technology

The good news is that modern treadmills are advanced, powerful, and can offer you a wide variety of workouts to fit every person’s needs. You can switch up your workouts to include a variety of cardio that includes walking, jogging, sprinting and running. All these forms of cardio will help you lose weight, improve your heart health, gain muscles and increase your endurance. Unfortunately, when you’re at the gym the treadmills are usually filled with tons of people leaping on and off; making it difficult to get your turn. Because of this inconvenience, a lot of people at some point decide to buy their own treadmill. With this in-depth treadmill review, I hope you’ll find the right machine that fits your lifestyle and budget.

Our Top Treadmills

Our top treadmills are listed below. This list has a wide variety of price ranges for everyone’s budget.

1. NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Price: $1487.00
Top Speed: 12 MPH
Key features: Quiet, Self cooling motor, Smart HD touchscreen

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a consistent top pick in the home treadmill market. It offers many different features to appeal to the avid runner or someone who is just trying to get into better shape. This treadmill has a quiet motor, 22-inch by 60-inch running surface. It also offers the perks of the iFit Coach experience. This membership allows you to workout with elite personal trainers from all over the world, including Australia, Africa and Europe. You can enjoy 12,000 on demand workouts and Google Maps technology.

When it comes to your average Joe trying to get into shape, NordicTrack Commerical 1750 offers real-time performance stat tracking that is perfect for keeping you accountable and motivated. Runners Flex Cushioning quickly allows you to switch the deck suspension from a cushioned surface to help with joint impact. Experience a calorie-torching workout with an incline range from –3% decline to a 15% incline. Other features this treadmill offers are an auxiliary music port, adjustable tablet holder, Autobreeze fans, and an integrated accessory tray.

Pros

  • It comes with a one-year NordicTrack iFit membership
  • 12,000-plus on-demand workout videos.
  • Hydraulic shock folding

Cons

  • Can be hard to assemble
  • Screen is relatively small
  • Must renew membership after 1 year

2. ProForm SMART Pro 5000

Price: $1,399.00
Top Speed: 12 MPH
Key features: 3-inch integrated speakers, tablet holder to secure your devices

The ProForm SMART Pro 5000 is a high-performing treadmill with many attractive features. It is comparable in many ways to our top pick, the NordicTrack Commercial 1750. They both have very similar features that provide excellent engineering. SMART Pro 5000 treadmill comes with a 1-year membership to iFit coach. This gives you full access to a huge collection of workouts and studio classes that will have you moving in no time.

The hardware has improved drastically from the older models. The SMART Pro 5000’s 22-inch by 60-inch tread belt is upgraded from the last model. This gives you more room to sprint and feel comfortable when grinding out a long run. It has a 4.0 continuous-duty horsepower Mach Z Commercial Plus Motor that is plenty for any at-home workouts. The treadmill itself weighs 291 pounds and measures 77.16 x 39.15 x 70 inches (length, width, height) once assembled. The machine easily folds up. One of the more advanced features is the 7” Smart HD touchscreen display. This makes it easy to follow along all the workouts from your iFit coach.

Pros

  • 7” Smart HD touchscreen
  • Strong powerful motor
  • 1-year membership to iFit coach

Cons

  • Upgrades cost extra
  • Customer service can disappoint
  • Can be hard to assemble

3. Sole F85 Treadmill

Price: $1999.99
Top Speed: 12 MPH
Key features: Built in speakers, Peak and Valley graphs