Treadmill Buying Guide : Choose the Right Treadmill for You

Treadmills (often referred to as running machines) are pieces of cardio equipment used for running, jogging or walking whilst remaining in one place.

A treadmill provides a moving platform by means of a running deck and belt. The belt is powered by an electric motor and moves from the front to the rear, allowing the person to walk opposite to the direction of the belt.

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TDM-95 Motorized Treadmill

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TDM-99S Motorized Treadmill - NEW

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TDM-100 S Motorized Treadmill ...

MRP : Rs.54,320/-

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TDM-105 Auto Lubricating Treadmill...

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TDM-105M Auto Lubricating ...

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TDM-110S Motorized Treadmill...

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TDM-115S – Auto Lubrication - NEW

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TDM - 125 Multifunction...

MRP : Rs.72,015/-

SELLING PRICE : Rs.45,800/-

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TDM 125S - Auto Lubricating...

MRP : Rs.69,580/-

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TDA-120 Motorized Treadmill - NEW

MRP : Rs.63,442/-

SELLING PRICE : Rs.37,800/-

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TDA-125 Auto Lubricating. . .

MRP : Rs.82,124/-

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TDA-225 Auto Lubricating Treadmill . . .

MRP : Rs.70,301/-

SELLING PRICE : Rs.40,000/-

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TDA-250 Multifunction Motorized . . .

MRP : Rs.73,044/-

SELLING PRICE : Rs.51,800/-

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TDA-310 Motorized Treadmill

MRP : Rs.84,731/-

SELLING PRICE : Rs.62,000/-

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TDA - 330 Multifunction ...

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TDA-330 S Multifunction ...

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SELLING PRICE : Rs.63,000/-

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TDA-430 Motorized Treadmill

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TDA - 535 Motorized Treadmill ...

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TDA-590 Motorized Treadmill. . .

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Treadmill Buying Guide : Choose the Right Treadmill for You

Treadmills (often referred to as running machines) are pieces of cardio equipment used for running, jogging or walking whilst remaining in one place.

A treadmill provides a moving platform by means of a running deck and belt. The belt is powered by an electric motor and moves from the front to the rear, allowing the person to walk opposite to the direction of the belt.

Manufacturers are continually reducing their manufacturing costs. This means you can now purchase a reliable home use treadmill for under INR 85000 and a cheap budget one for under INR45000!

In the India we have unpredictable weather patterns throughout the year and as winter approaches there are fewer hours of daylight.

Because of this walking, jogging and running outside can prove to be difficult. However with treadmills you can walk, jog or run in the safety and comfort of your own home, rain or shine, day or night!

The fitness benefits of using a treadmill

Different treadmill types

Whether its a Motorised Treadmill a Manual Treadmill a Foldable Treadmill or a Non Folding Treadmill its important to choose the Right Treadmill

If you decide to buy and use a treadmill, it could be one of the wisest health decisions you could make. Treadmills, particularly motorised treadmills are easy to use fitness machines, they will improve your cardiovascular system and they provide the ideal way to burn calories and help with weight management. If you are a runner then its all well and good taking a run during the warm summer evenings but what happens when the winter snow, rain and dark evenings arrive? Well thats easy, you pull down your foldable treadmill from the cupboard under the stairs, plug it in and start jogging and the whole family can use it as well.

But buyers beware!

There are more treadmills on the market than any other kind of fitness equipment leaving you the consumer with a mind-boggling choice. This is a mixed blessing. There is now a good range of quality treadmills to choose from but there are many more treadmills out there that you should think very carefully about before spending you’re hard earned cash.

Consider the following.

A good motor fitted to a quality treadmill will have a trade price of INR42000 plus. Yet there are cheap treadmills on the market selling for this price. To be fair even the cheapest treadmills will offer something to those on a tight budget but be warned, they may come with problems. Some of these machines have been designed to last not much more than 6months because they think that people will not be using them for much longer than that. It sounds unbelievable but true. A lot of these fitness machines are sold on the web. They are bought over by the container from the Far East. The web site sells them off offering all kinds of guarantees then a few months down the line the web site disappears leaving you the consumer with no redress. So if you see a very low priced treadmill its a case of buyer beware.

The following tips will help you maximize your investment, prevent you falling into any traps and also help you reach your desired goals
Buying your Treadmill

It is often the case that there will be more than one person in the family who will be using the treadmill. Discussing each person’s goals will help make sure that you purchase workout equipment that will withstand the use of multiple family members and provide the adjustments to accommodate different size users. For example, going for the cheapest option or buying a low quality underpowered motorised treadmill is a common mistake, but one that can cause considerable problems, particularly if it is being used by both a 57 and a 107 Kg person. Also will the treadmill grow with you? In a very short time with regular use you will find your fitness improving and as it does so you will need more from your treadmill. Will it be able to accommodate this?

A specialist fitness equipment store should be able to offer a range of treadmills for you to try. They will also be able to show you how to use the treadmill properly and provide installation as well as show you how to do routine maintenance. Then test the exercise equipment yourself. Almost any treadmill will feel and seem adequate if you just walk on it for a couple of minutes. Its only when you begin to put the treadmill through its paces by jogging or running on it, adding elevation and using different programmes will you start to see and feel the major difference in quality and comfort, even vibration and noise. When you go to the store wear appropriate clothing so you can test the gym equipment properly. A good treadmill is a major investment. Take your time.

Consider where you are going to site your treadmill. There is no problem with putting a treadmill upstairs as long as you appreciate that someone running hard on it will cause some noise and vibration below. A garage is fine as long as its not damp, which would effect the electronics. Conservatories are popular, but if its south facing it may get to hot. If you have a gym room on the ground floor, which is something that is growing in popularity then you have the perfect solution. Space should not be too much of a problem today now that there is such a large range of folding treadmills available. Don't forget that a motorised treadmill is an electric treadmill and will therefore require power from an electric socket.


Easily Navigable Console

When you look at the treadmill console does it make sense? Do you intuitively know how the buttons work? Is the screen large enough and the workout information easy to read? The sales person will show you the basics but when you get the treadmill home they will not be there to guide you, so make sure you feel comfortable that you will be able to use the console with ease.

Cushioned Deck

This is a major selling point for all treadmills now, but not all cushioning systems are the same. The ideal absorption system should be one that feels firm and stable when you run yet still forgiving. It should not feel soft and spongy and slap back at you. This kind of cushioning could cause knee injuries over time and also wear out quickly. Good quality treadmills from respected manufacturers provide cushioning that is researched based and can show evidence on why their system works. There should be methodology in the system other than simply putting in rubber spacers or dampeners. Some treadmills now come with orthopaedic belts, which subtly enhance the cushioning further. The only way you can be sure you like the feel of the cushioning is to test the treadmill. Remember anything that will make your workout more comfortable will result in you sticking with it and achieving your desired goals.

Adequate Motor

This is where the confusion really starts. Dont be fooled by the bigger is always better rhetoric. There is more to a treadmill motor than its size. What you should look for is a continuous duty HP motor (continuous duty is a measure of horsepower under regular anticipated use and is far more meaningful than peak horsepower). In reality 2.0HP and above should be sufficient for any user as long as the rest of the motorised treadmills components are of a high quality. For example a good cooling mechanism will reduce the heat generated by the motor and other major components, prolonging their life and reducing wear on these parts. A large motor with a poor cooling system is not a good combination as this will result in premature wear and poor performance. However a superior cooling system and quality electronics do not come cheap and this is why there is such a disparity in price of motorised treadmills. Try not to focus on just the big or quiet motor, instead look at the treadmill as a whole system, with matching components that work together. It is this that makes the difference between a bog standard cheap treadmill and a quality treadmill.

Console Feedback

An array of feedback features is available on most motorised treadmills. It is tempting to buy one with everything but before you do, consider what is important to you and the other users of the treadmill and how you will use it. You will certainly need the basic information such as speed, distance, elevation and time. You then need to look for features that will motivate and challenge you such as pace and heart rate. If you get bored easily it may be worth investing money in a treadmill that has a range of different workout programmes, as this will help you stay motivated.

Folding Mechanism

Folding treadmills use one or two hydraulic pistons to assist with the lifting and lowering of the running deck. Make sure the piston is good quality and does the job. The majority of foldable treadmills have what some brands call a ‘softdrop’ mechanism. This lets the running deck drop slowly and gently without any intervention from you. It was designed to prevent injury to young children who may have accidentally released the treadmill from its raised locking position. These work very well but again the quality of the piston is crucial. The locking device differs considerably from brand to brand. Some have a simple release handle conveniently positioned at shoulder height, others have a pivoting plate at the bottom of the treadmill that you have to push down with your foot and others have an annoying leaver type piston combined support that you have to pull apart. They all work adequately but some are just easier to use.

We are often asked if foldable treadmills are less stable than a platform (non-folding) treadmill. Years ago folding treadmills were very unstable compared with a platform treadmill and cheap treadmills still are today. But buy a quality folder and you will be hard pressed to feel the difference.


The belt should be long enough and wide enough to accommodate your running style, if you plan to do a lot of running then look for a belt with a width of 500mm (20") and a length of 1400mm (55").


The maximum speeds will vary between models. Mid range and commercial treadmills have maximum speeds of 20kph (12mph). To give you an idea of speed, world class runners run at an average speed of 20kph during a marathon!

Incline (Elevation)

If you plan to do a lot of uphill walking or running then look for a treadmill with an incline of 10%. Thankfully most mid range treadmills incline to 10% (some incline to 12%).

Maximum user weights

Always check the maximum user weight before you purchase. Budget running machines usually have maximum user weights of around 100kg whilst mid range treadmills have maximum user weights of around 130kg.


You can purchase many accessories. At Powermax Fitness Superstore we offer accessories such as: Floor protector Mats, Extended treadmill warranties, Heart Rate Monitors and much more.

Remember the must haves when buying a Treadmill
Safety and Maintenance

Running and walking on a moving piece of exercise equipment is very effective and simple, but for the raw beginner it can also feel unsafe and fraught with quality issues if you don’t choose wisely.

Safety Features

Look for an emergency stop button on the treadmill that is easy to see and accessible, no matter what speed or incline you are running at. There should also be a safety tether key. This is a key that plugs into the treadmill console and has a cord that runs from it that attaches to your clothing. If this key is pulled out the treadmill will automatically stop. Therefore if you fall or faint then the treadmill will not continue running which could cause serious injury. A tether key is ideal for a beginner. Has the treadmill got heart rate features, feedback and interactivity? All these help towards a safe and effective workout. Make sure the treadmill has handrails that are comfortable to hold but are not intrusive. Can you run or walk without your hands or arms hitting them? Testing in store for several minutes will help decide this. Finally the belt speed should rise and fall in gradual increments, guaranteeing you are always in control. When buying fitness equipment, gym equipment or any type of workout equipment safety must always be a priority


A treadmill will always require a little maintenance, after all a treadmill is a mechanical and electronic piece of moving exercise equipment. However on a quality treadmill the maintenance should be minimal. Once set up you should not be centring the belt or lubricating the running deck after every workout. A well- designed unit should take in normal wear and tear. Ask the salesman what is required. Some treadmills have reversible running decks. This means that if normal wear and tear takes it course on the running surface the deck can be flipped over, basically doubling the life of the running deck. This is something that can be done by a competent owner but it is always worth asking the store what they will charge to do it professionally. If you have bought quality, professional gym equipment then it may be worth paying that extra to get a professional to look after it. However on a quality treadmill this is something that will not be require for many years.


Today treadmill warranties are almost used as a marketing tool. Companies now compete to offer longer and more comprehensive warranties. This is all well and good as long as the manufacturer is still in business in 10 years time. At minimum the treadmill should have a 3 year motor warranty, 1 year electronics and 1-2 year labour cover. As with everything else and this is probably more so with a treadmill, you get what you pay for. A treadmill has to take an enormous amount of punishment compared to other fitness equipment. For anyone who has regularly visited a health club they have probably found that the one piece of equipment that is out of order more than any other is the treadmill. Therefore the better the quality the less likely you will need to use your warranty. Finally Equally as important, does the dealers from whom you are purchasing the exercise equipment, have their own service staff that are trained and authorised by the manufacturer to service your fitness equipment. At Powermax Fitness we have our own dedicated service engineers who have years of experience.

Why you should buy your treadmill from Powermax Fitness