In today’s day and age, hectic work schedules allow for very little time to keep a check on fitness, on a regular basis. With 9-5 jobs in corporate offices becoming the norm nowadays, working people are leading increasingly stressful lives and need to maintain their fitness on a regular basis to cope with the rigours of work. While nothing beats a jog outdoors, treadmills come closest to simulating the experience, and are one of the best options when it comes to fitness equipment, for those who need to keep a check on proper cardiovascular functioning. A number of factors must be kept in mind while buying a treadmill, such as cost, effectiveness, whether it is motorized or not and the features it offers and whether they are conducive to one’s workout regimen. Following things should be paid attention to while buying a treadmill for home or an organisation:- Cost of the treadmill- Usage and health goals (Walking/ Jogging/ Weight loss/Training for runs etc.)- Motor and horsepower(look for 1.5 to 2.5 HP continuous duty, DC motors are generally quieter)- Should provide stability, durability and smooth ride.- Guarantee and warranty (Warranty for at least a year)- Extra features and programs.Get active and stay fit with these health machines!
#1 Afton M7 treadmill
This motorised treadmill from the house of Afton boasts of a number of features at an affordable price tag of Rs 54,999. It offers support for speeds ranging from a leisurely 0.8 km/hr up to 16 km/hr. It offers a peak motor power of 2 HP, which is sufficient for heavy workouts. The angle of incline can be changed from the control panel in front of the user. Support for a maximum weight of 150 kg implies most users looking to run off a few extra calories will be accommodated easily. It also offers a heart rate sensor, which is built into the hand rest on the side.