We know limited workout space is the biggest problem for every person when it comes to purchasing a treadmill. This is where space saver treadmills come into the picture. Believe me! A space saver treadmill is a fantastic option when space is an issue, especially if you’re planning to run regularly in an apartment, small condo, or small bonus room in your house. As space saver treadmills are lightweight, inexpensive and come with a portability factor that makes it easier for one to move and store them due to their smaller size.
Home treadmill technology seems to have matured. With all the computer technology built-in, what more than the manufacturers do to make their products better?
Do users really want a more life-like outdoor running experience indoors? It can seem like such improvements are diverging from the main purpose of the treadmill – for people to exercise more effectively. However, the main problem with exercising is that people just don’t do it. Anything that makes exercising more convenient or enjoyable is improving people’s results.
One way to do this is by eliminating the excuse that “I just don’t have room for it.”
Fold-up home treadmills have been around for about fifteen years. They allow people with limited space to lift up the base and fold it close to upright. Then the whole machine can be tilted down to roll the treadmill on the two wheels at the bottom rear of the base.
See the thing that looks like a shock absorber in the bottom of the photo on the right? That’s what allows you to slowly and easily lift and drop the treadmill base. It may seem like this idea could not be improved on, but it has been. One way is by “push button assist.” The means that users don’t have to lift up the whole weight of the base to fold the treadmill. A hydraulic mechanism is added to drastically reduce the effort required to lift or drop the actual weight lifted.
Improving on this idea further is putting another two wheels under the front of the treadmill. This allows the user to avoid having to tilt the machine and support its weight in order to move it after it is folded up. With four wheels, the machine is much easier to roll. See this photo to see what I mean:
See the difference? Awesome. Just remember to fold it down again.