Treadmill Basics

Fold Up and Portable Treadmills

Folding Treadmills are referred to as fold-up or foldaway or foldable tread machines. These machines are great solutions in case you have a small apartment or a multi-use room.

A Folding Treadmill, as the name suggests, can be folded and stored away after use. Many of these machines have a hydraulic system that folds them up automatically.

Very often people with a temporary or short-term requirement, go in for a folding treadmill. Once the need is fulfilled, they dispose off these machines.

Easy to clean and maintain, these folding machines are lighter than the non-folding treadmills. As these machines are portable, they can be moved and carried around very easily.

However, due to the constraints of a folding design, most foldable treadmills are less stable and not of the same build quality as non-folding treadmills. Folding treadmills often wear out easily, even over a short span of time.

With thorough research, a buyer can find a folding fitness product, where quality is not compromised just for the sake of saving space. Fold-up treadmills in the price-range of $1000 and above are better quality products than the cheaper versions.

Foldaway machines with at least two years warranty are fine fitness products. Fold-ups with generous warranties on labor and parts may be good quality machines.

The best folding tread machines come from reputed companies. A potential buyer must look at the brand name and the reputation of the company in the fitness industry.

Many folding treadmills also come with added features such as heart rate monitor, handrails, pre-set workouts, fans/TVs, automatic shut off and panic buttons. However, there is always an added cost attached to these frills. If the buyer’s budget permits, then treadmills with these features can be considered.

A number of manual and automatically folding tread machines offer great cardio-vascular and weight loss workouts to the users.
Smooth and Sole treadmills are known for their range of high quality foldable treadmills. Many of their folding models are highly recommended by fitness experts.

A sensible and informed choice involves  a thorough research in the features and prices of various models.