Treadmill deals can help save you money on your journey to keep fit in the comfort of your own home. As one of the most popular types of home exercise equipment, treadmills provide a great aerobic workout and can help to build strength and endurance. It’s no wonder over $1.5bn was spent on treadmills in the US in 2020, according to Statista.
However, what exactly should you look for when buying a treadmill? It’s a big investment, so you want to consider your budget, needs, space and how much you’ll use it, as well as any premium features you might want it to have.
While commercial treadmill prices can be on the pricier side, there are lots of treadmill deals and discounts to help you save money. Additionally, many models are even foldable, which are a great option for people short on space.
The good news is you can find a home treadmill for under $500, but it’s worth considering that you tend to get what you pay for. This means that a more affordable model might not last as long as one over the $1,000 mark. Below, we reveal the latest treadmill deals to help you make the right choice for you.
Which treadmill deal is right for you?
Choosing a treadmill deal means that you need to consider a few things before you buy:
- What’s your budget?
- How noisy is the machine?
- What size and horsepower is the motor?
- How big is the running belt?
- What’s the weight capacity?
One of the biggest considerations for many people will be the noise level of the machine. Some treadmills can be noisier than others, so bear that in mind before you buy. The size of the motor is also important. At the very least, you’ll want to look for a motor with 1.5 horsepower (HP). However, if you’re a regular runner, it’s recommended to opt for 2.5 to 3.0 HP. The XTERRA TR6.6 Treadmill is a gym-quality machine that features a powerful motor that will satisfy keen running enthusiasts. You will also need a more powerful motor depending on your weight.
The size of the running belt is another important consideration. You’ll want to look for one that’s sized at least 48” by 18” for running. However, if you’re over 182cms (6ft) tall then you’ll need at least a 52” belt for walking, and a 54” one for running. The NordicTrack 2950 treadmill features a 60” running belt, making it a good option for serious runners.
Meanwhile, if you’re after a smaller machine, the UMAY Portable Under Desk treadmill slots beneath a table or sofa, making it ideal for walking or light jogging.
Treadmills on sale
Famistar W500C Portable Folding Electric Treadmill deal
Famistar W500C Portable Folding Electric Treadmill
Best treadmill for walking
Weight limit: : 240lbs | Dimensions: 55.1″ x 24.2″ x 41.3″ | Dimensions (Folded): 17.7″ x 24.2″ x 48.8″ | Running belt: : 15.7” x 43.3” | Programs:: 12 | Incline:: No | Max speed: : 6.2mph | Motor: : 1.5 HP | Foldable: | Comes with two knee straps :
Small running surface
This is an entry-level treadmill with no ability to increase the incline. However, this treadmill is so affordable that this omission can be forgiven. It’s worth noting that this treadmill has a small walking area, as it’s designed for lighter people who are walkers or joggers rather than heavy-duty runners. It comes with 12 programs and is great value as a starter treadmill. For those who are short of space and want something that’s capable of being compact, this treadmill folds away. Other features include a built-in USB port, an audio jack, speakers and heart rate pulse grips.
XTERRA TR6.6 Treadmill deal
XTERRA TR6.6 Treadmill
Best treadmill for gym quality
Weight limit: : 350lbs | Dimensions: 78.9” x 35” x 57.1” | Dimensions (Folded): 38.6” x 35” x 73” | Running belt: : 20” x 60” | Programs: 12 | Incline: 15% | LCD screen: 7.5” | Max speed:: 12 mph | Motor: : 3.0HP | Foldable: | Lifetime warranty on frame and motor:
Wide running surface
This great value treadmill has everything you need, featuring running settings that are perfect for anyone ranging from beginner to pro. It can withstand 20+ hours of use a week thanks to its wide running belt and deck cushioning, which can support up to 159kg (350lbs). This treadmill also has an in-built shock absorbing system, which is designed to be joint-friendly and can help reduce risk of injury. Meanwhile, the deck has a two-ply belt and industrial grade 2.36” rollers with ball bearings for smooth motion, which should help make it super durable.
Famistar 9028S 3.2HP Portable Folding Electric treadmill deal
Famistar 3.25HP Folding Electric Treadmill
Best treadmill for first-time treadmill owners
Weight limit: : 300lbs | Dimensions:: 61.40” x 27.50” x 49.20” | Dimensions (Folded):: 26.7” x 27.5” x 53.1” | Running belt: : 47.2” x 16/5” | Programs: 12 | Incline: 15% | Max speed: : 9 mph | Display: LCD | Motor: : 3.25 HP | Foldable: | Speaker: Inbuilt hi-fi MP3 | Includes two free knee straps:
Large running surface
Tablet doesn’t fit on control panel
With a shock-absorbing running belt and a hi-fi MP3 speaker system, the Famistar 3.2HP Portable Folding Electric treadmill has an auto incline setting and AUX port for your phone to play your favourite running tracks. Impressively, this treadmill folds up to less than 30 square inches and it features 12 programs to choose from and a powerful 3.25HP motor. The Famistar 3.2HP also comes with handrail controls and is designed to be super easy to both set up and fold away.
UMAY Portable Under Desk treadmill deal
UMAY Portable Under Desk treadmill
Best treadmill for office use
Weight limit: : 198lbs | Dimensions: 57.9” x 23.6” x 8.9” | Running belt: : 45.3” x 16.1” | Programs: 12 | Max speed: : 4 mph | Motor: : 1.5HP | Foldable:
Compact and quiet
Stows under desk or sofa
Time limit on warranty
Designed for walking and light jogging, the lightweight UMAY Portable Under Desk treadmill is great for home offices and people short of space. It has a shock-absorbing surface that’s designed to be easy on the joints, a durable steel frame and a wireless remote control feature. One of the main downsides is that you can’t go too fast on this treadmill, as the speed limit is just 4mph. However, you can still work up a good sweat by speed walking or light jogging, making this treadmill great for heart health and improving overall cardiovascular fitness.
Treadmill accessories deals
Looking for some great treadmill accessories deals? Protect your floor with the waterproof, non-slip Famistar treadmill trainer floor mat ($39.99). It also doubles up as an exercise mat when you want to take your workout to the floor, or do a cool down or stretch session. XTERRA also has a deal on its treadmill mat, currently $44.99, down from $54.99. The 3” x 7” mat is 6mm thick to dampen vibrations and reduce noise, as well as protect floors from scratches and scrapes.
Working out on a treadmill can be a sweaty business. Cool down with this AMACOOL battery-operated clip on fan for $28.99, down from its original price of $35.99.
Safety key stopped working or lost? This universal magnet replacement safety key
is compatible with NordicTrack, Proform, Reebok, Epic, Golds Gym, Weslo and Freemotion, and easily clamps to clothing.
No screen holder on your treadmill? The JUBOR tablet mount is compatible with 4.7” x 12.9″ screens so you can read, watch TV or even join Zoom meetings while you work out.
Maddy is a freelance journalist specializing in fitness, health and wellbeing content. She has been a writer and editor for 22 years, and has worked for some of the UK’s bestselling newspapers and women’s magazines, including Marie Claire, The Sunday Times and Women’s Health. Maddy loves HIIT training and can often be found working out while her two young daughters do matching burpees or star jumps. As a massive foodie, she loves cooking and trying out new healthy recipes (especially ones with hidden vegetables so the kids eat them). Maddy is currently completing a diploma in Level 3 personal training and can’t wait to help other busy mums like her feel energized and confident in how they look and feel.