Our top choices of the best treadmills for 2018, based on price, durability, features and consumer feedbacks.
Treadmills with incline running deck have become a standard in the fitness industry. In early days, only high-end, expensive machines had the option to change incline level. To change position of the running deck, you had to stop your machine, and to adjust an incline level manually using a lever or adjustment pins, then start up again. Many things have been changed since then, though there are still available several models, such as: Weslo Manual Treadmill.
Today, we have lots of motorised treadmills with an incline / decline capability. It is known under the name Power Incline Control. You are able to change incline level instantly with a simple touch of a button, while running. These treadmills offer much more than a standard treadmill with 10% - 12% incline levels. They go up to even 40%, like NordicTrack X9i Incline Trainer, which also have a capability to deline up to 8%. It helps strengthen your calves. A real benefit of this fetaures is that it can help you burn your fat three times faster and burn up to 3x more calories. Also, it is a necessary option for any cardio training.
Actually, an incline of 15% is probably good enough for the most of users, regardless if they are walking or running. Higher inline levels are generally used by advanced users. Maybe the best choice could be somewhere in the middle. If you are looking for a high-end yet not too expensive treadmill, we suggest you to consider the TT8 by Sole Fitness. Additionally, it has a decline capability of 8%.
One of the most advanced, high quaility machines in this category comes from Bowflex. It is designed for walking. Actually, this machine is designed only partly as a treadmill. The Treadclimber series are not cheap, but considering that they offer 3 fitness machines in 1, they could be a great solution. Treadclimbers act as a multipurpose machine: a stair climber, an elliptical trainer and a treadmill. For more info please see the Treadclimber reviews.