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Get Ready for the Cold! Invest in a Treadmill

Get Ready for the Cold! Invest in a Treadmill By J. Maki As we move into the end of October, the temperatures are beginning to chill, and in a blink of an eye, wintry temperatures will affect many of us across the United States. With the cold temperatures come plentiful excuses of why not toContinue reading “Get Ready for the Cold! Invest in a Treadmill”

NordicTrack X32i Treadmill Review

NordicTrack X32i Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview If you have read our treadmill reviews for the X11i and X22i, you are going to recognize many the many similarities they share with the X32i. And if you have been paying attention, you can draw a conclusion as to what the “32” represents: YES! a behemothContinue reading “NordicTrack X32i Treadmill Review”

NordicTrack Commercial X11i Treadmill Review

NordicTrack Commercial X11i Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview The NordicTrack Commercial X11i Treadmill is a sturdy and robust unit that can handle your intense training regimens and that will challenge you with its unique inclining ability. The X11i has the ability to achieve a 40% incline and comes equipped with sled grips and aContinue reading “NordicTrack Commercial X11i Treadmill Review”

ProForm Performance 800i Treadmill Review

ProForm Performance 800i Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview The 800i is the premier model in the Performance series, and it surpasses the 400i and 600i models in all areas. With a price tag of $1600, you are making a serious investment in your health and fitness. At this price point, while you will benefitContinue reading “ProForm Performance 800i Treadmill Review”

ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill Review

ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill Review By J. Maki  Overview The ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill is one of three models in the Performance series, in the between the 400i and the 800i. It’s price tag hovers around $1300, which is more than likely the result of its technology and not so much its foundational components (durability,Continue reading “ProForm Performance 600i Treadmill Review”

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Treadmill Review

ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Treadmill Review By J. Maki  Overview At a cost hovering around $1500 dollars, the investment required for the SMART Pro 2000 is well worth it. In comparison to the Carbon Series treadmills by ProForm, the SMART Pro 2000 is strong in all of the key areas, in addition to possessing theContinue reading “ProForm SMART Pro 2000 Treadmill Review”

ProForm Smart Pro 9000 Treadmill Review

ProForm Smart Pro 9000 Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview A very solid treadmill across the board that can accommodate any fitness goals, all while delivering convenience, comfort, and a fair price. If you are looking for a commercial-grade treadmill space-sensitive enough to fit in your own home, the ProForm Smart Pro 9000 should beContinue reading “ProForm Smart Pro 9000 Treadmill Review”

Proform Carbon T10 Treadmill Review

Proform Carbon T10 Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview The upper end model of the Proform Carbon series, the T10 includes a few more perks than the T7. But we are not talking game-changing upgrades here.  What’s Different? While the majority of the T10 is identical to the T7, there are elements that set itContinue reading “Proform Carbon T10 Treadmill Review”

Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill Review

Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview The Bowflex BXT116 is the more cost-effective version of the T216, and quite honestly, though it is a couple hundred dollars cheaper, it is very comparable to its “better” equipped counterpart.  The primary areas I look for immediately when analyzing a new treadmill are a) the motor,Continue reading “Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill Review”

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Quick Q and A: What do I need to know about treadmill motors?

Quick Q and A: What do I need to know about treadmill motors? By J. Maki QUESTION What do I need to know about treadmill motors? ANSWER When preparing to invest in a treadmill, it is good to understand the quality of motor your desired model has. Typically, quality treadmills are powered by continuous dutyContinue reading “Quick Q and A: What do I need to know about treadmill motors?”

Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill Review

Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview The Bowflex BXT216 is a large model that is sturdy and durable and has the ability to support users up to 400 pounds. Additionally, it has a running belt wide and long enough to support taller runners with long legs and strides. Combine that with 4.0 ContinuousContinue reading “Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill Review”

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Reason # 3 to Invest in a Treadmill: Personalization

Reason # 3 to Invest in a Treadmill: Personalization By J. Maki Nothing beats a treadmill, and there are a host of reasons why. And while I am a proponent of outdoor exercise, and it is my primary choice for running and walking, I love my treadmill and all of the benefits it provides.  YouContinue reading “Reason # 3 to Invest in a Treadmill: Personalization”

ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill (2.5) Review

ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill (2.5) Review By J. Maki Overview In studying the reviews for the ProForm Cadence, it immediately becomes apparent that this treadmill was crafted for the individual with many space constraints. It has been described as “petite” and has the ability to fold, so if space is a premium for you, aContinue reading “ProForm Cadence LT Treadmill (2.5) Review”

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Goal-Setting: The First Step in Finding the Right Treadmill for You

Goal-Setting: The First Step in Finding the Right Treadmill for You By J. Maki If you’ve made the decision to invest in a treadmill, congratulations!  Owning a treadmill provides you with the flexibility, convenience, and customization to not only improve your health and fitness, but also your overall general quality of life.  The Important FirstContinue reading “Goal-Setting: The First Step in Finding the Right Treadmill for You”

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 2950 Review

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 2950 Review By J. Maki Overview The NordicTrack 2950 is the top of the commercial series, above the 1750 and the 2450, and it has some features that the other models do not. A much bigger touchscreen (22”), a stronger motor (4.25 CHP), and a 1-year iFit Family membershipContinue reading “NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 2950 Review”

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 1750

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 1750 By J. Maki Overview The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is another solid model, and is just as good as the 2450, with just a few less bells and whistles. Unless you are paying super close attention like me, you probably won’t even notice. The primary differences between the 1750Continue reading “NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 1750”

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 2450

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 2450 By J. Maki Overview Heavy-duty, commercial grade treadmill equipped with a strong motor and with many valuable features including a 14” touchscreen display which interfaces with iFit (comes with a subscription, in addition to Bluetooth audio capabilities. The iFit program gives you access to a wealth of liveContinue reading “NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmill – Model 2450”

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Quick Q and A: What is a treadmill walking/running belt?

By J. Maki QUESTION What is a treadmill walking/running belt? ANSWER Quite simply, a treadmill running belt (or walking belt, whatever your preference), or running space, is the space available to you for your foot strikes as you are walking or running. Running belts are typically described by their width and length on manufacturer’s websites,Continue reading “Quick Q and A: What is a treadmill walking/running belt?”

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The Treadmill Checklist: A Must for Any Soon-to-Be Treadmill Owner

The Treadmill Checklist: A Must for Any Soon-to-Be Treadmill Owner By J. Maki The treadmill is the ultimate tool to get in a great workout, whether running or walking. But have you ever thought about the different components that come together to make the machine that provides so many benefits to you? In this article,Continue reading “The Treadmill Checklist: A Must for Any Soon-to-Be Treadmill Owner”

MaxKare Folding 2.5 HP Treadmill Review

MaxKare Folding 2.5 HP Treadmill Review By J. Maki  Overview An inexpensive treadmill option for those seeking light to moderate exercise. MaxKare states this unit is built for those individuals who are between 4.6 – 6.2 feet and weigh less than 220 pounds, so this is not a viable option for larger runners like myself.Continue reading “MaxKare Folding 2.5 HP Treadmill Review”

LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i Commercial Treadmill Review

LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i Commercial Treadmill Review By J. Maki Overview  If you really want to amplify your treadmill game, then selecting a commercial grade model is your best bet. Essentially, the difference between a commercial treadmill versus a residential  one, is that the former is built for an extreme pounding. When you think of aContinue reading “LifeSpan Fitness TR7000i Commercial Treadmill Review”

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill Review

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill Review By J. Maki  Overview “Simple and effective” is the name of the game for 3G Cardio treadmills, and while the 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill is simple, it is an outstanding treadmill. Resilient at 386 pounds and powerful with a 4.0 Horsepower motor, the 3G Elite Runner can helpContinue reading “3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill Review”

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Excuses to Not Own a Treadmill Part 1: “I Can Just Run Outside”

Excuses to Not to Own a Treadmill Part 1: “I Can Just Run Outside”  By J. Maki If you want to make an excuse bad enough, you’ll easily make it. If you are looking for an out to keep you in your comfort zone, it will be there for you. Conversely, if you are lookingContinue reading “Excuses to Not Own a Treadmill Part 1: “I Can Just Run Outside””

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Capitalize on Your N.E.T Time on Your Treadmill

Capitalize on Your N.E.T Time on Your Treadmill  By J. Maki I’m pretty certain most of you have heard of Tony Robbins, and if you haven’t, I strongly encourage you to check out his work.  He is a force of nature who is dedicated to self-improvement, efficiency, and all things related to bettering the worldContinue reading “Capitalize on Your N.E.T Time on Your Treadmill”

Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill SF-T4400 Review

Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill SF-T4400 Review By J. Maki Overview Cost-effective for a lean budget but some sacrifices for durability and sturdiness. From a convenience perspective, is compact and folds up to maximize space and can be utilized in a variety of spaces. Straightforward from an operational standpoint with no ability to connectContinue reading “Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill SF-T4400 Review”

Rhythm Fun Under Desk Treadmill Review

Rhythm Fun Under Desk Treadmill (2-in-1 Folding Running Walking Treadmill) Review By J. Maki Overview A unique treadmill that can be utilized for both walking and running and also as a standing desk treadmill, the Rhythm Fun provides opportunities for enhancing your health while you work. Convenient and space-saving foldable model has wheels so theContinue reading “Rhythm Fun Under Desk Treadmill Review”

Merax Treadmill L510C Folding Treadmill Review

Merax Treadmill L510C Folding Treadmill Reviews By J. Maki Overview The Merax L510C is an inexpensive treadmill best suited for individuals looking to implement a low impact exercise routine consisting primarily of walking with some incorporation of light jogging. This is not a machine designed to accommodate intense training for long distance events or high-intensityContinue reading “Merax Treadmill L510C Folding Treadmill Review”

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Improve Your Mental Toughness with a Treadmill

Improve Your Mental Toughness With a Treadmill By J. Maki Looking for a little treadmill history lesson today? We’ve got you covered.  While the purpose of a treadmill today is evident, many of us are unaware of how treadmills were historically used. In some instances, treadmills were used to generate energy (think hamster wheel here).Continue reading “Improve Your Mental Toughness with a Treadmill”

ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill Review

ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill By J. Maki Overview An economical treadmill with elevated technology which includes a touch screen display for virtual workouts. Different from the Nordictrack T Series – 6.5S, the ProForm 400i comes equipped with a 1 year membership to iFit, instead of just one month. This provides you with access to thousandsContinue reading “ProForm Performance 400i Treadmill Review”

A Treadmill Doesn’t Replace Outdoor Exercise

A Treadmill Doesn’t Replace Exercise Outdoors  By J. Maki I am a self-confessed treadmill nerd. I love them. Seriously. There is something about the merging of steel, rubber, and LCDs and the persistent hum of a strong horsepower motor coupled with the rhythmic drum of footfalls that is simply just magical to me. But IContinue reading “A Treadmill Doesn’t Replace Outdoor Exercise”

Nordictrack T Series Treadmill – 6.5S Review

NordicTrack T Series Treadmill – 6.5S Review By J. Maki Overview When you purchase a Nordictrack T Series treadmill, you also get a subscription to their iFit program which, in this case it is for 1 month. By connecting your tablet to the T 6.5S with iFit, you have access to thousands of different workoutsContinue reading “Nordictrack T Series Treadmill – 6.5S Review”

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Reason # 2 to Invest in a Treadmill: 24 Hour Access

Reason # 2 to Invest in a Treadmill: 24 Hour Access By J. Maki The more self-sufficient you can be and the less dependent on external factors, the better. While public gyms are excellent spaces for fitness, in addition to socializing with peers, there are also constraints presented in terms of access, availability, and convenience.Continue reading “Reason # 2 to Invest in a Treadmill: 24 Hour Access”

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Reason #1 to Invest in a Treadmill: A Treadmill Is Weather Independent

Reason # 1 to Invest in a Treadmill: A Treadmill Is Weather Independent By J. Maki We are in the middle of summer, and temperatures at times can be absolutely dreadful. While the heat isn’t the biggest problem, it is the humidity that can be devastating and have a negative impact on your health. While Continue reading “Reason #1 to Invest in a Treadmill: A Treadmill Is Weather Independent”

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Welcome to The Trusted Treadmill! I’m J. Maki, and I’ve been through the confusing and overwhelming process of buying a treadmill. We are here to help you simplify the process as much as possible. We provide straightforward reviews, answers to your questions, and one-on-one consulting to help you find the treadmill right for you. You can contact me at jmaki@thetrustedtreadmill.com.

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