Want a great cardio and strengthening workout from the comfort of your home but think you don’t have the space for a treadmill? How about taking a look at all the space-saving folding treadmills that are now available to buy? Have a look below at our guide to 3 of the best folding treadmills out there for all budgets.
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The JTX SLim Line is such a top quality treadmill that delivers a comfortable and enjoyable running experience and also is extremely space-saving with it’s flat folding design. The treadmill has a large running deck so should be suitable for most stride lengths and an 8 point shock suspension to lessen impact on your joints particularly compared to road running.
You can really set what type of workout you require using the sleek digital display that gives you access to 7 built-in programmes and lets you view time, distance, speed, incline and calories burnt. If you want to set your own workout targets you have 15 levels of digital incline available as well as a top speed of 14 km/h suitable for almost all abilities of runner. The running machine has hand pulse sensors to track your heart rate. Built-in speakers mean you can listen to music or podcasts through the treadmill.
The folding design is so flat in comparison with other folding models as the hand rails also fold flat to really minimise the storage space needed- easy to slip under a bed or sofa or place in a cupboard. Wheels on the base mean that the JTX Slim Line is even easier to move for storage.
Users of the treadmill say:
“The control panel is clear, concise, functional, and nicely designed. I especially like the folding system and the hydraulic arm that lets the platform down on its own.”
“Bought this treadmill after looking at reviews on various makes. It’s not the cheapest, but I wanted one that was sturdy, reliable and compact. This fits the bill perfectly and using it two or three times a week for half hour ‘walks’ is proving very good.”
The XM Pro Dynamic Treadmill has a really sleek black design and robust build to provide a good workout and easy storage after you’ve finished. The treadmill has a top speed of 12 km/h so would suit most abilities apart from those looking for a high sprint/ intensity section on their treadmill workout. The machine also has 3 levels of manual incline so you can incorporate hill climbing into your workout. If you wish to use pre-set programmes then this running machine gives you access to 12 different ones to choose from.
Built in for your convenience are drinks holders so you can keep hydrated while you run as well as a towel rail and a great feature- built in speakers. You will be able to listen to music through your MP3 player while you workout. The attractive and easy to use console provides access to the programmes as well as feedback on calories burnt and heart rate via the hand grip pulse sensors.
The folding mechanism has a quick release adjustment and handy wheels so you easily re-position the running machine from room to room or to store.
Users of the older version XM Pro III treadmill had this to say:
“Really easy to set up and great to use.I have used it every day since it was delivered and cant find any fault with it at all .I live in a flat and can say its not that loud.”
“This is currently being used by 2 very different types of runners – a complete beginner with very light exercise and a long distance runner. In both cases this has coped very well so far (this is after a few months usage).”
The Body Fit Folding Electric Treadmill is an entry-level treadmill for those with smaller budgets who still want a reliable and easy to store running machine. The treadmill is very compact with a smaller running deck so really ticks the boxes when it comes to simple storage after you’ve finished your workout. The treadmill has a top speed of 6 km/h so ideally suited for those who prefer running at a moderate pace or beginners starting to build up fitness.
The central control panel displays speed, distance, time and calories so you can easily keep track of your goals during your workout. The machine also has 3 set programmes so you can vary your workout using these or using the manual speed controls.
Users of the treadmill say:
“Compact folding treadmill easy to use easy pack up and store”
“This product is of a high standard and it is extremely easy to assemble, it perfectly folds down after use so it can be stored away. It is very good value for money and it is suitable for a basic walk and run for the smaller person.”
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When space is tight then buying a folding treadmill is a great idea. This doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality or top performance features. As the JTX Slim Line Flat Folding Treadmill proves you can get a top speed of 14 km/h and lots of incline levels and programmes in a running machine that is easy to store. The XM Pro Dynamic Treadmill is also top quality for a mid-range price. Choose the Body Fit Electric Treadmill if you have a smaller budget and don’t need a high speed workout but still want a lightweight machine that’s easy to store.