If you’re starting a new fitness regimen or want to step up your running, these Black Friday treadmill deals will help you get the best piece of equipment for the lowest price. Rather than running to the gym or layering up to stay warm for an outdoor jog, treadmills let you reach your fitness goals in a convenient way.
Running can help you lose weight and burn fat. For instance, a 154-pound person can burn 295 calories by running for 30 minutes at a 5 mph pace, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Also, a study published in 2015 in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, suggested that running an average of 3 miles (5 kilometers) per week, combined with diet changes, reduced fat mass over a one-year period. Whether you want to run for weight loss, cardiovascular fitness, stress relief, blood pressure control or for marathon training, Live Science has collected some of the best Black Friday treadmill deals to get you started. (Live Science can also help you figure out whether a treadmill or rowing machine is the right fit for your fitness goals.)
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Black Friday treadmill deals
Which Black Friday treadmill deal is right for you?
What should I look out for with Black Friday treadmill deals? First consider how much space you have, your budget and any features you need, like speed or incline options. When looking for Black Friday treadmills in stock bear in mind that the more basic treadmills don’t tend to speed or incline, but they are a good starter running machine for people new to running and home gym equipment.
Live in an apartment or short on space? Foldable treadmills might be worth considering or you can also find running machines in stock that are super compact and lightweight so they don’t overwhelm your home.
Your height will also play a role in the size of belt you’ll need. If you’re over 6 feet (182 cm) tall, then you’ll want one at least 48” by 52” for walking and 54” for running. If you want a treadmill that fits under the desk so you can work while you walk, then a small machine will be the best investment. Another important factor is noise: Check out specs and reviews to find out whether your machine is relatively quiet for a better exercise experience.
Black Friday treadmills on sale
Famistar W500C Portable Folding Electric Treadmill deal
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
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
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
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.
Black Friday 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.