QUOTE(shankar_dass93 @ Jan 29 2012, 08:24 AM)
You got to check the price out as I have no idea on it's pricing but dude, remember to get a treadmill that's solid. There's many ytypes of treadmill in the market today that gives a toy kind of feeling. Plus once reached top speed, problems start to arise. As far as I know life fitness treadmills are one of the best heavy duty treadmills in the market. Since you said that your parents are also going to be using it, pls don't get any brand just because it's cheap. Check out on stuffs like performance, specs, built quality and after sales follow up.
I will try to check the price and compare with other treadmill. If I can, I would like to have better treadmill but it exceeds my budget. I can only afford 5K treadmill so I will try to find the best and solid treadmill with that price. Thanks!
Added on January 29, 2012, 12:06 pm
QUOTE(tenno @ Jan 29 2012, 10:19 AM)
There are 2 types of gym equipment. 1 is for home use & the other one is for commercial/gym use & most definitely suitable for home use as well. NordicTrack, Life Fitness falls under the 2nd category. Both are well established fitness brands & of course they cost a bit expensive, given the quality. Things to consider when purchasing treadmill:
1. Motor. Most home treadmill comes with 1.0 horsepower (hp) motor. The problem with 1.0 hp motor is they won't last long under heavy, prolonged usage. Go for at least 1.5hp, if Ur a serious runner who runs races & uses this treadmill heavily for intervals & stuff, 2.0hp is the minimum.
2. Belt size. If Ur a big person, make sure the belt size (width) is 16 inches, minimum.. or U'll find Urself running on a very narrow track..
3. Incline control. Some of the value treadmills dun have incline controls at all, some have manual settings, meaning U hv to get off & turn some knobs. Make sure they have inclination adjustments.
Those are the basics. Others like shock-absorbing decks, custom workouts, audio systems are premium stuff. Personally, I wouldn't even consider brands like Takasima, Gintell, or the like. I think they just wanna add treadmills to their product line. NordicTrack on the other hand, are first-rated fitness equipment manufacturer.
Thanks for your opinion. The NordicTrack comes with 2.5hp, wider track and 10% incline. The Takasima got 2hp, narrow track, and also got incline. The Takasima look beautiful and have extra features like heart-rate control and better screen. The problem is I'm not sure about it's quality and how lasak it is.
For now, I think NordicTrack is my choice.This post has been edited by shahanaz: Jan 29 2012, 12:06 PM