Top 5 Best Treadmills – exercise whatever the weather

There’s nothing quite like the start of a new year to begin a gym membership or an exercise regime in earnest. However, instead of spending the equivalent amount of money (or more) on an annual gym membership, for which both optimism and desire is likely to peter out in a few short months, an exercise machine in your own home might be just the investment you need to begin getting in to shape.

Not only do these new machines allow tracking for a variety of important elements, such as pulse and heart rate, the combination of modern design and space considerations have made it such that a number of these machines are now ‘foldable’ making it both space efficient and considerate of the smaller modern spaces that we live in.

Top 5 Best Premium Treadmills

Premium treadmills are dominiated by Sole, the company makes some of the best folding treadmills for the market. Other treadmills that made it to our premium list includes LifeSpan and ProForm.

  1. Sole F85 Folding Treadmill – FLAGSHIP TREADMILL
  2. Sole F80 Folding Treadmill
  3. LifeSpan TR4000i Folding Treadmill – FLAGSHIP TREADMILL
  4. ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill
  5. Sole F65 Folding Treadmill

BONUSLifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill

Let’s take a closer look at each of these and how they compare.

1. Sole F85 Folding Treadmill – SOLE’S FLAGSHIP, PULSE & HR

Sole F85 Treadmill

  • Features: Cushion Flex Whisper Deck, shown in a study to reduce impact on your joints by up to 40% compared to running on asphalt, two-ply belt, pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring, cooling fan, MP3 compatible sound system, 9-inch LCD workout display. Foldable design – PULSE & HR
  • Power & Speed: 4.0 CHP, DC Type motor with 0.5-to-12 MPH speed range with 6 programs, two custum programs and two heart programs
  • Incline: 0-to-15% rack-and-pinion gear design incline
  • Dimensions & Weight: 35 by 58 by 80 inches (W x H x D); deck measures 35 by 80 inches (W x D) and running surface measures 22 by 60 inches (W x D); 265-pound weight
  • Weight Limit: 400-pound weight limit; 2.75-inch rollers

2. Sole F80 Folding Treadmill – PULSE & HR

Sole F80 Treadmill Stage

  • Features: Cushion Flex Whisper Deck, shown in a study to reduce impact on your joints by up to 40% compared to running on asphalt, two-ply belt, pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring, cooling fan, MP3 compatible sound system, 7.5-inch LCD workout display. Foldable design. – PULSE & HR
  • Power & Speed: 3.5 CHP, DC Type motor with 0.5-to-12 MPH speed range with 6 programs, two cust0m programs and two heart programs
  • Incline: 0-to-15% rack-and-pinion gear design incline
  • Dimensions & Weight: Measures 35 by 58 by 80 inches (W x H x D); deck measures 35 by 80 inches (W x D); running surface measures 22 by 60 inches (W x D); 265-pound weight 
  • Weight Limit: 375-pound weight limit; 2.75-inch rollers

3.  LifeSpan TR4000i Folding Treadmill – LIFESPAN’S FLAGSHIP, PULSE & HR

LifeSpan TR4000i Stage

  • Feature: 8 impact-absorbing compression shocks to guarantee a consistently comfortable workout. Foldable design with simple to lift and easy to lower, EZfold technology utilizes a hydraulic shock to assist in folding and unfolding the treadmill. 6-inch Blue backlit LCD displays: time, calories, distance, steps, heart rate, speed, incline level, pace and elevation change. Bluetooth adapter sold separately to work with fitness apps.
  • Power & Speed: a 3.25 HP continuous-duty DC motor drives a speed range of 0.5 to 12 mph, and a 3-speed cooling fan
  • Incline: 15 incline levels
  • Dimensions & Weight: 42″ L x 32″ W x 66.5″ H (folded), 74.5″ L x 32″ W x 56″ H (unfolded), 20 x 60 inch running surface, weigh 220.46 pounds
  • Weight Limit: 350 pounds

4. ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill – PULSE & HR

ProForm Pro 2000

  • Features: ProShox lite Cushioning Deck, SpaceSaver Design with EasyLift Assist, 2.5″ Precision Machined and Balanced Non-Flex Rear Roller, CoolAire Workout Fan, EKG grip pulse, a wireless heart rate chest strap.  7-inch oversized backlit LCD display provides your time, distance, and speed and easy to use dash for digital quick speed electronics with incline adjustability, SpaceSaver fold-away design, 18 preset workouts will keep you busy no matter the fitness level you’re at.  It’s iPod, iPad, and smartphone compatible, with two 3-in. speakers. iFit compatible.
  • ProShox Cushioning, 
  • Power & Speed: 3.5 CHP Mach Z Commercial Pro Motor, up to 12 MPH QuickSpeed Control
  • Incline: 3% Quick Decline Control, 15% Quick Incline Control,
  • Dimensions & Weight: 72.22 x 33.87 x 57.1 in with 22″ x 60″ 1-Ply Commercial Tread Belt
  • Weigh Limit: 350 pound

5. Sole F65 Folding Treadmill – SOLE’S ENTRY, PULSE & HR

Sole Fitness F65 Stage

  • Features: Sole’s entry level treadmill features folding deck with patented all gear rack and pinion system with a safety lock deck and easy assist folding deck design. Convenient controls and 7.5-inch Blue LCD workout display including heart rate, speed, pace, calories burned, and other useful bits of information. Pulse grip and chest strap heart rate monitoring,  Cooling fans, MP3-compatible sound system
  • Power & Speed: 3.25 CHP, DC Type motor, 0.5-to-12 MPH speed range with 6 standard programs, two custom programs, 2 heart programs
  • Incline: 0-to-15% rack-and-pinion gear design incline
  • Dimensions & Weight: 35 by 57 by 83 inches (W x H x D), deck measures 35 by 83 inches (W x D). Running surface measures 20 by 60 inches (W x D); 253 pounds
  • Weight Limit: 350 pounds2.75-inch rollers

BONUSLifeSpan TR 1200i Folding Treadmill – LIFESPAN’S ENTRY

LifeSpan TR1200i Stage

  • Features: Biomechanically correct deck suspension system supports, Multicolored LCD console tracks your time, calories, distance, speed, and more, Offers 17 preset workout programs including weight loss, healthy living, sports training, and heart rate programs. Foldable design with EZ Drop folding system. MP3 compatible.
  • Power & Speed: 2.5 hp motor, 0.5 to 11 miles per hour
  • Incline: 15 incline levels
  • Dimensions & Weight: 33 x 54 x 70 inches (W x H x D), deck: 20” x 56” running surface, weigh 204 pounds
  • Weight Limit: 300 pounds; 2.5-inch rollers.