It is very possible these days, to begin setting up your very own exercise area or gym in the comfort of your own home. For less than $1000 and from as little as $200, there is a wide range of budget-conscious yet valuable, good quality equipment with which to begin building a home gym.
Here in this post, we focus on budget running machines. While these machines may be smaller in price, they offer functions to match many of the upper price range equipment.
Minute for minute, treadmills are the ultimate fat burning machine, eliminating up to 900 calories an hour.
Budget treadmills are a the easiest introduction for those new to running. Affordable machine allow you to exercise and keep fit without the hassle of having to go to the gym, paying hefty membership fees or face the weather. Stay dry and clean indoor in the comfort of your own home. Once done, simply fold and store away, these treadmills fold flat or vertically and is space saving compared to some bigger, heavier and more expensive alternatives.
Top 5 Best Budget Treadmills
When it comes to budget treadmills, Weslo and Confidence are your go-to brands. The other brand to make the list is Sunny Health & Fitness known also for indoor cycle trainers and twist stepper. Use the links below to access the different treadmills on Amazon.
- Sunny Health & Fitness P8700 Treadmill, Pink or Gray – 9 WORKOUT PROGRAMS
- Weslo Cadence R 5.2 Treadmill – 6 WORKOUT PROGRAMS
- Confidence Power Plus Motorized Fitness Treadmill, White or Pink – ULTRA BUDGET
- Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill – 6 WORKOUT PROGRAMS
- Confidence GTR Power Pro Motorized Electric Treadmill – HEART RATE MONITOR, 12 WORKOUT PROGRAMS
BONUS: ProForm 505 CST Treadmill – HEART RATE MONITOR, 18 WORKOUT PROGRAMS
We also include a mid-range version from ProForm 505 as a bonus. You can find more premium treadmills here.
1. Sunny Health & Fitness P8700 Treadmill, Pink or Gray
- Features: Easy folding mechanism and soft drop system to help you unfold your treadmill safely, 9 Built-in workout programs; large LCD display to keep track of time, speed, and calories and smart phone/tablet holder, Handrail controls that allow you to control speed, start and stop
- Power & Speed: 2.20 Peak HP drive system for 0.5 MPH to 9MPH (with increments of tenth of MPH)
- Incline: 3 manual incline levels;
- Dimensions & Weight: 62″ x 27″ x 50″ inches. Folded Dimensions: 34.5″ x 27″ x 58″. 15.75 in x 48.82 in running surface, 103 pounds
- Weight Limit: 220 pounds
- Features: Space saving design, comfort cell cushion deck to reduce impact on joints and for a more comfortable workout, 6 built-in weight loss programs designed by certified personal trainer. LCD monitor tracks speed, time, distance and calories burned.
- Power & Speed: 2.5 CHP drive system
- Incline: adjustable 2 manual positions incline 0.15
- Dimensions & Weight: 64.5 x 55.5 x 29.0 inch (L x W x H), 16″ x 50″ tread belt, 118 pounds
- Weight Limit: 250 pounds
3. Confidence Power Plus Motorized Fitness Treadmill, White or Pink – ULTRA BUDGET
- Features: The Confidence Power Plus treadmill is an ultra affordable machine for every household, so you can be burning fat without the hassle of having to go to the gym, paying hefty membership fees or bracing the weather. It is ideal for people new to running and those looking to shed a few extra pounds, and with it’s folding design and wheels, it is easy to store and roll away.
- Power & Speed: 600W power motor. 1km/h to 10km/h speeds in 1km increments
- Incline: fixed
- Dimensions & Weight: 49″ x 24″ x 11″, Runway Size: 38.5″ x 14″ 57 lbs. – LIGHTEST
- Weight Limit: 120 kg, 19 stones (265 pounds)
4. Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill – HEART RATE
- Features: Space saving design with foldable running deck, 6 personal training workouts to burn fat, lose weight and stay motivated. Comfortable cell cushioning to reduce impact on joints. Easy pulse sensor for heart rate, simply place thumb on sensor. Blue-tinted LCD with priority display that lets you track speed, time, distance and calories burned.
- Power & Speed: 2.25HP impulse motor 1 to 10 mph
- Incline: 2 position incline
- Dimensions & Weight: 64.5 x 29.0 x 55.5, 16″ x 50″ tread belt, 123 pounds
- Weight Limit: 250 pounds
5. Confidence GTR Power Pro Motorized Electric Treadmill – HEART RATE
- Features: The higher model of two Confidence treadmills in our list, GTR Power Pro folds away vertically for space saving storage with roller, 12 built-in fitness programs, a heart rate monitor
- Power & Speed: 1.5 HP motor. 7.5 MPH
- Incline: 3 settings adjustable incline
- Dimensions & Weight: Runway Size: 43.5″ x 15.75″. Full product size: 52″ x 25.2″ x 52″. Folded dimensions: 54″ x 25.5″ x 23″. Weight: 62 lbs – LIGHT
- Weight Limit:
BONUS: ProForm 505 CST Treadmill – HEART RATE, 18 WORKOUT PROGRAMS
A premium looking treadmill without the hefty price tag. Compared to some of the premium treadmill here, the ProForm 505 CST is just around half the price.
- Features: ProShox Cushioning, iPod Compatible Audio sound system, folds vertically for storage. 18 work out programs. 6-inch backlit display screen for distance, calories, heart rate. Contact heart rate monitor.
- Power & Speed: 2.5 CHP motor with up to 10 MPH speed
- Incline: 0-10%
- Dimensions & Weight: 73.3L x 35.74W x 68.11H in., tread belt dimensions: 20W x 55L inch, 186 pounds
- Weight Limit: 325 pounds