Best Treadmills Available (During UK Lockdown)
In the comparison tables below I have selected the best treadmills (in my opinion) for you to choose from in each major price category.
You can see the key features and specifications to help choose the best treadmill for you. So jump in and look at the price table that best suits your budget to discover the right treadmill for you.
In each table, I show you the key treadmill features – Max speed, Max user weight, Size of the running deck, and my overall rating.
Budget Treadmills – usually priced under £175
Budget grade treadmills are mostly priced between £100 and £175. The trade-offs are a smaller or no motor meaning they’re best suited for walking and slow to medium pace jogging.
To get to this price point the size of the running area is typically smaller as well. So if you’re taller or have a broader stride your feet may occasionally hit the edges of the treadmill deck.
That said, these treadmills are good if you’re tight on space, plan to use it for walking, and you’re typically less than 100 kg.
Value Treadmills – usually priced between £175 and £250
The next step up in price and quality is the Value Treadmill category. For the extra £50 – £100 you’ll get a combination of better quality frame, larger motor, bigger running area, and improved computer / LCD screen.
This means a slightly higher top speed, more built-in programs for your workout, and a treadmill that is more suitable for taller and heavier runners. Overall you should expect to get a longer life from a treadmill in this category.
I recommend you pick a Value (or better) treadmill when you’re starting out, as you can continue to use it as your fitness improves and you need more challenging workouts.
Premium Treadmills – usually priced between £250 and £500
Premium grade treadmills are where you’ll see a big step up in terms of all the essential features.
Most notably you’ll have a much larger running area (great for fast running/ taller runners), a faster top speed, and a build quality that will last many years and easily support you if you’re a heavier person.
These treadmills are more expensive but they are typically more popular because of the extra value they provide.
Commercial Treadmills – usually priced over £500
The top price category is the (nearly) Commercial Grade quality treadmills. These are the top dogs in the treadmill world. Similar to the treadmills you’ll see in commercial gyms these treadmills have everything you need and more.
No matter how fit you get a commercial grade treadmill will be able to give you a challenging workout.
If there’s a downside to these treadmills it’s that they do take up more space than Value or Premium treadmills. But if you have the room and the budget, you will not regret investing in one of these treadmills.
For the equivalent of around two years worth of fees at a fancy gym, you’ll have a machine you can work out on any time without having to leave home.