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How Much Space Do You Need For A Treadmill?

Treadmills are the number-one selling piece of cardiovascular equipment on the market today. Their versatility, durability and ease of use make them a top draw for exercisers.

If you have ever worked out at a fitness facility, then you know that treadmills are a vital part of the cardio equipment offered by every facility out there. Along with exercise bikes and elliptical trainers, they are the most popular piece of equipment to own.

But working out at the gym is a different matter than working out at home. Most gyms have adequate space to accommodate the equipment which they purchase for client usage. When buying exercise equipment for your home, there are a lot of things to consider.

If you can afford – and have space for – only one piece of equipment, a treadmill is a wise investment.

Treadmills are designed to provide compression-type exercise. What that means is that you are helping to make your bones and muscles stronger through a high-impact exercise. The impact felt when using a treadmill helps to keep bones strong and prevent the onset of osteoporosis. The downside to having a high-impact workout is that it may not be best for people who have joint, hip or knee pain. For those people, using a treadmill can aggravate your condition and should be avoided in favor of another piece of equipment, such as a recumbent bicycle or an elliptical trainer. Those pieces of equipment provide low-impact cardiovascular exercise, which is easier on the joints.

If you’ve decided that adding a treadmill to your home gym is in the cards, then there are a few things to consider before purchasing one.

The most important thing to consider is how much space you will need to not only use, but to store, the treadmill.

If you live in cramped quarters, purchasing a treadmill that can fold up for easy storage may be your best option. Folding treadmills are generally the same size as their non-folding counterparts; however, the benefit is that when you are finished using them, they fold up into a standing position. In folding position, they can save three to four feet of floor space. While folding treadmills tend to not be as durable or long-lasting as their larger counterparts, they are better than nothing if your living quarters do not allow for a larger unit.

The average length of most commercial models of treadmill is between 70 and 82 inches. Included in the measurement is the motor – which is situated in the front of the machine – the control panel and the running belt. Treadmills are generally 30 to 40 inches wide, which includes the width of the running belt and the safety side mounts. If you are having trouble picturing just how large that is, consider the size of an average loveseat, and that is how much space you can expect a non-folding treadmill to occupy.

In addition to the size of the unit itself, it also is important to leave adequate space around the machine while it is in use. Most treadmill manufacturers recommend providing at least two to three feet of floor space around the front end of the unit, and three to eight feet behind it.

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Published:  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:10:00 GMT



Mobile Dog Gym Helps AZ Shelter Dogs Get Exercise Despite Heat

But now, thanks to David Lopez, they can get their exercise in the safety of the AC! "I started rehabilitating pit bulls about 13 years ago with treadmills, human treadmills, then I started training the Arizona Fire Department Search and Rescue dog team ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:28:00 GMT



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Samantha works really hard. Wellness is instilled throughout the Fool (and even remotely!), from our working treadmills and standing desks to a monthly companywide e-newsletter and annual health fair. Receiving public recognition for a program that's ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:59:00 GMT



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Only a few of these chambers exist in the country, and Fresno State's will look similar to the one at the University of Oregon - complete with special treadmills and other exercise equipment and monitors. "Before the chamber, we still did research here ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:15:00 GMT



Life and Treadmills

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Published:  Sat, 17 Jun 2017 01:00:00 GMT



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The fitness room, which looks out on both the pool and gymnasium, includes cardiovascular equipment such as treadmills, as well as free weights and circuit training equipment. Photo by Stephen Barling The facility houses three basketball courts in a double ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Jun 2017 05:09:00 GMT



Trainer creates mobile dog gym so pups can avoid the intense Valley heat

"I started rehabilitating pit bulls about 13 years ago with treadmills, human treadmills, then I started training the Arizona Fire Department Search and Rescue dog team here about two years ago," David Lopez said. David Lopez is a professional dog trainer ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:28:00 GMT



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Our classes are divided into two groups - those on Woodway treadmills and those on the floor. Taking a huge group class, well, it's easy to get lost. So we have created an app for RippedPHL to make the workout experience easier for our members to follow.

Published:  Wed, 21 Jun 2017 18:15:00 GMT



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