During the year-long rollercoaster of lockdown, gym-goers everywhere were forced to switch up their exercise routines, making sure that they have all of the best at-home equipment to achieve an effective workout.
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And even with gyms open again, just like working from home and ordering everything from groceries to gifts online, we've gotten used to the convenience of staying fit at home as part of our new normal – meaning we're on the lookout for the best value treadmills we can find online.
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But if you're not quite ready to invest in higher end exercise equipment from brands like Nordictrack or Echelon, there's still a whole host of quality but cheap treadmills on offer right now from the likes of Amazon, Decathlon, eBay and more.
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And to help you get your home gym set up ASAP we’ve rounded up the best value treadmills, including manual treadmills under £150, to keep you moving as part of your self-care routine.
Shop the best value cheap treadmills:
HOMCOM Motorised Folding Running Machine, was £639.99 now £229.99, eBay
This motorised model is perfect for beginners and advanced runners. You'll find 12 pre-set modes allowing you to vary up your routine with ease. You can even track your time, speed, distance as well as calories burnt using the LCD screen on the front.
Reebok Treadmill, was £899.99 now £599.99, Sports Direct
Perfect for all levels of fitness and ability, Reebok's GT40 S treadmill comes with 12 incline levels and a max speed of 16KPH. It features a 5" LCD Display and you can link up your MP3 to it too. The best bit is, it's currently on sale.
Reebok ZR8 Treadmill, £449.99, Amazon
This Amazon bestseller has 12 levels of electronic incline with a maximum speed of 16kph (10mph) - and impact to your joints is minimised during your runs thanks to the ZigTech cushioning system.
Opti Motorised Walking Treadmill, £279.99, Argos
Argos has great prices on treadmills, ranging from about £130 to £850. Quite a few of the models have very high reviews, including Argos' cheapest motorised treadmill, above, which has an LED screen, 15 programmes and a 100% recommendation from customers.
Heavy Duty Foldable Treadmill, was £499.99, now from £185, Wowcher
Wowcher is a great place for bargains – we dare you not to be tempted by the deals in the discount website's treadmill section, including this foldable motorised treadmill that's over 50% off the original price. Features include an LCD screen, hand grip pulse sensor and a low noise-but-powerful 1.5HP AC motor.
HOMCOM Electric Treadmill, 500W, 28kg-Black/Grey, was £319 now £209, Aosom
A space-saving foldable treadmill with an emergency stop switch and an LCD screen displaying time, speed, distance and calories burnt – and a 4.55 out of five rating on the Aosom site. "Good starter treadmill," said one reviewer. "Loved that it’s got quite a long length of belt for running on and no awkward side bars getting in way of arms. Loved that it folds up and down easily if visitors are coming."
WalkSlim 470, was £489 now £399.99, Vitality4life.co.uk
Currently in the Vitality4life.com treadmill sale, the slimline WalkSlim 470 weighs in at 29 kg and boasts a quiet motor, remote control, LED display, foldable safety handrails and a speed of up to 6 km/hr. If you're looking for some reassurance about your purchasse, there's a 30-day money back guarantee, as well as a Lifetime Warranty on the frame, a five-year warranty on the motor and two-years on parts and labour.
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Sunny Health & Fitness treadmill, £257.91, Overstock.com
Overstock.com's best-rated and best-selling treadmill is the compact Sunny Health and Fitness motorised treadmill, which has a speed range up to 5 mph. "It gives you an awesome workout!" said one five-star buyer.
ProForm 305 CST Treadmill, £699, John Lewis
The ProForm 305 available from John Lewis is a modern-looking, minimalist motorised treadmill with a compact design and wheels for easy storage. It has running and walking modes, with the brand's patented ProShox Cushioning system which reduces impact by up to 28% to help injury prevention.
Gearstone treadmill, £439, Amazon
At around £440, this best-selling treadmill is at the higher end of the "cheap" price point, but with buyers giving it an average of 4.5 stars out of 5, it's also one of the retailer's highest-rated. The treadmill folds down flat and you can even store it upright, "it does feel like a mini version of a gym treadmill, the running track feels substantial," said one reviewer.
DuraB Electric folding treadmill, £499.99, Amazon
Designed to be silent, this DuraB treadmill is ideal for those who live in a busy household. It will speed up to around 10km/h and has a huge display showing everything from your speed to heart rate - ideal if you want as much encouragement as possible.
Manual / non-motorised treadmills
If you're looking for a manual treadmill that require a bit more effort for your workout, you'll find there are some very affordable options. Non-motorised treadmills are usually much more portable, have less cost in terms of maintenance, and are often at a much lower price point between £100-£200.
HOMCOM manual treadmill, was £149, Aosom
The easy-to-use HOMCOM non-motorised treadmill keeps things simple with an LCD monitor (powered by two AA batteries) that tracks time, speed, mileage and calories burned. You can adjust the height and angle of the treadmill and it folds away for easy storage.
Domyos Non-Motorised Treadmill W100, £229.99, Decathlon
This foldable non-motorised option from Decathlon is designed for walking at a 15% incline and has an LCD console with five indicators: time, distance, speed, calories and steps.
vidaXL treadmill, £132, Amazon
If you're on a really tight budget, vidaXL's folding treadmill is a space-saving and stable running machine that comes with a mini monitor to provide data on speed, incline, time, distance and calories, all for just around £130.
Most popular cheap treadmills
These are treadmills that we love but unfortunately are so popular they've sold out! If you really love any of these top-selling treadmills, check the stock or sign up for the wait list when possible – you just might have some luck!
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Dripex 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill, £399.99, Amazon
This easy to use treadmill is Amazon's current number one bestseller. The foldable style can easily be stored under your desk while you work and boasts two modes - running or walking. Thanks to its built-in speaker, you can easily connect your phone with the treadmill and enjoy your favourite tunes while working out.
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