Having a treadmill at home is convenient and can make it much easier to squeeze in a quick cardio workout. The two biggest obstacles to purchasing a treadmill are usually space and money. However, some treadmills on the market are budget-friendly and fold up to save you valuable space.
Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Treadmill
The Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Treadmill received the highest marks for a manual treadmill by the reviewers at ConsumerSearch.com. Weighing only 52 pounds, the treadmill folds vertically, allowing you to stand it in a corner or behind the sofa. It features a two-position incline, workout display, roomy 17-by-41-inch walking belt and can accommodate up to 250 pounds. As of January 2014, this treadmill can be found as low as $97 on special, or $139.99 at retail stores.
Stamina InMotion T900 Manual Treadmill
Stamina makes a complete line of fitness products including the AeroPilates line, along with kettlebells, exercise bikes, rowers and treadmills. The T900 is a self-powered foldable treadmill with a small electronic monitor. The T900 features two incline options: 8 degrees and 10 degrees. It folds up to 17-by-22 inches. The electronic monitor displays distance, workout time, speed and estimated calories burned. In January 2014, the T900 could be found for $199.99.
Cory Everson Manual Folding Treadmill w/Stretch Cords
The Cory Everson manual treadmill includes a water bottle holder and resistance cords to intensify your workout. The unit folds to 23-by-28 inches. It features a cushioned deck and is designed for users up to 250 pounds. A small LCD screen provides information about the workout time, distance, speed and approximate calories burned. In January 2014, the Cory Everson manual treadmill retails at $129.99.