Looking for the best treadmills to lose weight? Most people do not know that many treadmill brands come out with new models every year.
So treadmills are always changing in terms of what they offer you. Many times for instance a treadmill that was a “Best Buy” 3 years ago is not such a great value for the money today – because there are newer models at the same price that give you more.
So if you're looking for the best treadmills for weight loss, here are a few suggestions of different models that will help you see results fast.
# 1 Incline Trainers – Burn up to 5 Times the Calories
Incline trainers are a new hybrid type of treadmill on the market – and my top choice for super-fast calorie burning.
An incline trainer works like a treadmill – but it adds a 20 – 40% incline instead of the basic 10 – 15% incline. Walking on a high incline incinerates calories because it uses more of the larger muscles of your legs (which need a lot more calories to function).
In fact, some trainers like the Nordictrack incline trainer series can help you burn 5 times the calories as walking on a regular 0-incline treadmill.
So instead of burning 100 calories in 20 minutes – you can burn from 400-500 calories! That's a big difference! And you'll see results quite quickly.
Not all brands make an incline treadmill trainer – but you can find a few Proform or Freemotion models on the market.
The most popular brand of incline trainers right now is Nordic track – mainly because they also add other goodies to their machines like web browsers, HD video workouts and even declination for added crosstraining.
# 2 Treadmills with TVs – Spend More Time on Your Treadmill
Let's face it – when you're distracted from your workout, you usually end up staying on the treadmill longer and burning more calories.
So any feature that makes your workout more enjoyable or takes your mind off the treadmill is going to help you drop pounds easier.
And a built-in TV where you can watch your favorite shows is a great option. While you can not find as many treadmills with TVs as there used to be, there are a few brands that make them – including Smooth and Nordictrack.
These TVs are usually cable-ready and you can even hook up your DVD player to them.
# 3 Online Interactivity and Web Browsers – Make Workouts More Enjoyable
This is another great way to distract yourself while walking or running. There's a whole new crop of treadmills coming out that has everything from online fitness tracking to web browsers.
So for example the treadmill might keep track of your workouts and then you can go online and see your fitness results graphed for you. This is a great motivational tool that can push you to burn more calories and go longer during workouts.
Some treadmills are even coming out with full-color, touch-screen web browsers. So you can go online and surf the net while you walk, read emails or watch YouTube videos.
Brands that offer online fitness tracking include Lifespan, Proform, Smooth and Nordictrack.
Brands that offer web browsers include Proform and Nordictrack.
# 4 Treadmill Desks – Walk While You Work
Treadmill desks are hybrid treadmills that have desks built into the console that can be used as a workspace. They can usually hold your laptop, phone, notes and more.
These are mainly meant to be used for slow walking while you work (about 1.0 – 1.5 MPH). But because you end up walking for longer periods (and not sitting – which can slow your metabolism), you actually end up burning a lot of calories through the day.
For example if you walk at a leisurely while you work for a 5-hour workday, this can add up to 500 – 600 calories!
Some treadmill desks can even be used for fast treadmill walking workouts when you're not working on them. Brands that make treadmill desks include Proform, Nordictrack and Lifespan.
So those are 4 examples of the best treadmills on the market that can help you lose weight fast.
It really comes down to your preferences and needs. But the good news is that the market is always improving – and you can definitely find something that suits your budget and lifestyle!