The challenge: design a high-end, health club quality treadmill that's affordable enough for home gyms.

The company: 3G Cardio, based out of Phoenix.

The result: The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill, which retails for $ 3,999, is an incredible machine at a great value.

The breakdown: The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill feels and operates like a health-club model, but is available for about half the price. You could look long and hard to get a better price on a treadmill that performs and looks this good and probably never find one.

The designers at 3G Cardio invested in making this the best performing machine possible for the money, while keeping the electronics that usually jack up the price of commercial treadmills simple, but effective.

The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill has an upgraded, commercial Ortho Flex Shock ™ suspension system and a big, strong 22 “x 62” running platform. The club rated 4.0 HP motor and is part of a machine with an overall weight of 386 pounds, which will give you all the comfort and stability you desire.

3G Cardio's designers call the electronics, “Simple and effective. You will have all the necessary built-in programs you need and nothing you do not!”

There are numerous pre-programmed courses, fitness tests, one touch speed and elevation settings, heart rate control and the ability to custom create your own workouts.

Although many comparable treadmills have more elaborate electronics, which you pay a lot more for, you will not get bored with the 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill programming options.

If you want to upgrade the entertainment, simply connecting your tablet or iPad and enjoy surround sound while watching your favorite movie or TV show.

The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill protects your investment with an unrivaled warranty (10 years parts, 2 years home labor).

With a combined 50 years' experience in the Health and Fitness equipment industry, the 3G Cardio ownership group has followed up its award-winning line of vibration machines with treadmills that are also sure to be ranked at the top of the class.

If you're looking for a slightly smaller treadmill, try the 3G Cardio Pro Runner Treadmill ($ 2,499).

Having a treadmill in your home gives you great flexibility, allowing you to workout whenever you want and control your own environment. When a treadmill operates as well as the 3G Cardio models, that's even better because you're sure to use it regularly.