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    9 Of The Best Cheap Treadmills You Won't Need To Run Out To Buy (Because You Can Order Them From Home)

    Yes, jogging sucks, but with one of these affordable treadmills, at least you'll be able to get your cardio in at your convenience.

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    1. A 2-in-1 folding treadmill with Bluetooth speakers you'll love if WFH has you itching to move your legs while you work (or scroll). And for when you actually want to buckle down and do some running, just pull out the arm to go into exercise mode!,

    Promising review: "I am a college professor...I bought this incredible, small but powerful treadmill to slide under my standing desk. I wanted to walk and lightly jog while correcting papers and preparing lectures. The handle is retractable, so I put it in the down position. This treadmill is comfortable with enough belt room to walk with a big stride. It is built well, has a remote, and tracks calories, miles, time, and miles per hour. It has a speed of up to 6.5 miles per hour which is a nice fast pace for running. I walk at 4.5 miles per hour and work up a good sweat, and it gets my heart rate up. It is small but has a big walking/running belt. Front wheels make it easy to move around. With the cold weather coming... I definitely recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $325.99+ (available in four colors and with free delivery).

    2. A under-desk treadmill so compact and convenient, it'll barely take up any space in your living room.,

    Promising review: "I did a TON of research before purchasing because I really wanted to get something that I could slide under my desk and walk on, but also run on if I wanted to on days when it was raining — this has been perfect! I love the wheels and how easy it is to maneuver around (I have four little kids, so I need to put it away when not using it). It was super easy and fast to assemble too! I also really love how you don’t have to have a tool to bring up the sides. You just turn to loosen and you can easily bring up the handrail! Getting up to 7.5 mph is perfect for me to get a really good treadmill interval workout in when I want to and then going up to 4 mph when the handrails are down is plenty fast to walk and work!" —James F. Carter

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99 (available in three colors, with free delivery).

    3. A sturdy, gym-quality electric folding treadmill with 12 built-in workout programs but for a fraction of the price of a gym membership!


    Promising review: "This is a great treadmill, love that it folds up and can be stored in the closet when not in use. The speeds are great and as per the description listing. I have used this five times a week for the last three months since purchase, and it has held up great so far! There is some noise but it's not overwhelming or anything. I use it when my partner is asleep, and the noise doesn't wake her up! The light-up display and heart rate monitor have been pretty accurate and it matches my Apple Watch. If you're in the market for a new treadmill, look no further!" —Skonyon Customer

    Get it from Walmart for $389, with free delivery.

    4. A cheap treadmill that's ALSO foldable, with handrails, pulse sensors, pre-loaded workouts, and everything else you need in a reliable indoor treadmill. Plus, it comes in pink 🥺,

    Promising review: "We LOVE this treadmill! It’s the perfect size for our space. It’s pretty quiet so I can work out while others are working in the same room. My daughter runs about 2 miles on it every morning. I walk 10–30 minutes at a time, multiple times throughout the day, every day. This unit was so easy to put together. It only took me 15–20 minutes after unpacking it. We have had it for a week now and it’s running smoothly with no hiccups so far. I highly recommend this treadmill for moderately serious workouts. I don’t think it would hold up to avid runners and such, but it’s excellent for those who desire to stay healthy and active." —Nickums25

    Get it from Amazon for $399 (available in two colors, and with free delivery).

    5. A bar-less under-desk treadmill which couldn't be more convenient to whip out whenever you're in the mood to run due to the rollers and foot mats on the bottom.

    Promising review: "This electric treadmill has worked well for six months of daily use. Being able to walk at a moderate pace while doing homework is an absolute godsend for my health and cholesterol levels. This treadmill is great value and is suited for those who care a lot about price and utility over customer service and design. A lot of reviews mention that the incline is not adjustable but just wanted to share that I was able to— you can twist the two rubber legs in and out, and you can measure the incline by using the 'Measure' app, putting your iPhone on the treadmill, and selecting the 'level' function. My expectations were low prior to purchasing it but its absolute utility has won me over." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99, with free delivery.

    6. A folding portable treadmill loaded up with preset workouts and automatic and manual speed settings. It also has a safety key in case of emergencies, so you don't have to work out in constant fear of an epic face-plant. This one also comes in pink!


    Promising review: "I love this machine. It’s perfect. The speed goes up to 7.5 mph. That’s pretty fast for me. I love the compact size and the ability to fold up. Setup was easy. Only took about 30–40 minutes. Didn’t take long at all to put together. The wheels make it easily moveable." —Dawn D.

    Get it from Target for $299.99 (available in two colors, and free delivery).

    7. A manual walking treadmill perfect for speedwalkers and anti-running enthusiasts who prefer to power their treadmills with their own two feet! Reviewers say the manual treadmill (which also folds up) provides a fantastic workout and is a steal for the price (under $150)!


    Promising review: "Three words: I LOVE IT. It is easy to set up, move, and store. It has two incline levels, and it was super easy to put together. I have previously owned electric treadmills. Although I would not be able to run on this treadmill, it beats the electric ones for me because it is lightweight enough for me to move anywhere I want it and stores in a matter of seconds. It is a tough walk, though, especially on the 10 incline. I am up to 30 minutes a day, but I'm still holding the handles. I highly recommend this, especially to someone who needs simplicity and ease of moving it around. Also, it is quiet. I used to have to turn up my TV very loudly when I walked on my electric treadmill, which disturbed others in my house. This is basically noise-free. It's perfect. Great price and the quality seems good. I've owned the product for about six months, walking on it at least three times a week, and I've had no issues. I do re-tighten the screws from time to time, but that is just normal maintenance. If you are not already in pretty good physical shape, this will be a challenge at first. It's an effective cardio workout, and I couldn't be happier I made this purchase." —Kristi

    Get it from Walmart for $149 with free delivery.

    8. A top-rated folding treadmill that goes up to 10 miles per hour with three incline settings. If you're looking for a sturdy, durable treadmill that still has the flexibility of folding up, look no further.

    Promising review: "WOW, GREAT DEAL— delighted we did not buy the $600 to $1,200 treadmills we were looking at. We are fast walkers and will do a light run every now and then. The low price made us a little unsure about what we would get. Thought at the low price compared to the others there must be something wrong. We were totally wrong and are delighted. We thought it might not be solid but it really is. They held the price down by putting the money into the basics and then limiting the electronic stuff to just 12 programs, pulse rate, time, and distance. Since we have a TV in the room and a tower fan we did not need the expensive displays as this was more than enough and less stuff to break in the future. We would buy it again in a minute. Could not be happier!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $349.99, with free delivery.

    9. And a slightly more splurge-worthy, classic NordicTrack treadmill, featuring Bluetooth speakers, real-time performance tracking, and 20 pre-set workouts for under $650!

    Promising review: "Uh-MAZING. I paid for assembly and delivery to the exact room where my treadmill would go. After months of stalking treadmills online, scouring OfferUp, and diving deep into the reviews sections of websites, I decided to go with this treadmill as my quarantine machine. Honestly, I wish like heck I had just taken the plunge sooner because this has been one of the BEST purchases of my year. I'm not the best runner, but I like to get a good sweat in and wanted something that offered at least up to 10mph of speed. This treadmill offers that and level 10 incline. The fold-up mechanism is also brilliant! It's so easy and there's some sort of suspension thing that makes folding it up/down a breeze. I have had no problems with this treadmill and I've used it every day since owning it — usually, walk/run/sprinting anywhere from two-four miles. All-in-all, I'm enamored with this treadmill and honestly wish I had gotten this thing as soon as the pandemic hit. This is a great piece for the casual runner and you can get your workout in at any time of the day. The treadmill has a bit of a quake when I run, but it doesn't feel un-sturdy. Final takeaway: This is a good little machine. Spring for the assembly if you don't like lifting a 200-pound box and doing spatial math. You won't be disappointed!!! Can't recommend her enough! :)" —Kit-Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $649, with free delivery.

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