Although you can get a lot more over $1,000, you can still find some high quality treadmills under $1,000. You just have to know where to look.
Here are our expert’s picks for the very best machines in this price category. All of these are solid choices, with a nice array of features and capabilities along with good cushioning and solid construction. You can’t go wrong with any of the treadmills below.
What can you expect in this price range? These will mostly be entry-level treadmills perfect for light to moderate use. They are not built for heavy duty running or serious training, but rather for walking, jogging and easy running. Still, you can get some very good features like strong motors, good cushioning, nice workout selections, incline and some entertainment if you choose the right machine.
Our top treadmills under $1,000 have all of these elements, so you can feel confident with your purchase. NordicTrack, Sole, ProForm and Horizon have perfected the art of packing in as much as possible without jacking up the price. So you really get a lot for your money.
If you can, opt for a treadmill that is closer to the top of your limit. For example, one that is on sale for $999 will be a much better option than one that is on sale for $799. It might have a stronger motor, better cushioning, some more workouts or increased incline capability. Whatever it may be, it is worth stretching your budget a little bit to get the best possible features and capabilities. That way you’ll be much more motivated to work out everyday.
Keep in mind that you’re not going to get all of the bells and whistles in a treadmill under $1000. There’s only so much that a company can offer while still keeping the price reasonable. As such you will have to sacrifice somewhere. So choose the features that are most important to you and don’t worry about those that you don’t need. This will help you narrow down your choices as well.