Have you ever thought about getting a treadmill either because you thought it would be convenient or save you money and time? Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about treadmills which may have stopped you from purchasing one in the past, so we thought it would be a good idea to dispel a couple of these myths for you and help you make an informed decision about your health. If you’d like to purchase a treadmill for yourself, Fitness Specialists has a wide range of options available to you here in Amarillo.

They’re Boring To Use

Many people can’t stand the thought of running in one place with nothing to do or nothing to see. However, there are plenty of things you can be doing while you’re running on the treadmill that you can’t do outside. For example, you could set up a TV and watch the news, play a game, or listen to some tunes. On top of that, you don’t need to spend hours a day on the treadmill. Even just 20 minutes a day of running is enough for some amazing health benefits — for some, walking is the best thing for them.

You’re More Prone To Injury

Chances are, you’ve seen one or more viral videos of people hurting themselves on treadmills. However, these are usually people who have no idea how to work one or they’re messing around, well aware of the potential for injury. As long as you’re not turning up your treadmill as fast as it can go and aren’t messing around, you’re not any more likely to hurt yourself than you are outside. If anything, running on a treadmill is healthier than running on the hard pavement which can lead to shin splints.

They’re Only For Runners

You don’t have to consider yourself a “runner” to use a treadmill. Running is one of the most effective warmups activities no matter whether you’re getting ready to run a marathon, or you’re a weight lifter. Treadmills are also one of the most useful and convenient tools for losing weight and keeping it off.

They Aren’t Affordable

Although some treadmills can be pretty pricey, the cost ultimately depends on what features you need on it. If you’re only in the market for the best brands and all of the high-tech features modern treadmills have to offer, you can expect to be paying a pretty penny. However, if you’re just looking for something basic, you’ll probably be happy with how affordable they can be.

Contact Fitness Specialists

We understand how difficult it can be to pick out the right treadmill for your needs and your lifestyle. That’s why our experts here at Fitness Specialists are here to help. Simply browse our fitness equipment online and if you have any questions, give us a call.  We’ll walk you through each of our models discussing the pros and cons and helping you find something that’s within your budget. Stay tuned to our blogs for more helpful information about residential exercise equipment.