Top Pick: Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill | $650
Spring is basically here, but that still won’t stop you from working out indoors, at least for a little white. And well, I don’t know if people know this, but some of us don’t have a huge space to get our hearts pumping. Space is a commodity, especially with city living, which means exercise machines have to be as flexible as our schedules. I’ve rounded up the best treadmills that are compact and won’t be an eyesore to the rest of your decor. Let’s get into it!
Best Overall: Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill
With speeds up to 10pmh and an added incline motor, you can run fast and as high as you want. But what’s cool about this pick is you’ll get Bluetooth speakers and a fan for when things get a little sweaty. Heavier folk can get on this baby, as the maximum weight is about 300lbs. And like the rest of the picks, anyone can fold this up and out of the way if your live space is low on... space! I think this is an all-around option that is perfect for immediate fitness needs. Oh, and it’s also on sale, bringing the price down to $650 from its original $1000, so you can save a couple of bucks.
Best Folding for Home: XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill Black
The XTERRA Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill Black features a sleek and durable design and is able to accommodate different stride lengths, depending on your preference. It comes with direct speed buttons and 12 preset speed programs. There are also three manual incline settings allowing for tons of variety.
Note that the assembled weight size is over 100 pounds, so we don’t recommend lifting it to workout but rather pulling it.
Best Under $500: Murtisol 2 in 1 Folding Treadmill
The Murtisol 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill is an innovative treadmill designed to meet a variety of your sports needs. When the armrest is folded, it can be used as a jogging machine at a speed of up to 2.5 miles per hour. When the armrest is raised, the running speed can reach up to 7.5 miles per hour. This product features an ultra-quiet motor that makes exercise ideal for a home with multiple people. The Murtisol also comes with a remote control that easily adjust the speed of movement and can stop instantly if needed. Plus, it can be connected to the FitShow Lite app, which monitors your fitness data while you’re exercising.
Best 800W Choice Product: Folding Electric Treadmill
Best Choice Products 800W Folding Electric Treadmill is a fabulous portable treadmill that comes with three preset workouts for beginner, intermediate, and advanced mode. You can feel safe knowing because it comes with a safety key, so you can cancel your workout if you’re feeling depleted. Additionally, it comes with automatic and manual speed settings.
And for your comfort, this treadmill comes with a control console, featuring two water bottle holders and a media shelf for tablets, books, and phones.
Best for Walking: WalkingPad C1 Foldable
Able to carry a maximum weight of 220 pounds, the WalkingPad C1 Foldable Treadmill has two rollers at the bottom and can be moved smoothly under and out from the desk, sofa, bed, etc.
With its tabletop design, this treadmill is perfect for watching news or entertainment while you’re working out. You are also able to control the speed as needed based on your motion trajectory or using the handy remote.
With an overload protection and child lock function, this treadmill is perfect for a multi-generational family household.
Best for Athletes: Bowflex Treadmill 22
Do you work out like a professional athlete? Well, it might be time to add the Bowflex Treadmill 22 to your home gym! This machine comes with an adjustable touchscreen and can go up to 12 mph. The running path is five feet in length and is designed with Comfort Tech™ deck cushioning and a SoftDrop™ folding system to protect your joints. As a bonus, this treadmill has a motorized incline that varies from negative five percent to 20 percent.
Best with Incline: Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7515
The Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7515 Smart Treadmill comes with everything you need to have a successful workout. It has multiple speed ranges and three countdown modes. Plus, its pulse grip monitors your heart rate.
This product also has built-in speakers, a device holder, and Bluetooth wireless connectivity, so you can easily blast your favorite playlist. And last, but certainly not least, it comes with 12 levels of incline, as well as a quick button auto incline.
This story was originally published by Ignacia Fulcher on 03/10/2021 and updated with new information by Juliana Clark on 07/09/2021.