15 Black Friday Treadmill Deals to Jump on While They Last
The past year has been rough, to say the least, with many of us forced to look inward (mentally and physically) for reflection and inspiration, not to mention get creative with our fitness routines—back in March, when kettlebells were flying off the shelves, people were reaching for cans and anything else they could get their hands on in order to maintain their gains.
Ahead of the new year, whether you’re looking for a warmer, more distanced alternative to your typical outdoor/gym routine, or to kick-start your health and fitness journey, an at-home treadmill is one of the safest, easiest ways to ensure you get your heart rate up—and Cyber Monday presents the perfect opportunity to score one at a competitive price.
From lean machines that can be slipped under your WFH desk or stowed behind your couch to seriously smart steppers that will keep you motivated and connected (and everything in between), read on as we break down some of the best Black Friday treadmill deals available for your shopping pleasure (along with some recommendations from running coaches on which ones they recommend).
As we head into colder months (when many of us get the winter blues, on top of an already sad year), we’re probably going to need those extra endorphins.
Browse Amazon for a serious attention to detail (including helpful product descriptions and comparisons, extensive reviews, and seemingly endless supply). Some of the names that stood out here include Gymax, Sunny Health, MaxKare, and NordicTrack.
Sunny Health & Fitness Folding Treadmill
This compact folding treadmill is Amazon’s number one bestseller, with some intrepid shoppers noting that it’s even possible to use as a walking desk if you afix a shelf to the top of it. It has three levels of manual inclines and includes nine built-in workout programs.
GYMAX 2-in-1 Electric Running Machine with Bluetooth and LED
Log steps along with your work hours with this versatile pick from GYMAX, which has a removable handle bar for sliding right under your stand-up desk. It’s equipped with an LED screen, Bluetooth, and sound insulation, and comes in six different finishes for complementing a range of office aesthetics.
Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill
Here’s another treadmill in the $400 range that’s perfect for using as a desk treadmill. The hand rail folds down to use when you want to jog hands free, and includes a Bluetooth speaker and remote control.
Best Buy has one of the best selections of high-end treadmills, if you’re looking to splurge on something that you’ll have for years. Here, you’ll find a rare deal on the Bowflex treadmill, as well as sales on runners from NordicTrack, Pro Form, and more.
ProForm SMART Power 995i Treadmill
You’d be lucky to find a better deal than this one, at more than $1000 off on ProForm’s all-inclusive SMART Power treadmill. It features a built-in fan for sweaty workouts, easily adjustable speed and incline settings, plus a roomy tread belt, which running coaches recommend. To sweeten the deal, ProForm even throws in a six-month iFit membership with purchase.
Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill
Here’s a rare $800 off deal on a coveted Bowflex treadmill which has all the bells and whistles you could want, from Bluetooth connectivity and incline options to nine built-in workout programs.
NordicTrack Commercial X32i
This NordicTrack commercial model is also popular among coaches because of its high-tech programming that allow runners to better control their workouts. For example, you can program a run while the iFit app the NordicTrack works with automatically tweaks the speeds and inclines. “I enjoy being able to do some serious hill training on this machine, since it has the ability to incline to 40% and decline to 6%,” Adrian Richardson, the head coach for Fitbit, previously explained to SELF. This NordicTrack also features a 32-inch touchscreen (one of the biggest the brand has designed), plus Bluetooth audio capabilities and a self-cooling motor that limits vibration while you run.
Speaking of NordicTrack, the fitness retailer has its own sale going on now for many of its popular treadmill models, including this entry-level one that running coaches recommend.
NordicTrack 1750 Commercial Treadmill
This treadmill (which comes with a one-year iFit subscription) is good for the average runner on a budget. According to Corinne Fitzgerald, head coach at Mile High Run Club, the on-demand running and bootcamp-style classes allow folks to switch up their routine with a variety of exercises and workouts, and for those who find themselves fumbling with the console buttons mid-run, she explains that “this model has the convenience of instant speed and incline with one tap.” Should you need more space to move around, she also likes that the wide belt is spacious enough for interval training.
Likewise for Pro Form, where you’ll find deals on its buzzy smart treadmills.
ProForm Pro 2000 Treadmill
J.R. Hughes, an Atlanta-based RRCA-certified running coach, likes this ProForm 2000 model because he says it offers a good ROI for the price. “It sits at a budget-conscious price and offers several challenging workouts for walking, jogging, and running,” says Hughes, noting that the foldable deck is easy to raise and lower, clearing space when not in use. “It has the ability to decline and incline, simulating downhill and uphill running, which is great if you need to train indoors and need hill workouts.” Bonus: The iFit App allows you to download additional running workouts.
ProForm Smart Pro 9000
For the budget-conscious person who still wants their equipment to have a few bells and whistles, experts recommend trying out a ProForm treadmill. The brand has been making fitness equipment since the ‘80s, and offer great treadmills at a reasonable price point for many. Adrian Richardson, the head coach for Fitbit, previously described this ProForm model to SELF as a “top of the line runner at a fraction of the cost,” which has a top speed of 12 MPH, and will incline to 15 degrees while declining to negative 3. One of the most handy features about this particular model is how it folds and out of the way when it’s not in use, which is ideal for those who don’t have a lot of open space to house workout equipment.
Visit Walmart for a wide assortment of fitness gear—and especially treadmills—with different priorities and price points to suit your personal needs. Last time we checked, the retailer had a healthy mix from well-known brands like GoPlus, XTerra, and Reebok, as well as some new and lesser known names in the game.
GoPlus 1HP Electric Motorized Folding Treadmill
Great for the fitness buff with simple taste (or a small space), this sleek electric treadmill from GoPlus is beloved by reviewers for its compact, foldable design and operational display. A quiet stride also makes it ideal for new parents and apartment dwellers.
Costway 800W Portable Folding Electric Motorized Treadmill
Safety is key when it comes to this motorized machine, which features a Safety Key connect system and emergency stop button for added protection. The small but sturdy steel frame also comes equipped with a multifunction LED screen, handrails, and a holder for securely stashing your smartphone or iPad.
Costway SuperFit 2.25HP Folding Electric Motorized Treadmill
For people who need to workout with their favorite playlist, this Costway treadmill comes outfitted with Bluetooth speakers that you can sync to your phone. The extra large LED screen makes it easy to monitor your running stats, and for small apartment dwellers, it also folds away into a closet when it’s not in use.
Dick’s Sporting Goods
Dick’s Sporting Goods views running as, well, a sport, and if you’re into sports, this is one of the biggest Black Friday sales to watch. Check out the site to score major savings on treadmills (there are currently 17) from brands like Horizon Fitness, Sole, NordicTrack, and beyond.
Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill
Save $400 off this best-selling treadmill from Horizon Fitness, which secured a spot as one of Dick’s Black Friday headliners for its simple assembly (30 minutes or less), powerful motor, and Bluetooth compatibility. There’s also a fan for added comfort and cooling.
Sole F63 Treadmill
For a bigger investment (and bigger savings), peep the Sole F63. Another one of Dick’s top sellers, the high-tech design boasts a precision-wielded frame, 10 core preset workouts, Bluetooth, and an LCD display for keeping on track and tuned in. Newer features also include a tablet holder for following your favorite shows or instructors.
Look to Target’s workout section for a smaller yet thoughtful curation of sleek treadmill machines from select brands such as Living Essentials.
Living Essentials 2-in-1 Foldable Electric Treadmill
A large nonshock and nonslip belt on this everyday treadmill from Living Essentials provides some added stability while participating in a range of preset training sessions via the LCD display. Consumers also comment on its quiet design.
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