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Investing in a home treadmill is a great way to stay healthy and stay in shape without a trip to the gym. With so many products to choose from, finding a high quality treadmill that fits your needs can be challenging.

Keep reading for our picks of the best treadmills of 2022, plus tips on how to choose the best treadmill for your fitness goals.

  • Features and training options. We looked for treadmills to suit a variety of needs, including high max speeds, preset workouts, streaming capabilities, and incline and decline options.
  • Quality. All the treadmills below are designed to be durable and reliable.
  • Price. We included treadmills to suit a variety of budgets.
  • Warranties. We looked for treadmills with warranties on the frame, motor, and parts to protect your purchase.
  • Customer reviews. All the treadmills listed have mostly positive customer reviews.
  • Vetting. The treadmills on our list have been vetted to ensure that they align with Healthline’s brand integrity standards and approach to well-being. You can read more about our vetting process.

Here are 12 of the best treadmills.

A note on price

General price ranges with dollar signs ($–$$$$) are indicated below. One dollar sign means that the product is rather affordable, whereas four dollar signs indicate a higher cost.

Generally, list prices range from $391–$4,295, though this may vary depending on where you shop.

Note that discounts, add-ons, packages, subscriptions, and delivery and installation fees may affect the final cost.

Pricing guide

  • $ = under $400
  • $$ = $401–$1,000
  • $$$ = $1,001–$3,000
  • $$$$ = over $3,000

Best overall

ProForm Pro 9000

  • Price: $$$
  • Dimensions: 77.3 × 35.3 × 59.6 inches (196.3 × 89.7 × 151.4 cm)
  • Running deck: 20 × 60 in. (50.8 × 152.4 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph), -3–12%
  • Warranty: 10-year frame, 2-year parts, and 1-year labor
  • Key features: 300-pound (136.1-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, 22-in. (56-cm) touch screen, workout classes via iFit, Bluetooth speakers

While it’s not cheap, the ProForm Pro 9000 is our pick for the best overall treadmill thanks to its powerful motor, durable design, and numerous training options.

To keep you constantly challenged, the treadmill offers speeds up to 12 mph (19 kph) and both incline and decline settings.

It’s also equipped with Bluetooth-enabled speakers and a 22-in. (55.9-cm) touch screen for streaming live and on-demand classes on the iFit app. In addition to studio classes, iFit offers global workouts, allowing you to virtually run on courses from around the world.

The ProForm Pro 9000 comes with a free 30-day iFit membership, but keep in mind that the app costs $39 per month after the free trial ends.

Other notable features are the cushioned running deck, cooling fans, heart rate monitor, and Easy Lift Assist technology for folding.

Pros

  • large touch screen
  • cushioned running deck
  • folds easily

Cons

  • classes require an iFit membership
  • more expensive than some other options

Best budget-friendly

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T4400

  • Price: $
  • Dimensions: 62 × 25.5 × 50 in. (157.5 × 64.8 × 127 cm)
  • Running deck: 15.5 × 49 in. (38.1 × 124.5 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0.5–9 mph (0.8–14.5 kph), 3 manual levels
  • Warranty: 3-year frame, 180-day parts and components
  • Key features: 220-lb. (99.8-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, LCD screen, 9 built-in workouts, pulse sensors

If you’re looking to get the most bang for your buck, check out this Sunny Health & Fitness folding treadmill.

Offering 3 manual incline levels and speeds of 0.5–9 mph (0.8–14.5 kph), this treadmill is a great option for any fitness level.

It also has a convenient holder for your tablet or smart device, a built-in LCD screen, and an easy folding mechanism for simple storage. However, it folds at an angle and sticks out from the wall.

Best of all, it’s incredibly affordable, compared with most other treadmills.

Pros

  • nine built-in workouts, including hills and intervals
  • budget-friendly
  • easy assembly and folds easily

Cons

  • incline adjustments are manual
  • lower max weight capacity
  • some reviewers find the running deck a little too narrow

Best value

Horizon Fitness T101

  • Price: $$
  • Dimensions: 70 × 34 × 55 in. (177.8 × 86.4 × 139.7 cm)
  • Running deck: 20 × 55 in. (50.8 × 139.7 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0.5–10 mph (0.8–16.1 kph), 0–10%
  • Warranty: lifetime motor and frame
  • Key features: 300-lb. (136.1-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, LED screen, 30 built-in workouts, Bluetooth connectivity, heart rate sensors

Priced under $1,000 with speeds of up to 10 mph (16.1 kph), this top-notch treadmill provides excellent value for novice and serious runners alike.

Despite its affordable price, the Horizon T101 offers several convenient features, including built-in speakers, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity, and a device holder to allow you to stream workouts or TV shows from your tablet or smartphone.

The treadmill also features an LED display that provides detailed information about your workout, including your heart rate, calories burned, distance, and time elapsed.

Plus, the deck is designed to cushion your run, which may help ease joint pain and discomfort.

Pros

  • Bluetooth connectivity and built-in speakers
  • cushioned deck
  • good warranty

Cons

  • no touch screen
  • some reviewers have had difficulties with customer and delivery service

Best for serious runners

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

  • Price: $$$
  • Dimensions: 81.3 × 39.3 × 62.8 in. (206 × 100 × 159 cm)
  • Running deck: 22 × 60 in. (55.9 × 152.4 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph), -3–15%
  • Warranty: 10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor
  • Key features: 300-lb. (136.1-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, 14-in. (35.6-cm) touch screen, workout classes via iFit, Bluetooth

The NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is a great option for serious runners, as it offers speeds of up to 12 mph (19.3 kph) and both incline and decline settings for an added challenge. It features a long, spacious deck and folds away easily for storage.

What’s more, the solidly built treadmill includes Bluetooth audio and a 14-in. (35.6-cm) touch screen for streaming on-demand classes using the iFit app ($39 per month).

The app also allows you to simulate runs through locations around the globe while automatically adjusting your speed and incline for a truly immersive experience.

The Commercial 1750 includes a 30-day iFit membership for access to the NordicTrack collection of guided workouts.

Depending on where you live, you can also choose to have the treadmill assembled for you for an additional fee (professional assembly is available in most cities in the United States).

Pros

  • touch screen can tilt and pivot
  • automatic speed and incline adjustments during classes and based on your heart rate

Cons

  • pricier option
  • classes require an iFit membership

Most durable

Sole F63

  • Price: $$$
  • Dimensions: 82 × 35 × 66 in. (208.3 × 89 × 167.6 cm)
  • Running deck: 20 × 60 in. (50.8 × 152.4 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0.5–12 mph (0.8–19.3 kph), 15 levels
  • Warranty: lifetime frame and motor; 3-year deck, electronics, and parts; 1-year labor
  • Key features: 325-lb. (147.4-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, LCD screen, 10 built-in workouts, heart rate sensors, Bluetooth

Featuring a high powered motor, sturdy frame, and weight capacity of up to 325 lbs. (147.4 kg), the Sole F63 is renowned for its durability. It’s easy to assemble and folds away easily for storage.

Despite being moderately priced, this treadmill boasts impressive features such as an integrated tablet holder, USB charging port, and Bluetooth speakers for easy entertainment while you run.

The Sole F63 comes with a 30-day free trial for the Studio app ($19.99 per month), which allows you to stream workout classes (you’ll need to use your own tablet or other device).

It’s also a good option for those with chronic knee pain, as the company claims the treadmill deck is designed to decrease joint impact by 40% via a built-in shock absorption mechanism.

The Sole F63 includes a lifetime warranty on its motor and frame, too.

Pros

  • long warranty
  • high max weight capacity
  • Bluetooth speakers and USB port

Cons

  • no touch screen
  • will need to use your own device to access the Studio app

Best for streaming classes

NordicTrack Commercial X22i

  • Price: $$$$
  • Dimensions: 70 × 39 × 72.5 in. (178 × 99 × 184 cm)
  • Running deck: 22 × 60 in. (55.9 × 152.4 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph), -5–40%
  • Warranty: 10-year frame, 2-year parts, 1-year labor
  • Key features: 300-lb. (136.1-kg) max weight capacity, 22-in. (56-cm) touch screen, workout classes via iFit

With a massive 22-in. (56-cm) touch screen, Bluetooth-enabled speakers, and a cushioned running deck, the NordicTrack Commercial X22i provides a luxury running experience.

Like other NordicTrack treadmills, the Commercial X22i includes a free 30-day iFit family membership for accessing thousands of live, on-demand, and global workouts. Keep in mind that iFit costs $39 per month once the free trial ends.

Plus, with automatic intensity adjustments during classes and both incline and decline options, the treadmill provides an easy way to add variety and difficulty to your usual workout regimen.

This treadmill is heavy and bulky and requires two people for assembly, which can take up to 3 hours. Depending on where you live, you can also have NordicTrack assemble the treadmill for you upon delivery for an additional fee.

Pros

  • can automatically adjust speed and incline during classes and based on your heart rate
  • large touch screen can tilt and pivot for off-treadmill workouts
  • 40% max incline is higher than most other treadmills

Cons

  • classes require an iFit membership
  • expensive
  • heavy and doesn’t fold

Best folding treadmill

Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT

  • Price: $$$
  • Dimensions: 76.5 × 36 × 59 in. (194.3 × 91.4 × 150 cm)
  • Running deck: 20 × 60 in. (50.8 × 152.4 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0.5–12 mph (0.8–19.3 kph), 0–15%
  • Warranty: lifetime frame and motor, 3-year parts, 1-year labor
  • Key features: 325-lb. (147.4-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, 7-inch (17.8 cm) LCD screen, 7 built-in workouts, connects to several fitness apps, heart rate sensors

Using a one-step hydraulic folding mechanism, the Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT is our pick as the best folding treadmill.

Not only is it easy to store between workouts, but its solid steel frame supports high running speeds and interval training. You can also easily adjust your speed and incline levels using QuickDial controls. What’s more, it’s easy to assemble.

The treadmill is equipped with a 7-inch (17.8 cm) LCD screen and Bluetooth speakers. It also offers 7 pre-programmed workouts, including fat burning, heart rate, and hill climb.

Unlike a lot of other treadmills, the 7.0 AT is compatible with a variety of streaming apps, so you can try a few to find one you like or stick with your favorite.

Pros

  • Bluetooth connectivity and USB port
  • easy to adjust incline and speed using the QuickDial
  • long warranty

Cons

  • noisy
  • some reviewers have had difficulties with customer and delivery service

Best curved treadmill

Assault Fitness AssaultRunner Elite

  • Price: $$$$
  • Dimensions: 70 × 31.7 × 64.4 in. (178 × 80.4 × 163.5 cm)
  • Running deck: not disclosed by manufacturer
  • Speed and incline: manual, none
  • Warranty: lifetime belt, 10-year frame, 3-year parts, 1-year labor
  • Key features: 400-lb. (181.4-kg) max weight capacity, digital display, 9 built-in workouts, Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity

Curved treadmills offer a unique workout experience, as they feature a concave running belt and are not motorized. Instead, you adjust the speed using the power of your stride, which some people prefer.

As a result, some research suggests curved treadmills may be easier on your joints and burn more calories (1, 2).

While there are several options on the market, the AirRunner Elite by Assault Fitness is the overall best option due to its durable steel frame, extensive warranty, and Bluetooth capabilities for streaming workout classes on your device. It’s also simple to assemble.

The treadmill also has a digital display and several preset workouts, including HIIT and Tabata-style interval programs.

Pros

  • durable steel frame
  • curved running deck can reduce joint impact
  • may burn more calories than on a motorized treadmill

Cons

  • expensive
  • no touch screen
  • running on a curved treadmill may take some getting used to

Best for walking

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7942

  • Price: $
  • Dimensions: 50 × 27 × 47 in. (127 × 68.6 × 119.4 cm)
  • Running deck: 14 × 43 in. (35.6 × 109.2 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0.5–7 mph (0.8–11.3 kph), 5% fixed
  • Warranty: 3-year structural frame, 180-day other parts and components
  • Key features: 220-lb. (99.8-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, LCD screen, pulse sensors

Suitable for walking or light jogging, this Sunny Health & Fitness foldable treadmill is easy to assemble, runs quietly, and minimizes shock.

You can use the LCD screen to control your speed and track metrics such as time, distance, and speed. Plus, it’s equipped with a device holder, so you can tune in to workouts or podcasts.

Great for small spaces, the compact design has transport wheels and easily folds up for storage. It has comfortable handrails and an emergency clip that you can pull to stop the treadmill.

The fixed incline intensifies your workouts, though some customers say they would prefer an adjustable option.

Overall, many satisfied customers agree that the treadmill offers plenty of value for the price.

Pros

  • compact and quiet
  • low impact design
  • budget-friendly

Cons

  • fixed incline
  • no touch screen
  • small running deck

Best high capacity treadmill

3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill

  • Price: $$$$
  • Dimensions: 84 × 35.5 × 58 in. (213.2 × 90.2 × 147.3 cm)
  • Running deck: 22 × 62 in. (55.9 × 157.5 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0.5–12 mph (0.8–19.3 kph), 0–15%
  • Warranty: lifetime motor and frame, 10-year parts, 2-year labor
  • Key features: 400-lb. (181.4-kg) max weight capacity, LCD screen, preset workouts, heart rate sensors

With a max weight capacity of 400 lbs. (181.4 kg), this heavy-duty treadmill provides stability and durability.

The thick belt provides plenty of room and absorbs shock for a smooth, comfortable run, and you can easily adjust your speed and incline. Plus, assembly is straightforward.

The 3G Cardio Elite Runner Treadmill also boasts a fan, built-in speakers, and a basic LCD screen that displays metrics, such as your speed, distance, and calories burned.

Additionally, it comes with preset workouts and fitness tests. Plus, you can design customized routines, making it great if you want training options, but prefer not to pay a monthly subscription fee.

Pros

  • shock-absorbing deck
  • high max weight capacity
  • built-in speakers

Cons

  • bulky
  • no touch screen

Best entertainment options

Bowflex T22

  • Price: $$$
  • Dimensions: 85 × 39.6 × 70 in. (215.8 × 100.5 × 177.7 cm)
  • Running deck: 22 × 60 in. (55.9 × 152.4 cm)
  • Speed and incline: 0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph), -5–20%
  • Warranty: 15-year frame and motor, 5-year mechanical parts, 2-year labor, 1-year electronics
  • Key features: 400-lb. (181.4-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, 22-inch (56-cm) HD touch screen, workout classes via JRNY app, Bluetooth, heart rate sensors and armband

The Bowflex T22 features a powerful motor and a sturdy frame boasting a 400-lb. (181.4-kg) weight capacity.

What’s more, the 22-inch (56-cm) HD touch screen can stream workout classes from the JRNY app (1-year membership included) and tilts to accommodate different heights.

Unlike many other treadmills, you can also stream shows from Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max using the touch screen instead of having to connect your own device.

Keep in mind that a JRNY membership costs $19.99 per month after the free trial ends, and that doesn’t include the price of other streaming services.

The foldable treadmill has built-in transport wheels for convenient storage, plus it has an accessory tray, water bottle holder, and fan. You can track your heart rate using the hand grips or the included Bluetooth armband.

Assembly takes around 2 hours and you have the option to hire an assembly team.

Pros

  • comes with a Bluetooth heart rate monitoring armband
  • good warranty
  • can stream shows from Netflix, Hulu, and more

Cons

  • touch screen doesn’t tilt or pivot
  • interface and handlebar controls aren’t intuitive

Best manual treadmill

Sunny Health & Fitness Force Fitmill

  • Price: $$
  • Dimensions: 59 × 27 × 55 in. (149.9 × 68.6 × 139.7 cm)
  • Running deck: 53 × 16 in. (134.6 × 40.6 cm)
  • Speed and incline: manual, 13.5% fixed
  • Warranty: 3-year frame, 180-day parts
  • Key features: 300-lb. (136.1-kg) max weight capacity, foldable, multi-grip handlebars, 16 resistance levels

If you’re looking for a manual treadmill that’s budget-friendly and durable, the Sunny Health & Fitness Force Fitmill is a great option. Manual treadmills don’t use electricity, so they’re typically very inexpensive to maintain.

This treadmill has 16 resistance levels, a fixed 13.5% incline, and dual flywheels, so you can easily add a challenge to your workouts whether you’re running or walking.

Constructed from steel and with a maximum user weight of 300 lbs. (136.1 kg), reviewers mention that the Fitmill is sturdy and simple to use.

Plus, it has a hydraulic mechanism that slowly lowers the deck to the floor for easy unfolding.

However, some customers note that the treadmill’s belt doesn’t always stay centered.

Pros

  • manual treadmills may help you burn more calories
  • sturdy and low maintenance

Cons

  • no touch screen or entertainment features
  • running or walking on a manual treadmill may take some getting used to
  • incline is fixed

Here’s a quick look at how our picks of the top treadmills compare:

PriceSpeedInclineWeight capacityDisplayTraining programsOther features
ProForm Pro 9000$$$0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph)-3–12%300 lbs. (136.1 kg)22-in (56-cm) touch screenlive and on-demand iFit classes•Bluetooth
•foldable
•heart rate via Bluetooth
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T4400$ 0.5–9 mph (0.8–14.5 kph)3 manual levels220 lbs. (99.8 kg)LCD9 presets•foldable
•pulse sensors
Horizon Fitness T101$$0.5–10 mph (0.8–16.1 kph)10%300 lbs. (136.1 kg)LED30 presets•Bluetooth
•foldable
•pulse sensors
NordicTrack Commercial 1750$$$0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph)-3–15%300 lbs. (136.1 kg)14-in (35.6-cm) touch screenlive and on-demand iFit classes•Bluetooth
•foldable
•heart rate via Bluetooth
Sole F63$$$0.5–12 mph (0.8–19.3 kph)15 levels325 lbs. (147.4 kg)LCD10 presets•Bluetooth
•foldable
•heart rate sensors
NordicTrack Commercial x22i$$$$0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph)-5–40%300 lbs.(136.1 kg)22-in (56-cm) touch screenlive and on-demand iFit classes•Bluetooth
•heart rate via Bluetooth
Horizon Fitness 7.0 AT$$$0.5–12 mph (0.8–19.3 kph)15%325 lbs. (147.4 kg)7-in (17.8-cm) LCD7 presets•Bluetooth
•foldable
•heart rate sensors
Assault Fitness AssaultRunner Elite$$$$manualnone400 lbs. (181.4 kg)digital9 presets•Bluetooth and ANT+
Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7942$0.5–7 mph (0.8–11.3 kph)5% fixed 220 lbs. (99.8 kg)LCD none•foldable
•heart rate sensors
3G Cardio Elite Runner$$$$0.5–12 mph (0.8–19.3 kph)15%400 lbs. (181.4 kg)LCD8 presets•heart rate sensors
Bowflex T22$$$0–12 mph (0–19.3 kph)-5–20%400 lbs. (181.4 kg)22-in (56-cm) touch screenon-demand JRNY classes•Bluetooth
•foldable
•heart rate armband
Sunny Health & Fitness Force Fitmill$$none13.5% fixed300 lbs. (136.1 kg)none9 presets•foldable

To help narrow down your search, it’s important to consider how you plan on using your treadmill.

Do you need high speeds for interval training? Or is an under-desk treadmill for walking a better fit? Do you want to stream classes using a touch screen or your own device? Here are some factors to consider when you’re shopping:

  • Dimensions. Especially if you have limited space, you’ll want to pay close attention to the dimensions of each machine. Many treadmills also have folding mechanisms, allowing for easy storage.
  • Essential features. Your needs for speed, incline, and the size of the running deck will likely depend on your height and whether you’re running or walking.
    • Speed. Motorized treadmills usually have a maximum speed of 7–12 miles (11.319.3 km) per hour, while manual treadmills adjust to your pace.
    • Incline. Some treadmills feature manual or automatic incline and decline options, which can help you intensify your workouts and mimic running outdoors.
    • Running deck size. While a 48-in. (121.9-cm) running deck will work for most runners, if you’re taller than 6 feet (182.9 cm) or have a long stride, you’ll want a deck that’s at least 54 in. (137.2 cm) long.
  • Display screen and streaming options. Some treadmills allow you to connect your own device or have an LED, LCD, or touch screen so you can stream classes via Bluetooth.

Finally, you’ll want to consider your budget. In addition to the price of the machine, make sure to factor in costs such as shipping, installation, and fitness app subscriptions.

Customer reviews can also provide valuable insights into the quality and durability of a machine, so be sure to read several reviews before choosing a treadmill.

Are expensive treadmills worth it?

Yes, an expensive treadmill is worth the cost if you plan to use it often, if you’re looking for extra features, and if it will help you meet your fitness goals.

Expensive treadmills often have streaming capabilities, more incline options, and other features, so it’s important to consider your individual needs.

Plus, working out at home can save you considerable time and money, especially if you plan to share the treadmill with other people.

How do you choose between two similar treadmills?

To choose between two similar treadmills, consider factors such as price, warranties, and available features. You can also read customer reviews to see which treadmill has higher ratings and visit company websites to learn about any of your specific concerns or requirements, including size and foldability.

Choose the model that offers the best value for the price and meets your needs.

What are the top 3 treadmills?

NordicTrack, ProForm, and Sunny Health & Fitness are well known treadmill brands. Some popular models include the ProForm Pro 9000, the NordicTrack Commercial X22i, and the Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T4400 treadmills.

Treadmills offer an effective way to stay fit in the comfort of home. Plus, with so many types available, there’s sure to be a product that fits your fitness and budget needs.

Make sure to consider factors, like price, portability, training options, and available features, before you buy.