One great advantage of innovation and technological development is that there is always a provision of a service that will meet any need, the use of treadmills is one of the best and easiest ways of burning calories and staying fit but for those who may find it difficult to buy a treadmill because of the space available, there is a solution and that solution is compact treadmills. They are designed to be stored in a very space efficient way due to their features.


Compact treadmill


There are three qualities that make a treadmill a compact one;

  • Portable
  • Foldable
  • Simple to store

Their portability is based on the ease with which they can be carried from one place to the other for use or storage and the foldable quality makes them easy to fold while they can easily slide into small spaces where other items are kept like a bed frame.

Benefits of Compact Treadmills

You are sure to benefit from the use of compact treadmills in several ways, you will find below some of the benefits of using the treadmills:

  • They are very useful for people who do not have sufficient space to keep a standard treadmill which will require more space
  • There are also people who do not have sufficient space for workout and are always mobile, whenever you are relocating, compact treadmills are much easier to carry along with less stress and weight
  • They are not as expensive as the standard treadmills which makes them a great choice for people with low budgets
  • Many foldable treadmills are also regarded as compact treadmills since they help to create more space for other uses, some of them have tires that enable them to be wheeled from one room to where they can be used

Models of Compact Treadmills

  • Bowflex TC1
  • ProForm 400
  • ProForm 590T
  • LifeSpan TR3000i


Bowflex TC1



LifeSpan Fitness TR1200i


There are several features that you get when you buy this treadmill; one of the basic advantages is that it is foldable,

  • The treadmill is inexpensive
  • You can store the results of your workout with a USB data storage
  • There is a built in speaker that enables you to play MP3
  • There are 15 levels of incline to help with workout intensity
  • It has a 2.5 CHP motor and 20”x56” deck size
  • This foldable treadmill has 19 workout programs and contact grips for heart rate. The workout programs contains 17 pre-defined programs and provides two custom slots which is meant for practicing

Importance of Treadmill Workouts

The treadmills provides several advantages which makes them very effective in keeping fit, one of the advantages of the treadmill is that you are able to avoid several distractions especially weather. It also helps you to multi-task while at home and it could be more convenient for people with less time to go out.

Although the compact treadmills may not be as rugged as the standard treadmills there are higher quality treadmills that will still provide top quality and also save space for you. They may be more expensive that many foldable treadmills.