Why Some Treadmills are Cheap
There are reasons why inexpensive treadmills are inexpensive...They are made of cheap materials and designed to be less than mediocre. These cheap machines are not meant to last long.
Keep in mind, when shopping for a treadmill, that all treadmills are not created equally! And, the ones that you can pick up for little of nothing are generally worth practically nothing. They are cheaply made. In fact, it's seldom that you'll hear a good review about these machines from previous buyers.
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"Best Buy" Rating from Treadmill Doctor
In the 2006 treadmill ratings, the Smooth 6.25 received the highest rating from the professionals at Treadmill Doctor. They stated, " Big upgrades in the motor, belt quality, and console from last year's $1500 model help Smooth hold on to the best buy in the price range. " In addition they rated the Smooth 5.25 as " One of the best treadmills on the market less than $1000."
"Best Bargain" Rating from Prevention Magazine
In the December 2002 issue of Prevention Magazine, they rated several popular treadmills. They called the Smooth 5.0 (Now the Smooth 5.15), "Best Bargain and Control Panel." They described the Smooth 9.15 as, "Smoothest and Sturdiest Ride."
Smooth Rates in Runner's World "Top 10 Treadmills"
Runner's World rated the Smooth Treadmill as one of the Top 10 Treadmills! Smooth earned high ratings for stability, which Runner's World considered the most important treadmill attribute.
Smooth Fitness was established in 1984, beginning with brick and mortar fitness specialty retail stores that served the greater Philadelphia area. Recognizing the ever-growing popularity of the internet, Smooth was the first fitness retailer to begin selling online back in 1996 (the stone ages in internet e-commerce!) Since that time, Smooth Fitness has made the internet our primary sales channel, experiencing tremendous growth year after year. The Smooth brand is the most recognized brand of fitness equipment on the internet. We have sold thousands of Smooth treadmills, elliptical trainers, and home gyms throughout the United States, and we are proud of the thousands of positive reviews we have received from our customers.