Author: ELizabeth Bauer, Store Manager, Burnsville, MN


“Are you fed up with the gym? Take a number”

You just left your house to drive to the gym, get dressed, hit the treadmill, shower, and head home. “POOF!” Before you know it, your night is now wasted by the rigmarole of going to the gym. Does this sound like you?! If so, it is time we explore getting you a treadmill for your home.

As I'm sure you already know, there are many treadmill options out there to choose from; how are you supposed to know which one is the best fit for you and your family? Being an avid runner myself, I've had my fair share of the “holy grails” of the commercial world, the "in-betweeners" and the downright dumpy.

Obviously, in a perfect world everyone would have the top-of-the-line commercial treadmill in their home. Flashback to reality: not everyone has the space, wiring, or pocketbook for that piece. My go-to for residential treadmills are the Vision T40 series, which come in folding and non-folding, making it a very space-conscious piece for your home. The primary reason I love the Vision treadmills, in general, is their sturdy frame, commercial-grade cushioning, and maintenance-free deck and belt. I have found that the Vision T40s get me the closest in quality to those I have run on at the gym. My biggest pet peeve, while running, is when you're on a treadmill that cannot take the impact; I don't want to feel like I'm running through an earthquake. The Vision has made their framing the most durable and stable on the market, so I feel comfortable when I'm walking, jogging--and most importantly--sprinting. The T40s will also give you a 60-inch long deck, so feel free to stretch out your legs and take advantage of every inch.

I don't know many people who enjoy getting on their hands and knees to lubricate a treadmill deck. But with Vision, forget about it! No need to add another tedious chore to your checklist! Vision is maintenance-free--so the belt has a built in wax lining, with each step your feet are doing the lubricating for you.

The T40s also come with multiple console options, so if you're a hop-on-and-just-go type of runner, the classic is going to be the one for you. If you need a little extra motivation or you like to run through trails, track your progress or get your workouts done quickly and efficiently, the Touch+ and Elegant+ consoles are for you. I wish there was a way I could put motivation in a bottle (but I haven't quite figured that out yet) but with Vision's Elegant+ and Touch+ consoles, they've come pretty darn close. When you're looking at a treadmill, make sure the console is going to have the features to keep you motivated on the days working out just doesn't sound appealing.


If what I've said feels like it's not enough treadmill or just too much for your needs, don't worry, Vision has that covered as well; just check out their T80 and TF20 models! So, go ahead and take that number, I promise you won't regret cutting out the gym-middle-man and getting right on your own treadmill in the comfort of your own home.

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