Arguably the most frequently used piece of equipment in the gym, treadmills can be found in virtually every fitness establishment, from the smallest to the largest. They are also a great option if you’d rather exercise at home, as many models can be folded to save space.

Treadmills are one of the easiest cardio machines to use inasmuch as you can set the speed to suit your requirements, be it walking, jogging or running. Good quality treadmills also have an adjustable incline facility. Consequently, they are suitable for complete beginners, novices and experienced athletes alike.

As a calorie burner, the treadmill can match any other piece of cardio equipment when used properly. Put it this way, you can burn up to 100 calories per mile just by walking briskly and, if you run, you can burn anything from 600 to 1,200 calories per hour. Running up an incline will boost your metabolism big time!

Don’t think that treadmills are the exclusive domain of cardio lovers and endurance athletes. They can be used to develop strength too. You might think that unlikely given the absence of weight, but by incorporating interval training into your treadmill time, you can really increase the strength in your legs and core.

Fit Hire has a range of treadmills available to cover domestic and commercial uses. See the links below for a glimpse of what is available. They can also be hired from as little as £15/week. This can be a great option if you’re unsure and would like to try a machine out before deciding to purchase.

Domestic treadmills for sale
Commercial treadmills for sale
Domestic treadmill hire