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The past year has been rough, to say the least, with many of us forced to look inward (mentally and physically) for reflection and inspiration, not to mention get creative with our fitness routines—back in March, with kettlebells were flying off the shelves, people were reaching for cans and anything else they could get their hands on in order to maintain their gains.
Ahead of the new year, whether you’re looking for a warmer, more distanced alternative to your typical outdoor/gym routine, or to kickstart your health and fitness journey, an at-home treadmill is one of the safest, easiest ways to ensure you get your heart rate up—and Black Friday presents the perfect opportunity to score one at a competitive price.
From lean machines that can be slipped under your WFH desk or stowed behind your couch to seriously-smart steppers that will keep you motivated and connected (and everything in between), read on as we break down some of the best Black Friday treadmill deals available for your early shopping pleasure. As we head into colder months (generally referred to as the winter blues, but especially weary as of late), we’re probably going to need those extra endorphins.
Visit Walmart for a wide assortment of fitness gear—and especially treadmills—with different priorities and price points to suit your personal needs. Last time we checked, the retailer had a healthy mix from well-known brands like GoPlus, XTerra and Reebok, as well as some new and lesser-known names in the game.
GoPlus 1HP Electric Motorized Folding Treadmill
Great for the fitness buff with simple taste (or a small space), this sleek electric treadmill from GoPlus is beloved by reviewers for its compact, foldable design and operational display. A quiet stride also makes it ideal for new parents and apartment dwellers.
Costway 800W Portable Folding Electric Motorized Treadmill
Safety is key when it comes to this motorized machine, which features a Safety Key connect system and emergency stop button for added protection. The small, but sturdy steel frame also comes equipped with a multi-function LED screen, handrails, and a holder for securely stashing your smartphone or iPad.
Dick’s Sporting Goods views running as, well, a sport, and if you’re into sports, theirs is one of the biggest Black Friday sales to watch. Check out the site to score major savings on treadmills (there are currently 17) from brands like Horizon Fitness, SOLE, NordicTrack and beyond.
Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill
Save $350 off of this best-selling treadmill from Horizon Fitness, which secured a spot as one of Dick’s Black Friday headliners for its simple assembly (30 minutes or less), powerful motor, and Bluetooth compatibility. There’s also a fan for added comfort and cooling.
Sole F63 Treadmill
For a bigger investment (and bigger savings), peep the SOLE F63. Another one of Dick’s top sellers, the high-tech design boasts a precision-wielded frame, 10 core pre-set workouts, Bluetooth and an LCD display for keeping on track and tuned in. Newer features also include a tablet holder for following your favorite shows or instructors.
Look to Target’s workout section for a smaller, yet thoughtful curation of sleek treadmill machines from select brands (such as SereneLife and Living Essentials).
SereneLife SLFTRD20 Bluetooth Smart Digital Folding Treadmill
The LCD screen on this system from SereneLife helps you monitor key stats (such as distance, heart rate, calories burned), while a rotation of preset workout programs, complete with incline, keeps you on your toes. Bluetooth and MP3 digital audio playback complete the surround-sound experience.
Living Essentials 2-in-1 Foldable Electric Treadmill
A large, non-shock, non-slip belt on this everyday treadmill from Living Essentials provides some added stability while participating in a range of preset training sessions via the LCD display. Consumers also comment on its quiet design.
Last, but certainly not least, browse Amazon for a serious attention to detail (including helpful product descriptions and comparisons), extensive reviews, and seemingly endless supply (some of the names that stood out in addition to the others here include GYMAX, LifePro, Advenor and Ancheer).
GYMAX 2-in-1 Electric Running Machine with Bluetooth and LED
Log steps along with your work hours with this versatile pick from GYMAX, which has a removable handle bar for sliding right under your stand-up desk. It’s equipped with an LED screen, Bluetooth and sound insulation, and comes in six different finishes for complementing a range of office aesthetics.
LifePro Electrostride Compact Folding Treadmill with Bluetooth
This small, yet might machine from LifePro packs the usual perks (including Bluetooth and an LED screen), plus 39 training and three customizable exercise programs for a more personalized experience. You can take additional comfort in the fact that the brand offers a lifetime warranty.