We are the place people go if they want to see the good stuff in person: quality products that are not splashed all over the internet and marketed with fake ratings and reviews.
Our customers know that we have great equipment and they’ve been asking us for many years questions like this: “What are the best products in your store? How does your equipment stack up to what we found online? WHAT’S THE BEST OF THE BEST?
We finally said, “OK! We’ll do some rankings. We’ll start with treadmills.”
Like anything we do, we went all out to compile our rankings the right way. We spent about $20,000 on products, lighting, equipment, etc., to do a truly legitimate review of the leading brands.
We rated leading brands that we carry such as Life Fitness and 3G Cardio, as well as other top brands like Peloton, Bowflex, Nordic Track, OMA and more.
And, we had a big guy play the leading role: 6-foot-4, 298-pound Big “Mike” Sullivan.
Most review sites don’t take into account how a treadmill will hold up when used by a big person. Not all of us weigh under two bills.
“Big Mike,” a former college athlete, stretched out his hamstrings and calf muscles, and ran like he hasn’t ran in many years to add his own first-person research. No one likes to run or walk on a treadmill that shakes or wobbles and “Big Mike” will tell you which machines that are rated for users weighing up to 300 pounds are the smoothest and sturdiest.
When it was all said and done, it was a lot of work. It was also fun and extremely interesting. We’re admitted fitness equipment snobs because this is what we do for a living and we know when we see the good, the bad, or the ugly in products.
Some brands did better than we thought, some did worse. At the end of the day we did a review site that has a ton of information, stuff you would never read about on most other treadmill review sites. We put a ton of time and effort into researching topics that we know fitness enthusiasts really want to read about. We stuck a 6-4, 298-pound guy on each of these treadmills to test each brand’s 300-pound weight rating and it was AWESOME!
“I drank a lot of Diet Coke to get ready for this,” Sullivan joked. “Don’t try this at home!”
Truth is, we know there’s probably no way anyone would have time to try something like this at home. That’s why we did it for you! We hope our research will help you in your search for the best treadmill to fit your needs.