I am looking to purchase either a treadmill or a stairclimber. Which would you choose? What features should I look for in a treadmill?
Both are cardiovascular machines meant to increase heart rate and burn calories and fat. It’s a personal choice. Stairclimbing is a more advanced exercise and requires more endurance than walking, but if you are planning to run and walk using a treadmill, then either would provide appropriate training for your cardiovascular system. I would recommend getting either piece on a 30 day trial to be sure you like what you’re getting and that you’ll make a commitment to actually using it. We have good intentions, but more often than not, home equipment gets used as a clothes rack more than it gets used for exercise.
At Fit for Life, we have both treadmills and stairclimbers in addition to recumbent bikes, Arc Trainers and Elliptical Runners for cardiovascular exercise. Remember, the more choices you have, the more benefit you receive and the less likely you are to get bored with your routine. Plus, you have the option of taking group classes, you have camaraderie and professional staff available to answer all your questions. Choose a piece of equipment for 30 days on trial and come to Fit for Life for 1 week FREE and then make your final decision.