You set ambitious plans of going for a 5KM morning run the following day, only to wake up at 1PM and then tell yourself “I’ll run tomorrow instead” – and the cycle repeats. If you’ve always had a problem dragging yourself out of the house for a jog to train for your upcoming IPPT or just maintain your fitness, investing in a treadmill for your home might help.
From treadmills that are designed for competitive runners to one with a desk for you to walk on the job, here are the 9 best treadmills in Singapore for you to stay active in the comfort of your own home.
Note: To be considerate to neighbours staying below, do install your machine on a treadmill mat to dampen the noise.
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You’re not alone if you start groaning internally whenever it’s time to train incline running. Rather than head out to an ulu hill for your run, you can reap the rewards of this type of resistance training with I-Running’s TM-988 Treadmill instead. The heavy-duty machine has 16 automatic incline levels so you can simulate running on a gradient from the comfort of your home.
The treadmill also has a sizable belt of 138CM x 48CM which is the ideal length and width for runners. And rather than having to check your smartwatch for stats like your heart rate, distance covered, speed, and time, you can just glance at the LCD display for all that information instead.
P.S. The front panel is also packed with speakers and an audio jack to blast your go-to running playlist and a cooling fan that will make conquering your cardio sessions a breeze.
Maximum speed: 18KM/hr
Belt width: 48CM
Get the I-Running TM-988 Treadmill
Many women shun away from wearing bikinis as it means more attention drawn to your self-proclaimed thunder thighs and food baby. Body fat percentage is a solid indicator of how successful your exercise regimen is going, and the AIBI Motorised Treadmill AB-T030 will keep you in the know with their three user body fat analysis. You can also take advantage of their speed programs to optimise calorie-burning.
Fast-paced music can undoubtedly make you run faster as you have the tendency to pace yourself to the beat. Their in-built speakers allow you to blast your favourite tunes, while working up a sweat. The treadmill can also be folded once you’re done to save precious space that you already don’t have in your 3-room HDB apartment.
Maximum speed: 12KM/hr
Belt width: 39CM
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Personal coaches are a godsend when you want to engage in exercises to target stubborn areas and work towards different aspects like strength-training. With the Decathlon Treadmill Run 100, you get to have your own e-coach as well, through the various training programmes created by a Domyos coach like calorie-burn, endurance and interval training.
To amp up the difficulty level, you can adjust the manual incline to 3% – this trick gives you temporary pain but permanent results! The treadmill also boasts a wide running deck of 45CM, preventing even the biggest klutz from falling off the belt.
Maximum speed: 14KM/hr
Belt width: 45CM
Get the Decathlon Treadmill Run 100
You do not want your industrial treadmill to be the centrepiece of your house, forcing you to bend and manoeuvre your way around it when you make a beeline for the toilet. The Reebok I-RUN 4.0 Treadmill solves this problem as it is flat folding and compact for storage, while not compromising on the stability.
It also comes with wheels for easy transport around the house if you prefer an occasional change of scenery.
Mindlessly running with no end goal can make you very sian, so change up your routine by following their 12 pre-set workouts to accurately target the places that you want to train. The 4-window display on the treadmill also displays your performance stats and your live pulse feedback, allowing you to take note of the intensity of the workout.
Maximum speed: 16KM/hr
Belt width: 46CM
Get the Reebok I-RUN 4.0 Treadmill
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HIIT sessions are challenging but also extremely rewarding, aside from the faint spells they occasionally give newbies. The Xterra TR150 Folding Treadmill’s quick-speed selections will let you set the pace with just a push of a button. You can even pile on the intensity with its 3 adjustable incline heights.
Featuring a book stand and cup holders, the treadmill allows you to multitask on the run, while taking on the 12 pre-set programmes that it has installed.
Maximum speed: 16KM/hr
Belt width: 40CM
Get the Xterra TR150 Folding Treadmill
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This one’s for all the workaholics who are glued to their screens. The AIBI Gym Ez Tone Desk TD-2710 is equipped with a desk that provides ample space for your laptop and work materials, and it also doubles up as a sturdy bench when you turn it on its side. After you’re done with leg day, simply fold it into a little coffee table/consolee.
Speed-wise, it can go up to 6KM/h, as it’s meant for leisure walking over running. There is also a built-in hand pulse sensor for immediate pulse readings to ensure that you’re not overexerting yourself.
Maximum speed: 6KM/hr
Belt width: 36CM
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Coming face-to-face with a slope on your weekly jogs is enough to send you running in the opposite direction, but the incline helps to burn more calories. Speed isn’t the only aspect in which you should push yourself – incline settings help to train your endurance and burn more calories.
The I-RUNNING TM-1088 Treadmill takes this very seriously as it provides up to 18 incline settings with a maximum speed of up to 20KM/h. With built-in music speakers and a fan, you can enjoy your music, and keep relatively cool while working out. You can also download the FitShow app on your phone to track your running routine.
Maximum speed: 20KM/hr
Belt width: 52CM
Get the I-Running TM-1088 Treadmill
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Amateurs who are new to the whole fitness scene, and want to start small with an affordable treadmill can consider the I-Running Electric Foldable Treadmill as your one-stop solution. Sporting a maximum speed of up to 12KM/h and three incline angles, this budget treadmill lets you workout like a pro, and push yourself to the limits.
With tangible information like your distance, time, speed, calories and even your pulse available on its LCD screen, this treadmill option will motivate you not to give up. It’s lightweight and can fold-flat which makes it extremely portable – just note that it’s smaller in size, and may not be suitable for taller individuals who like to hold onto the bar whilst running.
Maximum speed: 12KM/hr
Belt width: 35.4CM
Get the I-Running Electric Foldable Treadmill
For competitors or long-distance runners alike, prolonged running may hurt your feet and even cause damage to your knees. With the Nordictrack C990 Treadmill, adjustable impact cushioning provides the necessary protection to reduce impact on your legs, even when you’re on the 12% incline. The treadmill can reach speeds of up to 22KM/h for sprinters.
What’s more impressive is that it has a 7” colour touchscreen that has access to the web, letting you binge-watch Netflix shows as you run. Alternatively, you can tune it to their variety of workout programmes by certified personal trainers, or listen to beats on their powerful sound system.
Maximum speed: 22KM/hr
Belt width: 51CM
Get the Nordictrack C990 Treadmill
Being the most compact on the list at only 12.9CM in height when folded, the Xiaomi Walking Pad Smart Treadmill can be stored in small spaces like under the sofas or bed to reduce clutter. It also has a smart, automatic function, where the speed changes according to your pace via the remote or the Mi Home phone app.
So if you want to drastically drop your speed because of your intense huffing and puffing, you don’t have to manually adjust it!
Maximum speed: 6KM/hr
Belt width: 41.5CM
Get the Xiaomi Walking Pad Smart Treadmill
With an extensive selection of space-saving and affordable treadmills to add to your homes, you no longer have an excuse to not hit the gym. For couch potatoes who are too lazy to move or workaholics who struggle to stay active, these 9 best treadmills in Singapore will propel you to stay in shape with its presence that will haunt you when you skip leg day.
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Originally published on 22nd October 2020. Last updated by Josiah Neo on 25th June 2021.
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