Manual Or Electric

There are two different types of treadmills; manual and electric. When picking one out our first and immediate answer is usually going to be electric. These are the models that are going to have the many features that we want – but is it worth all the money you would have to pay out?

Let’s consider the two different models so that we will better understand which one will work best for us. It is important that we consider the features that they have and why one might be good over the other depending on our needs and wants.


The first thing you should think about is how often you use this exercise equipment. If you are a fitness fanatic and will use it everyday than you will want to invest in the electric model. These are able to handle a great deal of wear and tear and will provide you with higher speeds and other features to make it more challenging on you.

The manual treadmills are not designed with motors and require that you move the belt using only your legs. This means that you can only go as fast as your legs are able to move the whole thing. Although they are cheap they are best used for people who need a good exercise every now and then.


If you are looking for something that is small and not going to get in the way than you may want to reconsider the manual models. The manual models are a great deal smaller and a whole lot lighter in weight. They are not bogged down by shelves, and speakers, and who knows what else. This makes it ideal to use in smaller homes where you don’t have much space to work with.