The Electrically Powered Treadmill

As the name suggests, this type has an electrically driven moving tread deck, which you can set to your own speed. You then have to walk, or run, to keep up with the selected speed. They usually come with lots of great 'extras', such as heart monitors, which will give you an indication of the length and intensity of your running, time clocks, calories burned indicators, etc', etc'.

If you are relatively new to running, or to walking, an electric model is a probably good starter option for you, because everything is 'done for you -'. However, because of the complexity of the electrical components, you should make sure that there is some kind of warranty that comes with it. Alternatively, you should buy some insurance against it breaking down. This is a wise precaution because electrically powered treadmills will need professional assistance to repair them if they go wrong: so, do your due diligence and make sure that the treadmill you buy is of the best affordable quality.

The electrical models are also larger than the manual treadmills; however, if you have the space for one at home or in your office, then that will not be a problem for you. The electrically driven treadmill must; of course, be located close to an electrical power source, usually a wall socket: which, unfortunately, sometimes means an inconvenient electric cable trailing across the floor, from the power source to the treadmill, and this has the potential to cause accidents.

Another of the disadvantages of the electric type is that the motor increases the weight of it; and, also, the potential for technical problems to develop in the future. Of course, last but not least, we mustn't forget that the electric motor will use up electricity which has to be paid for: therefore, there will be a corresponding financial running cost, not incurred with a manual model.

If you decide on an electrically powered treadmill, make sure that your full attention is on what you're doing: don't be disttracted by your surroundings. However, if you are , you should make sure that you think as quickly as the guy who features in the video below :-)