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Manual treadmills are those which are not electrically powered. They are much cheaper so some people prefer to
buy a manual one instead. Since treadmills are so expensive it is really not surprising that people who cannot
afford to spend a large amount of money would instead be interested in a manual one to save money.
Manual treadmills can be hard for some people to use however. The belt almost has to be at an incline for most
people to get it to move at all - so be sure to make certain that any manual treadmill you are thinking about
buying has an incline.
If you want a treadmill for running, rather than walking only, a manual treadmill may not work for you either.
They are very hard to get started going enough to run on.
Very small people, or those who are physically weaker may also have a difficult time using a manual treadmill.
That said, there are some nice manual treadmills available.
One good brand of manual treadmills is Phoenix. The Phoenix 516 as an example is a manual treamill that sells for around
$150. It folds up, to save space too. Its walking/running surface is 13.5 x 41.5 inches. It can hold a person up to
250 pounds in weight. It even displays your speed, distance, time and calories burned.
Phoenix also makes the Denise Austin Manual Treadmill. This treadmill also folds up and can hold a person up to
250 pounds. It only weighs 50 pounds too. Its dimensions are 21 by 46.5. It also displays your Speed, Distance,
Time and Estimated Calories. Display is powered by batteries and only costs around $200.
As you can see, manual treadmills are an option for those on a low budget. Just look around for a while
to find one in your price range.
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