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Last Updated December 27th, 2018

You can get a high quality treadmill for under $1,000. We based our top choices off of the following main criteria:

  • number of workout programs
  • weight capacity
  • console and controls
  • incline
  • track length
  • warranty
  • ease of assembly
  • motor
  • customer service
  • special features

With our top choices under $500, you’re not getting the motor that you’ll need if you want to do a lot of running or jogging, or if larger users will be using it. But with a budget of $1,000, the motor improves significantly. If you find that none of the treadmills below meet your needs, you may want to spend a few hundred dollars more on the Nautilus t618 .

Guidelines for Buying a Treadmill Under $1,000

  1. Remember to measure the space where you’ll use your treadmill if you’re in a smaller space.
  2. Look at the track length to make sure that you will enough room to run with a full stride, especially if you’re taller.
  3. The motors are going to be able to handle longer periods of running and jogging, as opposed to treadmills under $500, so motors are less of a concern at this price range.



LifeSpan TR1200i

Best Overall Value
  • Up to 11 MPH
  • 21 programs available
  • 300 lb. weight capacity
  • Powered incline includes 15 levels
  • 6 independent compression shocks-better for your joints
  • 20″ X 56″ belt- great for jogging and running
  • Lifetime warranty on the motor and frame, 3 years parts, 1 year labor



ProForm Performance 600i

Best Treadmill for Walking, Highest Weight Capacity, & for Seniors
  • Supports users up to 400 lbs (the largest capacity of our top choices)
  • 20″ X 60″ belt
  • ProShox cushioning
  • Lifetime frame and motor warranty, 2 year parts and 1 year labor
  • Conveniently located tablet holder above the console
  • EKG grip monitor
  • Includes CoolAire Workout Fan



Ancheer Folding Treadmill

Best LCD Display – 10.1″
  • 10.1 Color HD touch screen
  • Wifi and Hi-Fi stereo & Hi-Fi Stereo
  • Supports users up to 308 lbs.
  • Quiet
  • 2 year warranty on the frame and 3 years on the motor
  • .5 – 9.9 MPH
  • 3 HP motor
  • Doesn’t have an incline function – a bonus if you don’t use incline as other features are better
  • Hi-fi stereo

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