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Best Premium Treadmill - Readers' Choice Awards 2013

Winner and Finalists


Updated May 31, 2014

Readers nominated and voted for these five finalists for their favorite premium treadmill for 2013. Which would be your dream treadmill with the power and features you want? The prize: bragging rights.

1. Winner: True ES900 Treadmill

True ES900 Treadmill
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One nominator said, "The TRUE ES900 treadmill is the answer to premium fitness equipment for your home. This top of the line treadmill is designed to be the best, for those who demand the best. With multiple console options, you can customize the treadmill to meet your family's fitness and wellness needs." If you have a premium budget, this is the will look pretty in your home gym.

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2. Bowflex TreadClimber TC20

Blowflex TreadClimber TC20
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The TreadClimber combines the motions of a treadmill, elliptical and stairstepper. If you want low-impact exercise but want to really get your heart rate up to vigorous intensity, you can do it with a Treadclimber. Burn more calories per minute than walking on a traditional treadmill. If you don't have a huge workout room, you'll appreciate that it's got a much smaller footprint than most treadmills.

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3. True Z5.4 Treadmill

TRUE Z5.4 Treadmill
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One nominator said, "The TRUE Z5.4 treadmill is designed to fit into your lifestyle without overtaking it. These machines offer not only a small footprint and low step-up height, but a proven belt and deck combination." It has a 3 HP motor. The Soft Select system lets you select the firmness of the belt. But further, it's designed with a Soft System so the front third of the belt is softer, for a cushioned foot strike, and firmer at the back of the belt to let you get a good, stable push off.
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4. Bodyguard Fitness T460XC

Bodyguard Fitness T460XC Treadmill
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Nominators said, "Hands down the best treadmill available for residential use. I own one and did a lot of research and testing. Very smooth, very quiet. Large running area 22 X 60. Lifetime warranty on all parts. A LOT of programs and can connect an iPad and run it through an app while using other apps!"
"Turbo Training (High Acceleration Interval Training), Decline Training, BDS+ Shock Dissipation system designed to replicate an outdoor running track, 1st treadmill with full iPad compatibility via the exclusive imagine app, AFDS Maintenance watchdog system."
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5. Precor 9.31 Treadmill

True PS300 Treadmill
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One nominator said, "The 9.31 shares biomechanical engineering, patented technologies and parts with Precor commercial equipment found in health clubs worldwide, providing lasting durability, reliability and comfort. This has been rated the #1 treadmill by a leading consumer rating publication four years in a row." It has a big 3 HP motor and a weight capacity of 1000 pounds. It comes with a chest strap heart monitor as well as a pulse grip.
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