Exercise can feel like a chore. And inclement weather, or having to travel to the gym, can derail your best intentions. But there’s a way to make working out more convenient without leaving home—starting with a treadmill.
According to Statista, a market research firm, more than 25 million Americans exercise at home as of 2013. To appeal to this sizeable group of consumers, treadmill manufacturers are producing better and smarter machines. But innovation isn’t cheap: A top-rated treadmill can cost a steep $4,000 and up. Fortunately, if you’re willing to make some tradeoffs, you can find some high-end features on less expensive models.