Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I sometimes get a shock when I touch the treadmill?
The shock is caused by a buildup of static electricity on your body. The friction between the deck and belt generates this static electricity. This is common among all treadmills but there are steps that you can take to mitigate this: keep the relative humidity of the room above 45%; replace the running belt when worn; people wearing nylon or wool
What is a manual treadmill?
The Basics: Manual and Motorised Treadmills. The manual treadmill is powered by the user themselves; they have control over the belt to rotate it around the treadmill at their desired speed. This naturally gives a decent workout to the lower body as all the force is coming from the legs and not the machine.
What are the benefits of using a treadmill?
Treadmills give a great cardiovascular workout and help improve heart health. Each time you step on a treadmill, you strengthen your heart. And as your heart grows stronger, you lower your blood pressure. Plus, the act of running or walking helps to get the blood flowing, which reduces the stress on your heart.