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What Treadmills Come Without Electricity?

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By Simon Gould

You'll struggle to find a treadmill that doesn't need electricity. Obviously electric or motorized treadmill need a power source. Even manual treadmill which don't have a motor will often need electricity to power the console. This means you get information like speed and distance. So what treadmills come without electricity?

It will be a very basic treadmill

It won't have a console, or if it does, it will be a mechanical one powered by your motion. It certainly won't cost very much. I can imagine it would be a small belt and some handlebars so you don't fall off. I remember 20 years ago they used to advertise a treadmill that doesn't need power. You couldn't do any meaningful exercise on it.

I have found a manual treadmill on that requires no electrical input. It's called the *I J Fitness Manual Treadmill and costs just over $100. There are not many reviews on it but some seem to like it. I'm not sure how long you can expect it to last. There just aren't many manual treadmills for sale these days.

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Upgrade over time

If you do go for a manual treadmill, like the one above, and you enjoy it. If you are using it often, then do consider upgrading to a better one. An electric treadmill has many appealing features. Plus they can last up to 12 years and more if they are regularly maintained. Or you could join a gym which is cheaper than an electric treadmill in on go.

If you do upgrade then expect to pay $1,000 and higher for a good treadmill. Look at the reviews and you'll find ones that are recommended by most people. Compared to a manual treadmill they do take up a lot more room although some are foldable. They will also need a power supply. An electric treadmill does not use much power, so that's one cost not to worry about.


Buying a treadmill is a fantastic investment in your health. There are great health benefits that come with regular exercise as per the CDC. I personally have run on treadmills for years and I feel fantastic as a result. I would recommend anyone to do the same.

If you haven't exercised for a long time or you're at a certain age, then you might want to talk with a healthcare professional with what you plan to do. You're never too young or old to start. Even if you're walking at first, try to make it brisk and you'll feel all the better for it. If you're looking to lose weight you can do that on any treadmill too.

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Meet The Author

Simon Gould

I'm Simon Gould. I've been around treadmills my whole life. From running on them at an early age to working in treadmill dept's of national stores. I've run outside and I've run on treadmills and I prefer running on treadmills. I still run on one nearly every day and love it.

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