I, like many people who live in a big city, don't have a lot of space to work with.
While I'd love to have some of the best workout equipment for home installed in a permanent home gym, as somebody who lives in an apartment, I don't have that luxury. Many of the best ellipticals and exercise bikes can be wheeled away, but what good does that do if you've got nowhere to wheel it to? When it comes to cardio machines, I thought I was stuck, until a simple solution presented itself: folding treadmills.
I love running, and the best treadmills aren't just a replacement for the great outdoors. They're a tool to improve your running skills by controlling your environment to suit your needs. Not as strong uphill? Set the gradient higher. Want to improve your pacing on longer runs? Set the treadmill slower and cruise for an hour until you're used to taking things down a notch.
In order to improve my run, I'm looking for some of the best folding treadmill deals around, and it's certainly hard to find better than this; the excellent Bowflex BXT6 folding treadmill, now at an enormous $800 off at Best Buy (opens in new tab). Check out the deal in full below:
Bowflex BXT6 folding treadmill | was $1,799.99 | now $999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save a massive $800 on this folding smart treadmill. Space-saving, ergonomic design allows for cupboard storage when not in use, while the sturdy construction, wide 20" x 60" running deck with Comfort Deck cushioning makes it easy on the joints and a joy to run on.
Why get this folding treadmill deal?
If you're just coming into fitness for the first time, or you're worried about the stress running might place on your joints, this treadmill might just be your new best friend. Instead of racking up the hours watching your favorite streaming service on the sofa, or taking meetings while hunched over your laptop, do it while walking instead. You don't have to be running flat-out to be active!
The Comfort Deck cushioning will help reduce the effect of repeated impacts on your feet, ankles and knees. Nine in-built smart workouts can get you started, while you can link the Bowflex treadmill to the JRNY app with your free one-year subscription to run on more than 50 global courses, as the treadmill auto-adjusts in real-time to simulate what it's like to tackle runs all over the world. All from a small city apartment.
The convenient folding function is the icing on the cake. Foldable treadmills are nothing new, but large discounts on premium ones are rare. If you're after a top flight cardio machine which also happens to be a space saver, this is the deal for you.
Of course, if you're looking to hit the outdoors instead to go running, we can recommend a selection of the best running shoes for men, best running shoes for women and trail running shoes to fit the bill.
Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and is currently Fitness and Wellbeing Editor at TechRadar, covering all things exercise and nutrition on Fit&Well's tech-focused sister site. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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