The treadmill comes with very little introduction needed. As it is the most popular exercise machine, we all have a rough idea about what one looks like and what it does (which is to help us walk or run indoors).
But how much does a treadmill weigh?
The short answer is around 200 pounds (90 kg) for treadmills made for residential use. The weight depends on the motor, belt, and frame of the treadmill.
Many treadmills come with built in speakers, cup holders, heart monitors which can also add to the weight of the treadmill.
The top treadmill would be one that has a high-level of bells & whistles, it's highly reviewed, it is not very heavy and a good value.
Average Weight of a Treadmill
Honestly, with so many different brands on the market, deciding the “average” weight of a treadmill is actually not as simple as you might think.
How much a treadmill weighs has a lot to do with how the manufacturer constructs the motor, belt, and frame for the treadmill.
The motor is what makes the machine run, and it's usually between 45-50 pounds (20-22 kgs). The belt is the part that you run on, and it's usually around 25-35 pounds (11-15 kgs).
No matter the quality or price of the treadmill, the weight of the motor and belt are usually about the same, so where does the biggest difference come from?
The frame is where most of the difference in weight comes into play, as its construction can range from cheap materials all the way to some of the most expensive metal alloy.
These are some of the most popular treadmills with their weight and price.
As you can see, there are a wide range of treadmills ranging from a wide range of weights.
My top choice based on weight, additional features, price, reviews and durability is the Xtrerra TR150.
- Large 16" X 50" Walking/running surface
- Large 5 inch LCD display is easy to read and keeps you updated on speed, incline, time, distance, calories, and pulse
- Speed range 0. 5 -10 MPH allows for users of all fitness levels.Pull the knob to release the deck to fold or unfold
Takeaways: A good rule of thumb is that a treadmill that costs more will usually weigh more, and in turn be more durable and have a higher user weight capacity.
Heavier treadmills are far less portable and usually more bulky when compared to its lighter counterparts.
So it really is a game of tradeoffs and deciding what features are most important to you.
Breaking through the $700 range usually sees an increase in the weight and quality of the treadmill, so that is something to think about while going into your search for the best option.
Personally, I would go with spending the extra couple hundred dollars to buy a higher quality treadmill that will be durable, sturdy, and offer just a couple extra features that I enjoy.
If you are going to be spending so much time on it, might as well enjoy the ride!
Last update on 2021-04-21 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API