Commercial gym equipment are available to the masses. Fitness enthusiasts can get these instead of residential gym equipment if they have the money to spend. These can provide a wealth of options in terms of features and designs. There will be no need to go to a regular gym if you have these in your own home. Just be sure that the following are clear to you before you shell out any amount:
What are your fitness goals? Where are you at currently? Seniors who simple need a treadmill to do consistent walking no matter the weather might not really need an advanced model. Even a small motor will do for their purpose. On the other hand, student athletes who have set the bar high for themselves will need commercial-grade equipment because anything less might not take them where they want to go. They need a treadmill that can keep up with their speed. Road runners have a wide range of PRs and goals so they could opt for home or commercial equipment depending on their targets.
How big is your house? Do you have a specific room that can hold the treadmill? Small ones are about one and a half meters long and less than a meter wide. The top portion is usually easy to fold down for under the bed storage. You can also wheel them in and out of different rooms. As for the advanced ones, expect a large platform that is over two meters long and over a meter wide. The console and its frame are generally fixed for stability. It will be extremely heavy so you need to find the perfect spot for in the house right away.
It’s time to be realistic with your budget since commercial gym equipment are quite pricy. See if you can afford the model that you want despite the cost. This probably exceeds several thousands of dollars. You might want to look around for slightly cheaper options with the same general features. If budget is really tight, then you can get a home treadmill for now and upgrade later. Perhaps you’ll find that it is adequate for your needs.
Home treadmills are not as well-built as commercial ones. This matters if the user intends to train for long hours as the motor will take a lot of punishment. It is also relevant with heavy users as the treadmill needs to have enough cushioning to prevent joint soreness and early breakdowns.