Fitness resolutions are the hardest to keep. We often find gyms packed in the first two months of the year, and then dwindling off as the year progresses.
One way to make sure that you’re always ready to sneak in a workout in your day is to invest in a piece of workout equipment and a treadmill is often a popular option.
But we know what you’re thinking: it takes up too much space! Thankfully, there are foldable treadmills that are designed with small homes in mind. Get one of these and you’ll be set to hit your fitness goals in the new year.
1. Amazfit AirRun
For an immersive fitness experience that you can fold away, look no further than the new Amazfit AirRun – it can be conveniently folded in just five seconds (which means it takes up 80% less space) and is able to be tucked under a sofa or bed.
Despite being foldable, it features a high-density composite running deck that offers the stability and openness of outdoor running – we’ve been told that it’s 29% larger than the top 10 best-selling home treadmills sold by Amazon.
The foldable treadmill also comes with eight rubber shock-absorbers that are installed between the running board and main frame to protect your knees and also help reduce noise even at high speeds. In addition, it also features key safety measures including an emergency stop cord, rapid slow down button, and anti-slip rubber.
What’s more, Amazfit AirRun offers an immersive audio environment through its built-in surround-sound JBL speakers, helping you to get into the groove with every run. There’s also a built-in phone mount that enables you to enjoy videos and other content while you work out.
The Amazfit AirRun will retail for S$849 and pre-orders will open later this week on WEAREREADY.SG.
2. Reebok i-Run 4.0 Treadmill
The last thing you ever need in your compact house is a large chunky treadmill that becomes the centre of attention.
The Reebok i-Run 4.0 Treadmill is one that can solve the problem by replacing the chunkiness with a portability satisfaction. Its flat folding frame is compact for storage but still retains its stability well, and it also has built-in wheels for easy transport around the house if you prefer a change of scenery.
Running can be boring if there is no end goal to it. But the 12 preset workouts, ranging from flat ground to high elevation, that this treadmill has will get you excited to run in accordance to the terrains you wish to venture – just pick one or combine two or more depending on your mood.
Not forgetting the tech stuff, it comes with a four-window display with live pulse feedback and also your performance stats to give you full information of the intensity of your workout.
The Reebok i-Run 4.0 Treadmill retails for S$1,599 on Lazada but it’s currently going for 25% off at the time of writing.
3. Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill
For some gym junkies, HIIT workouts are one of the best methods for weight loss and endurance building. Depending on one’s intensity, the sessions are extremely challenging yet at the same time form the most rewarding experience when one has completed a full cycle.
The Xterra TR150 Folding Treadmill with its quick-speed selections will let you jump straight to the fun with just a push of a button. Not tough enough? You can even increase the intensity with its three adjustable incline heights.
On days when you prefer to take it slow, this treadmill has a book stand and cup holders for you to enjoy brisk walking or walking and reading without worrying about running into someone on the street. Like the Reebok variant, this too has 12 pre-set programmes for you to choose from.
The Xterra Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill retails for S$799 on Sole Fitness.
4. AIBI Gym EZ-Tone Desk TD-2710
As houses get more and more compact, many have turned to furniture that serve dual or even triple purposes -this innovation has now seeped into fitness equipment as well.
The AIBI Gym EZ-Tone Desk comes with a desk that provides ample space for your laptop and work materials, while its built-in bench is solid enough for sitting or as a coffee table in the living room when you turn it on its side.
In terms of speed, it can go up to 6km/h, which makes it better for those who prefer leisure walking rather than running. Additionally, it comes with a built-in hand pulse sensor for immediate pulse readings to ensure that you’re not overexerting yourself.
Pre-order the AIBI Gym EZ-Tone Desk TD-2710 for S$1,488 on AIBI.
5. Xiaomi Walking Pad Smart Treadmill
Here’s another one that’s compact and portable – the Xiaomi Walking Pad Smart Treadmill which can be used without handles and easily stored in small spaces like under the sofa or bed. In fact, the equipment’s size only reaches 12.9cm in height when folded!
It also comes with a smart automatic function where the speed changes according to your pace via the remote or the Mi Home mobile app. Due to its compact size, it’s definitely more recommended for casual walking or light jogging but it definitely has one of the easiest set-ups among other foldable treadmills.
The Xiaomi Walking Pad Smart Treadmill retails for S$525 on Lazada but it’s currently on sale for S$499.
6. I-Running TM-1088 Treadmill
For speed junkies, you can consider the I-Running TM-1088 Treadmill which can support a faster pace of up to 20km/h – you can also easily change the inclination with just a touch of a button!
But what’s running without some music to pump up the pace, right? Do not worry, as this treadmill comes equipped with a speaker to take away the fuss of dropping your earpiece at intense running speed.
This equipment is paired with a soundproof mat, which silences steps during runs so you don’t have to worry about waking up the neighbours if you want to slot in a late night workout.
7. Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill
For those who prefer the quiet side of running, the 2020 version of Sole Fitness’ F80 Treadmill runs quieter and smoother than the previous models.
The pre-set workouts have six standard programmes, two heart-rate programmes, and two user-defined programmes, which is perfect for those who like to customise and switch up their running every now and then. Plus, it also comes with both wireless chest strap heart rate monitor control and pulse grips.
In addition, this newer model has Bluetooth capability to connect to fitness apps, a max speed of 20km/h along with cooling fans, MP3-compatible sound system, and a 7.5-inch LCD workout display to show all the vital stats you need when running.
The Sole Fitness F80 Treadmill retails for S$2,799 on Sole Fitness.
8. Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill
On the more premium side, the Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill is one of the most powerful foldable treadmills by Sole Fitness.
Firstly, it’s got Bluetooth capability that allows you to transfer your workout data to the Sole app or other fitness apps so you can keep track of your progress. The Sole F85 Treadmill also comes with both pulse grip and a chest strap to monitor heart rate.
Like the F80 version, it comes with six standard workouts alongside two user-defined programmes and two heart-rate controlled programmes so customisation is not an issue here.
On top of that, it has cooling fans, speakers with a port for your iPod Touch or MP3 player, and a nine-inch LCD workout display, making it one of the best high-tech treadmills you can find in the market.
The Sole Fitness F85 Treadmill retails for S$3,999 on Sole Fitness but it’s currently on 25% off.