Like many people, you might be struggling to maintain a healthy weight. Our modern diet tends to be too high in fat and our modern lifestyle leaves little time for an effective and comprehensive exercise programme. But did you know that the more lean muscle you have, the more calories your body can burn? So even a modest gain in lean muscle mass can translate to a more easily managed body weight. We’ve found that one of the best ways to get started on an exercise programme is to walk on a treadmill. You can begin at a slow, relaxed pace and gradually build to a more vigorous jog or run as you get stronger. It’s key, though, to have a quality treadmill that you won’t outgrow. Here’s some information about one we’ve found to be both durable and versatile: the Horizon treadmill, Elite 507 model.
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If you’re looking for a treadmill that will deliver a gym-quality workout at home, the Elite 507 is worth a serious look. We’ve found that this treadmill has a number of innovative and ergonomic features to help you reach your fitness goals safely in the shortest amount of time. Designed for beginners and experts alike, this treadmill has the most powerful motor in its class and a sturdy, heavy duty frame. We also like the 4.4mm orthopaedic running belt and an extended running area that will work for even the longest stride. With a good variety of programmes, such as heart rate and user-created, this machine will keep you interested and engaged in your fitness regimen. We do appreciate the ability to design a customised workout.
This is a full-featured treadmill with a number of exclusive features. For example, the controls are integrated into the side handle bars, a feature that allows users to change speed and elevation safely on demand. For opening the treadmill, there’s a controlled drop system of hydraulics that assists in lowering the deck into the open position. The console has an easy to read multi-coloured LED display. The buttons that adjust the speed and elevation are rubberised for durability. The treadmill also supports the popular Polar brand of heart rate monitors.
Display feedback: Calories, distance, elevation, heart rate, laps, speed and time
Heart rate measurement: Hand grips and receiver
Maximum speed: 12mph
Motor power (HP) 2.5 (4.0 peak)
Cushioning: Variable elastomer
Folds for storage: Yes
Running area: 150 x 50cms (60″ x 20″)
Running belt: 4.4 mm orthopaedic
Open dimensions: L197 x W86 x H132cms
Folded dimensions: L83 x W86 x H188cms
Product weight: 120kgs
Maximum user weight 375lbs (170kgs)
Power method: Mains
Warranty: Lifetime on motor and frame. 3 years parts and labour
You’re not likely to outgrow the Horizon treadmill model Elite. The high-tech fully, integrated digital drive seamlessly integrates with the machine’s other components in a superior design that ensures superb performance, quality and longevity.