This leads to the next variable directly related to the life expectancy of a treadmill…. Amount and frequency of use. We have recently collected data from a range of FitDel rental customers from residential to office fitness centers, to dues paying gyms. Moderate to minimal use was reported from each machine.
- A residential rental was recently returned after just 35 miles in one year
- Office building with approximately 50 employees reported 153.1 miles in 9 months on the rented treadmill
- Two treadmills in a personal training gym logged 712 and 1002.76 miles in 10 months
- 2 treadmills in a dues collecting public gym logged 673 and 1109 in 6 months
The data continues to show that these treadmills average less than 1000 miles per year. With manufacturers boasting up to 10K or more miles of life before part failure, a well built light commercial treadmill should easily reach 10 years of quality operation with proper care and maintenance as referenced above.Overall, The life of any piece of fitness equipment is directly related to amount of use and proper care and maintenance. When cared for properly by a professional, a treadmill might possibly last a lifetime.
Additional source: ConsumerReports
If you want to target smaller muscles by performing a higher number of reps with lighter weights, then soup cans are ideal. They’re also good for improving your grip strength, says Crockford. “However, if you want to lift something heavier, use a container, like a water bottle, that you can fill with sand (or water) until it’s at the weight you want,” she adds. Simply sub in either item during any exercise you’d traditionally do with dumbbells.
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