Hiking on Mt. Diablo in Mt. Diablo State Park in Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Treadmills are one of the most popular pieces of cardio fitness and exercise equipment both at home and in the gyms in Walnut Creek. Treadmills offer the aerobic benefits of walking, running, or hiking outdoors, but without having to worry about the inclement weather we can often encounter in Walnut Creek, or dangerous traffic, darkness or crime.

Often, treadmill training can provide even greater benefits than outdoor training, due to the consistent pace of the treadmill and the ability to alter the elevation and pace to suit your fitness needs in your Walnut Creek home. Treadmills may also be slightly gentler on the joints because the running belts on all new-model treadmills are designed for optimal shock absorption and load dispersion.


When looking for a new treadmill in the Walnut Creek area it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the various treadmill brands. First you should decide what kind of treadmill you want, whether you’re looking for the best  treadmill for walking, a sturdy treadmill desk, a top of the line high-end treadmill, or a “best buy” treadmill.  You should ask yourself these questions:

1.   Who will be using the treadmill?

2.   How reliable is the treadmill?

3.   How will this treadmill be used?

4.   What treadmill features are important to you?

We’ve put together a list of five treadmill we’ve found to be the best in each category….from Life Span Treadmill Desks to top-rated Life Fitness Treadmills, to ergonomic Woodway Treadmills.

The LifeSpan TR4000i Treadmill is perfect for people who intend on walking and using the TR4000i for light running. It is also space efficient because it can fold and be wheeled away into a closet with ease. This EZfold technology especially helps those who are worried about bearing the weight of the treadmill, the EZfold does the lifting for you. The TR4000i Treadmill also has a good amount of features including USB and online health and fitness tracking program.

You’ll like this treadmill if…

The LifeSpan TR4000i is perfect for light use such as walking and a slow jog. We like the EZfold technology that use a hydraulic shock to assist in folding and unfolding the treadmill. The TR4000i has a simple, easy to use console interface with a decent amount of pre-programmed workouts. Includes all the standard bells and whistles that all treadmills in this price range have, making it our cheapest yet best bang for your buck treadmill.

You may not like this treadmill if…

The LifeSpan TR4000i is made out of cheap, thin materials that have a tendency to crack if the treadmill is used in-correctly. However, if used properly this treadmill may last a very long time. The TR4000i Folding Treadmill does have an ample amount of programs and features but leaves us wanting more as we want more variety in how users can use this treadmill, ie. running, sprints, etc.

Bodyguard T-45 Treadmill

The Top-Rated Bodyguard T45 Treadmill is the Best All-Around Treadmill for your Walnut Creek Home
The Bodyguard T-45 Treadmill is the FITPROF Best Buy Winner for 2016. It comes with a lifetime warranty on frame and motor. The T-45 gives you quality and construction to get the job done. It has a simple design, sleek look and is perfect for family use. The Bodyguard T-45 uses a whisper orthopedic belt that we love and makes little to no background noise. The T-45 has a max user weight of 400 lbs which is 50 lbs stronger than other treadmills in its class. Of course it has all your standard console features to pair nicely with the solid frame and materials.

You’ll Like This Treadmill If…

We love the T-45’s unmatched warranty in its class. This treadmill won’t break down on you whether you are sprinting, running hard and completing strong climbs. Its silent belt make it special compared to other treadmills that have similar construction/price but have noisy belts. That’s why we recommend this treadmill for families due to its reliability, cost and variety of options that this treadmill has.

You May Not Like This Treadmill If…

We don’t like the cost of this treadmill, it is slightly overpriced compared to other treadmills in its class. There are no console upgrades for the T-45 and does not fold in order to save floor space. Similar treadmills in this class have console upgrades if you want a particular screen size, or specialized console features.

The Life Fitness T3 Treadmill is your classic get it done treadmill. We call it the Honda of treadmill brands. It is flawless and has been in the treadmill industry for many years. You can upgrade your console to a track+ to add iphone connectivity, which we like a lot. It has a nice high quality feel for a below than average price making this treadmill one of the most popular treadmills among all consumers.

You’ll Like This Treadmill If…

The Life Fitness T3 is good value for the money and is way underpriced compared to similar treadmills in its class. We like that you can upgrade the console if you want more features. It’s simplicity and well-known brand you can count on. Most commercial fitness equipment in your local gym has life fitness equipment so you can count on them to make a durable treadmill to work in your home as well.

You May Not Like This Treadmill If…

The Life Fitness T3 Treadmill does not fold and has a max user weight of 350 lbs.

The Woodway 4Front Treadmill is the king of all treadmills and is fit for a king. NBA superstar Lebron James and the rest of the Champion Cleveland Cavaliers use this treadmill to train during the off season. Feel free to checkout a few professional athletes gyms and we bet you they have a Woodway 4Front. It is custom built by US craftsman of the best highest skill. If you want a treadmill that is unmatched in the entire treadmill market and have deep pockets, the Woodway 4Front Treadmill is what treadmill enthusiast dream of owning.

You’ll Like This Treadmill If…

It is the best hands down, flawless in almost every aspect. We love the belt-less construction, tank like frame and sleek/dynamic look. It has a max user weight of 800 POUNDS!

You May Not Like This Treadmill If…

Limited availability, these machines are only carried by a few vendors.

The Landice L7 Treadmill is the perfect balance between durability, price, functionality and console options. There are 4 different console options to suit every need you may ask for. The Landice L7 has the strongest frame and all around construction. These L7 Treadmills last a long time and hold their value over the years. It has a great a balance between power and quality. This treadmill is very popular among rehabilitation centers, personal training studios, and small local gyms. The L7 treadmill consumers who run long distances due to the perfect construction of the lower board to provide the best reaction as the user runs on the belt.

You May Like This Treadmill If…

The Landice L7 has the best belt driven treadmill on the market for running. The L7 is the industry leader in treadmill shock absorption. THE VFX Shock Absorption System is based on medical research to provide comfort, reliability and reduces the risk of injury.

You May Not Like This Treadmill If…

We think the cost can get a little overpriced if you upgrade your Landice L7 Base treadmill console to the Executive trainer console can add quite a bit to the combined price out the door.

When you are looking for a top-rated treadmill be sure to visit 360 Fitness Superstore in Walnut Creek on Mt. Diablo Blvd.

They offer a complete line of treadmills to residents of the Walnut Creek area…from the best Life Span Treadmill Desks to top-rated Life Fitness Treadmills, to ergonomic Woodway Treadmills  They have a huge showroom with 10-15 treadmills you can try on their floor…it’s a good bet you will find what you need at 360 Fitness Superstore.

Plus you can rest assured that you are getting the best treadmill for the price…360 Fitness has several gaurantees, including the lowest price, whether online or in-store.

Why 360 Fitness Superstore? They’re Local, & They have EVERYTHING you need to get – and stay – fit!