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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Horizon Fitness T81 Treadmill Review

Horizon Fitness T81 Treadmill PictureHorizon T81 Treadmill Rating: 5 Stars out of 5 for being an outstanding bargain treadmill!
Price: $599
Buy The Horizon T81 Treadmill

The Horizon T81 Treadmill is one of the best budget treadmills on the market. The Horizon T81 is manufactured by Johnson Tech; one of the most revered names in the fitness industry. Horizon T81 Treadmill consumer reviews from Consumer Reports and countless bloggers should be enough to get you to take a good look at this Horizon Treadmill. What has everyone talking? Read on and find out.

Lower end treadmills have small running areas that fail to accommodate users with longer legs or wider frames. Horizon Fitness has built the T81 Treadmill with 20” x 50” of running space and will accommodate even the largest of users. Smaller treadmills can make users fell cramped and uncomfortable, and if you’re uncomfortable during your workout you’re not going to use your treadmill. The spacious running area makes users feel free to run or walk as they normally would.

Speaking of comfort, I can’t call this a good Horizon Treadmill Review if I don’t mention The Horizon T81’s shock absorption system. Horizon Fitness constantly reinvents it’s treadmill line to reach a new level of quality. In 2007 Horizon Fitness switched from GelCell technology to AirCell technology to provide better support and shock absorption. Shock absorption absorbs a great deal of the impact from workouts making the Horizon T81 Treadmill ideal for runners and people struggling with joint pain. The solid steel frame also contributes to the quality of the Horizon T81 Treadmill. Wobbly treadmill frames place extra stress on users and treadmill machinery, and generate lots of extra noise. If you try out a treadmill at a friends’ house or at a store demo and it wobbles, avoid it like the plague!

Horizon T81 Treadmill ConsoleFeatures
Another reason why I like the Horizon Fitness T81 Treadmill is for the wide variety of features it has to offer. Horizon Fitness has included 8 fitness programs that are great for beginners and serious athletes alike. If this you’re looking to buy your first treadmill and don’t know the best way to reach your fitness goal just select one of the fitness programs that target cardiovascular endurance or fat burn.

I’m also a huge fan of the Horizon T81’s console design. There are heart rate monitoring grips built into the handles and results display almost instantly on the easy to read LCD screen. The treadmill console has buttons for controlling programs, incline, speed, and the built fans. Users can easily adjust their workout by simply pressing a button rather than scrolling through a long menu or manually adjusting incline. The console feeds users data on speed, time, pulse, distance, incline, calories burned, and program information.

If you’re hard pressed for the space, the Horizon T81 Treadmill folds up and has built in wheels to make transporting the Horizon T81 Treadmill as easy as possible. If you live in an apartment or simply don’t want to dedicate a lot of space to a treadmill, a folding Horizon Fitness Treadmill can be an excellent option.

The Horizon T81 Treadmill best bargain treadmill on the market. The $599 price tag is as low you can go without buying shoddy equipment that’s likely to break down within in a month. It’s one of the most comfortable bargain treadmill and should accommodate everyone in your household. Horizon Fitness has backed their claims of excellent engineering with a 20 year motor warranty and will pay for all labor on defects for up to 1 year! If you’re looking for the best bargain treadmill the Horizon T81 Treadmill is it!

Horizon T81 Treadmill Specifications
Transport Wheels:
Horsepower: 2.0 CHP
Motor Rating: Continuous Duty
Shock Absorption: COMFORTzone™ Air Cell
Maximum Weight Capacity: 275 lbs.
Folding: Yes, FeatherLIGHT™ Lift System
Reversible Deck: No
Maximum Speed: 10 MPH
Maximum Incline: 10%
Heart Rate Monitoring: Yes, pulse grip
Heart Rate Control: No
Programs: 8 Manual, Intervals 1, Intervals 2, Weight Loss 1, Weight Loss 2, Foothills, Golf Course, Custom
Display Type: 60 x 80 mm orange backlit LCD w/ brickyard
Power Requirements: 110v (Standard home outlet.)
Assembly Tools: Included
Special Features:Built in personal Blower
Grade: Residential
Belt Thickness:1.6 mm, 2-ply
Running Area: 50" x 20"
Frame Warranty:Lifetime
Motor Warranty:20 years
Parts Warranty: 1 year
Labor Warranty: 1 year

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