When you’re getting ready for Christmas, we’d forgive you if fitness isn’t at the front of your mind. You might be thinking about looking good at the Christmas party, but that’s about it. You might be surprised if we suggested that you should choose a treadmill for the ideal Christmas present, but that’s exactly what we’re going to do. Here’s why we think a treadmill could make the perfect Christmas gift.
Treadmills: the perfect Christmas present to achieve your goals
We know that health and fitness goals are often forgotten at Christmas. The focus is more on eating and drinking with our loved ones. There’s nothing wrong with that, in fact there’s some evidence to suggest that allowing yourself a treat makes it easier to maintain healthy habits the rest of the time.
If you’re even going to consider buying anyone a treadmill for Christmas, the chances are that you know them well and know that they want to get fitter. Buying them a treadmill shows that you want to support them in their health and fitness goals, this Christmas and in the future.
Getting active in bad weather
Lots of people start the year with a resolution to improve their health and fitness. Sadly it’s also the time of year when it’s hardest to get outside and exercise. You might be faced with rain, ice or snow. If you have to fit exercise around work too, it might be a struggle to get out of a nice warm bed when it’s still dark outside.
A treadmill can help you overcome all of that. You can walk or run in the comfort of your own home, whatever the weather.
Exercising at home
Being able to get active at home doesn’t just help you to avoid bad weather. For one reason or another, some people just aren’t able to get outside and exercise. That might be because of mobility issues. A treadmill can be ideal for older people who want to keep active but whose health or mobility prevents them from exercising outside. With a treadmill they can walk at their own pace at home and stop when they’ve had enough.
Equally, you may not want to go for a run outside because of a lack of confidence. A treadmill enables you to build up gradually then if you want to run outside you can do it when you feel ready.
What about cost?
You might be thinking that this all sounds like a great idea, but what about the cost? A treadmill could bring real benefits to one of your loved ones but also put a massive dent in your budget. You could potentially split the cost with other family members to bring the cost down, but there is another way.
The great news is that a good quality treadmill doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think. Our second-hand treadmills are refurbished and checked to make sure they’re safe and come with a full guarantee. It means that you can buy to suit your budget without taking a chance on a second-hand machine that might not have been serviced properly.
Have we convinced you that a treadmill is the ideal Christmas present? If you’d like to find out more, or come and visit our showroom to see the quality for yourself, please get in touch.