I'm A Marathon Runner & This Is The Treadmill Deal I'm Shopping Today
Marathon season is coming to a close, but if you're anything like me, you've been mulling over a treadmill purchase for the cold winter months ahead. I've weighed the pros and cons, tested a lot of designs, and spoken with experts, running coaches, and physical therapists to narrow down the best treadmill brands on the market today. When I realized the shorter days and impending cold weather also meant Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales were coming, I decided to wait it out and see which brands offered the best savings.
I hoped NordicTrack, the maker of the treadmill I've been eyeing the longest, would have substantial markdowns—but even I didn't expect the sales to be this good. The brand is offering up to $500 off treadmills, with more markdowns on additional gym equipment like exercise bikes, ellipticals, rowing machines, and more. The best part? The model on the top of my wishlist has the biggest savings. With features and streamable workouts to boot, this Elite Treadmill is a long stride from the indoor running equipment I used in gyms and sports clubs when I was training for my first race 10+ years ago.
I'm an outdoor runner, but the physical and mental health benefits of having a treadmill in my home speak for themselves. With an at-home treadmill, inclement weather won't stand in the way of getting your workout or daily step count in. Running as little as 10 minutes per day can reduce your mortality risk1 and add years to your vascular age2. And, even if you're not chasing a runner's high, keeping your activity up can improve your mood, happiness, and outlook on life and help mitigate anger, depression, and anxiety3.
NordicTrack also offers a few great treadmills for every lifestyle and living space, but the Elite model takes the cake for me. It comes highly recommended from personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts and is particularly great for runners. With inclines ranging from -5% to 40% and speeds up to 12 mph, this model was built for any type of running or walking exercise—yup, even the viral 12-3-30. So if you're adhering to a strict training plan like I am, or you're just looking to get some daily steps in, this machine will support your mileage (and then some).
The best part, however, is that even if you're running indoors, you don't have to do it alone. Stream an iFit running class and let the instructor adjust the speed and incline for you automatically, or rotate the 22- or 32-inch screen toward your yoga mat and opt for a strength training workout or a calming yoga class (both of which are extremely beneficial for us runners!). During your run, the screen displays your speed, incline, distance, time elapsed, heart rate, calories, and pace.
In terms of delivery, choose between regular build-it-yourself shipping or white glove service, which includes delivery, assembly, and removal of all packaging.
After extensive research and expert input, we've featured NordicTrack in a number of our roundups, including the best exercise bikes, best treadmill brands, best compact treadmills, best recumbent exercise bikes, best ellipticals, best Peloton alternatives, and the best adjustable dumbbells, and more. As far as treadmills go, the NordicTrack Elite is the gold standard. I've had my eye on this one for a long time, and this is the lowest price you're going to see.
Don't need all the bells and whistles of this elite model? The brand also makes compact treadmills and options with a few fewer features, with prices as low as $999. Needless to say: This is not a Black Friday sale you should wait on. All that's left to do is lace up the best running sneakers or supportive walking shoes and get your body moving.
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NordicTrack's Black Friday treadmill deals are so good, even I was impressed as a marathon runner. With up to $500 off every design, there's never been a better time for you to shop the brand's top treadmill models. Just be sure to make your selection before the sale ends on November 28.
Carleigh Ferrante is the Commerce Editor at mindbodygreen. She is a certified Health & Nutrition Coach and a born and raised New Yorker with a B.A. in Creative Writing and Psychology. Her work has appeared in Bustle, The Zoe Report, PureWow, The Everygirl, and more, covering topics such as fitness, travel, home, fashion, beauty, and dating, sex, and relationships. When she’s not testing and reviewing products and services, you can find Carleigh training for her next World Major marathon, planning her next vacation, or interviewing experts on her dating podcast, Mostly Balanced.