IntroductionThe convenience of having a treadmill at home makes it a popular choice for those who are looking to improve or maintain their fitness level.
They are available in many styles and price ranges, up to several thousands of dollars for the commercial-grade gym machines. Those who canít, or dont want to, spend a lot of money have another option with the Stamina InMotion II Manual treadmill.
This treadmill works because the walking motion of the feet causes the belt to turn, making it safer than a motor-controlled machine. There is no need for an emergency stop pull key because when the user stops moving, so does the belt, and there are no surprises from programmed speed changes. The movement may take some getting used to by those who are accustomed to using a motorized machine, but it doesnít take long to get the rhythm.
The light weight of the unit and the folding frame with wheels lend portability, so this is a good choice for someone who has a need to move it or store it frequently. The console display is powered by batteries and displays calories burned, time, speed, and distance. A scan feature enables the user to scroll through all the data simply by pressing a button.
Stamina InMotion II Manual Treadmill Features
The treadmill is designed with dual weighted flywheels which ensure that the belt moves smoothly. It can be used by people weighing up to 250 pounds. There are two incline positions that can be set manually at ten degrees and eight degrees. The walking surface measures 42 inches by 12 inches. The folded size of the treadmill is 17 inches by 22 inches by 47 inches. The shipping weight is 60 pounds.
People who purchased the Stamina InMotion II liked many of its features. They liked that the surface was long enough to accommodate a bigger stride. Some users mentioned that they really liked the feeling of being in control, rather than a computer and motor. It was also described as feeling sturdier than similar manual models. Most found the portability of the machine a big advantage for smaller living spaces.
Some of the negatives that were noted by users included comments that the belt needed to be readjusted often because of a tendency to shift to one side. The unit may not be sturdy enough for harder running. Some taller users found that the treadmill was awkward to use, due to having to hunch to grip the handrails. A few users described it as noisier than expected.
The Stamina InMotion II Manual treadmill is more sturdy than the typical manual machine, making it an excellent value for the price. It is portable so it makes sense for those who have space issues or who will need to move it around a lot. It may not be the best choice for taller users because of the need to use the handrails for support, which may not allow for a truly ergonomic posture.