The best treadmills to buy for your home workout

Keen on getting your running or walking fix at home? Lockdown and social isolation definitely got people more into home workouts. And we don’t see any signs of this trend abating, especially as the weather in SA starts to warm up and people try to get in shape for summer.  Having a treadmill at home is one of the easiest ways to get those extra steps in. If you’ve been wondering what treadmill to buy and haven’t been able to decide, you’ve come to the right place. The Payflex team lines up a selection of their favourite home treadmills that regardless of your fitness goals or budget, will help you get in shape without having to leave your house.


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1.Reebok Jet 200 Treadmill with Bluetooth – R17750

The Jet 200 treadmill is part of the Reebok Jet Series and features air motion technology in its 140 x 46cm running deck. Ultimately, the unique airflow cushioning helps to reduce joint impact, enabling you to work out for longer.The treadmill can be set to 15 different incline levels for uphill running, walking or incline training and offers 24 programs to choose from which when selected, appear on the clear console display. Not forgetting those finer details, the Reebok Jet 200 treadmill is MP3 compatible with integrated speakers enabling you to work out to your favourite running soundtracks.

Dave Cawood, Owner of Purple Palm says, “COVID-19 has highlighted the popularity of treadmills for at-home use. As health and safety concerns around the virus continue, we anticipate this demand to continue, especially with many people now used to at-home exercise.” 

2. Home Treadmill – KeepFit – R16,850

The KeepFit 660A home treadmill has a foldable design which allows for easy storage. It offers easy to access buttons to control workout intensity and monitor heart rate .Its built-in speakers will keep you motivated throughout your workout.

3.Reebok Jet 300+ Series Treadmill with Netflix & Spotify Applications – R25,580

With a dynamic console and Air Motion Tech, the Jet 300+ combines comfort with function. Providing all the tools for advanced home cardio, the 2.5 HP motor reaches 20 kph across 15 levels of power incline. Internet-enabled, the InterAct 2.0 console is the latest evolution of our touchscreen display. Offering 10 customizable programs and 28 pre-set workouts, the console delivers varied training options for all levels. The console’s Virtual Active function also offers 3 scenic settings in a simulated reality. Featuring apps such as Netflix and Spotify, the InterAct console provides entertainment to get you through your run. Binge Watch series while you get fit!


4. High-end Home Treadmill – KeepFit – R19,850

Stylish and reliable 3HP DC motor treadmill ideal for marathon runners or general cardiovascular conditioning in the comfort of your home.

5. Horizon 7. Oat Treadmill – R23,999

The 7.OAT Home Treadmill offers unmatched performance for you to enjoy a run at home and know that you selected the best treadmill. Run to your favourite playlist with the advanced bluetooth features that stream through the integrated speakers. Easily fold away your home treadmill when not in use.

6. Freeform F6 Pro Runner Treadmill – R22,995

Bring out your inner athlete with the FreeForm F60 Treadmill. With a top speed of 18km/hr, incline and preset programs powered by a 2.5 Continuous Horsepower High-Torque Commercial motor you can challenge yourself to take your fitness to the next level. Traditional treadmill features meet modern technology so your exercise is quick, hassle-free, convenient and most importantly, FUN!

7.The Rebel Speed Mill – R69,995

The Rebel Speed Mill is an energy efficient treadmill for indoor use that features exceptional build quality and an ergonomic design in a versatile machine that will help you run faster and stronger for longer.

8.Nordic Track S25 Treadmill – R16,999

The Nordic Track S25 Treadmill is created so you can workout with technology and entertainment without sacrificing space. This machine packs the most important features into one incredible design.

9. SPS Cardio Curved 1.0 Motorless Treadmill with Resistance – R52,500

Tough on You, Easy on the Environment. A remarkable feature, the curved motorless treadmill runs on your energy, with zero electrical consumption and a low carbon footprint. You’ll be amazed at what a hardcore workout can come from the power of your own two feet.  The treadmill was designed with HIIT in mind. Burning up to 30% more calories than a motorised treadmill, users can change speeds and resistance at will. In addition, this treadmill has no maximum speed, so feel free to push it as hard as possible.

10.Paragon X Home Treadmill – R32,999

Experience the latest innovation in home treadmill running with the Paragon X Treadmill. Exclusive Air Runner Technology simulates trial running surfaces and routes from 10 races across the world. Now you can enjoy “off-road” running indoors. Complete with Variable Response Cushioning, Johnson drive System and the popular Sprint 8 programming, this is the perfect all-rounder for your home.

11. Freeform F80 Marathon Runner Treadmill – R27,000

The FreeForm F80 Marathon Runner Treadmill with Polar Wireless Receiver & Chest Belt will have you pushing your limits and breaking through the wall. Quickly and easily select any speed from 1km/hr to a monstrous 20km/hr with a single button press on the OneTouch Quick Speed Controls powered by the HiTorque 3.0 Continuous Horsepower Commercial Motor. Built-in app interactivity and Preset Programs work like having your own Personal Trainer assisting you to achieve your running or sports training goals. You will also be staying in the right workout zone with the included Polar Wireless Receiver and Chest Belt.

12. DKN Treadmill AiRun-C – R12,400

The AiRun-C is a full-feature treadmill that perfectly matches those with limited space. It can be folded fully flat vertically or horizontally to be stored under a bed.

13.Assault Air Runner Treadmill – R75,000 

The name says it all: Like running on air, but with a powerful amount of punch. This treadmill is like none you have ever known, burning up to 30% more calories than the average motorized version and built with intense training in mind.