One of the best things about the Exerpeutic TF1000 Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill is that it can accommodate users of up to 400 pound in weight. Ideal for someone super heavy who wants to lose weight as their weight is in the danger zone. The top speed of this treadmill is only 4mph, hence the name walk to fitness. So it is not for running on and will not suit users who want to push themselves through the paces, or beat their previous PB run times. But not all treadmills are for running and you can still lose weight and get in shape with a walker.
A lot of studies show that fast walking is a lot healthier than jogging, especially the steady state regular jogging routines, which have been shown to attribute to heart disease. 4mph is a fast pace for walking, just try and keep up in a fast stroll and you will soon get tired if you are not accustomed to doing this. But unlike walking on a tough sidewalk there is softer cushioning on this treadmill which will be more kind to your joints and ligaments.
Cushioning absorbs the impacts directly underneath your feet so less makes it way back into your body which can cause wear and tear on your ligaments and joints. One nice feature of this treadmill is that it has extra long 18 inch safety handles. This is great once you get tired, and you will appreciate holding onto these if you become unsteady or if you have balance or stability issues due to your weight or age.
This is quite a stable treadmill and it will suit anyone convalescing from an injury, or someone who is quite stiff due to infirmity, age, or lack of mobility. That way you can get in a safe workout, start to free up those stiff joints and lose some weight in the process. The speed increases slowly so everything is designed with safety in mind so the user does not over exert themselves. There are faster treadmills on the market for the speed freaks but the Exerpeutic TF1000 has certainly captured the needs of a niche market, those who want stability and security in the walk to fitness market.
The frame also folds and has been reinforced to suit a high weight band and there are wide side rails which act as a foot platform, if required. Speed control switches and also on/off switches are on the handle bars for comfort. There are transport wheels on the base of the treadmill for storing away safely after use. The LCD attributes expired time, range walked, calories shed, rate and bpm stats. The treadbelt measures 20 inches wide and the motor makes very little noise and has plenty of torque.