Brands Reviewed: Bodyguard, Bowflex, Cybex, Freemotion, HealthRider, Horizon, Landice, Life Fitness, LifeSpan, LiveStrong, Nautilus, NordicTrack, Obsolete, PaceMaster, Precor, ProForm, Reebok, Shwinn, Smooth, Sole, Spirit Fitness, Star Trac, Yowza
This is among the top of treadmill review sites. It covers over 23 brands and goes into depth with the reviews. A typical review for them would be well over 1,000 words, which is more than double the length of most other review sites. These guys write like they have something to say, and they do.
They go into depth about the treadmill’s specifications, but that isn’t all. They also talk a great deal about all those extra features, most other sites will breeze over these maybe listing them off if they are feeling charitable. Not only does Run Reviews explicitly detail the programs and features, but they outline how to use them. So, if you already have a treadmill but do not know how to operate the bells and whistles, check to see if it is on this website you might be able to learn something new about your machine.
In the case that your treadmill is not on the website then you can submit your own review. This is a pretty neat feature that you won’t get from other websites. At the bottom of the screen there is a tab titled “submit review”. So if you feel passionate enough about your treadmill to share, then by all means do so. Of course, you can expect the writers for this site to embellish and refine your review.
It is true this site has a lot of great content. Though who ever created the layout for this webpage doesn’t know the meaning of “organized”. Neatly underneath the tab that says “brands” you will find “treadmill questions” and “treadmill accessories”, two links that don’t really make any sense there. However, despite being out of place, it is still convenient that they put treadmills of “2011” and “2012” at the top of the brands list.
So they are not very organized, and you will be able to see that as soon as you load the website. It looks like a kindergartener learned how to stack blocks. It is all laid out in an easy-to-follow linear design, but not in a totally logical fashion. That is the reason they get the A-.
Something really nice about this website is that they keep up to date. They have the latest of treadmill news from mechanics to industry change. And they are constantly adding new posts to their “workout” section. They give detailed instructions on how to use different routines that are programmed into treadmills, some for developing endurance and others for losing weight. But this portion of the website really isn’t solely focused on workouts, they have stories of runners getting diarrhea and men running through the snow and getting frost bite on appendages that shouldn’t be named on this website. You know, typical fitness stuff. Even though some of their posts have nothing to do with treadmills, they are still entertaining.