The Ultimate Guide to Treadmill Accessories

Treadmill Accessories

The right treadmill accessories can protect your treadmill and make your running more enjoyable. From treadmill mats to headphones, there are a range of accessories to maximize your treadmill investment. This guide breaks down the treadmill accessory types, and offers a selection of the top 11 best treadmill accessories to choose from.

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Treadmill Mat

If you’re thinking of throwing in the towel on your gym membership in favor of building a home gym, you may want to consider purchasing a treadmill mat. Typically made from the durable and shock-resistant rubber of recycled tires, these mats protect both your fitness equipment and your flooring.

Why You Need One

As you may have noticed, treadmills tend to shake a bit and vibrate while in use. They’re also surprisingly noisy! Treadmill mats absorb vibration and reduce noise. This is handy if you’ve managed to lug that treadmill up a five-story walk-up. Surfaces like wood, tile and linoleum are fragile and frequent use of heavy fitness equipment can cause chips and cracks. Over time, these cracks can widen, causing the need for expensive repairs. These mats provide a protective barrier between your equipment and your floors. They also can expand the overall life of your machine.

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