If you want a treadmill to help you lose weight and are sick of searching for high-weight capacity treadmills then look no further, I have a selection for you here.
When you want to lose weight it sometimes seems like everything is against you with exercise equipment like treadmills and exercise bikes often being seemingly designed for skinny people!
Why you need a good treadmill
When we recently bought an exercise bike we found ourselves wondering why so many are aimed at light people and there is very little choice for those of a higher weight trying to lose weight.
I have written about the selection we found to help you.
Regarding running machines, treadmills or walking machines, here are a variety starting with the lower weight capacity up to the highest weight capacity I could find readily available.
There are quite a few treadmills and running machines with a 120kg capacity or 18 stone 12 pounds so I have not listed them all as they are easier to find.
The higher weights are where people often struggle. If you find any others I should add do let me know.
Why do they always show skinny people on them!? Frustrating isn’t it? I have tried to include the kg to stones conversions as I know everyone prefers different measurements.
Treadmill with 110kg capacity (17 stone 4lb)
110kg in stone is 17 stones 4lb (17.322 stones). There are quite a number of treadmills with that weight limit so I have just shared the best value one I found.
Nero Sports foldable motorized treadmill
This option holds up to 110kg. It has a maximum speed of 10kmph (just over 6mph) and is both foldable and motorised so a great choice if you are short on space.
The display shows all you would expect, time, distance, calories etc.
Treadmill with 120kg capacity
120kg in stones is 18 stone 12lb, this weight limit is also common in treadmills and running machines so here is just one I found and also an under-the-desk treadmill.
JLL Digital folding treadmill with a wide belt
This treadmill has a lot of good functions, it has Bluetooth, speakers and a 41cm belt width. Definitely, one with features I would recommend.
With varying incline levels and speeds up to 18km/h (just over 11 mph), you can use this from starting out to almost a professional level!
Bluefin Fitness TASK 2-in-1 folding under the desk treadmill
This one is quite unique as it doesn’t take much space up and has a variety of modes for your needs.
You can connect a smartphone or tablet to the display or have it just flat on the floor if you prefer. Designed to be quiet it is great for home or office.
Treadmills with 135kg max user weight
If you are over 20 stone in weight then this might be the type of treadmill for you. 135kg is 21 stone 3lb and the following are good options for that capacity.
Branx Fitness Foldable ‘cardio pro’ touchscreen console treadmill
This treadmill has a 45cm wide running area and includes a free treadmill mat which is handy.
With 12 programs and 17.5km/h (10.8mph) max speed, it has everything you need to lose weight with an adjustable incline too.
NordicTrack x9i incline trainer
This amazing treadmill includes a 55 x 165 cm tread belt for leg and elbow space; Dual AutoBreeze Workout Fan; iPod Compatible Dual 3″ Bluetooth Speakers; Reflex Cushioning Deck and 31.5” HD Interactive Full Color Touchscreen Display streams on-demand iFIT workouts into your home directly on your treadmill you really are getting a professional style treadmill for your money!
Treadmills with around 150kg or 23 stone 8lb limit
Many people search for a treadmill max user weight of 150kg in the UK and across the world.
As I am based in the UK I only share options for heavy-duty treadmills I have found in the UK so if you are up to 23 stones and want a treadmill these should help you.
Gululu Foldable Treadmill, Manual Treadmill with 150 kg Capacity
This treadmill has a weight capacity of 150kg or 23 stone 8lb and is also foldable so perfect if you do not have much space.
Some of the big features of this treadmill are Double Wheels, Low Noise Portable Treadmill for Running and a running belt.
This is not an electric treadmill but instead is manual so this could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on what you are looking for.
Branx Fitness Foldable ‘Elite Runner Pro’ Soft Drop System Treadmill
This really is a high-quality treadmill and can take weights of up to 25 stone or 160kg. It has 24 programs, Bluetooth and heart rate sensors and can go at speeds of up to 21km/h.
If you are looking for a treadmill to get you running then this is a perfect one with so many features and at a good price.
EXERPEUTIC TF900 High Capacity Fitness Walking Electric Treadmill 350lb weight limit
An in-home treadmill designed for fitness walking, 4 MPH maximum speed. 1.5 HP motor for reliable performance; ground-level walking surface and wide side rails.
LCD displays time, distance, calories burned and speed for easy reference. Folds for space-saving storage and moves easily on built-in wheels.
350-Pound maximum user weight, 1-year warranty for the frame and 5 years for the motor.
Treadmill 200kg capacity or 31st 6lb
If you are looking for a treadmill for a person up to 30 stone then it can be hard to find them but don’t worry I have done plenty of research for you.
The following treadmill has a max user weight of 200kg which is 31 stone 6lb and whilst it isn’t cheap it should help you buy a suitable running machine.
Sportstech F75 high-end treadmill
This is definitely not a budget machine but if you have the money it looks great. A high-end treadmill with wifi, USB, an Android touchscreen display and even hand pulse sensors is like something you would find at a gym!
The running surface is 60cm wide and 158cm long so a large treadmill is perfect for the larger build.
A few others with a weight capacity of 400lb
Exerpeutic TF1000 Ultra High Capacity Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill – not currently available in the UK but worth a search just in case when you read this somewhere has started stocking it!
ProGear HCXL 4000 Ultimate High Capacity Extra Wide Walking and Jogging Electric Treadmill – is currently available from U Buy.
Life Fitness Club Series Plus Treadmill – again not currently available in the UK.
Landice L8 Cardio Trainer Treadmill – not currently available in the UK.
Plus size fitness clothing
Here are some quite funky exercise and fitness clothing you might like to consider in plus sizes for you if needed too. You can start exercising whatever your size!
The fitness and activewear clothing from Yours is great with sizes up to size 30!
If you like funky leggings then you should definitely consider Locket Loves, they are so comfortable and go up to size 26. If you use my referral then you can get £5 off and I get some money to spend on more leggings too! I practically live in them now so a new pair will never go amiss!
How to get motivated
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