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"The LifeSpan TR 1200i won the Best New Treadmill award from Treadmill Doctor for 2011. A powerful motor and an excellent feature in the LifeSpan fitness club give the consumer a lot of reasons to buy. LifeSpan provides excellent after-sale service as well."
"The Sole F62 was our 1st Runner Up for our Best Buy in the $999 price range for 2011. Very good quality, good features, and a great customer service department makes this a very safe choice in a price range very crowded with competitors"
"LifeSpan gives the customer a solid value for $1499. If you want to avoid a mistake in quality terms, LifeSpan is always a reliable bet. The LifeSpan Fitness Club is a real value for people that want to monitor their health and is used by medical professionals like the Mayo Clinic."
"The Precor 9.31 was the Treadmill Doctor Best Buy award winner for 2011 in the $3999 price category. Precor is probably the highest quality producer of fitness equipment in the world but they don't come cheap. If you want the absolute best the Precor is what you should buy."
"A great value under $400, the Merit 725 is a close cousin to the Merit 715 which was our Best Buy winner for 2011 in the $399 category. If you are a beginner that wants to see if they are going to use their treadmill this is an excellent way to begin. If you know you will use it then spend a little more money and get a higher quality piece of equipment."
"The Horizon Evolve SG Treadmill is an excellent choice for people with space limitations. The ability to fold down and store under the bed is really great. Just make sure you don't leave it there for too long :)"