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Do you have the right electrical requirements? We recommend a dedicated circuit. Every model will respond better if it has more power.
Make sure you have 2-3ft clear behind you – you need room to fall off the treadmill. The safety key doesn’t stop you falling off; it stops the belt. Most major injuries come from falling back on a moving treadmill.
Make sure you have plenty of clearance and bear in mind that some models have high platforms. Have somebody measure you in the showroom at your maximum incline.
If you plan to watch TV, be sure you can look over the console at the TV. You’ll run in the direction your head is facing; if it’s turned to face a TV, you will run off your treadmill.
Put it where you can clean underneath. Static charges will shorten the lifespan of the belt, so put it on a rubber surface, not carpet. And clean underneath it every six months – use a towel under the belt, too, to clear out debris.