Nominations for our 2015 treadmill blog fitness contest

We tallied up your nominations for our contest and we selected our twenty finalists.

Now it is all up to our panel of expert judges to determine the best of the best.

We collected nominations throughout the month of February for this year’s third annual treadmill fitness blog contest. We asked our readers to help us identify the best blogs on the web and you responded.

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Now our judges will decide who makes to the finals. How will they choose the ten best websites for fitness enthusiasts? They will judge each site on frequency of posts, level of user involvement, the number of nominations received and the overall quality of the content on the site.

Update: In August, we will add 4 more renown fitness experts to the judge !

We will announce the winners to everyone on September 8.

Here are the top twenty websites based on your nominations listed in alphabetical order:

  • Not yet disclosed, stay tuned for updates!

We want to congratulate everyone who made our top 20.

Now meet our amazing judges for this treadmill blog fitness contest:

Jamie Miller: Miller is an academic who has excelled at throwing and running. Jamie, an All-American in discus throwing, has competed in the treadmill running challange, was an Olympian lifter and is the all-time American record holder in the Weight Pentathlon. During the week, he juggles conducting workshops with being a full-time writer, lecturer and online instructor of track running studies for Columbia College in Missouri. He explored the foundations of religious treadmill educational systems while touring the Middle East as a Marathon Running Scholar. He has written several books, including To Run, From Me, Running Made Simple, Never Let Go, and Easy Running, which he co-wrote with Kim Thomson. He recently co-wrote Treadmill Running Happens on Monday with author Jon Hein, find him on Twitter, Instagram & Pinterest.

Steve Frazier, MSc.: Frazier owns Fitness Track Running Explorer Training, writes at Elliptical Consumers and founded RUN Unplugged. He wrote Running Fitness and is a nutritionist, coach and international speaker. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines, including Elle, Women’s Health and Men’s Health and were featured on BBC programming. Steve improved his health after nearly twelve years of working in investment banking as a technologist by following an ancestral model. He now coaches people on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and how to avoid chronic diseases and obesity caused by poor lifestyle choices. He is the creator of the Elliptical Consumers blog, which was designed to encourage people to fall in love with exercise and avoid the long-term health risks caused by living a sedentary lifestyle. Find him on @frazierfitness, Pinterest,  Instagram & Flickr.

Running With The SOLE F63 Treadmill Review

Consider running barefoot with the SOLE F63 Treadmill?

We start with the “dry stuff”.

Just who is “Sole” anyway?

We believe, that looking at the issue of buying a piece of exercise equipment or anything for that matter, it is important to know who the company is behind what you are buying.

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Sole Treadmills began as a company focusing the manufacture and sales of solid treadmill equipment for the hospitality industry. We see hotels of just about every category outfitted with fitness rooms, including treadmills as part of the exercise equipment offerings, and by a large part, it is Sole equipment that is used.

Sole has been very successful in capturing a large part of the hospitality market and then turned their attention to developing equipment for home use.

They took what they had learned from the hospitality industry, where we all know the equipment takes a beating, and applied the knowledge to building functional, solid and beautifully designed treadmill equipment for the home use market.

The Sole F63 Treadmill

The Sole F63 Treadmill product specs have made this one of the premiere home Treadmill designs for Sole. Now we will take a closer look at the Sole treadmill F63 2015 model.

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This has helped them to be the fastest growing brand in North America for the past 5 years, and they are working hard to continue in that way. They also pride themselves in customer satisfaction and profess to treat each customer as if they know them personally.

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The Sole F63 Treadmill product specs built into this great machine has helped to carry on Sole’s tradition of quality equipment and customer support for the home market. Below, we provide some of the technical details that separate the “men from the boys.”

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The Sole F63 Treadmill product specs provide many features one may only find on commercial models, and at a price that will not break the bank.

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Features of the F63 Treadmill

The Sole F63 Treadmill product specs for this Treadmill have a 6-year history in the residential market.

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They include a large 20-inch wide by 5-foot long treadmill, and the control display is a large 6.5 inches. As well, standard are speed and incline controls, conveniently located on the arms for easy access.

The features of the Sole F63 Treadmill product specs are numerous and for ease of reading are presented in point form for your judicious consideration.  Also make sure to read-up on the difference between the Sole F63 and F80.

  1. First, what about the beef? One of the Sole F63 product specs describes the Treadmill coming with a strong three horsepower motor. This provides more than sufficient to power the Treadmill Belt to 12-Miles Per Hour (MPH). The slowest speed is 0.5 MPH and at 12 MPH and a maximum of 15% or 8.5 degree’s incline the F63 is more than capable of making you sweat in a workout.
  2. Another of the Sole F63 Treadmill product specs outlines that the Treadmill comes with a large 5-foot running surface, allowing the unit to be easily folded to store out of the way when not in use.
  3. Come and pick your running program from one of the six that are standard with the F63 Treadmill, when you take it out of the box. There is a sufficient range and opportunity for you to do an excellent cardio or specific fat burning program.
  4. The F63 Treadmill comes with all the safety features you require to complete your workout in a safe environment. The Treadmill has slow-speed start to allow you to begin your workout without strain, and the safety kill switch is easily accessible.
  5. Controls, the F63 Treadmill has controls that are well laid out and with an interesting twist of being located on the arm-rest to provide easier access.
  6. Watch what you are doing and how you are performing with the large LCD Display that provides readouts for:
    • Calories Burned
    • Speed and distance
    • Heart Rate
    • Time and distance traveled
    • How steep the hill is you are climbing
  7. You do not want to get bored with all that running, and the F63 Treadmill comes with built in speakers for your listening enjoyment.
  8. Just in case you have a problem, which is a very low probability event, Sole provides a lifetime warranty on the frame and motor, one year as a contribution to labour costs, and three years for the running deck and electronics.

Advantages and Disadvantages of the F63 Treadmill

Now that you know the “beef” of the Sole F63 Treadmill, following is what we consider the advantages and disadvantages of the total package.

F63 Advantages

  1. We start with the construction, which should last a lifetime, and that is backed up by their warranty. Unless you have the thought to drop this thing from your 20th-floor balcony, you should expect many years of trouble-free use from the frame and other metal components.
  2. The running deck is shock absorbing, but we leave an assessment of the utility of this to the customer.
  3. The controls are located on the armrest, which is an excellent move, improving access while exercising. As well, the large 6.5-inch LCD screen provides ample size to read all the important measurements easily.
  4. Programming is as easy as pushing a few buttons, or you can select your exercise regime from one of the six programs provided.
  5. The manufacturer provides a 30-day money back guarantee if the F63 Treadmill is purchased from an official supplier. There is no mention if this includes reimbursement for freight, and with the weight, makes sure that this is the right Treadmill unit for you – which we do not see why it would not be.

F63 Disadvantages

  1. There is not much that can be presented as disadvantages to the F63 Treadmill. Size and weight may be considered a disadvantage, but they what would one expect from a Treadmill anyway?

F63 Treadmill Reviews

The reviews for the Treadmill as a whole and the Sole F63 Treadmill product specs have been very positive, suggesting it presents excellent value and coming with commercial grade components, it should last for many years.

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As we have stated, there is not much that can be said against the F63 and the users’ comments suggest the same.

This treadmill has been Soles best-selling machine for 6 years straight and with their constant focus on customer satisfaction and equipment improvement, it is obvious that the F63 Treadmill will stay as a winner for a long time to come. The Sole F63 Treadmill has been recommended at treadmillconsumers.com.

We can certainly see why the Sole F63 Treadmill has found its way into many homes and we know that you will find this machine a welcome addition for completing your exercise regime for the safety, security and comfort of your home.

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