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Best Folding Treadmill

Staying fit and healthy is a top priority for many but when winter arrives and running outside isn’t always possible, having a treadmill at home might be your only option to keep running.

But they can take up quite a bit of space. So you will likely be looking for a foldable treadmill, but which one should you choose and what are the differences?

To make life easy, we have put together a list of our top 10 folding treadmills available in the UK that will suit a range of users.

No matter your budget, available space or goals, you should be able to find the best folding treadmill for you below.

At a Glance - Our Top Picks

Best Folding Treadmill - NordicTrack Commercial 1750

Best Budget Folding Treadmill - CITYSPORTS Folding Treadmill

Best Folding Treadmill For a Small Space - WalkingPad X21

Best Folding Treadmill Under £1000 - NordicTrack Exp5i

 

Why Trust Us

If you haven’t heard of us before, at Home Gym Supply, we specialise in home gym equipment. We work directly with many leading manufacturers and have a team of engineers who work on gym equipment daily.

This gives us the unique opportunity to test out a wide range of machines and see how they perform over time. As a result, manufacturers will ask for our feedback on their equipment to try and help improve the products they create.

We understand what the users are looking for and try our best to help them find the machine that is right for them.

We hope our recommendations for foldable treadmills will be useful and help kick-start you on your fitness journey.

 

Best Folding Treadmills

1. NordicTrack Commercial 1750

 

NordicTrack 1750
Running Deck Size
51 cm x 152cm
Maximum Speed
19 kph
Incline/ Decline
-3 to +12%
Motor Size
3.5 CHP
Workout Programs and Apps
 iFit Enabled

 

The 2024 NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is easily our top choice for the best folding treadmill, and not just because it has a nice-looking Z frame.

NordicTrack has made a few adjustments to this machine over the past couple of years and has found a good balance with their 2024 model.

They added a more powerful 3.5CHP motor and thicker rollers to help with grip and stability from the motor. Plus, the 14” HD touchscreen looks great when combined with the iFit workouts.

The screen can also swivel which allows you to easily follow along to other iFit workouts such as Yoga classes if you want to change up your workout routine.

Considering this is a foldable treadmill, it comes with an impressive 152cm long running deck and has a power incline of -3% to 12%. The incline and speed will also automatically adjust to the selected iFit workout to maximise the efficiency of your workout.

As we mentioned before the new Z-frame design looks great when being used but also when the running deck is in the folded position.

The only slight downside we can think of is that this model only works with iFit and not other interactive apps. But the iFit app is one of the best apps on the market and you can still use the machine without iFit.

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Pros

  • Powerful 3.5CHP Motor
  • Smooth running experience
  • 14” HD Touchscreen
  • Swivel Screen Feature
  • Incline and decline
  • Attractive Z-Frame Design
  • iFit Compatibility

Cons

  • Limited App Compatibility: Only works with iFit

 

 

2. CITYSPORTS Folding Treadmill

CITYSPORTS Folding Treadmill

 

Running Deck Size
40cm x 102cm
Maximum Speed
12 kph
Incline/ Decline
N/A
Motor Size
2.0 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
N/A

 

The CITYSPORTS Folding Treadmill is one of Amazon's best-selling treadmills and it is easy to see why.

This treadmill has been designed for simplicity, affordability and to be as compact as possible.

It has a basic LED display which is quite small but clearly shows your calories, speed, time, and distance. They have also included a tablet holder so you can stream your favourite shows as you work out.

One trade-off of creating such a compact treadmill is that the running deck is quite short at 102 cm long. As a result, the top speed is lower at 12kph but this is still a brisk jogging pace which will get you sweating.

But the main advantage of this treadmill is its convenience; there's no assembly required, and its compactness makes it easy to store in between uses.

CITYSPORTS has made a name for itself for affordable home gym products that are compact which they have achieved. If you are short on space and want an affordable treadmill that will help you lose weight then this is a good option.

Pros

  • A best seller on Amazon
  • Compact
  • No assembly required
  • Easy to store
  • Affordable
  • No frills but gets the job done.

Cons

  • Short running deck at 102 cm
  • Lower top speed of 12kph, but still a good jogging speed.

 

3. WalkingPad X21

X21

 

Also Available on Amazon

Running Deck Size
46cm x 121cm
Maximum Speed
12 kph
Incline/ Decline
N/A
Motor Size
2.0 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
N/A

 

The WalkingPad X21 folding treadmill lives up to the brand's reputation for creating workout equipment suitable for small spaces without sacrificing quality or functionality.

Its innovative double-folding design reduces the size to just 100cm (H) x 71cm (W) x 22.5cm (D) when folded in an upright position. Which is the smallest footprint we have seen for a vertically folding treadmill

Another distinctive feature of the X21 is the discreet LED display on the rail, visible while being used but isn't an eye sore while not being used.

While the top speed of 12km/h isn't as fast as the larger treadmills, it is more than enough for a brisk jog and will effectively burn calories. Powered by a 2HP motor, the X21 has more than enough power and delivers a smooth running experience.

Another perk to the double-folding design is that there is no assembly required. Simply unfold the treadmill and plug it in and you are ready to go. 

The speed control is straightforward, with a turn dial and large button system that's easy to use even mid-stride.

Plus, WalkingPad offers an app to monitor your progress which you can connect to a smartphone or tablet and can view easily on the tablet holder which can also be removed.

The thoughtful design behind this model has resulted in a stylish-looking machine without compromising on the workout.

So, if you are looking for a compact, high-quality folding treadmill that not only looks great but delivers a good workout, then the X21 might be the one for you.


Pros

  • Innovative folding design
  • Compact
  • No assembly required
  • Large running area when considering folding design.
  • Strong motor
  • Stylish design

Cons

  • Lower top speed of 12kph, but enough for a brisk jog.

 

 

4. JTX Slimline Folding Treadmill

JTX Slimline Folding Treadmill

Also Available on Amazon

Running Deck Size
45 cm x 122 cm
Maximum Speed
16 kph
Incline/ Decline
N/A
Motor Size
1.75 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
39 Pre-set programs and compatible with Zwift and Kinomap

 

JTX consistently produce high-quality home gym equipment and the JTX Slimline Folding Treadmill is another great addition to their lineup of treadmills. 

They have managed to find a great balance between space-saving design, performance and price.

The running deck is 122 cm long which is comfortable to run on even at the top speed of 16kph. Plus, the running deck is well cushioned to minimise stress on your joints.

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In addition, the console is very easy to ready and comes with 39 built-in workout programs to choose from. If that isn’t enough, it can also be connected to interactive apps such as Zwift and Kinomap but you will need a smart device.

While running, it is easy to adjust the speed thanks to the controls built into the handrail.

One of the most appealing parts of the JTX Slimline treadmill is the ability to fold flat and can easily be stored away in between uses. It also means that the machine arrives assembled and just needs to be plugged in and unfolded.

A point worth noting is that JTX is known for their good customer service and is a UK-based company with a showroom in West Sussex. So you could try the machine before you decide. JTX also includes a good 2-year parts and labour warranty which is above average in this price range.

Pros

  • JTX are a UK-based good quality brand with a showroom in West Sussex
  • Folds flat
  • Clear easy to read console
  • Compatible with Zwift and Kinomap (requires a smart device)
  • Good 2-year home warranty

Cons

  • The motor is on the smaller side.

 

5. NordicTrack Exp5i

NordicTrack Exp5i

 

Running Deck Size
51cm x 140cm
Maximum Speed
16 kph
Incline/ Decline
10%
Motor Size
2.6 CHP
Workout Programs and Apps
iFit Enabled

 

If you are looking for a high-quality foldable treadmill but aren’t concerned about having a built-in screen then the NordicTrack EXP5i might be the one for you.

It is part of NordicTrack's recently updated EXP line, which comes equipped with a 2.6CHP motor that can reach a top speed of 16KPH and a 10% incline.

The console doesn’t come with a touchscreen like the EXP 10i and 14i but has a simple 5-inch high-contrast display which is clear and straightforward to use. But it still has the quick adjust buttons on either side of the console which makes it easy to change speed and incline.

If you would like to try an iFit workout, you get a 30-day free trial to test it out and see for yourself. But it is only compatible with iFit so you won’t be able to use other workout apps. But iFit is one of our favourite interactive apps.

The running deck is spacious and comfortable thanks to NordicTrack’s trademarked Runners Flex cushioning system. And, once you have finished your workout you can fold the deck up effortlessly with the easy-lift design.

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Overall, the NordicTrack EXP5i is a good quality treadmill from a trusted brand at a reasonable price.

Pros

  • Z frame design
  • Powerful 2.6 CHP motor
  • 10% incline
  • Clear, Simple Console: Features a 5-inch high-contrast display that is easy to use.
  • Quick-adjust buttons for quick speed and incline changes.
  • iFit compatible
  • Easy-lift folding deck
  • Trusted Brand

Cons

  • No Built-In Touchscreen like other EXP models
  • Only compatible with iFit

 

6. REHECHO Folding Treadmill

REHECHO Folding Treadmill

 

Running Deck Size
43cm x 105cm
Maximum Speed
12 kph
Incline/ Decline
N/A
Motor Size
1.5 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
Compatible with Kinomap

 

The REHECHO Folding Treadmill is a budget-friendly option priced at around £350. Plus, it offers a 2-in-1 functionality as it can be used as a walking pad if you fold the handrail flat.

When in running mode, it has a top speed of 12kph and 6kph when in walking mode. Although the top speed might not be enough for sprint training, it is more than enough to get your heart pumping.

For a treadmill in this price range, we weren’t expecting too many advanced features but surprisingly this treadmill can be connected to Kinomap through a smart device.

There is a tablet holder integrated into the console so you can easily follow along with the interactive workouts.

When in walking mode, there is a remote control to help you easily control the speed.

As this treadmill can be folded flat, it also requires no assembly on delivery. Just unfold the machine and plug it in and you are ready to go.

Overall, this is a good choice if you want something to help you burn a few extra calories and don’t want to commit a large area to a treadmill.

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Pros

  • Budget-Friendly
  • 2 in 1 walking pad and treadmill
  • Kinomap compatible
  • Remote Control in Walking Mode
  • No Assembly Required
  • Space-Efficient

Cons

  • Limited Top Speed
  • Lacks some advanced features

 

7. JLL S300 Folding Treadmill

JLL S300 Folding Treadmill

 

Running Deck Size
41cm x 122cm
Maximum Speed
16 kph
Incline/ Decline
12%
Motor Size
4.5 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
15 pre-set workout programs

 

The JLL S300 Folding Treadmill is a great choice if you are looking for a budget-friendly model with a strong motor. Plus, JLL is a UK-based brand with excellent customer service and we like to try and support UK-based companies whenever we can.

It is easy to see why the S300 is one of the best sellers in this price range as it does the basics well.

It comes with an impressive 4.5HP motor which can reach speeds up to 16 kph and a maximum incline of 12%.

To track your workout progress, there is a 5” blue backlit display which comes loaded with 15 pre-set workout programs to add extra variety to your workouts. The screen is clear and tells you everything you need about your workout.

It would have been nice to see the console compatible with interactive workout apps but not everyone wants the interactive features.

But there is still a shelf for your phone or tablet so you can watch a show as you exercise.

Overall, it is comfortable to run on and has plenty of power to give you a tough workout. So if you are looking for a no-frills machine that delivers a solid workout but won’t break the bank then this might be the one for you.

Pros

  • Budget-Friendly
  • Strong 4.5HP motor
  • UK-based brand with excellent customer service

Cons

  • Lacks Interactive App Compatibility

8. JTX Sprint 5

JTX Sprint 5

Also Available on Amazon

Running Deck Size
48cm x 140cm
Maximum Speed
18 kph
Incline/ Decline
12%
Motor Size
2.5 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
42 pre-set programs + compatible with apps such as Zwift

 

Next up we have a good mid-range model from JTX  with theSprint 5. It comes with a solid 2.5HP motor which can reach a top speed of 18kph and can be inclined to 12 degrees.

To track your workout, there is a blue backlit which is a little on the small side, but it still clearly shows your time, speed, heart rate (when using the built-in sensors or a heart rate monitor), incline, distance, and calories burned.

But you can also connect a tablet and use a variety of apps such as Zwift, Kinomap, and Peloton on top of the 42 pre-programmed workouts. We also like that the tablet holder is positioned above the console instead of being positioned in front of the display. It also gives you a nice viewing angle as you can keep your head up as you run.

We are big fans of JTX who produce great quality equipment at a fair price and have a showroom in West Sussex if you want to see it in person before buying. They also provide a generous 2-year home repair warranty covering parts and labour for extra peace of mind. There isn’t much to not like about the Sprint 5.

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Pros

  • Solid 2.5 HP motor 
  • 12 degrees incline
  • Clear blue backlit display
  • Connects with apps like Zwift, Kinomap, and Peloton
  • Tablet holder
  • 2-year home repair warranty

Cons

  • Small display size

 

9. Reebok Jet 300

Reebok Jet 300

 

Running Deck Size
51cm x 150cm
Maximum Speed
20 kph
Incline/ Decline
15 levels
Motor Size
2.5 HP
Workout Programs and Apps
27 pre-set workouts

 

The Reebok Jet 300 Treadmill is a straightforward workhorse of a treadmill. Its LED console is quite basic but it is clear and shows your time, speed, calories, distance, pulse, and incline.

It also comes with 27 workouts loaded onto the console to keep you motivated. For extra variety, it can also connect to Kinomap through your tablet for an interactive workout experience.

It also has a media hub so you can connect your devices and charge them if you need to.

The 2.5HP motor manages to reach a high top speed of 20 kph along with 15 levels of incline. So it can deliver an intense workout.

With such a high top speed, you need a large running area and you got it with a 150 cm x 51 cm running deck.

One of our favourite features is the conveniently positioned handles that have buttons to control the speed and incline, along with built-in heart rate sensors. Although the heart rate sensors weren’t always very accurate but act as a good benchmark.

Our only concern with the Jet 300 is that smaller motors with a high top speed tend to not last as well as the bigger motors.

Despite its lack of flashy features, the Jet 300 performs well and offers good value for money if you want a high top speed.

Pros

  • 27 pre-set workouts
  • Compatible with Kinomap
  • High top speed of 20 kph
  •  15 levels of incline
  • Convenient handle controls
  • Good value for money

Cons

  • Built-in heart rate sensors weren't very accurate
  • Smaller motor for high top speeds
  • Lacks advanced features

 

Rounding Up

We have tried to include a variety of folding treadmills to cater for a range of users needs and wants. So we hope this guide has been useful for you and helped get you started on your fitness journey.