Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill Review
The Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill offers plenty of exercise benefits without the giant price tag that is usually associated with the electronic versions of this exercise appliance. The Phoenix Easy-Up is a basic treadmill with very few bells and whistles that offers a healthy workout. Finding exercise equipment to fit today’s household budgets is not an easy task. The Phoenix Easy-Up is inexpensive and versatile enough to be an enjoyable addition to your home gym for many years to come.
Specifications of the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill
Average Price: $135
Size: 46.5 x 50 x 21.1 inches (W x H x D)
Recommended Space: 4′ x 8′
Weight: 45 pounds
Power Source: Manual
Walking Surface: 41″ x 13″
Adjustable Resistance: Yes
Visual Display: Yes
Speed Tracker: Yes
Calorie Tracker: Yes
Distance Tracker: Yes
Materials: Steel Frame, Weighted Flywheel
Warranty: 1 Year Limited Warranty
What’s great about the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill?
Price: Treadmills tend to be one of the most expensive of all purchases that are made when outfitting a home gym. The treadmill offers both a cardiovascular workout and strength training. This means that any treadmill is basically two pieces of equipment combined into one single machine. Often, you will pay for both of those pieces of equipment when you buy that treadmill. This is not true with the Phoenix Easy-Up. Because it is a manual treadmill, much of the high price tag is removed from the purchase. At less than $150, the Phoenix Easy-Up is one of the least expensive of all of the treadmills that you can purchase.
Size: The Phoenix Easy-Up offers much of the value of the larger treadmills without taking up a huge amount of space in your home. This treadmill folds easily for storage with just the pull of a pin. Although this treadmill does not use a lot of space in your home, it does offer plenty of room for comfortable walking or jogging on the rubberized walking surface.
Weight: Without the heavy electronic motor, the Phoenix Easy-Up is one of the lightest of the treadmills. Although no treadmill is truly considered to be a portable piece of exercise equipment, this treadmill can be removed from a room easily.
Tracking Monitor: The tracking display monitor attached to the Phoenix Easy-Up gives the user an excellent idea of what he or she is accomplishing while working out. The display shows calories burned, distance walked and average speed with the touch of a single button. Single button displays are important because they allow you access to all of your information without taking too much of your attention from your walking or jogging.
Easy Setup: The Phoenix Easy-Up really is easy to set up and take apart. Like all non-motorized treadmills, there is nothing very complicated about this piece of exercise equipment. A single person can put the machine together and take it apart with very little difficulty.
What’s not so great about the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill?
Motor: The Phoenix Easy-Up is a manual treadmill. Many people enjoy the adjustable speed and incline that are standard with most electronic treadmills. There is no adjustment for incline on the Phoenix Easy-Up. The treadmill belt moves only as quickly as you walk on the machine. Without any type of motor this treadmill is much lighter than the standard motorized version, but it does lack some of those fun features associated with more expensive models. The smooth motion of the flywheel does create an almost effortless belt movement when you walk slowly on the machine.
Incline: Many veteran treadmill users will adjust the incline of their treadmill in order to gain a more difficult workout. There is no incline adjustment on the Phoenix Easy-Up. The only way to increase the intensity of your workout is by increasing your walking or jogging speed. This can be a serious problem for people who are unable to jog on the treadmill due to knee or hip injuries. You can add walking weights to your ankles and wrists to add strength training to your workout, but you have to purchase those items separately. Lack of an incline option might be the one single issue that causes this treadmill to be less functional than many other equipment choices.
Is the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill a great purchase?
If you are looking for a very basic and no-frills sort of treadmill, then the Phoenix 98510 Easy-Up Manual Treadmill is a spectacular purchase for you. Because it does not have a motor, the treadmill tends to have fewer problems with breakage than a more complicated model. The Phoenix Easy-Up has a belt that moves only as quickly as you move, so balance and sturdiness issues are simple to fix. When you stop walking the treadmill stops moving, so this treadmill is exceptionally safe for people with knee and hip issues or balance issues. Providing an excellent workout for a very low price tag, the Phoenix Easy-Up is the perfect choice for walkers on a budget.