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How to Make Your Treadmill Running Safer & Enjoyable with The Horizon Fitness T101

How to Make Your Treadmill Running Safer & Enjoyable with The Horizon Fitness T101

Now that I remember the first time I ever stepped in a gym, of how afraid I was to try on a treadmill, I feel like it happened ages ago.

Everything started with the T101 Treadmill by Horizon Fitness– the tool that helped me to overcome my fears in terms of exercising and starting a healthier lifestyle.

When it comes to losing weight and building a muscle mass, in my humble opinion, this particular device it’s the best one out there.

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Safety always comes first

Besides the fact that it gave me courage and confidence, exercising with the T101 treadmill also became the favorite part of my work out, because its specifically designed to protect you from suffering injuries and the way it burns out those nasty calories it will instantly change your insight with regard to working out .


And the List of Benefits Goes On and On

The “beauty” of the T101 Treadmill is that, in comparison to other complicated exercise and fitness machines, you don’t need any previous training.


A little bit of stretching should do the trick…

Precisely because it is so easy to handle, during the time you’re running or walking on the T101, you can always keep your mind busy by watching a movie or perform some light weight lifting exercises, while the display will keep you in the loop by calculating the performance (distance, pulse, speed, calories, it’s all in there).

Also, another aspect that gym junkies are obsessed with when it comes to The Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill is that it doesn’t put pressure on the joints, unlike any regular treadmill.

By creating a relaxing balance between the physical exertion and safety, it helps to quickly get rid of fat, increases bone density, prevents osteoporosis, reduces stress, increases energy and, last but least, improves the immune system.

Using & Placing The Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill

Unlike those complicated, annoying and super pricey devices available on the market, which most of the times, instead of making your life easier, they end up complicating it. The T101 comes with the best price-quality ratio and a remarkable design which makes it best home treadmill among various other treadmills available in the market.

The customizable settings are super easy if you want to personalize or create the perfect exercising routine and you can do all of that in the comfort of your own home.

The first things that you will probably want to adjust are the incline and the speed, which can reach out to a maximum of 10 mph.

Horizon comes with nine different preset programs, designed specifically to meet the needs of, well, anyone.

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In addition, you can also play around by selecting the duration, the number of calories and the treadmill’s incline levels.

In case things become “steamier”, the cooling fan placed on the console will come in handy.

The 2.25 CHP continuous duty motor and the frame come with a lifetime warranty and the maximum weight Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill can support is 300 pounds.

Technical Features

Drive Motor 2.25 CHP
Drive Speed Range 0 – 10 MPH
Elevation Range 0 – 10% (.5% increments)
Running Area 20” x 55”
Belt Thickness 1.4 mm
Cushion System PerfectFLEX cushioning
User Feedback 3 orange LED windows, LED brickyard, and target/workout LED indicators


User programs 9 program options that allows you to choose one of three
Targets (Time, Distance, Calories) in combination with three programs Manual, Intervals, Weight Loss


Speakers Sonic Surround speakers with MP3 compatibility


Fan Yes COOLfit fitness fan
Contact Yes
Wireless Heart Rate N/A
Chest Strap N/A
User Capacity 300 lbs
DIMENSIONS Assembled 71″L x 33″W x 55″H
DIMENSIONS Boxed 73″L x 30″W x 12″H


The Pros & Cons of Running on Horizon Fitness T101 Treadmill

 First of all, it’s a great alternative during the cold season, when you cannot exercise outdoors

However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind:

  • Even if you’re not running outside, you must always wear sweat-absorbing clothes, which allow the air to penetrate and sporty footwear because the bottom surface is slippery
  • The running speed must grow progressively because warming up is crucial.
  • Keep your back straight.
  • Always keep your knees a little bit bent.

Health Benefits

Even if you do it for less than 30 minutes per day, running on the treadmill improves the heart condition and the entire cardiovascular system.

It reduces blood pressure, increases the amount of pumped blood, decreases blood viscosity, increases the number of red cells and strengthens the cardiac muscle tissue.

The 5 Unspoken Rules of Warm-Up

The 5 Unspoken Rules of Warm-Up

Exercise injuries can occur exactly when you least expect it

When it comes to rookies, going to the gym might become slightly confusing at first.

Although, at the moment, you don’t even realize the severity of the problem, your body will let you know as soon as you finish your workout session.

Whether you exercise in the comfort of your own home or at the gym, in order to successfully complete your exercises, you MUST never skip this super important step… which is warming up.

A proper warm up should not last for more than 10 minutes, but if you’re that type of fitness junkie who just wants to get into it as soon as he/she step in the gym, 5 minutes should do the trick.

However, the only condition is to conduct your warm up routine in the right way.

Considering that we are talking about beginners, we have to mention that is perfectly natural not to know from the beginning what type of machines you should use, how to warm up properly or what kind of goals you should establish in order to keep yourself motivated.

One thing is certain: you need professional guidance and an extra-boost of ambition to continue without becoming overwhelmed by this new and exciting environment.

…. And, because our job is to come to your rescue, we have created The 5 Unspoken Rules of Warm-Up

 If you’re diving into a new fitness program, it’s important to keep these guidelines close at hand for max results.


  • Make sure to take a break every once in a while

Try not to push yourself so hard. Take a few minutes off in order to catch your breath.

Although some “experts” recommend an intensive and steady training, the most effective method is to perform a full-body workout and take a one-day break before your next visit to the gym.


  • Be persistent!

Most times, we become overwhelmed by those gym junkies or bodybuilders who are so dedicated and all they want to do all day is to pump their muscles, which leaves us wondering how can they be so dedicated?

Experts claim it takes a total of 21 days of getting into it and transform this “chore” into a pleasant activity or even a habit.

Slowly but surely, going to the gym will become a major part of your life and after those 21 days you might become frustrated if your miss out even for one day.

So, no matter what, don’t give up!

  •  The importance of warming up

Before diving into an intense session, make sure you warm up and perform a few light exercises which simulate the movements of that intense work out that you are going to do next.

By preparing your muscles, you will avoid muscle slides, sprains and other more serious injuries.

Eat before and after working out

For beginners, a consistent meal is recommended both before and after training.

Supplements are also very important, but the right boost energy required before and after working out is best provided by a rigorous rich in proteins and calories meal.

• Control your stress level

Because the stress and fatigue are most of the times borne by the human body, they can end up by slowing or even canceling the effects of your training.
It’s recommended to rest properly and to eliminate, as much as possible, vices such as smoking, drinking and, last but not least, any negative thought.

What you should keep your mind focused on?

If you don’t want to end up quitting after less than a week, make sure that psychologically, you are in a good place.
Consider sport as a major part of your life, which instead of adding more stress, it’s a tool to eliminate the pressure completely.
Discover what you love most when it comes to a workout and try as much as you can to not impose unrealistic targets.

Exercise: The Key to Healthy Aging & A Happy Life

Exercise: The Key to Healthy Aging & A Happy Life

It does not require any money, but instead, it may require a little bit of your free time

 Think about it like this: even if you were a millionaire, who wins incredible amounts of cash every single month, nothing in the world will ever give you back your health and well-being.

We are used to offer more time to accomplish dreams, goals and desires that have more to do with the material side of our lives, instead of transforming our mental and physical health in top priorities.

We become wealthier from the financial point of view, spending our entire lives at work, in the hope that we will go up on the social ladder as soon as possible, without saving some time to feed our souls and bodies with a healthy routine.

Key to Healthy Aging & A Happy Life :

Even though we assume that the human is a rational being, our decisions are most times, based and generated by emotions.

For example: “I don’t feel like training right now” is one of the most common excuses whenever you impose yourself with unrealistic goals in terms of working out.

Instead, we should come up with rational arguments like “I wish to become healthier” or “By summer I will look insane in my bathing suit”.

This process is dubbed by shrinks as a hyperbolic discounting and you’re not the only who becomes affected by it.

Instead of hitting the gym knowing that you don’t even have any clue how a fitness hall looks like or going for a jog without warming up first, you should take baby steps.

The first “baby” step

Walking is the gentlest exercise and it’s accessible to all: it’s safe, does not require any previous training and the benefits are countless.

Walking prevents diabetes, reduces the risk of breast and colon cancer, strengthens the heart, bones and, my favourite one: alleviates the symptoms of depression.

 And the best part is this new discovery made by a group of scientists from the Highlands University

 The American experts found out that walking increases the blood flow to the brain, improves the memory and cognitive skills.

The effect is even more intense when you jog and they even spotted encouraging results on the people who ride a bike at least 3 times per week.

The experiment was conducted on a group of 12 perfectly healthy individuals, who were assigned to move with a constant speed of approximately one meter per second, in a vertical position.

The blood supply to the brain was monitored by ultrasound.

Surround yourself with people who love sports :

 If you are a social person who hates doing activities alone, especially if you’re not exactly a fitness junkie, surround yourself with people who share the same goals.

Tell your friends about your new passion or join a group of people who are into sports.

In this way, you will transform those annoying and exhausting exercises into a pleasant meeting with your buddies.

You will know that you have succeeded during that day when you will not even realize the effort you invest, because you will talk, enjoy, laugh and share stories with your new partners in crime.

Because in the end, no one has become passionate about this after the first two or three days, so you must be consistent in order to transform this healthy habit into a major part of your life.