Image 10.6QL Treadmill Review

Treadmill Walking and Running
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The Image 10.6QL treadmill was a well-rated budget home treadmill. It has been discontinued by the manufacturer, Icon, but you may still find them available used or as close-out models. Buying a used treadmill is often a very good deal, especially if it has only been lightly used.

For current models of well-rated home treadmills, see our lists:

    Features of the Image 10.6QL Treadmill

    • Train with videos, CD or internet. Used Icon's iFit system.
    • Longer deck 60" with adjustable cushioning
    • Chest pulse strap and heart-rate workouts
    • Horse Power Rating: 2.0 Treadmill Duty
    • Folds up to save space
    • Pre-set, custom, heart-rate guided and interactive workouts

    Cons

    • Discontinued

    Review - Image 10.6QL Treadmill

    Runner's World magazine cited the cushioning and price as points in favor of this model. It can be wired up to the internet, videos, or CD to program new workouts from ifit.com. This system is a great way to battle treadmill boredom. You can change up your treadmill workouts and get coaching and tips from celebrity trainers. It is a reason for buying other models made by Icon which are compatible with the system.

    The chest-strap pulse reader will give more accurate heart rate than the grippers seen on many treadmills. That is important if you want to keep your heart rate in the fat-burning zone or do interval training to raise it into the vigorous intensity zone.

    It has three workouts guided by your heart rate plus six others pre-set and two that are customizable.

    The deck is long and wide, which is important for people with longer strides and especially for runners with a long stride. The tall book rack interests me even more than the other features in fighting boredom.

    A folding treadmill is very good to have if you don't have a dedicated workout room. This model folds up. A drawback of a folding model is that once folded up it makes a great clothesrack and then you have one more deterrent to using it as an exercise machine.

    Replacement Parts

    If you have an Image 10.6QL or you buy one used, you may need replacement parts.

    Icon manufactures several treadmill brands.

    • ProForm treadmills are widely available at major retailers and sporting goods stores. They have many treadmills in low-price categories.
    • NordicTrack is known for its incline trainers that are very popular for getting a vigorous workout.
    • HealthRider is known for its Tony Litter trainer, but they also make treadmills.
    • FreeMotion Fitness makes premium quality commercial treadmills for gyms as well as home treadmills.
    • Weslo makes low-priced treadmills.
    • Reebok Fitness treadmills are in mid to bargain price range.
    • Gold's Gym branded treadmills include those in a very low price range.

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