Best Cross-Training Treadmills

Last Updated - Mar 19, 2020

Training for a race or recovering from an injury? Consider using a cross-training treadmill. Cross-training treadmills are ideal for runners and walkers who want the benefits of working many muscle groups while avoiding the harsh impact of traditional treadmill exercise. Thanks to especially generous incline settings, cross-training treadmills not only support walking and running but also replicate the motions of stair climbing and elliptical training.

Here are our favorite cross-training treadmills for home gyms. Beneath this list is a look at how to cross-train with a treadmill.


1. NordicTrack Commercial X11i

If you are on the hunt for a Commercial treadmill, the X11i by NordicTrack is an undeniably impressive option. This treadmill prides itself on being able to hit a remarkable incline of 40%, taking your training up a notch beyond what other treadmills offer. It’s also iFit compatible, which is a hugely popular application that transforms workouts from something that you may dread to adventurous user experiences. This should increase adherence rates for most users and if you stick with your sessions, you’ll see better results over time. What We Like: Price: This treadmill, while more expensive than some of the... Read More

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2. BowFlex TreadClimber TC100

The three-in-one Bowflex TC100 can serve as a treadmill, elliptical trainer and stairclimber. This unique fitness machine splits a traditional treadmill track across two pedals, allowing for low impact exercise with… Read More

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