5 ways to keep fit on a treadmill

It’s everyone’s dreaded piece of gym equipment, but you can mix it up with these fab and varied workouts


by Fiona Day |
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Interval training

If you want to get fit quick, then interval training is the way to go. Bring yourself up to running or jogging for three minutes and following it up with 2 minutes of power walking. Repeat several times a couple of times a week and you’ll notice your fitness levels with dramatically improve.

Increase your incline

If you want to make things a bit harder, then simply increase the incline on your treadmill during your work out. Mix it up by adding on degrees to your incline and reducing them, your muscles will thank you!

Shunt session

Shunt sessions are like extreme interval training sessions. Basically, all it involves is quick bursts of cardio punctuated by quick weight sessions. The contrast between the periods of high level intensity and lower level weight training will make your heart work even harder and get your fitter quicker.

Plug in your music to help you focus on your workout

Power walk

If you’re new to the treadmill, try simply power walking to help build your confidence up. If you’re feeling brave then add a couple of weights into the mix to help increase the intensity.


Feeling brave? Put your fitness to the ultimate test with a gruelling endurance workout. Try and stay running at a steady speed for nearly 10 minutes. Focus on your breathing and get in the zone!

Remember to warm up and cool down every time you use a treadmill (and include plenty of stretches!)

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