The Echelon Stride treadmill and companion Echelon Fit app subscription make for an excellent way to motivate yourself to exercise as a beginner to intermediate runner. It has a minimalist design that makes it easy to start your workout quickly, or you can link the Echelon Fit app and follow along with one of dozens of workout videos for motivation. The folding design is a stroke of genius, and makes some other minor quirks completely forgivable. This treadmill is ideal for those with limited space for workout equipment and a new yearning to get moving again.
The Echelon Stride isn’t the cheapest treadmill on the market, and the app subscription model certainly doesn’t make the full package any more affordable, but it’s one of the most portable and streamlined. If you’re inexperienced when it comes to workout equipment or running in general, the treadmill itself looks very inviting with very little confusion, and the companion app does a great job of introducing you to how you should be exercising safely.
The fact that the treadmill’s arms fold down to give it a total height of around 10cm is amazing, but the ability to stand it on its end against a wall is what really wins the day. Even aspiring runners with limited space will be able to find a walkway where they can lay this down during their workouts, but if you’re a heavy-footed runner you might find the neighbours disagreeing with your exercise decisions during an intense session.