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A Review of the XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill – Stay Fit at Home

The XTERRA Fitness TR150 Folding Treadmill combines performance with portability. It is a quality, lightweight machine that comes with the flexibility to fold and roll away for storage. Created for the home environment, it gives you a wide speed range in an inexpensive, sturdy unit. Come with me as we explore this review of the XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill.

 If you are looking for a new home treadmill, there are a few things that you should consider. Size, weight capacity, electric or manual, and price are just a few.

Your Own Treadmill at Home

A treadmill is a most popular home exercise machine. Do you want to get more cardio exercise in your fitness routine? Imagine if you can bring the gym into your own home? Rain or shine, you can literally run to reach your fitness goals, and do it in the comfort of home.

There is good news! With today’s technology, quality treadmills are lightweight, compact, and loaded with features. A folding treadmill makes a small footprint in your home.

Below is a treadmill I feel you may be happy to use in your home. Take a look at it with me, to make your decision.

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A Review of the XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill

FEATURES
Size of Running Platform16″ x 50″
Dimensions 63.3″ x 29.3″ x 51.7″
Motor2.25 HP
Incline3% Incline, 3 Manual Settings
Weight Capacity 250 lbs.
Programs12 Pre-set Programs, 1 Customizable Program
Item Weight97 lbs.
LCD DisplayLarge 5″ Display
Belt1 Ply, 1.4 mm
Speed0.5 – 10 MPH

The XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill is a quality piece of exercise equipment. It is designed with performance and your convenience in mind. It is a compact treadmill – when not in use, you can fold it up to take up a small amount of floor space, yet easily open it when you are ready to workout.

The Price

The price is usually one of the first considerations people have when buying a large item. There is a wide range of price points for a home treadmill. Starting at around $400, they can go up to $3,000 or more. This piece is very cost effective and will not make such a large hole in your wallet.

This less expensive model is not as large and cumbersome as those you would find in a gym, but you may find it is just perfect for your home. It depends how often and how many in the family will be using it as to how long it will hold up. It is great value, compared to the price of one year of a gym membership.

Quiet Electric Motor

The XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill has a quiet, high torque 2.25 HP motor which powers the treadmill from 0-10 mph.

It is powered by a 110V Cord that connects to an outlet power source. On the console are speed buttons that control the speed of the treadmill from 1-9 mph.

Convenient Size

It is a convenient size when set up: 63.4” L x28.75” W x51.4” H. When you fold it down it becomes a compact size of 28.5” L x 28.75” W x 61” H. The Item is a stable weight of 97 lb. Sturdy, yet not too heavy. And the maximum user weight capacity is 250 lbs.  

There is a 3.3” distance to step up onto the treadmill platform, with a XTRASoft Deck Cushioning protecting it.

You must allow sufficient space around the treadmill, especially while being used. Children and pets can be injured while the machine is in motion, and there is the possibility of falling off the machine while you are using it. It is best to allow ample space around the treadmill while it is in use.

XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill in Action

Noise Level

The treadmill has a smooth, high torque 2.25 HP motor which is quiet while operating. This is something to consider if you are living in an apartment or condo and do not want to disturb close neighbors. If you have light-sleepers, that is also something to consider. It is quiet when compared with other treadmills.

Programmable Features

It has a simple, yet effective interface. It tracks your pulse, speed, time, and distance traveled. Included is a pre-set 12 program workout plus a customizable program to challenge you. It is both effective and engaging.

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Quality Construction

The console has a conveniently designed book rack, to hold reading material, remote control, or whatever else you want to keep within reach of your fingertips.

Ease of Operation

It operates with the push of a button. If you want to adjust the incline, you must dismount to adjust it to one of the 3 levels. This is one of the drawbacks of this treadmill.

Ease of Maintenance

To maintain your high-efficient, low-friction deck you must keep it as clean as possible. Six times a year – every 2 months – you should use a soft cloth or paper towel to wipe between the frame and 6-8” under the belt. This will extend the belt and deck life. Use water, only, no cleaners or abrasives.

Every 2 months you should unplug the power cord and carefully vacuum under the black motor hood to vacuum away dust and pet hairs.

Belt Adjustment

Belt adjustment should not be necessary for most use. If you are a jogger or runner, use the 6 mm Allen wrench provided. Tighten the rear roller only enough to prevent slippage. (See pg. 18 of owner’s manual)

Lubricate the Deck at intervals of every 40 hours of use. (See page 20 in Owners Manual) This will help you get the longest life possible from your treadmill.

How to Lube the Belt Deck

Warranty

  1. Frame has a Lifetime warranty. The benefit of this warranty on the frame speaks of its durability.
  2. Motor has a 1-year warranty. If you are going to be putting in long hours on the treadmill, this warranty may fall short of your needs.
  3. Parts have a 90-day warranty.
  4. Labor has a 90-day warranty.  

Compared to other treadmills on the market, this one does provide decent value in its warranty, especially considering that it is a lower priced treadmill.

Who Is this Treadmill For?

This is a good reasonably-priced treadmill if you are looking to get some basic exercise while you are at home. It is not necessarily what you should be looking for if you want to train for the Olympics! If you are on a budget, and you are looking for some cardio, this good space saving treadmill, is one to definitely keep on your radar.

Programmable Features

The XTERRA treadmill has 12 pre-set workouts to motivate you. There is also an additional program you can customize to provide your favorite workout. It is all there waiting for you at the press of a button. By comparison, other more expensive treadmills have only 5 – 10 programs.

A five-second grasp on the hand grip of the handlebars will accurately track your heart rate as you exercise. This is also a bonus over some other budget-friendly treadmills.

Subscription-based Fitness Programs?

With the XTERRA TR150 you have the 13 total pre-set programs included in the treadmill’s program at no extra charge. On other treadmills you must pay for subscription-based fitness programs after the first year.

 

The Xterra TR150 treadmill is easy on the wallet for those fitness buffs who want to get in some cardio without leaving the house.

I like that it has 12 programs plus one to customize so purchasing streaming fitness is not necessary.

You have a good quality piece of equipment with a 15” x 60” running surface with an adjustable incline. Just think, a lifetime warranty on the frame, that tells you that the manufacturer has confidence that it was built to last.

Keep Your Cardio Up

I like that the heart rate monitor is on the handrail, which you must hold for five seconds for it to register. This will let you easily know if you are exercising enough to get your heart rate up, although if you get yourself up to a light pant, you know that you are getting some good exercise.

The ease of operation of the treadmill shows me that it is made for people of any fitness level, and you do not need to be a techy person to use it.

If you want longevity from your treadmill, it does take some maintenance. Moving parts must be lubricated and be kept clean. If you do those two things, you and your XTERRA TR150 treadmill should be good pals for a long time!

It is very hard to decide on the best affordable treadmill available, however the XTERRA TR150 is about the best that I have found from my research. It is not a $3,000 model that you may find in a gym, but for a well reviewed, reasonably priced, home-based piece of exercise equipment it should serve you well.


PROS

Good Warranty

Sturdy Frame

Good Quality for the Price

CONS

Manual, 3% Incline

Small Size Belt

Short running surface if you have long legs.


In Conclusion

This is my honest review of the XTERRA Fitness TR150. If you are looking to quickly move into aerobic exercise, at a low cost, the XTERRA TR150 should serve you well. The TR150 makes a small footprint in your home and provides so much at this price point, it is a no-brainer when compared to other budget-friendly treadmills.

However, if you are above the weight limit; if you are looking to give your treadmill long runs and sprints; if you are tall and need a longer running platform and you want high-end technology, you are better off to go with a pricier model.


Please Leave a Comment!

I would love to hear from you, do you have experience with using a treadmill. Which one do you like best?


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experience.

4 thoughts on “A Review of the XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill – Stay Fit at Home”

  1. Hey Carolyn,

    Great article on the XTERRA Fitness TR150 Treadmill! Owning a treadmill has always been a thought of mine especially because I live in a state where it gets super cold in the winter. Treadmills might cost a lot up front, but over time with the money you save from not having a gym membership, they basically pay for themselves. Which model of this particular treadmill to you recommend?

    1. Hi Pat, You live in a cold climate and so do I. That is one reason I created this website because I am interested in getting some exercise when I don’t get outside.

      About the XTERRA Fitness treadmill, there are 4 models ranging from 2.25 – 3.25 HP.

      The XTERRA Fitness TR150 is the most cost effective model.
      You can go up to the TRX 4500 with 3.25 HP and 30 preset programs. It has steeper inclines and they are electronically adjusted, it weights over 100 lbs more than the smaller version, and is about 5″ wider and 10″ longer.

      The weight limit on the TR150 is 250 lbs, and the weight limit on the TR3500 and TR4500 is 350 lbs.
      It would depend a bit how serious you are at working out at home and how much room you have in your home.

      A friend of mine had a treadmill that she used for 20 years or more before it gave out on her. So they are built to last.

  2. A friend of fine has a treadmill at home and I was asking her about it. Currently I live in a very tiny place so there’s no way I can buy it but we a planning to move, so maybe afterwards.

    I like the fact it does not make noices. It’s expensive though but I guess if you want a quality one you will have to spend a bit. Have you used it before? If you have more suggestions please let me know. Thanks for the review.

    1. If you live somewhere where the weather is not favorable to outside activities, and you want to be active, a treadmill may be just the thing you are looking for. The better quality machine you get the more you should be able to expect from it. In the YouTube at 10:0 you can hear how it sounds when Todd is running on the treadmill. The incline on the TR 150 has only 3 manual adjustments. A TRX 2500 to TRX 4500 have between 10 to 15 electronic levels of adjustments.

      The treadmill is heavy, at about 110 lbs, and should have a mat underneath it to protect your flooring. The electronic treadmills, TRX 2500 to TRX 4500, weigh about 200 to 220 lbs.

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