We started out in Minneapolis. We love the mini-apple. What we aren’t so keen on there? The winter weather. It’s so cold that Minnesotans have put pedestrian tunnels between buildings. You don’t want to run outside in Minneapolis. Sometimes, coach had us running on treadmills by November. That’s where it all began. Our treadmill reviews contain honest advice from one trainee to another. If a track doesn’t work for intense training, we’ll tell you. If a treadmill costs too much, we’ll tell you that too. Want to find a winner right away? Check out our Best Buy Picks. As well as providing objective treadmill reviews, we frequently post expert articles about treadmill workouts, maintenance and other related topics in our article section and our blog.

Meet the Team

Justin Mastine-Frost


Justin Mastine-FrostFrom construction foreman to automotive technician, and journalist to senior editor, it’s safe to say that Justin’s career has been a diverse one. This journey has granted him a discerning eye for quality in product construction and engineering, as well as market positioning. Justin fuses his technical know-how with a personal love of fitness to bring the community a thoughtful curation of objective treadmill reviews. Whether it’s deciphering which treadmill is best for your training preference, or debating the value of the latest trend sweeping the treadmill world, you can rest assured that our insightful reviews will help you make the right purchase decision for the long term.

Amanda Brooks

Running Guru

Amanda BrooksIn April 2002, I crossed the finish line of my first ever race huffing and puffing. It took me 2:17 to run that hilly half marathon course and I am sure there was some cursing along the way, but mostly there was tremendous, overwhelming pride. Years and thousands of miles later, that same pride is what gets me out the door for runs from 3 to 26.2 miles. Running now is a place of peace for me to solve the problems of the day, outline new story ideas and ponder big dreams. It’s often on my runs that I come up with new ideas to help my cadets overcome IT Band issues or avoid runners’ trots! So I think it’s fair to say that my training greatly benefits them. Coaching runners was a natural progression of using my personal passion and the online challenges I host through

Dr. Neil Bhasin

Chiropractor and Personal Trainer

As a chiropractor and personal trainer with over 10 years of industry experience, Dr. Neil Bhasin successfully helps people on their journey to health and wellness everyday. He is also the current clinic director of Strength-N-U. We thought Dr. Bhasin was the perfect candidate to help us objectively review the treadmills of today and tomorrow. Our reviews feature his professional perspective on the machines and whether they can help you reach your fitness goals in a healthy way. You can catch his video reviews on some of the top-rated models on

Nicki Karimipour, PhD

Contributor and Health Advisor 

Dr. Nicki Karimipour is a communications expert and experienced researcher. She obtained her master’s degree and Ph.D. in Health Communications from the University of Florida. She has previous experience in writing and editing for both print and online publications, and almost a decade of experience in teaching health writing, public health, and public relations at the undergraduate and graduate level. She is based in Los Angeles, California and currently works at the University of Southern California as a director of communications and clinical research. Follow her on Twitter: @NickiKPhD

Nakisa Yeganeh

Merchant Manager

Nakisa-Y-Sitting-in-a-chairComing from a multi-dimensional fitness background, Nakisa’s journey began as a competitive inline figure skater and snowboarder. At the age of 15, she secured 2nd place for Iran’s NationalJunior skating team. After moving to Canada and studying Kinesiology at York University, as well as further certifications at Centennial College, her passion for fitness led her to pursue workas a Personal Trainer, manager, and fitness counselor at various fitness facilities, as well as working as a Recreation Therapist. It’s these multiple touch points in various facets of the fitness industry that positions Nakisa perfectly for her arrival as Merchant Manager for From meditation retreats to avidly reading any literature pertaining to nutrition, healthy mind & body, Nakisa is consistently seeking out further self-development. What started off as a passion has now turned into an obsession to support and help those who are in need whether it’s patients, or people who are pursuing their own fitness journey at any level.

Jessica Jones

Contributor and NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Jessica Ruiz-JonesJessica is a NASM-certified personal trainer and nutrition coach who also holds her MBA with a focus in internet marketing. When she’s not working with clients, she’s usually at her local YMCA where she works with all ages from seniors in the Silver Sneakers group all the way to college and high school students in high intensity interval training.

Her passion for fitness began when she successfully quit smoking using the neurobiological responses of exercises to rewire her brain. As a certified tobacco treatment specialist, Jessica has written a book and is developing her own fitness program to help others quit smoking just like she did.

From weight loss and rehabilitation to hypertrophy training and more, Jessica is experienced in addressing the unique fitness factors associated with a range of priorities, and some of her proudest moments are shared with her clients when they meet their goals. She has made a point to always be signed up for a competition and is often spotted around town training.

Brian Boyce

Bodybuilder and Nutritionist

Exercise has always been a core component of Brian’s life. A 7-time national qualifier in both men’s bodybuilding and classic physique within the NPC competitions, Brian is also a competitive powerlifter and strength sports enthusiast. While barbells and resistance training are a big part of his program, he has also coached and been coached on cardiovascular training, HIIT, and nutrition, particularly as it pertains to weight loss for competitions. Brian brings to solid experience using treadmills, ellipticals, and trainers for these purposes.


Melanie Pellis

Sr. Updates Editor

Mel is our Senior Updates Editor who specializes in copyediting, fact-checking and maintaining reviews and roundups on Having completed a Bachelor of Arts (Professional and Creative Writing) and Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology), she learned about the important connection between physical exercise and mental health.

When Mel isn’t going to a HIIT class or doing treadmill sprints, she spends her time researching the latest fitness brands, watching numerous athleisure clothing hauls and polishing her writing craft.


  • vernMay 11, 2019 at 10:54 amfrom Ca
    How do you get paid for what you do--reviews? Do you receive compensation of any sort from the products you review?
    • Amanda B.May 13, 2019 at 11:09 am
      Hi Vern, we review all of our products from the perspective of both at-home users and experienced bike experts. We give honest reviews for each product we test.
      • MikeAugust 10, 2020 at 12:32 pm
        Hi, Amanda, I notice that you didn't answer the question from Vern. How do you get paid for what you do?
        • Amanda BAugust 12, 2020 at 12:24 pm
          Hi Mike, we are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program and other similar affiliate advertising programs which allow us to earn fees by linking to such affiliates’ websites. To learn more about how we get paid, you can read our earnings disclosure:
  • Casey WrightOctober 17, 2019 at 7:02 pmfrom Harrisburg, Pa
    Now that I'm shopping for treadmills for the winter, I see that the Better Business Bureau has over 1000 complaints against NordicTrack, which seems to be your highest rated brand. How does a brand get a 9.7 out of 10 from you when it has that many problems? I keep seeing the same brands being rated well on these review sites, but they seem to be the ones that actually perform the worst when I double-check any primary data. Plus, did you know that the Commercial NordicTrack Treadmills do not come with a warranty for commercial settings? I'm new to this, but that seems fishy to me. I didn't know this would be so complicated!
    • Amanda BOctober 22, 2019 at 11:25 am
      Hi Casey, NordicTrack is one of the most popular home fitness brands in the market, and because more people choose NordicTrack than any other brand, the company gets more complaints. It is important to remember that higher sales volumes often equal higher complaints since happy customers don't have as much to say as unhappy ones. NordicTrack is working on improving their shipping methods, which is the cause of some damaged products arriving at customer's doors. As for warranty for commercial settings, each company has their own policies regarding this and you would have to get in contact with the brand directly for more information. We can assure you that at TreadmillReviews, we review the products honestly based on our expert's experiences. We have never had a damaged or non-functioning NordicTrack treadmill sent to us for review. If you need some help looking for a treadmill from other brands, we are happy to give you some suggestions!
  • TerryJanuary 25, 2021 at 11:23 amfrom Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
    Hello, I am really torn between purchasing the SOLE F80 and the Norditrack 1750 for 2021. Norditrack, in one version or another, seems to get more recommendations on more sites overall than SOLE, but I am liking what I am reading about SOLE's durability and warranty more. I also have no desire for any kind of subscription. Sole seems to be about $200.00 cheaper. While I hope to some day get back to running another marathon, due to herniated disc issues, I am sticking with the 10K distance for now.... Anyway thoughts? recommendations for one over the other? Thank you!
    • Amanda BFebruary 19, 2021 at 3:55 pm
      Hi Terry, if you do not care for the iFit subscription, then the Sole F80 is the way to go! You can check out our full review here, if you haven't already:

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