When you hear the term Body Break, people might think of the commercials that featured Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod. This is in fact, their brand. Now, it’s not a very well known brand in terms of fitness equipment, and this treadmill is actually an exclusive model built for Sears.
The Body Break 1.5 CHP Folding Electric treadmill is aptly named. It is indeed electric, and folds to save space. When we say folds, it’s like all the other folding treadmills, meaning it folds up to a vertical position, but it still takes up about half of the floor space. The floor space to be exact at the folded point, is 31″ by 30″. It has rollers so that you can also roll it to another part of the room while in the folded position. Moving on to the motor, it is 1.5 CHP, which is decent enough for walking and maybe light jogging but not more than that. For this price range, we would usually expect a more powerful motor, enough to sustain a long run, but this might not be the case for this Body Break treadmill. The deck measure in at 16 inches by 50 inches. This is pretty small in our books, but this might have been constructed this way because of the smaller motor. Or they might have put in the smaller motor because of the smaller deck. They kind of go hand in hand, because less power is needed to operate a smaller deck. If the deck was larger, the motor would definitely have to be larger otherwise you would be breaking down the machine.
The console has 1 screen. A large LCD window, which is for multiple displays. It displays time, distance, pace, pulse, approximate calories burned, the race track, speed and incline levels. The monitor is programmable and there are a total of 6 programs in the console. Five are preset ones, and there are user defined and heart rate control modes, as well as manual mode.
For the speed and incline: The speed range goes from 0.6 to 10 mph. The incline has an Incline range of 0 to 10%. Another feature found on this treadmill that is pretty common on most treadmills is the heart rate monitor picked up by a hand-pulse reader on the main handle bars. Theres also a drink holder and small storage space and a book rack on the console. Any treadmill with a book rack has likely been designed as a walking treadmill because no one can read when they are moving faster than a slow walking pace, can they?
If this is the case, then this treadmill is a walking treadmill, which would make sense mainly because of the deck and motor size. There is not enough space or power on this machine to run on it. And for this price, you would expect something a little bit heavier duty that you can run on. So, we suggest that you keep looking because these days you can get a lot more for this price range.
BodyBreak Electric Folding Treadmill – Key Specs:
|Drive Motor:||1.5 CHP|
|Speed Range:||0.6 – 10 mph|
|Incline Range:||0 – 10%|
|Warranty – Frame:||Lifetime|
|Warranty – Motor:||10 Years|
|Warranty – Labor:||1 Year|
|Warranty – Parts:||1 Year|