Today we had the opportunity to review the Gogoup folding manual treadmill.
Read on to find out what we liked and what we disliked.
Ever since its inception, GOGOUP aimed to deliver affordable, balanced, and somewhat innovative fitness equipment.
Their flagship manual treadmill certainly aspires to follow such a path, with several key features that put it a notch above the most basic treadmill designs.
Robust and sturdy, this all round well made treadmill will certainly please the eye – but will it provide a quality workout?
A sleek and modern design, a variety of adjustable features, as well as an affordable price certainly work in the favor of this treadmill.
But there’s often more hiding behind the first glance – and we’re here to let you know exactly what it is. For in the end, it is the quality that counts.
Like most of the entries into the fitness market, this manual treadmill also follows a set of pre established designs, which were proven over time – they work and should not be changed.
The GOGOUP Manual treadmill relies heavily on these established designs and mechanisms, which gives it a dose of reliability – everything is designed in a straightforward and simple manner.
The assembly is relatively easy, consisting from a handful of bolts and allan screws, and should take no time to tighten the joints when necessary to do so.
The outer frame is made of metal and is certainly robust and durable with the two vertical bars being relatively thick to ensure balance. The steel doesn’t seem to be powder coated like some other manual treadmills we have looked at, but it is still of a fine enough quality and fairly resilient.
Most of the frame is very modular, allowing for some much needed adjustments – the main of these relates to the height of the main console with the handle bars: you can adjust the height to your desired level, ensuring a comfortable and balanced workout.
The handles themselves are designed in a very unique way, with a modern, sleek design that is fairly ergonomic – it can provide needed support and alleviate any pressure from your back.
Dependent on your height these handles can be a little on the low side for some people.
The running belt of the treadmill is itself propelled by your own tempo, and assisted with the dual flywheels at the front. These flywheels are interestingly protected by a thick and grooved plastic shield, ensuring smooth running and minimal noise. This protective feature is not often seen in manual treadmills – another unique feature of the GOGOUP.
As we mentioned, this treadmill has a lot of adjustability. Almost all aspects can be fine tuned and adjusted to your liking – the wheels can be tensioned, the handles, the height, and also the incline. With this treadmill you have the option of two different incline levels, allowing you to design an exercise perfect for your body and your needs.
A handy computer at the front of the user allows for the measuring of time, distance, calories burned and speed, ensuring a great reference over time. It also allows you to pick an option out from the automatic settings, giving yourself small goals which you will complete with the display’s help.
And best of all – even though seemingly robust, the GOGOUP Manual treadmill is fully foldable. With a few simple mechanisms, you can easily fold the whole treadmill vertically, and wheel it off to a place of your choosing. Perfect for small apartments or house gyms. A space saving feature can be a life changing aspect when it comes to comfortable exercise at home.
One thing to keep in mind though, is the rather odd advertising – which makes the GOGOUP look much larger than it really is. In fact, this piece of equipment shares its overall dimensions with much of the similar treadmills on the market, so keep that in mind.
In summary, this is a well designed and basic, straightforward manual treadmill. It caters perfectly for beginner users and offers you an efficient and adjustable exercise that would serve as an introduction or a stepping stone to more complex and high end treadmills.
In this GOGOUP Manual Treadmill review, we showed you how a basic and affordable treadmill can prove valuable with its compact design and various useful aspects. For anyone looking to begin their foray into the treadmill world, this could be a suitable start.
Hi I’m James and I’m a self confessed fitness fanatic. When I’m not personal training I enjoy multi discipline endurance events, mma and hitting the gym. I also love to write about my passion and I’m a firm believer in healthy body healthy mind.