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Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Manual Treadmill

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Weslo CardioStride 3.0
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17 x 41" / 8 MPH250 lbs1 year frame
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A budget-friendly machine designed for both beginners and more advanced users, the Weslo CardioStride 3.0 is a compact treadmill that can easily fit into even various spaces- including cramped corners. Perfect for users who don’t have a lot of floor space to spare; this model also comes with the added advantage of being exceptionally inexpensive. However, in spite of its budget-friendly price, this unit does not compromise on quality and will offer you a club-quality training session right in the comfort of your very own home. Indeed, it only costs between $100 and $200 which means that you can easily afford it even if you’re on a limited budget.

cardiostride 3.0If you’ve never used a treadmill before, you will be glad to learn that this machine is extremely easy to operate- even if you’re a complete novice. Enhanced with a few basic features, this model is designed to help you lose between 800 and 1000 calories per hour, which can easily total up to an impressive weight loss in just a few weeks. With this unit, users can even enhance their cardiovascular and lung capacity.

About the Company

Weslo Fitness is reputed for providing customers with affordable, solid-quality items that can last for quite a few years as long as they’re properly cared for. Weslo Fitness is also known for its excellent customer service to help you if you ever encounter any problem with your unit or assembly process. Best of all, the company focuses on quality and never fails to provide excellent products designed to sustain heavy-duty use. Weslo Fitness also delivers reliable manufacturer’s warranties on most of their machines.

Product Features and Specifications

  • Maximum Capacity: 250 pounds
  • Preset Programs: No
  • Maximum Speed: 8 MPH
  • Running Surface: 17 x 41 inches
  • Dimensions: 52 x 27 x 42 inches
  • Weight: 65 pounds

The CardioStride 3.0’s affordable price is closely related to its manual feature: indeed, the machine does not come with the usual electronic components, a fact that largely accounts for its price. By this token, this unit can be considered quite economical since you won’t have to spend a fortune on extra electricity bills. According to fitness experts, manual treadmills are slightly more efficient than electric ones since you need extra muscle power to move the belt. This will encourage you to indulge in much longer strides which consequently speeds up fat loss and toning up. Best of all, since it does not require an electrical outlet, this model can literally be placed in just about any room of the house, regardless of how well-equipped the room is. In fact, the only thing that users need is a couple of batteries for the display console.

The console is extremely easy to use and can be read from afar, without having to strain your neck. With this gadget, users will be able to track a plethora of information about their workouts. Examples of such fitness-related data include the number of calories you’ve burned, incline level, distance covered, time, heart rate and the likes. In spite of its basic features, the CardioStride 3.0 even provides an accurate reading of your pulse: a feature that can come in extremely handy to elderly users since they can immediately stop when they’re overdoing it. Similarly, the heart rate monitor can be used by professional athletes who need to keep a close watch on their pulse recovery time.

weslo cardiostride consoleThis is one of the rare manual treadmills to provide an incline feature. In fact, contrary to popular belief, this model boasts of no less than 3 incline levels that can add some extra intensity and panache to your training session which means that you’ll be able to lose weight in less time.

The treadmill is also equipped by a weighted dual flywheel, thanks to which you can enjoy the numerous benefits of an exquisitely smooth training session. Thanks to the manual feature, users won’t even need to worry about the motor since the treadmill is completely self-propelled. Therefore, athletes determine how slow or fast they want to go, according to their stamina.

Size and Safety

Extremely compact, the Weslo CardioStride 3.0 only weighs 65 pounds which makes it easy for users to carry it around. You can even fold it up when you’re not using it to save floor space. The deck is padded to absorb shock and impact, hence protecting both your knees and joints while you work out.

weslo cardiostride 3.0Assembly and Parts

Since it’s so lightweight, the unit can be mounted in just one hour or less. Most users found this step to be extremely easy. You won’t even have to go out to purchase your supplies since the boxed packaging includes everything that you’ll need for the assembly process- including various types of screws and wrenches, screwdrivers, bolts, knobs, screws and the likes. To further facilitate things for customers, the packaging even includes a handy instructions booklet with a step by step guide on the assembly process.


The main drawback reported with this model was related to the lack of motorized features. Therefore, advanced users who are fond of more intense training sessions were disappointed by the lack of an automatic incline or speed adjustment function. Another person reported that the machine was so lightweight that it moved during vigorous running sessions but this complaint was not widespread.


Budget-friendly and easy to install, this unit can certainly act as a great starter machine for any beginner who wants to invest in a user-friendly treadmill before graduating to a more advanced model. Extremely economical, the treadmill may not be motorized but it still offers basic features for a more varied workout. The Weslo CardioStride 3.0 Manual Treadmill is protected by a solid one year warranty on the frame.