What You Should Know
Phoenix is a fitness equipment manufacturer. The official website lists products currently available, but consumers cannot order products directly from the website. Instead, they must search for online or offline fitness stores that carry the equipment. One inexpensive piece offered by Phoenix is the Phoenix Denise Austin Easy-Up Manual Treadmill. The treadmill is identical to the model 98510P sold by Phoenix. The only difference is the Denise Austin edition comes with a workout DVD and water bottle. Manual treadmills do not require electricity to run, but the belt can be difficult to move, especially for people with little lower body strength. The Phoenix website does not list the Phoenix Denise Austin Easy-Up Manual Treadmill nor does the Denise Austin website. The machine is sold through Amazon.com for $140 with free shipping and handling.
List of Ingredients
Manual treadmill with Denise Austin workout DVD.
One of the main drawbacks of an electric treadmill is the electric cord. The machine must be located near an electrical outlet to function. The Phoenix Denise Austin Easy-Up Manual Treadmill requires no electrical source, so the user can set-up the treadmill in any room of the home and move it around as needed.
The treadmill holds a user up to 250 pounds. This limits the dieters able to use the unit. Without an electrical source to move the belt, the user must push harder to workout. This is both a positive and a negative. Manual treadmills require more strength to use, but starting the belt moving can be difficult.
We found a treadmill on the Phoenix site that is identical to the Denise Austin edition. On external fitness websites, this unit sells for $149, without the water bottle and workout DVD. The specifications of the two machines are identical, so we have no idea why the Denise Austin treadmill is less expensive.
- Requires no electricity for a workout.
- May work leg muscles more than an electric treadmill.
- Can be easily moved from one room to another.
- Cheaper than an electric treadmill.
- Manual treadmills can be hard to use.
- Maximum weight limit of 250 pounds.
- Belt length not compatible with taller users.
- Does not come with a diet for weight loss.
- Is only available online.
The Phoenix Denise Austin Easy-Up Manual Treadmill is a great starter treadmill for a dieter that wants to workout at home without the hassle of an electric treadmill. The unit can be moved from one location to another, with ease, but the manual belt is short and does not have the belt driven movement of an electrical treadmill. Without a proper diet, no amount of time spent on a treadmill will cause weight loss.