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The secret to extending the life of your treadmill, elliptical or bike in 2020

The Secret

It’s a new decade, and you’ve made some resolutions to get 2020 started right. Exercise more. Get yourself back into shape “like you were in your 20’s”. And to kickstart your renewed commitment to a healthy lifestyle you’ve picked yourself up a new Bowflex treadmill from Flaman Fitness. Making time for exercise is easier said than done but you’ve already taken a Neil Armstrong-like giant leap toward your fitness goals by picking up said treadmill. You’re now set up for success for years to come.

This is going to be great!

Wait a minute

There’s a nefarious force lurking in your home. Something you’re probably totally unaware of but make no mistake, it’s trying to hinder your productivity. It shows itself when you drag your feet across the carpet and then try to flip a light switch or touch your child’s hand – ZAP! -- suddenly you notice it (and you feel it, too). That’s right, we’re talking about static electricity. And it can wreak havoc on your treadmill’s electronics. Houston, we have a problem!

So, what can be done about it?

Glad you asked. There’s a simple solution to this evil static. It’s not a silver bullet or a sword forged from the gods. No, it’s a much easier, far less expensive solution: a rubber equipment mat. Yep, it’s that easy. Mats ground your treadmill (or elliptical or stationary bike) and protect it against static build up. Other benefits include:

  • protecting your floor
  • reducing noise
  • providing slip resistance
  • protecting against dust and carpet fibre build up (which can get into small mechanical parts)
  • vastly extending the life of your cardio equipment



Alright, so you’ve made the wise (and correct) decision to pick up an equipment mat to complement your beautiful new treadmill. Let’s talk options. The sleek Flaman Fitness treadmill mat is a great starting point, while the Bowflex Equipment Mat would look great paired with your Bowflex treadmill. For more comprehensive flooring options, we also have rubber interlocking mats, commercial grade rolled flooring and Sportfloor Speckled Rubber Mats. We have a mat for every style and budget.

Best of luck on your fitness journey. We know you can do it. And we’re here to assist you along the way should you need it. Our team at your local Flaman Fitness store would be happy to help you find the perfect mat for your needs. We want you to get the exercise, not the static.