The subject of how to reduce treadmill noise in an apartment comes up fairly often with both treadmill and home gym users. Noise from the belt can be a major annoyance to an apartment dweller. The noise is more noticeable if you are running, walking or jogging on hard surface. The noise is also more amplified if you are running on an incline. Running on concrete, asphalt or gravel makes it even worse. You need to keep your belt lubricated to minimize the noise.


The next thing you want to keep in mind when learning how to reduce treadmill noise in an apartment is to keep your other equipment in good working order. If you are using your electronic equipment, make sure that the batteries are change every so often and the cords aren't frayed. Another thing to remember is to lubricate your belt as recommended by the owner. This is another thing that will help you quieten the noise.


Another thing to take into consideration when looking at how to reduce treadmill noise in an apartment is to have a stable base. If you are running on concrete or plywood on the floor, you may find that the impact noise is louder than the treadmill belt. If your treadmill is on a concrete or wood floor, the noise will also be louder than the impact noise from walking on hard surfaces. It is best to have a stable base for your treadmill.


One thing about treadmills make noise, is that they vibrate. Treadmills make noise because the belt is rubbing over uneven terrain. I don't know about you, but I find that having the vibration reduced greatly decreases my workout.


The final item that we will discuss in this article is shock absorption. A lot of people wonder how shock absorption on a treadmill affects noise reduction. One way that shock absorption works is that it reduces the noise the machine makes when it is running. This can be a great feature for someone living in an apartment and who wants to get some exercise at the same time. Running shoes with reduced shock absorption can cost a bit more, but can end up being worth the price if you don't mind the extra investment.


This was a brief overview of how to reduce treadmill noise in an apartment. The one thing that I found helpful is having running shoes with reduced shock absorption and a stable base. By reducing the noise the machine makes while running, it is less distracting to other people in the apartment. Another thing that you can do to make your apartment a little quieter is installing an air conditioner or heat. Air conditioned rooms are quieter because the impact noise is dissipated into the air instead of hitting you in the face all the time.