It isn’t necessary to buy an expensive gym membership to boost your personal fitness level. All it takes to wring out the kinks and get some blood flowing is a little motivation and a few minutes each day on a home treadmill. As one of the most versatile pieces of personal fitness equipment, a treadmill can meet the needs of virtually anyone—from those recovering from injury or surgery right on up to elite athletes. But before investing in a home treadmill, take a look at these options to make sure you are getting the right equipment for your routine. And, as always, consult a physician before beginning any new exercise regime.