30 Minute Walking Treadmill Incline Workout

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30 Minute Walking Treadmill Incline Workout

Yes! You can work up a sweat walking with my 30 Minute Walking Incline Treadmill Workout.

Walking Incline Treadmill Workout / Running in a Skirt

Hi everyone,

I love running.  There are 101 reasons that I love running.  But for one reason or another, there are times I can’t run or decide not to run.  Whether it’s a broken elbow, medical stuff or I am just not feeling a pounding workout that particular day… I’ve learned to embrace a good walking workout when I need it.   When my elbow was broken I used walking and my elliptical to stay in shape while running was off the table.  This workout was in my regular rotation.

Incline Treadmill Walking Workout

My Walking Incline Treadmill Workout is one I’ve been doing for years because it keeps me motivated, makes me break a sweat AND gets my heart rate up… something just plain ole walking doesn’t always do.  Someone shared it with me when I got my first gym membership many, many moons ago in my pre-running days.  I thought I’d share it with you because I know there are times when even the most dedicated runners can’t run.  I also know some of you don’t run at all and might enjoy this challenge.

The Best Treadmill Workouts / Running in a Skirt

This workout can be easier or harder based on the pace you set for yourself.  To start it you set the treadmill at a 0 incline and find a walking pace you can maintain for 30 minutes.  The faster you go, the better the workout.  If you are a beginner, start slow because the incline gets pretty tough.  However if you are a runner, set the ‘mill at power walk level.

The Best Treadmill Workouts / Running in a Skirt

After three minutes you increase the treadmill incline 1% a minute until you hit 12%, which basically feels like you are on a good hike.  The incline builds and burns in a good way.  After you walk for a minute at 12% you start going back down 1% a minute until you are back to 0!  Once there you should have three minutes to cool down and slow down the treadmill.

Don’t forget to do a dynamic stretch before and some good holding stretches afterward.  Even though this is just walking, it’s still a workout!

This might not sound hard, but it’s really a pretty good walking incline treadmill workout!  The next time you can’t run… give it a try.  Or if you read my blog and don’t run, but have wanted to get into fitness this is a great place to start.

Happy walking!

30 Minute Walking Incline Treadmill Workout

Set the pace at the most challenging you can handle for a 30 minute walk!

Walking Incline Treadmill Workout / Running in a Skirt

If you’d like to pin this workout, hover over the workout graphic or select the red “P” on the left hand side of the site!  It’s all ready to go to your favorite Pinterest board.


Also, check out my 20 Treadmill Workouts for Yucky Weather…

20 of the best treadmill workouts - for when the weather gets nasty


Thanks for reading today!  Tomorrow I’m sharing another Throwback Thursday post… my Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal.

Your turn!

Have you ever needed a walking workout?


I’m linking this post about my Walking Incline Treadmill Workout with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday,  Coaches Corner, and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.
By | 2020-12-15T17:21:34-05:00 October 18th, 2017|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips, Running, Treadmill Running, Workouts|14 Comments


  1. Kristy from Southern In Law October 24, 2017 at 4:31 am - Reply

    Incline walking is NO joke! Anyone saying otherwise is just trying to impress, haha!

  2. Annmarie October 19, 2017 at 12:32 pm - Reply

    I LOVE this and can’t wait to give it a try 🙂 Thank you!

  3. Nicole @ Fitful Focus October 19, 2017 at 10:48 am - Reply

    That looks tough! Also, is that your home gym? It’s so cute!

  4. [email protected] October 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    Sometimes I like just walking on the treadmill too. I usually do it when I am into a tv show I am watching. Makenna is too cute! She did not want you on that thing!

  5. Andrea Marlowe October 18, 2017 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I love treadmill running incline workouts but have never done a walking one. Inclines make the treadmill much more enjoyable!

  6. Marina @ Happy Healing October 18, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I’ve gotta try this!! I feel like I need to do some more butt-shaping incline walking!! Thanks, Julie.

  7. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy October 18, 2017 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    This is great! Especially as I’m transitioning out of training and more into walking. Love the switch ups!

  8. Susie @ Suzlyfe October 18, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Anyone who thinks that incline walking is easy simply hasn’t tried it yet!

  9. Incline workouts are great for non running days and can be seriously challenging

  10. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups October 18, 2017 at 8:06 am - Reply

    Inclines make for such a good workout! I will have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Katie @ hungry Runner October 18, 2017 at 7:17 am - Reply

    This sounds like it would get the sweat going for sure! It’s workouts like these that are so necessary when running is an option! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. heather @Lunging Through Life October 18, 2017 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Inclines are NO joke! Walking with an incline will work up such a sweat. Thanks for sharing a good one!

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