Treadmills make excellent workouts; however, did you know that you can exercise on them without having to run? This is very true, and below are some amazing helpful tips to make it all possible for you.
Stand on the treadmill but off to the safety side step. Hold onto the handles and then use the inside leg to push the belt backwards, as if you were riding a skateboard. Make sure there is a slight bend in the static leg to activate glutes, quads and hamstrings.
Stand at the foot of the treadmill facing away. Place one foot on the belt and slide the foot backwards to reach a full lunge. Slide the foot back in to come up to standing.
Begin at the foot of the treadmill. Assume a plank position with hands placed on the floor and feet placed on the belt. From here, draw the right knee to the chest and then as that foot places back down, simultaneously draw the left knee to the chest. When the foot comes down, it should be pushing the treadmill belt away to engage glute and hamstring muscles.
I found the article here 10 Exercises to Do on a Treadmill That Aren’t Running