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12-02-2009, 11:17 AM
I'm thinking about getting a treadmill for home, instead of going back to a gym, but I don't want to spend a ton of money. Maybe something used in good condition, any good recommendations on what brand to look for. Thanks.
12-02-2009, 02:21 PM
I was thinking the same, only recently there, I don't have any brands that i know are good but, I would try amazon or ebay as they generally do cheaper stuff(if you look for it), that's where I was browsing. Good luck, and let me know if you decide to go for one, :).
12-02-2009, 02:28 PM
About a year and a half ago I got an awesome used treadmill on craigslist for about 125 dollars. I would definitely suggest looking there!
04-26-2010, 09:31 PM
I bought this treadmill after my sister let me try hers. It is a very sturdy very heavy treadmill. It has MP3 capabilities, a fan, and a bunch of different settings and incline including manual settings. I love it. It was only $570 online through Walmart. Of course you pay extra for taxes and $30 extra shipping. I love it.
06-24-2010, 11:43 PM
Test treadmills wearing your workout shoes and clothes. A shaky or jerky ride is unacceptable. The hand rails ought to feel sturdy to support you and be in a lovely position to grip basically and not block your arm motion. The belt must be wide and long for your stride.
06-25-2010, 01:13 AM
Will you be running, or only walking?
There are varied opinions about it (as with everything), but if you'll be running a lot I'd advise getting something low-impact, more along the lines of an elliptical. Running can be very rough on your knees, and in turn, the rest of your spine.
Good luck with your search!
06-25-2010, 03:28 AM
I have just given away my treadmill because I never used it. I bought rain gear instead because it is so much better to walk in the fresh air.
I am lucky in that my town is bilt on hills so most directions that I go will involve either hills or long series of steps. Either gets my heart rate up.
06-25-2010, 10:47 AM
I got so sick of going to the gym. I think after I started working at a gym..that totally ruined the whole gym thing for me. I quit that job and my membership! I'm now in the best shape of my whole life, including when I was a teenager. When we bought our first house, the previous owners sold us their treadmill for $100. I still have it and use it religously. It is so convenient and I'm totally not running outside in the 100 degree weather. :( I would try looking on craigslist or something or even your local trading post. Even if you decide to get a brand new one, the cost of going to the gym every year really adds up.
06-25-2010, 12:36 PM
I'm totally not running outside in the 100 degree weather. :.
Ha. Living over here I forgot that some people have that problem. The only weather problem that raises it's head over here is the rain.
06-25-2010, 01:01 PM
I hate dreadmills. Its like life, your running/walking like crazy staring at a wall and getting nowhere. I hate running to but i'd rather go outside in the elements, even if the weather sucks. Hell that just makes things more interesting. Then again i'd rather go on a hike. Its a better workout then staring at a wall and running in place.
06-26-2010, 04:15 AM
The advantage of a hike is that you have to keep going. You can not stop just becauses you are bored with it. I need that sort of push.
06-26-2010, 09:43 AM
Sport..that's a very good point! :D
06-26-2010, 10:27 AM
Yeah, I've never personally bothered with a tread mill. Rain, snow, heat... bring it on. It builds character running in the worst possible conditions. (I feel old!!)
06-26-2010, 12:57 PM
Okay, I have to chime in here. :rolleyes:
I am forever grateful for the non-electric threadmill I have that someone gave to me when I was first diagonsed as a diabetic(and btw no longer a diabetic, thanks to raw food!!)
I love my threadmill!! It got me back into exercising on a daily basic. And walking on it for 20 t0 30 minutes followed by a full body stretching which always puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day. It really is a good mood booster.
10-21-2010, 09:11 AM
I have both an eliptical and a treadmill. I got both in after Christmas sales and in both cases stocked the store until only the floor model was left and ended up with an extra 15% off the clearance!! Craig's List is also a great option.
I love both machines and use them daily/weekly. I get old tv shows from Netflix and while I am watching, I am on a macine :)
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