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Buehler445 12-17-2012 10:26 AM

I'm considering a treadmill
 
I'm considering buying a treadmill. I hate treadmills. But the wife wants one so the smart money says we'll end up with one.

I need to query the CP brain trust regarding the treadmill products out there.

I'm looking for one that I (she) can move pretty easily. Don't want it to cost a fortune but I also don't want to end up with a pile of **** either. I may use it from time to time, and I'm enormous, so how big of a deck should I get?

What kind of brands or features should I look for/avoid?

TIA

jd1020 12-17-2012 10:28 AM

If you want to save money why not just buy a pair of nice walking shoes and stroll the block?

Saul Good 12-17-2012 10:29 AM

Look for one that will transition well to a coat rack, because that's what it will be used for.

Guru 12-17-2012 10:30 AM

good luck finding one she can move easily. Just sayin.

loochy 12-17-2012 10:30 AM

Go to an actual exercise equipment store. There is a big difference between health club quality equipment and those little flimsy things you see at academy/dicks/etc. You'll probably need to spend $1000 minimum.

Saul Good 12-17-2012 10:31 AM

Craigslist

suds79 12-17-2012 10:31 AM

Don't pretty much all home owned treadmills end up being massive dust collectors & space eaters in people's basements after about 2 months of use?

ghak99 12-17-2012 10:32 AM

Get one that's easy to dust and has shelves on it's face when it's folded up.

Think cheap and light too.... If it's big, expensive, and heavy you'll just live around it forever instead of throwing it out.

Brock 12-17-2012 10:32 AM

Pick one that will look good at a garage sale in two years.

ndws 12-17-2012 10:33 AM

look around and find a treadclimber. The fiance has one of those and its an ass kicker.

Guru 12-17-2012 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suds79 (Post 9217933)
Don't pretty much all home owned treadmills end up being massive dust collectors & space eaters in people's basements after about 2 months of use?

Only for the people that lack any sort of motivation. I'm on mine at least 4 days per week or more during the winter months and only on bad weather days during the warm months.

loochy 12-17-2012 10:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by suds79 (Post 9217933)
Don't pretty much all home owned treadmills end up being massive dust collectors & space eaters in people's basements after about 2 months of use?

I'm pretty sure I'd use one. I've use the ones at the apartment every single morning (almost) for the last 3 years. When I buy a house I'll definitely need one.

La literatura 12-17-2012 10:34 AM

I have a Sole F80. It's the featured product here: http://www.soletreadmills.com/

I think it's a reputable brand. I would keep my eye on Sears ads and wait for it to get under $1K. I got mine for $850.

3rd&48ers 12-17-2012 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by jd1020 (Post 9217913)
If you want to save money why not just buy a pair of nice walking shoes and stroll the block?


Treadmills are boring, take the above advice or you will be hanging coats on it in 3 months

La literatura 12-17-2012 10:36 AM

And put a TV right in front of it. I wouldn't use mine unless I had a TV to watch.


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