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    Treadmill advice...

    Looking at getting one for the house. Just wondering what brands and price I should expect. The only key thing is I want it to be sturdy, other than that I don't necessarily need a fan and light mist of water to occasionally spray at me. Anybody have luck at used stores (Play it Again Sports, 2nd Wind)?



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    I recommend getting one big enough for a plane take off...





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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    I recommend getting one big enough for a plane take off...



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    I found this sight to be a good resource when I bought mine (ProForm/Sears/$500 mostly for walking not running)

    Treadmill Reviews : Treadmill Review - TreadmillDoctor.com


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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    I've been happy with my Pacemaster and I'm not small. How much do you want to spend?



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Looking at getting one for the house. Just wondering what brands and price I should expect. The only key thing is I want it to be sturdy, other than that I don't necessarily need a fan and light mist of water to occasionally spray at me. Anybody have luck at used stores (Play it Again Sports, 2nd Wind)?
    Do you have a fan that you will be using? If not you might want to reconsider. I walk on my treadmill for an hour on an incline and I am sweating like the proverbial stuck pig within 15 minutes. I am considering buying and figuring out a way to mount a fan on mine to blow air on me.


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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    How serious are you? Is this a lifetime investment or do you want a $700 sears model?


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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclones_R_GR8 View Post
    Do you have a fan that you will be using? If not you might want to reconsider. I walk on my treadmill for an hour on an incline and I am sweating like the proverbial stuck pig within 15 minutes. I am considering buying and figuring out a way to mount a fan on mine to blow air on me.
    Actually, the saying is "squealing like a stuck pig". And the whole "sweating like a pig" thing is quite inaccurate, since pigs do not sweat. But I suppose if a pig was both stuck and squealing, that might be enough to make it sweat.



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by billpickles View Post
    Actually, the saying is "squealing like a stuck pig". And the whole "sweating like a pig" thing is quite inaccurate, since pigs do not sweat. But I suppose if a pig was both stuck and squealing, that might be enough to make it sweat.
    Hence the rolling in the mud thing. They are trying to keep cool.


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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    I have a Life Span that has worked well for me. Don't forget to keep up with the maintenance.



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chipper View Post
    Looking at getting one for the house. Just wondering what brands and price I should expect. The only key thing is I want it to be sturdy, other than that I don't necessarily need a fan and light mist of water to occasionally spray at me. Anybody have luck at used stores (Play it Again Sports, 2nd Wind)?
    Spend the money, buy a Landice. Especially if it will get frequent use or you have any heavier users. (That's not a fat joke; I'm a big-framed guy so I needed a sturdy, well-cushioned treadmill.)



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    love my Sole. purchased online about 3 years ago.



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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    So will put in my 2 cents. I have a Landice L7 Cardio Trainer, it is not fancy, it does not have a million programs, but it is SOLID. I am a fat guy, 6 foot 200lbs. Other treadmills will get smashed under me, but I have put thousands of miles on my landice, and it is perfect still.


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    Re: Treadmill advice...

    if you're open to Ellipticals instead of a Treadmill, I totally recommend getting a Life Fitness model. I bought a gym quality Life Fitness 4 years ago and use it all the time. The thing that people need to remember about these things is that if it is poor quality or doesn't move in a comfortable way, you will end up not using it. So, my advice is to spend the money for a good one - one that you will actually use, rather than getting disappointed in the quality and subsequently letting it sit in the corner unused.



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    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Hence the rolling in the mud thing. They are trying to keep cool.
    That's not mud.


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