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Buying a treadmill part 1

I bought my first treadmill about 3 years ago. It was originally priced a little over $900.00. (I bought the floor model when the models changed for about $300.00 off.) I bought a proform, with the space saving design (where the deck folds up)

Within 3 month of having it, Sears had to come out on a service call to fix it. That held for about 2 months, and then I got into a repetative pattern of needeing service every two to three months. Needing service was a drag, it would take them about a week to come out, then they needed to order parts and come back.

I don't know if I just got a lemon, I know several people with the same brand who are happy with it. I just think that a treadmill in my house gets more use than in many other houses.

Everyone in my familly uses the treadmill at least once in a while.

Buying Cardio Equipment

If you decide to invest in a piece of cardio equipment, hopefully you have realistic expectations. Simply buying equipment is only guaranteed to make your wallet lighter.

Before you start shopping you need to know a few things:

1.) How coordinated are you? If you are really uncoordinated you might be best off with something simple like a exercise bike, or a treadmill, rather than an elliptical machine.

2.) How much money do you have to spend? Less than $500? Go for an exercyle. YOu can get a quality one for not a lot of money. OR shop the paper for a high quality slightly used piece of equipment.

3.) How much room do you have?

Buying Exercise Equipment

I hate to exercise. It is boring.
I have ADD - I can't stand doing endless repetitions of the same thing.

Yet- I exercise around ten hours a week.

I have had almost every kind of exercise equipment that they market - only a few of them have turned into clothes hangers, and many I used so much that I wore them out.

If you are interested in getting fit, and want a piece of home exercise equipment - I can help you narrow down what to buy - if anything.

Questions you need to ask yourself before you begin:

1.) How much are you exercising now?
2.) Why are you exercising?
3.) How much space do you have?
4.) How much money do you have to spend?

If you are not exercising now, don't waste your money on home gym equipment costing over $100.00.

Why I Returned My PSP

Yes, I returned it.

Back in this thread I was pretty excited to have one, my head brimming with the possibilities! Within hours, I had figured out how to convert and play video on it, and then word started to spread about how to hack your home wireless network to allow you to surf the web. I even learned how to put e-books on it in a mostly-readble format.

Besides the hacks, the screen was gorgeous, and even the bundled Spider-Man 2, one of my favorite movies of the year, definitely added to device's value. I almost never got tired of watching Spidey and Doc Ock duke it out atop a Chicago elevated train (yes, Chicago - I saw Sam Raimi filming on the El with my own two eyes). But what about the games?

Blogs Launched

Tonight was a big night for TechLore! In just over 4 months from our launch date, we are already on our fourth release of our custom-built community platform.
Several new features were released tonight on the website - The TechLore Blogs and subscriptions/notifications being the biggest of the bunch.

With the Blogs, accessible on the blog main menu, we hope to give you insight into the minds of several of our community experts. These bloggers will start appearing and blogging over the next days and weeks. We hope that you are enlightened by what they have to say and provide them with feedback through our discussion mechanism.

This TechLore Team blog in particular will give you an inside track into the inner workings of TechLore and the community itself.

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