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Buying a treadmill part 2

Treadmill have a wide variety of gadgets that are available on them. The most gadget laden seem to be the Nordic Trak treadmills.

Here are a list of the gadgets that come connected - which I use and which I wouldn't waste time on:

1.) Fans - nice. Loud, interferes with listening to the TV. I wouldn't pay extra for them, but I do use them some.

2.) Ifit capable. - This lets you connect your laptop or dvd player to your treadmill, and will control the incline and speed of your treadmill while letting you listen to music (Not music you would hear on the readio, generic voice free music) and / or watch pretty scenery. Some people like this. You can virtually walk through the grand canyon, or hawaii. I prefer to watch Buffy the Vampire slayer. It is more distracting.

3.) 1 touch speed / incline controls.

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.

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