The treadmill that is on now, 388-647 I wish I could afford it! But to be honest $700 for an item that might become something that I hang my clothes on (like I see in so many of my girlfriends do with their's at their houses) is just to much to part with budget wise, LOL. But if I knew for sure my body could endure it and my mind would follow and make me get on it every day I would get it in a heart beat!
I have been thinking about a treadmill for years.
(I walk 4-5 times a week and my husband uses the original Nordictrac.)
We have severe winters here in Upstate NY and I don't really mind walking in the cold and snow. I love the challenge! I have become more concerned about combination of people playing with their cell phone while driving and the high snow banks. (There isn't much of a "bailout" area) So we decided that the 5 payments closed the deal. We all agreed not to let it become a clothes hanger.
The iFit looks like fun and should break the tedium of being in the basement. I plan to listen to audiobooks or podcasts while I workout.
One piece of advice about aging that I received and I live by... "Keep Moving".
I'm hoping that the investment we make in exercising, keeps our medical expenses down and our quality of life high.
I recently got a treadmill, a fairly basic model from Weslo. It was slow going at first, but now I'm either adding minutes or speed every few days. I got this after my recumbant exercise bike bit the dust. I discussed it with my cardiologist and told him I couldn't not use it for long periods of time and no longer than 10 to 15 minutes at a time. He said that it is fine to break up my exercise times and do shorter sessions more than once a day. This is working out fine for me. I keep a notebook on the treadmill bookstand and keep a record. That really helps.
#-o I purchased the ProForm Performance Treadmill with 16 iFit® Workouts and I am having second thoughts. Have any one used this. My biggest issue is that I am 240lbs and I hope it can take my weight. I was told whatever the weight limit the company states is the limit -50lbs. I found this out after I ordered it..... I am planning on running and have my two girls use it also..... Any feedback?
I purchased a Proform 3 years ago but didn't really use it till last summer. I have lost over 50 pounds just by walking every night. I highly recommend their treadmills. My 21 year old son uses it too and it really takes a beating from the 2 of us. I started out at 240 and had no problems.
I am thinking of getting the Proform Performance Treadmill with the 16ifit workouts. Problem is I cannot tell if the display will give you the distance you walked. Can anyone who has purchased this tell me if it will give you distance on the display??
For a moment I considered it, but then remembered when I had a gym membership & didn't lose a thing on the treadmill. Now I actually walk 3 miles a day & have lost 35 lbs since last summer. I take my dog & she's lost too. I have a small place so really have no where to put one and walking is free. Good Luck to all you who can afford it and use it.=d>
To Juice18 - The treadmill does give you distance walked or run. That's actually one of my favorite features.
Anyone who is thinking about ordering it, I say give it a shot. It's got a lot of bells and whistles that are lots of fun(mp3 hookup, fan, different programs, heart rate monitor, etc) but above all it's a solid piece of equipment. It definitely surpassed my expectations. I think it's great for the price, especially if you use flex pay...