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Old 09-13-2009, 07:58 AM
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The wife wants a treadmill for her birthday. Who makes a good treadmill that won't dent the bank account too much?
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:06 AM
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Look on craigs list you will find more xcise equipment than you shake a stick at. Most of the treadmills on there are used once or twice and in good condition
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Call NASA they just paid like 5 Mil for one. Must be a good un!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:22 AM
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my wife wanted one 2 yrs ago I think her daughter used it more then anyone. It was a 1400.00 low impact fancy named type. Don't recommend one at all they collect more dust then anything. I would suggest you check with a couple of her friends as she might be happier with a gym membership with a couple of her friends. Membership to an upscale gym for her and a friend 400.00 a yr a quality mill will set you back 1K or more and after 3 months collect dust. Just my 2 cents
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I bought a NordicTrack X3 incline trainer in March. I really like the variety it offers versus a standard treadmill.

Not cheap though. But I figure I blow way more then $1500 in just a year for crap thats not good for me.

http://www.inclinetrainer.com/details_x3.html
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Life Fitness - right out of the gym - going on 14 years , used every day for 30 min never broken - I'm sold...
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:30 PM
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Treadmills are great if you are in a confined environment, otherwise, forget the treadmill and the hassles that comes with it. Buy some quality walking shoes and get out of the house! Go with her -- make the time to spend the time walking together, walking through your 'hood, meet folks. Also reduces stress in a way a treadmill can't.
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This is how I would show up to dinner if I bought my wife a treadmill for her birthday.
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Originally Posted by Glen E View Post
Life Fitness - right out of the gym - going on 14 years , used every day for 30 min never broken - I'm sold...
Right answer.
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Always good to hang clothes on too... never again. As was said get outside and walk. Good luck

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Originally Posted by Wolakrab View Post
The wife wants a treadmill for her birthday. Who makes a good treadmill that won't dent the bank account too much?
An elliptical:
http://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-430-El...2906761&sr=8-1

Nice machine. I bought one and like it a lot.
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Old 09-14-2009, 01:03 AM
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Wife and I bought a Landice L7 5 years ago. We both use it every other day. $3,200/Lifetime warranty. If you are tall, avoid the standard size, small, decks. It's boring but great for the heart/cirrculation.
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I second the landice. Ours is tough as nails.
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Old 09-15-2009, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
This is how I would show up to dinner if I bought my wife a treadmill for her birthday.

Not to worry....she asked for one. I am not the one to guess on something like this and then feel the wrath.
My budget is under $1500.00, and we need a unit that folds. I have found a few that seem to be good equipment under that amount. Sole F80 is top of my list now. I am also considering a Lifespan TR2000.
Anyone have any experience with Sole? I have found a Nautilus at Costco for 899.00, but the reviews are mixed.
She is already going to a gym, but it's very hard to go more than 2-3 times a week due to her schedule. She wants a treadmill to use on those days she can't make it to the gym.
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