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7/1/14 7:57 A

I noticed there are lubricating kits for treadmills, do you use those? I am using my treadmill everyday and am wondering if I should do this.

Thanks for sharing information about your treadmills emoticon emoticon emoticon

Fern, Pa
CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (118,251)
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6/30/14 9:42 P

I have a LifeFitness (one of their home-use models). I got a refurbished one for around $3000, and have had it for about 8 years now and it is still in great shape. It has taken a beating over the years, since both my husband and I were MUCH larger when we bought it, and both of us used to run on it when were well over 200 pounds. I think it has been worth the investment. I generally prefer to walk/run outdoors if I can, but that is not always possible, so it has been a great alternative option for me and helps me stay on track.

We previously had a cheaper one, but it didn't work out as well -- especially because we were heavier -- we sold it when we moved and got the LifeFitness one instead.

Starting Weight: 268 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
6/30/14 6:27 P

I had the best luck with a proform and I got mine from Sears.....

JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,317
6/30/14 12:51 P

I have a NordicTrack. It works well for me, though I have had a bit of rusting after two and a half years in humid Florida. However, what was most important to me was delivery. Sears was only place that I found that would do more than curbside delivery (that may have changed in the meantime). They carried to second story condo and assembled. Just something to keep in mind if you order one.

MISSMEL1982 Posts: 1,189
6/30/14 9:47 A

For Christmas last year, I bought myself a NordicTrack Elite 9700 Pro. Has 40 workout programs built in, has the iFit capability and a 10" Full color touch display that is wireless enabled. I figured go big or go home, right! haha. It's normally priced at $3500 on their website, but I got it for around $2000. Definitely worth it!

You gotta do what you gotta do!
FERRNIE SparkPoints: (14,592)
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6/30/14 9:19 A

Purchased a Nordictrack T6.1. It has 20 built-in workout programs. emoticon
Changes speed and incline at the touch of a button.
Got a good deal on it, it was on sale.
Pear, you really did good on your treadmill, good job. emoticon

Fern, Pa
PEAR-170 Posts: 122
6/29/14 6:33 A


I have a ProForm® Cardio Strong iFit® Treadmill with 18 Workouts emoticon . I purchased it from HSN, retail price $1,199.00 on sale for $699.95 or 4 FlexPays of $174.99. The machine is FABULOUS, I have no issues with it.

Take control of your fitness goals with this feature-packed treadmill. Use the 18 built-in workout apps and Jillian Michaels' 8-week workout program to keep you on your toes. Convenient features like the iPod®-compatible music port, built-in fan and ProShox Lite cushioning system make your workout motivating, comfortable and fun.

Do let us know what's your final choice emoticon

Edited by: PEAR-170 at: 6/29/2014 (06:35)
EMBRYO22 SparkPoints: (3,735)
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6/28/14 10:40 A

I have a Precor. Love it. Got it on sale for about $2500

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6/28/14 9:31 A

I have a Livestrong 13.0T. It feels like a commercial treadmill and is less than $1000 on sale.

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6/28/14 8:57 A

I'm in the market for a treadmill and was hoping someone could recommend a brand to me.
Thanks emoticon

Fern, Pa
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