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YCHERRY
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7/18/08 7:17 P

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Thank you allemoticon I feel so much better


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7/18/08 2:49 P

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Honey, that is not because of you!

That sounds like a worn out piece of equipment. I have never heard of a treadmill, other than the cheapo-depot kinds, that couldn't handle up to 400 lbs. And you are NO WHERE near that.

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7/18/08 10:51 A

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Treadmills usually do have a weight rating, but it sounds like these just really need maintenance. Usually ones purchased for a fitness center are going to be rated the highest so the most people can use them. I'd talk with management of your building and let them know your concern about the machine. I'd bet no one has checked them out in a while:) I had a cheaper brand that was rated at 250 lbs and I used it when I was heavier, but as the machine got older the belt would sometimes just stop.

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7/18/08 9:34 A

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I started using mine when I weighed 350 and had no problems. I think it might just be those treadmills.

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7/18/08 9:03 A

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I don't think so..But,I don't know..My mom bought me one from WalMart and it runs fine. I have had an elliptical machine do that at a gym once..It needed to be serviced, tho. I don't think it's your weight..


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YCHERRY
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7/18/08 8:55 A

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No, I turned it on, and let it run for about 5 seconds and then got on.


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7/18/08 8:51 A

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I used one at my heaviest, and it never stopped. Did you start walking as soon as you got on it? I would wait until someone else got on to see how they do it. Don't let it get you down!

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7/18/08 3:29 A

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Personally I would search the model online for my inner peace! I am in the process of buying an elliptical and one model had a 250 lb weight limit.


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7/18/08 12:25 A

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The last time I used a treadmill I was well over 300 lbs and it didn't stop moving. I've used various treadmills and never had one stop. I've needed to up the speed on a few though to get it moving, though.

I don't use one often enough to give you any real advice but it seems unlikely that you are too heavy.

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YCHERRY
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7/17/08 11:45 P

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What is considered too heavy for a treadmill? I tried using the one here in my apartment complex and the belt stopped moving. I thought maybe there is something wrong with this one and tried the other one...same thing happened. Am I too heavy for the treadmill? It was one of those heavy duty ones you find at the gym, not those $99 you get from walmart. Talking about a "downer"- I'm trying not to let it get to me. I figure I can use that as motivation to be "light" enough so the belt doesn't stop once I step on,


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