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8/30/12 12:12 A

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Have never seen or used one, but if there are other options too. You can order workout videos at your library, and also on net flicks if you have it. Some of them are quite inturesting and you neerhave to stick to only one video since you can get them for so many different place.

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8/29/12 3:59 P

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The gym I go to has manual treadmills mixed in amongst its circuit training, the ones they have seem pretty bulky, so I don't think saving space is a big seller with these particular ones. When I use them as part of the circuit, I find them generally easy to use, you spin the handle to raise/lower them and then just start walking, which I find to be a nice refreshing change from the multiple buttons and settings you need to manage on the electric ones.

I don't find the manual treadmill to feel as smooth as the electric, I don't feel like they absorb as much shock or something, as I find they tend to be a tad more jarring on joints.

But with all of that, the manual treadmills still can deliver a decent workout, once you've found the setting that works best for you to walk or run at a comfortable pace, there's no reason you can get in a perfectly good work out from the comfort of your own home. And it sure beats sitting around doing nothing!

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8/29/12 3:16 P

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My apologizes for any cross postings between teams. Question....does or has anyone ever used a manual treadmill? If so what did/do you think. I have used the electric ones in the past and do good on them. I attempted a friends manual one time but I'm not sure if it was broken/messed up or if the use of one is just that bad...just know I was not able to use it. I was going to join our local community college's gym but I don't have anyone who can sit with my daughter. She is nearly 20 years old, has cerebral palsy and requires me lifting her up into my van (NOT an easy thing to do ESPECIALLY 5 days in a roll every week)...this is why I need to be able to have someone who can sit with her long enough for me to go to gym. Well, that's not working out SO I thought about getting a treadmill for home however, we live in a very small house and are VERY limited on space. I'd have to get rid of something to even make room for the treadmill (not sure how the hubby will like that). If I do this the only way I can afford doing so is going with a manual (not to mention finding a plugin will be difficult as they are mostly behind bigger pieces of furniture and not accessible and because of the space issue trying to move furniture around just isn't an option). I want truthful experiences with the manual ones...good or bad! Thanks!


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