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12/23/11 1:17 P

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You are lucky! Add a BOSU/wobble or rocker board. Do you have a big mirror, probably if you have a pole.

Make stations and organize a workout that uses all your items. Put it to music. Make it fun. Hit your goal.

Good luck

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12/23/11 9:37 A

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I convinced my DH to try a trainer. I think I might have one under the Christmas tree

I have a lot of those items. I am truly spoiled!! In my basement I have a 65" tv, blue ray, surround sound, yoga mats, dumbbells, swiss ball, treadmill, a pole..... I am really lucky!! emoticon

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12/22/11 6:22 P

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If you are building a mini gym in your basement then shop around and look for other functional equipment. BOSU, Swill Ball, dumbbells, wobble or balance board, etc...

Check out my Vlog.

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12/22/11 1:50 P

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We are members of the Y. I like the idea of having something that is with my treadmill,then we can do things together. My wlakout basement is my workout room. (I am pretty spoiled).

Ill talk to him about a trainer again. You make valid points about having your bike the way you want it set up.

Thank you for your input. I do value it!

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12/22/11 1:46 P

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Trainers are less expensive and you can use your current bike. If you have a specific position all you need to do is clamp the rear skewers into the trainer.

Spinning bikes are pretty expensive. They are very heavy and not easy to move around. You can't easily hang a spinning bike in the garage. The flywheel is over 40lbs plus the bike itself. The adjustments: it's not possible to fine tune the position like a bicycle, you can get really close depending on the model, they usually have increments.

If you are really into spinning and have a home gym, money is no issue, get two so you can have a mini class. Check with a local gym the often sell them used at a good price after they are depreciated. They will need some work.

Again, go the local Y or gym and try a spinning class to see if you like it. If hubby doesn't want a trainer, get him a membership to the gym for a few months.

You can get a cheap spinning bike with shipping for a little under $500. A more durable and serviceable one will cost $900 to $1600. You can get a gym membership for under $20 per month and the bikes will be maintained plus you will have an instructor to guide you, shower, hot tub, weights, other equipment, other classes, maybe a few personal training sessions.

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12/22/11 12:28 P

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Just curious. Why do you say a trainer is better? I am trying to gather information, so please share with me!! :o)

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12/22/11 12:13 P

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The trainer is a better option than a spin bike. Or he can go to the gym or Y and see if he likes it. They usually give you a free week to check it out.



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12/21/11 1:21 P

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12/21/11 1:16 P

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Would you describe what to him is a "trainer"?

"Excellence is but for the few."


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12/21/11 11:42 A

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My DH and I want to get back into biking. He doesnt want a trainer. So, i was thinking of a spin bike. Any tips or suggestions??

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