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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,229)
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5/16/14 10:03 P

I flip between running outside and using a treadmill. I lift freeweights at the gym.

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 5/16/2014 (22:05)
UMBILICAL Posts: 12,786
5/16/14 9:30 P


TRAVELGO Posts: 3,639
5/16/14 8:34 P


SUITABLE Posts: 5,959
5/16/14 2:26 P


ETHELMERZ Posts: 20,260
5/16/14 2:22 P

Neither, Exercise bike, kept in front of your tv, the other stuff, will be in a yard sale after awhile, because they aren't as fun, and you can't grow older doing them with a smile on your face. Get 2 exercise bikes, if there are more of you in the house.

JEFFGIRL Posts: 11,255
5/16/14 1:00 P

Treadmill user-both at home and the gym-for a very long time.

5/16/14 12:58 P

I use a NuStep at my physical therapy center and I like it a lot. It's a recumbent step machine. Too bad they cost $3,000 to buy for home!

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,460
5/16/14 12:35 P

total gym ... and it even folds away....great for strength training.

FITWITHIN Posts: 25,853
5/16/14 12:03 P

The TreadClimber is nice, but you can't run on it. It can be use 3 ways, one as treadmill, elliptical, and the TreadClimber. You can definitely can feel your core working while you using the climbing feature. You can set the resistance as well.

OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (248,499)
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5/16/14 11:41 A

I loved the tread climber when they had them at the Y. No, I don't think it would be possible to run on it, but I don't see it as being anything like an elliptical (which I really don't like).

the tread climber has 2 separate belts, side by side. It takes more balance. I always had to have one hand close to the rail in case I lost my balance. The description that they give on the infomercial 'like walking through sand' is pretty accurate.

I agree - the best, most effective exercise is the one you will do.

You don't have to spend a lot of money to exercise. Walk, run, climb stairs, do body weight exercises, use the free exercise videos on Spark or YouTube, check out DVDs from your library - there are lots of low cost or no cost options!

Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 5/16/2014 (12:09)
JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,806
5/16/14 11:09 A

The most effective one is one you will use.

The tread climber is a very one function machine. You walk with the elliptical motion. You can't run on it, to my understanding. Wouldn't be my thing, but some people use it effectively. The hype is just that though - hype.

I personally have a treadmill. I walk on incline and run on it. I also sometimes will just walk normally while watching TV to get some movement in or to work out some aches. My parents have an elliptical that I use when I am at their place, but I think that I am the only one that uses it. A friend has a spin bike (which I don't think she uses).

I love my treadmill, and it's a great tool for when I can't get out to run or don't hit the gym. Or as a way to get some extra movement. However, probably, at this point in my fitness, I would have chosen something else.

MJEFFERSON23 SparkPoints: (32,691)
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5/16/14 9:34 A

Is the tread climber really that much more effective than a treadmill? What about a treadmill with an incline? Is it worth all that money? What are the most effective home machines?

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