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HENDRIX881 SparkPoints: (18,125)
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1/3/13 8:35 A

I have a Pro Form Treadmill, my husband bought it for me in 2009, this is my second treadmill, the first one was a Cadence. I love the Pro Form and have since purchased a Pro Form Elliptical both from Sears. They are both really excellent products and I have seen tremendous results. I also have an exercise bike, it is a Golds Gym bike I purchased at Walmart. Really good product.

I use my treadmill every other day. I had a kidney transplant in 2002 and the treadmill has helped me go from 187 to as low as 135, I have other medical issues, Crohn's disease and recently had neck surgery, so my weight has fluctuated. I have worked out an exercise program to lose at least 20 pounds this year. That is my goal.

Edited by: HENDRIX881 at: 1/3/2013 (08:40)
MIKE5411 Posts: 11
1/3/13 5:27 A

last week I just bought a NordicTrack T5.7 Treadmill from sears paid 579.00, I bought it because it got good reviews.
it's still in my truck until my son comes to visit this weekend and helps me put it together so I can't say much about it

CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (222,394)
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1/2/13 10:56 P

I have one of the LifeFitness models designed for home use. I bought mine refurbished so it was substantially less expensive than a new one -- but still pricey. That said, totally worth it for us. We needed a bit of a powerhouse machine because we were both morbidly obese when we started -- my husband was, as he put it "a cheeseburger short of 300 pounds" and I was at about 260. He wanted to be able to run on it, so it had to be able to take a pounding. Ours has held up for 4 years and two moves in excellent shape -- we have a tech in to do regular maintenance once per year.

My treadmill has been the key to keeping my fitness program on track despite a crazy schedule, bad weather and some serious health issues. When I can, I prefer to run outside in the local park -- but even when the weather cooperates, finding time during daylight hours can be tough. Add in some health issues that were causing me to pass out periodically, and running in the park is not such a good idea. Treadmill made keeping my running program more or less on track totally doable.

Note, however, that it spent a year as essentially a clothes rack before we really got serious about the exercise. But since we did get serious, it has really earned its keep!

KONRAD695 SparkPoints: (140,803)
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1/2/13 10:47 P

Bought the family a $450 Gold's Gym treadmill for Christmas. Didn't pay 450,but that is what they say it would cost before sale price. It has 8 programs and "very easy" adjustments. Smooth operating with a soft ride. This model comes with the 2lb dumbells which I set to the side. It also has the heart rate hand grips which do not work. I have problems with the heart rate grips on the expensive machines at my gym, so I don't count this as a drawback. I put furnature slides under mine to make it more mobile, and it will also fold up (not real small) to be tilted on its wheels. The model is the "Trainer 410" Sorry, but don't have any long hours on it yet. Hope this helps.

TACDGB Posts: 6,136
1/2/13 10:11 P

I have a proform I love. It has taken a beaten. I got mine at Sears as they have sales in January.

1/2/13 5:35 P

I have a Nordic Track and I use it at least 4 times a week, often 5. I like it. I've been gradually increasing my speed and the incline in order to keep it challenging. If you have good music to work out to, that makes all the difference, in my opinion.

My treadmill has a heart rate monitor, but it doesn't seem to pick up the signals very well. You wear the chest belt, and it's supposed to transmit that information as you go, but I've given up on it, it just rarely picks up the heartbeat. I would test that before you purchase.

1/2/13 4:34 P

Do any of you own a treadmill that you use 3-4 times a week for fast walking/jogging? I'm interested in buying one and would love to hear what brands are good.


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