View Full Version : Thinking Of Buying A Treadmill?
03-21-2006, 02:59 PM
I am thinking of buying a treadmill and was wondering what kind (Brand name) everyone has and how do you like it? Also, what extras are a must and which ones can I do without. After looking at what Sears has to offer on their website it seems you can spend anywhere from $400 to $1500. Are the middle priced models a good buy for the money?
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
03-22-2006, 08:57 AM
I recently bought a ProForm 540. It was priced at 999, marked down to 799 and I got a 25% discount because it was the floor model. I also took out a 3 year service contract on it. It was a middle of the road treadmill. I am not looking to run so the guys said that this would be a good one. I cannot live without a built in fan. I have one on my proform bike and I have one on the treadmill. It makes it so much more comfortable.
03-22-2006, 11:44 AM
I bought a NordicTrac from Sears. It was a brand new model and cost $999.00 (hubby had a heart attack but I put $700 in cash down on it and charged the rest). It has the fan and a spot to place your book. It goes up to 10 MPH and can be inclined for a tougher workout.
I bought the higher priced one because I plan on keeping it for a long time. My last treadmill lasted me about 15 years before it gave out.
03-25-2006, 01:13 PM
I have a proform also. Can't remember the model number but I bought it last year at Sears. It has up to 10 incline, and goes up to 10mph, fan, book reading, Ifit capability, etc. It was upper middle price range of the proforms at Sears at that time.
Anyhow -- this was probably the best piece of exercise equipment I have ever bought. I love it. One good thing about Sears is that you can try them out in the store. Take your running shoes and try them out. I cannot stress this enough. Especially if you plan on running on it. It really makes a difference as to what caliber machine you get.
Mine does not have the movable thingamajig to work out your arms. I choose not to get this as I move my arms anyway and the one on display was broken -- so that turned me off. BTW -- the fan is essential - (at least for me).
03-27-2006, 02:18 PM
Not sure if you have a Dick's Sporting Goods near you, but DH and I just bought a Horizon T-50 Treadmill there this weekend and I love love love it. It was originally $1199 and is on sale this week for $599. Also, they have an instore coupon (if you ask) for $50 off any treadmill priced $599 or more. Also, if you open a credit card (which you can payoff immediately) you get an additional $10 off and 0% for 12 months.
It has a 1.75 horse power system, shock absorption, heart monitor, water bottle holder, and folds up for space saving.
04-21-2006, 11:35 AM
Have you considered an elliptical machine? I wish I had gotten one instead of my treadmill. The workout is much more effective in a shorter amount of time and works more of your body. It's so hard for me to motivate myself to use my treadmill.
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