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Old 12-29-05, 03:44 PM
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So, looking for treadmill advice

Well, my dad is looking for a budget treadmill, in the sub-1000 price range. he liked the one from sears, norditrack 2150 for 850 and there's also a epic 425 at costco for 899. anyone have any thoughts on these or have any other models you'd suggest?
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I have a Reebok one that I bought a little over a year ago. It was in the $1,000 range. Goes thru periods of use and non-use, but seems to be holding up pretty well. The only issue that I have encountered is a bit of squeeking, but I am sure a little oil will fix that.
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the smooth one (a little under a grand shipped) is nice
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My friends and I have had great luck with models by KEYS. I don't know if they have any in the sub-$1000 range, but you may want to look into them...
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don't mean to threadcrap, but 99% of the home treadmills I know of end up like this.

For $1000, you can pre-pay a 3 year gym membership, then get a really good annual rate after the 3rd year. IMO, this would be the most effective in terms of burning calories.
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Hmm, people must be gettng ready for their New Years resolutions....
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Originally Posted by grrrah


don't mean to threadcrap, but 99% of the home treadmills I know of end up like this.

For $1000, you can pre-pay a 3 year gym membership, then get a really good annual rate after the 3rd year. IMO, this would be the most effective in terms of burning calories.
Agreed, but there's a lot to be said for having the thing in the comfort of your own home. I know that I'm a whole lot more likely to just change into appropriate clothes and use the treadmill for an hour than I am to drag my ass down to a gym.

Personally, I've found that the best thing to do when you're planning on working out at home is to get a Netflix membership. There's a whole bunch of TV shows out on DVD nowadays, and there's a ton that I've been meaning to check out, and watching an episode of something you haven'ts seen before really helps keep you from getting bored.
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i know what you guys are saying about the treadmill just taking up space, and if it where me, i wouldn't buy it since i know i'd never use it, but again this is for my dad, and he is adament about getting one, so i just wanna make sure he gets a good one.

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