Should I buy a treadmill?

posted 1 year ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

When I had my treadmill I LOVED it!!! Was amazing to just hop onto it anytime. Definitively recommend getting one of you want to be more serious about fitness and want the comfort of having a machine right at home. 

Post # 3
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Newbee

I think your case for wanting to purchase a treadmill is more than justified. I’m actually a gym rat, but prefer trail running with my dog, also. After 2 kids (under aged 4) and Living in a region that is crazy hot in the summer and crazy cold / snowy in the winter it only makes sense to have one at home for convenience. Weather conditions aside, I love the convenience of having it in home for use whenever I want. It’s especially useful when I don’t want to haul babies to the gym or if I’m under a time crunch and I can easily pound out a few miles while baby naps. 

So those are my reasons, and yes I feel they are justified even if it’s not always my first choice in fitness. It sounds like you will use yours even more than me so 1000% yess girl! Get it! I have a Nordic track, it’s 6 years old (bought it new) and it’s still a damn fine piece of equipment.

btw – congratulations on your weight loss! That so awesome! And way to be proactive in maintaining yours new lifestyle! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

 

I think you should do it. I had always wanted to buy a treadmill, for years, but everyone would try and talk me out of it. I think your reasons and motivation is legit. I was just about to but then we moved into an apartment with a gym ☺️ The only thing I will say though is to consider a cross trainer for less impact on the knees. That was the biggest argument I got from all the PTs I talked to about treadmills but if you love running get the best shock absorbing one you can! Have fun! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I say buy it! I’m a runner and I would always run outdoors but sometimes the weather or finding the time to run outside would get in the way. My husband surprised me and bought me a treadmill 2 years ago and it’s the best! The convenience of going for a run whenever I’m home has been amazing. Treadmills are definitely worth it if you’re truly going to use them.

Post # 7
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Honey bee

I love my treadmill. I’m a climate control kind of gal. I’m also the type of person who needs to see specific numbers to keep me motivated and going. I wish I was the type who could just walk or run outdoors and enjoy it just for the sake of being outdoors and blah blah blah. But I’m not. When I’m Outdoors it’s because I want to enjoy the scenery, not work out. I like seeing the precise number of minutes I’ve been on and the precise number of miles that I’ve been on and controlling all of the variables of how fast or how steep I go. I just don’t have that same kind of motivation to push myself when it’s just me out in the open. If you’re motivated to use it, you’ll use it. If you’re not then you won’t. I just establish a routine where it’s literally the first thing I do when I get home. I don’t even allow myself to sit down. I just change right into my workout clothes and do it.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I’m a runner and although I have a hard time running more than a mile on a treadmill (I get dizzy/motion sickness on them) I do use them in the winter to avoid running in the dark. Then once spring hits I’m back to the trails! From your reasons, I can’t think of a single reason why you shouldn’t get one! It actually sounds like you need one for more balance with time! I say get it girl!! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee

Girl, a 1000 dollar treadmill is a mere 20 bucks a week for a year! Go for it, lime, right now! We easily spend 20 bucks a week on absolute crap and your health is everything! 

I would shop for a hugh quality super durable one, maybe one that’s usually 1700-1800 but that’s on sale for 1400-1500…Ya also can swing 30 bucks a week for a year for YOUR HEALTH!

Stoked for you and the decision you’ve made!!

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