Treadmill for walking in apartment during COVID – too noisy?

posted 4 months ago in Wellness
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Buzzing bee
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@zstbee84:  you do get used to the seat, if it was otherwise uncomfortable it may not have been fitted to you properly for leg length.  You can get a bike computer (they are small, would fit in your hand) mounted to the front that monitors your distance, time and cadence.  

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

Honestly, if you’re enjoying walking outside I would just invest in some good quality layers and some boots and continue walking outside in the winter. The fresh air and sunlight are an excellent mood booster. 

Post # 18
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Busy bee
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I think an elliptacle would be less noisy becaues your feel never touch the “ground”. Especially if you are just walking on it and not trying to sprint. Also I personally find the elliptical much more enjoyable…less boring, better for your knees, you can bring your arms into it, and a better workout overall. 

Post # 19
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Helper bee

I like the idea of finding a brand that has a healthy return window and testing it out for a few months. Maybe even talk to your neighbor and see how it sounds from their end. At 3MPH though, I don’t think sound is going to be a big issue. 

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
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@zstbee84:  honestly, not at the moment.  I’ve been so sick and exhausted the only exercise I’ve done first trimester has been a daily after supper walk.  Also, where I live in Canada is usually cool but we’ve been having the hottest summer I can remember and we only have ac in the bedroom (not where my bike is).  I do plan to resume spinning (not any hiit or anything) when the weather gets cooler in sept and I plan to use my bike the rest of my pregnancy.  Walking here when I’m 30+ weeks and it’s winter and icy won’t be an option so I will be getting my exercise indoors.  

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Bumble bee
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@zstbee84:  Biking would be great to do while pregnant! And since it’s stationary, you won’t have to worry too much about your center of balance shifting during pregnancy.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
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@zstbee84:  and spinning bikes are much cheaper than treadmills!  (I got mine used from a gym that closed…)

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