Post # 1
Who has a treadmill, and who actually uses it? It’s so hot outside that I don’t want to walk out there right now, and don’t want to pay for a gym membership, but do want to stay (at least somewhat) active. One of my neighbors is selling an older one for $50 and I’m tempted to go for it. Figure I’d probably just put on some music or Netflix or something. How has this gone for you, Bees? 🙂
Post # 2
I hate the treadmill with a passion. I even tried putting it in front of the tv. The stupid thing was so loud I couldn’t hear the tv without having it blaring. I much prefer to do online workouts like Fitness Blender. I have more motivation to do that than the monotony of a treadmill because I can pick something different each time.
Post # 3
Is it electronic or does it only run when you do? Digital? Can you change elevations? That’s a big must for me, I really like to be able to switch it up.
I used to be completely in love with the treadmill at the gym, so we bought one for home and now I’m like, meh.
Post # 4
sassy411 : Ha – it’s funny that. Same same for me. Gave it to my parents because it just took up space.
Yet, I go to the gym 3-4 times a week and have done for 5 years. Use the treadmill every day.
Humans are weird -_-
But to answer your questio sparklesbelle – yes, I definitely see value in a treadmill. But it’s not great on your joints to use as the sole machine every day. As it stands I only use it to warm up/cool down and usually just jogging for a few kms.
Your knees will definitely hate you, so make sure you’re properly fitted for running shoes to support your arches/joints. That makes a HUGE difference. I over-pronounce and didn’t realise – just grabbed the first paid of running shoes I could find. Absolute regret. Still trying to fix my damn runner’s knee.
Post # 5
I have a treadmill, most recent use was about 2 hours ago. 🙂
I live in Florida and it is so stinking hot in the summer. I run in AC with a ceiling fan on and a desk type fan blowing right at me to stay cool.
I generally like to use it right when I get home from work. If I don’t immediately change into my running clothes, I will just want to put on lounge wear and bum around sitting on my butt watching tv or something. So coming home and changing straight away and beginning my run works well for me. It also helps me to stay productive around the house when I am finished running (today for example, I did my run, then I did 2 loads of laundry, cleaned kitchen, and put away our overnight bags and random crap from a weekend away, where we got in so late last night everything was just dropped in the living room).
I like the ability to use it in the privacy of my own house too. I don’t have to worry about who sees me looking like a sweaty mess, plus, I only recently (couple months) started running again (I had fallen off the wagon for a long time). While I am trying to lose some weight and get back in shape, I prefer not having neighbors and randoms seeing me in running pants and tops.
I like to blast pandora and use the zombies run app. The story helps keep motivated.
Post # 6
sparklesbelle : I have one and i hate using it. But I do use it exactly when its too hot or cold outside. I was in denial for the last few days, telling myself the heat would break & I could get outside, so I didn’t bother to get on treadmill. But today I faced reality & did 45 minutes on it. I’d MUCH rather be outside.
Music works best for me and without it I won’t get my pace or incline up. But sometimes when I’m just not feeling it I do an audiobook or podcast instead for a lighter, but longer go.
For 50 bucks I’d definitely snatch up the neighbor’s.
Post # 7
I’m on the treadmill at this very moment haha. I work from home so I made a treadmill desk. I don’t run on it, just walk for hours while doing whatever I’d be doing on my computer anyway. I still prefer outdoors for going on an actual run, but the treadmill is a great way to be more active without sacrificing time.
Post # 8
I don’t own a treadmill but use the ones in the gym at my apartment complex. Honestly, I hate them but I really feel like I get a better all-around cardio workout compared to a stationary bike/elliptical. I can’t watch TV/listen to podcasts though… I need loud, fast-paced PUMP UP music to keep me going. For $50, I would definitely buy (assuming it is in good working order).
Post # 9
We started with an elliptical and a beach body subscription, I really only utilized the subscription. Then I started doing Orange Theory Fitness which uses treadmill and rower. So hubby bought a rower. And now I still prefer to pay for OTF than to use the equipment at home. Pretty sure my issue is with home workouts 🤣
Post # 10
I find a treadmill colossally boring. I just get up earlier in the morning and go for my walk while it’s still cooler.
Post # 11
I use the treadmills at the gym all the time and I wish I had access to one at home. I use the fitness app Aaptiv that has treadmill workouts with trainers set to a custom playlist, and I’m hooked. It’s definitely nice when it’s too hot to run outside, or when it’s too big of a commitment to get outdoors.
Post # 12
$50 seems reallllly cheap so make sure that you like it. I’ve been on a few that are geared towards home ownership and I find the track to be a bit weird and not as smooth as the type you get at the gym.
Post # 13
I had a treadmill years ago, and it ended up getting a LOT of use. Particularly as something to walk over on my way to the couch, and as somewhere to hang my clothes.
Post # 14
des- : 😂 same.
Loved the idea, got a pretty nice one because the first one was hard on he knees. This one is much nice, gets zero use, takes up a ton of room, is really ugly.