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Got a treadmill?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by diy_fun_uk, 26 Oct 2021.

  1. diy_fun_uk

    diy_fun_uk

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    I work from home.
    My work is office/computer based, not manual at all.
    I lead a relatively sedentary lifestyle. Too sedentary these days truth be told.
    I'm nearing 50.
    I know for sure (so I don't need advice along these lines ;)) that I'll never be the type to go for walks, or to the gym etc.

    I used to do keep fit in the house when younger, had bench, weights, exercise bike etc. I need to do something now to get myself moving again.

    Thinking of getting a treadmill, more for walking than jogging. Can set it up in front of the tv and watch progs or these walking videos on youtube. Does anyone on here have one and if yes, do you find it beneficial?

    I'll probably go for this one:

    Mobvoi Home Treadmill - Your Safe Home Gym.
     
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    My other half is nagging me for a treadmill, despite me (and previously her) happily jogging around the neighbour hood once a week.

    That one you’ve posted looks good, especially the flat storage - will be interested to know how you get on if you buy one.
     
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    Personally I would prefer a cross trainer as that does upper body too.
     
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    I get what you're saying but ... nah :)
     
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    I'll probably get it before the festive period and will make a start either shortly before or after new year. Will post an update.
     
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    We have a Reebok One Series GT30 Treadmill, bought it 2016 and nothing gone wrong with it yet. I wouldn't risk getting one of those little ones, but they might be fine.

    Has a good incline on it. We have it in a tight spot (breaking their health and safety guidelines) with a shelf in front for a laptop and speakers.
    Walk uphill, you burn a lot more calories and work much harder than jogging on flat.

    IMG_20211026_121723754.jpg
     
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    @diy_fun_uk be careful. The link you have posted is for a 110v machine, not the 230v.
     
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    Be careful doing that, these hoods sometimes carry weapons, and may get annoyed at you circling them, even if it is only once a week:rolleyes::mrgreen:

    To the OP, these treadmills are large bits of kit, not readily shifted from in front of the telly, so maybe think about where it's going to go during the 99% of the time you're NOT using it...unless you've got an unfeasably large lounge.
     
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    Cheers. These models are slightly smaller and easier to move around. It'll probably stay in my lounge and might be wheeled to a different place in the same room but not far.
     
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    Why don't you just get a normal clothes dryer?
     
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    :) :) :)
     
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    Well, you wouldn't want to over do it.
     
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    Treadmill

    you could wire it up to the grid and generate some leccy

    do yer bit for climate change as well
     
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    Why hasn't anybody built a user friendly (as in, not wired by a crazy electrical engineer with no care for H&S) home exercise generator?
    Maybe they have. .... googling...
     
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    We’ve got a clothes drier that looks like a rowing machine.
     
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