We need a treadmill - any recommendations?

(7 Posts)
HairyMaclary Sat 19-Jan-13 16:39:51

Oh thanks all, just seen this pop up. We bought one last week but although on line it said it started at 0kmph and went up in 0.1 increments it actually starts at 1 kmph, which is probably too fast. I think we may be stuck with it though as we had to put the packaging outside as we couldn't unpack it in the house - not enough room for treadmill and packaging!

lambinapram Sat 19-Jan-13 16:31:49

lifefitness is a good brand.

DorisIsWaiting Sat 19-Jan-13 16:29:05

(although this time of year there is a slightly higher price in the second hand market due to new years fitness resoutions and higher demand!)

DorisIsWaiting Sat 19-Jan-13 16:27:46

I agree with the go second hand route, I got a nordic track one (v nice with lots of whistles and bells!) for £350 second hand they around £1000 new! Only problem is it does take up a lot of space.

I think for a child using it one of the cheaper ones wouldn't be too much of a problem, where as adults might feel more unstable. You should be able to get something reasonable for £500.

herewegoloubylou Sat 19-Jan-13 15:29:54

be a sahm - that's a treadmill

Treadmills are big and people often don't use them, so there are lots available 2nd hand or even free on Freecycle, Freegle, etc - especially for a good cause like your ds. There may even be an MNer who would give you hers.

I haven't got one, but I did get a large indoor sports bike thing on Freecyle.

Good luck! (Of course you may prefer to buy a new one, which is fair enough. smile)

trofeewife Sat 19-Jan-13 15:11:55

bump
I want one as well!

HairyMaclary Fri 11-Jan-13 19:45:35

My DS1 aged 7 needs to start treadmill training after an operation. He's doing this under a hpysios guidance but we need a treadmill to do it at home and haven't had that much advice on the actual device.

Does anyone have one? Does anyone have any recommendations? We have a small house but will make space for it. The only things it needs are to be able to go at an incline and to go slowly. I think having bars / handles that stick out a bit will help DS feel safer on it. Any views on that? I will probably use it to but will jog rather than run.

Ideally we don't want to spend too much, we have £500 to out towards it from grandparents an would be willing to top up a bit if necessary.

Thank you!

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