Thinking of getting a home treadmill, while I would love a £2k machine I can only spend around £600, maybe squeeze a little more if it makes a big difference. What makes and models are recommended? Definitely want a power incline.
I'd like to try the C25k, but would prefer a treadmill to the rainy outdoors. I like the look of the reebok g40s, and think it's quite a good price from Argos, but does anyone know if I could put it upstairs? I don't care about noise, but do care about collapsing through the ceiling
We were thinking about the DKN EZRun purely based on the link. There are so few websites with recommendations and I know nothing so I was hoping someone could give a personal or even expert recommendation.
We were originally going to hire, but that was much more expensive than I expected!
It's much easier than running outside. If you run on a treadmill you need to set an incline to try and replicate running outside. I think they are awful, boring things but if you struggle with childcare then they are better than nothing.
Have you thought of hiring? There are a number of hire companies. We used one. If you love the machine you can buy it (cheaper than new, because it's been used already by others. But obviously you know by then whether it's in good working order).
And if you find you don't use it enough then you can just end the contract and they come and take it away!
I think it would be a waste of money for me, I would probably keep putting off using it. I am rubbish at home exercise. The only weather I don't go out in when it's lashing rain and windy. I don't mind rain on its own. I tend to roll out of bed straight into my trainers, if I don't go first thing then I can't get motivated.
Nordictracks are very good. I was also thinking about putting one upstairs. I googled to see if this is recommended. Someone commented that a treadmill could easily be placed upstairs as weighs less than a kingside bed with a mattress and two people laying in it - plus furniture and clothes in one room.
Yes I think the weight would be fine upstairs, in terms of not causing structural damage or anything, I just couldn't physically get mine upstairs. Two delivery men brought it to the door, dragging it inch by inch and exhausted afterwards! Also, lots of reviews online saying the noise in the room below is incredible, with vibrations throughout the house.
We got a used Nordiktrak treadmill a couple of years ago, and it gets a lot of use, especially in the winter when we can't get out in the evenings (live rurally, no outdoor lighting and very potholey roads). I'm not a particularly keen runner, but sometimes I'll walk on mine just to get my heart rate up, sometimes I run on it too (so I know I still can!!), and my DH uses it probably at least twice a week.
We needed one with a Long belt as DH has a long stride, which ruled out the cheaper ones. I also asked my PT and he warned that the cheapest ones' motors can wear out quite quickly.