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ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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3/28/12 7:54 P

Precors are very expensive.

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3/28/12 7:18 P

This is fantastic information....thanks so much!

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3/28/12 4:29 P

Precor

ERICWS SparkPoints: (8,307)
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3/28/12 4:08 P

ProForm is, interestingly, made by the same company that makes NordicTrak (Ikon, or Icon, something like that). The company is a MONSTER fitness company- many labels fall under it.

From what I can tell, ProForm is the "lesser" brand name, and when NordicTrack makes its new models, the older NordicTrack models are re-labeled as ProForm models and their prices lowered by $100 or so.

So, proForm is a good way to go, too. It all depends on what you plan to use the treadmill for- like I said, mine is holding up, and we'll use it as long as possible, but I may be putting mine under more use than initially thought because I am running more than I initially expected!

TACDGB Posts: 6,131
3/28/12 2:10 P

I got a proform from Sears that I really like. it has served me well. It's about 5 years old and still going strong.

BRAZILMAMA SparkPoints: (5,778)
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3/28/12 11:26 A

Thanks for your help! I think we are going to check into the NordicTrack.

BRAZILMAMA SparkPoints: (5,778)
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3/28/12 11:25 A

I am already walking/running, but I just can't always get away from the house to do it. I have 4 children that I homeschool so it is a juggling act anyway. I am about to start training for another half marathon and just wanted to be able to get my run in if I can't actually get out to do it.

I have heard and read great things about the Nordic Track, so I think I will look into it. Thanks so much for your help.

SCTK519 Posts: 2,085
3/28/12 10:22 A

My husband and I also bought a NordicTrack & I love it. We went up in quality because I run almost daily. The thing I'd be concerned about here is whether or not it's worth it. Are you already running or walking on a regular basis? Buying a treadmill isn't going to make you workout more and it's an expensive piece of equipment to get if you're not running or walking now and not planning on using it a lot. If you're looking for some indoor workouts, I'd go with a video before a treadmill.

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3/28/12 9:40 A

I'm happy with my NordicTrack. We got our's about 18 months ago, and it has served me well for my winter cardio workouts.

My wife uses it about 3 times a week for 2-2.5 mile walks. I use it primarily in winter, 3 times per week for anywhere from a 2.5 mile walk to a 5k jog, to a 4-mile incline at a brisk walk pace.

We did buy a less expensive one, and I kind of wish I had bought a more commercial-quality one, as 18 months ago I didn't plan to run, and now I am, so i may be beating it up more than initially intended.

Sole looks like a good company, as well.

BRAZILMAMA SparkPoints: (5,778)
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3/28/12 9:36 A

Can anyone offer any advice on what treadmill is the best to buy without breaking my budget? I want a treadmill to mainly do late night workouts or occasional rainy day workouts, but it won't be my primary source of exercise. I have looked but it is so confusing and they try to sell you all the bells and whistles and I just don't think I need all that.

Any input would be much appreciated!

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