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A full body workout, cardio, fitness, & FUN! Trikke 8 miles in an hour daily when weather is nice! I am 56, hubby 67 & we fly! 3 years ago we saw someone on one on our paved bike path & with no more info than trikke.com provided, I ordered 2. A little hard to learn but soon we were carving away.
If you're having trouble staying on one speed for a long duration of time on a treadmill, try different speeds out different days. I found that 5.2 is too slow for me, but 5.6 wears me out too quickly. 5.4mph is my "magic speed" but it took me weeks to find!
Setting- and then completing- daily goals gives me a sense of accomplishment and closure to my workout. I started with a goal to complete 2 miles in 30 minutes on a treadmill. Once you can do this consistently, increase the distance!
I am like most of you and can hardly find time for anything. So I thought about something that I do many times a day. I figured I could make a habit of doing a few squats or wall pushups each time I go to the bathroom(at work or home). I get a burst of energy while boosting my metabolism often!
When I buy groceries, I do two brisk laps pushing my cart around the perimeter of the store before I shop. Then, I move as swiftly as possible down the aisles. Once the cart is full, I again do two quick laps around the store before checking out. This works in any big store.
When I joined a new gym for a fresh start for this process, I made sure to introduce myself to all the trainers, the class instructors, and other gym members. Now everyone knows me there, so going to the gym is a positive experience. I never feel like I have to drag myself there.