OK – I’ve been as annoyed by all the whining about the weather as I am sure you have been. In December I started researching treadmills while desperately hoping I wouldn’t actually need one. And then it was wind, wind, wind… I can handle cold. I like snow. A light rain is ok. Wind… Sigh. But, where I live, it’s more likely than not to be blowing 5 days out of any 7.
I discovered this:
- 4 weight-loss workouts (Tried one last night – not sure I’ve lost weight, though.)
- 4 performance workouts designed by a Certified Personal Trainer (On. Off.)
- 1 lb. hand weights add definition to your arms, shoulders and back (I’m thinking 5 lb. weights, myself.)
- AirStride Plus Cushioning keeps the deck firm, while reducing joint impact, helping you to feel better and workout longer.
- G-Forc (Honestly, I have no idea what this is – must consult the manual.)
- 2.5-HP Drive Motor (Almost my whole herd in my living room!)
- 10 MPH QuickSelect Speed (Zip!)
- Up to 10% QuickSelect Incline (Hills!?) ((@$#%))
- 18″ x 50″ Treadbelt
- Motivational RaceTrack Display (Actually – I don’t want to see it.)
- Club-Design PowerPulse Heart Rate Monitor (Yeah!)
- 300 lb. Weight Capacity (Well, hopefully not.)
Wow. Sign me up. Online it was about $440. Wal-Mart carried it for $377. My local Wal-Mart actually had one assembled and available to view. I say view because they didn’t supply power to it until the end of January. I’ve thought about it, read reviews, tried various machines in various workout rooms and generally preferred to muddle through.
Yesterday, while the wind was blowing and rain was spitting temperamentally from a very storm-tossed sky, I went to town to buy groceries and, as I had to pass by the treadmills on my way to the ankle weight section, I couldn’t help but notice the floor machines were all deeply discounted to get them out-of-the-way for the upcoming spring displays. It must have been a sign. I decided it was a sign.
So… now I have a treadmill. In my living room. Granted, I never actually wanted Contemporary Gymnasium as a theme for my interior decorating and the high impact friction matting I put under it is SO 1980’s, but the beast has a home. And I am running (ha!) out of excuses. Stay tuned for the Treadmill Tales. 🙂