U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 02-13-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
673 posts, read 2,875,996 times
Reputation: 325

Advertisements

I'm in the market to buy a treadmill and could really use some input on what is good/not so good. I am hoping to buy one this weekend so I can start working out. So far the ones that have caught my eye are:

Reebok Crosstrainer Model RBTL06008 ($599.99 on sale)

Reebok 8600 ES Treadmill Model RBTL09506 ($899.99)

and the Proform 755 Crosstrainer ($799.99 on sale)

I dont want to go too cheap on this so I am trying to keep my price range betwen $500-$1000. I plan to use it for walking and running...I was going to look at Dicks Sporting Goods and Sports Authority this weekend. Costco also had the Reebok's online.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-13-2008, 07:50 PM
 
211 posts, read 894,351 times
Reputation: 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wi_Girl View Post
I'm in the market to buy a treadmill and could really use some input on what is good/not so good. I am hoping to buy one this weekend so I can start working out. So far the ones that have caught my eye are:

Reebok Crosstrainer Model RBTL06008 ($599.99 on sale)

Reebok 8600 ES Treadmill Model RBTL09506 ($899.99)

and the Proform 755 Crosstrainer ($799.99 on sale)

I dont want to go too cheap on this so I am trying to keep my price range betwen $500-$1000. I plan to use it for walking and running...I was going to look at Dicks Sporting Goods and Sports Authority this weekend. Costco also had the Reebok's online.

Any help is greatly appreciated!
I was in the same price range, but I wanted a quality product too. I'm an avid runner - - - 24-32 miles per week - - - so the purpose of getting a treadmill was to supplement my running on bad weather days in the summer and winter.

Last week, I bought a Horizon T900 from Dick's Sporting Goods. It was originally $2100, but on sale over the weekend for $999. I did spend an extra $199 on an extended service plan where if anything happens to it, they will come to my house and fix it. It's a four-year plan. I DEFINITELY recommend this plan because regardless of the treadmill (believe me . . . I research all brands EXTENSIVELY), a lot of the bad feedback surrounded servicing.

Of course, I would have preferred a very high end machine, but I couldn't afford it. Treadmilldoctor.com does a very good job effectively rating all machines. For my price range, and the miles I run, the Horizon was the best machine. I considered ProForm, but their service is one of the worst in the industry. Reebok treadmills didn't get very good ratings. This feeback was also coming from the private fitness store's I visit (from the owners).

Really - - - base the purchase on how many miles you will run or walk. You do not want to burn out the motor or ruin the rollers. Separate yourself from the bells and whistles (most people get caught up in that vs. the performance).

I LOVE MY NEW TREADMILL. I never thought I'd say that!

Good luck!
Quick reply to this message
 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:
Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top