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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer
Elliptical 16 61.54%
Treadmill 6 23.08%
Any would do 4 15.38%
Voters: 26. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-15-2008, 09:01 AM
 
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Which do you prefer and why?

I am thinking of purchasing one that folds and is light in my pocket wrt cost and bills, any recommendation.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:11 AM
 
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Ellipticals are recommended b/c they are not so tough on the knees

If you get a treadmill, you always want to walk/run on an incline due to the impact on your knees.

IMO, I prefer treadmills b/c I am a runner.
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Old 02-15-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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I prefer the elliptical. I've never been much of a runner and don't care for it too much. When I was getting back in shape, it seemed like I could go longer on the elliptical and not get so out of breath than with a treadmill. I think it's all personal preference. You can get a good workout on either. If you're worried about space, than I'm not sure if an elliptical would be the way to go. They are very big and bulky and I don't think they make fold away ones or space savers. Although, this might also be true for a treadmill.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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yes worried about space but primarily on which would get me back in shape.
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Old 02-15-2008, 02:21 PM
 
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I'm a runner, so it's the treadmill for me. We had an elliptical for awhile and I hated it. For me, personally, running has been the way for me to stay in shape and keep the weight off. But I also don't have the knee issues many have - my husband has them and he is unable to run with me. He usually roller blades while I run if they weather is nice and we can be outside.
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Old 02-15-2008, 09:32 PM
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I have a ProForm treadmill. When not in use, I fold up the walking surface. Just bring it down when i need it again.

I've always wanted an elliptical. But in order to get one, i need a bigger house. They look like a lot of fun too.
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Old 02-15-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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I have a treadmill and I don't use it much, it's boring. I would much rather have the elliptical. I use one at the gym and it seems like the time goes by a lot faster and it's a better all over body workout, imo.
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Old 02-16-2008, 12:48 PM
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I have a treadmill and I don't use it much, it's boring. I would much rather have the elliptical. I use one at the gym and it seems like the time goes by a lot faster and it's a better all over body workout, imo.
Stick it in front of a big screen TV, then watch nature shows. Turn on a fan and it will feel like you are walking or running through nature.
I only use my treadmill when it's too hot to walk outside or raining outside. And always in front of the TV or reading a good book.
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Old 02-17-2008, 10:32 AM
 
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curious of these home treadmills are worth the money - thought they may be flimsy compared to those "industrial strength" models at fitness clubs.
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Old 02-17-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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Which do you prefer and why?

I am thinking of purchasing one that folds and is light in my pocket wrt cost and bills, any recommendation.

I feel that treadmills are best for weight loss, but I prefer ellipticals (I don't enjoy running and treadmills can be very hard on the knees)
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