Eliptical machines, best brands?

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  1. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    I want to buy one for the house. What is a decent one that won't totaly break the bank. I really don't want to spend more then 1500. Ideas? Models? Links?
    Do you guys actually own these or just think they are good?
    Thanks!
     
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    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    A gym membership. Even at 40 bucks a month you can go for a long long time before you hit your 1500 dollar limit, and they'll have good machines that won't turn into a clothes hanger in 2 months.
     
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    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    Get up off your ass and go to a store!! Check/try several out and find out which ones you like the best/are in your price range. Come home THEN look on the internet for product reviews on the ones that you chose.
    Make your final decision from there.


    Or just get a gym membership.
     
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    Plus you don't have to worry about the elliptical breaking.
     
  5. friedrice

    friedrice New Member

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    Haha, I have a gym membership. I want to do some cardio in the mornings before work. With the way my kids daycare is i can't make it to the gym before work. And I can't just go for a run and leave a 3yr old all by his self. I need something at my house.

    As far as getting off my ass, well I live out in the middle of no where. Closest sports style store is 100 miles away. Thats why i was looking for opinions on what to look for when I do make it out there. No sense wasting my time looking at shit brands when I can walk into the store and go try out the exact machines that I am interested in.

    So back on topic - Any recomendations for machines to look at?
     
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    for 1500 you cna get gym quality ellipticals. You could probably get a real real nice one for under 700. I agree, just go to store, see what you like. My gym had life fitness and they were awesome. some brands I don't like because the stride feels short and choppy. Just go try them out.
     
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    I pay $8/month for all clubs around the world at 24HourFitness :wiggle:

    Being able to work out in Hawaii while looking at the beach was awesome.
     
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    Precor, Life Fitness? I see those at my gym all the time :dunno:
     
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    Precor! Top notch.
     
  10. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    That bike thing where you take a bicycle and attach the bike to it
     
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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Hmm. Take a bicycle and attach a bike to it... ? I don't follow.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Ah. Gotcha. I like those..
     
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    Are you talking to yourself? or did I miss someone getting banned and pruned?
     
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    Thanks, I will take a look at the precor ones.
     
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