stationary bike / treadmill - looking to buy, suggestions?

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    hay New Member

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    it's for my mother primarily. i think she's leaning towards getting a stationary bike but i have no idea what's good or bad out there. what should we look for? anyone have a particular model they like?
     
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    you burn more cals on a treadmill. so that's what i would get.

    I would also go to sears and look at the nordictraks if shes wanting to run or the proform if shes just wanting to walk. They have an awesome selection out this year...not too pricey..and if you get the models with the proform shox on it..it's easy on your joints and feet. They offer a replacement warranty type thing as well...it's awesome. It's for 5 years I believe..and if ANYTHING goes wrong with it...even commetic wise (ie, buttons are starting to wear off) they will come out to YOUR house (no having to bring it back in) and fix it. Also if it breaks 3 times in a year, they will replace the whole machine and lemon it.
     
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    If you dont want shin splints i suggest you get a bike. Get a bike with serveral options of resistence and strech your quads before you get on and your all set to go.
     
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    what about an elliptical machine?
     
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    Stationary bikes are a little different, but if you want a treadmill, you can't go cheap. Cheap treadmills have crappy speed adjustments and data centers and the belt will quickly begin to slip which makes it all but impossible to run.
     
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    thanks for the input :bigthumb:
     
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