treadmill questions

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  1. 99SH

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    I'm looking to buy a treadmill, and I'm a little confused. I'm just looking to get in shape, and I currently don't run, so I don't need anything really fancy.
    I went to a Sears and looked around, and they had Nordictrac and Pro-form treadmills, ranging from $400 to almost $2000.
    I figured around $900 would get a pretty decent setup. But when I looked at review sites, they all pretty much said a good setup starts at $2000, and the cheaper models are suited more to walking than running.
    So I kinda figured that I must be looking at the wrong reviews, I'm sure $900 will get something decent, but could anymore maybe clue me in as to what to look for?
     
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    why dont you sign up for a gym with treadmills?
     
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    It's alot easier for some people to work out/run when they don't have to drive somewhere to do it.
     
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    Any reason you'd rather use a treadmill than run outdoors?
     
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    If you live on a lake you might as well take advantage of it :dunno:
     
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    run on water :eek5:
     
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    No. The problem with the treadmills from Sears is that they're all the same manufacturer, don't let the stickers trick you. They're from a company called Icon Health and Fitness. They use the cheapest materials availible and don't use the same manufacturers from year to year. What that means is the machine is thrown together with a varying arrangment of parts that will change from year model to year model. You don't have to spend 2000.00 dollars but department stores aren't you answer.

    If you don't run and don't want to ever run then you can get buy with cheaper units but your best bet would be a Vision T9200 Simple. The machine can handle running just fine but is suited for walking. It also has a warrant that blows the NorticTracks out of the water. The down side is that it is about 1400 but should last about 8-10 years with little care.
     
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    It might sound silly, but there are too many maniacs driving around where I live. Plus, I'm in the northeast, so it's harder to run in winter.
     
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    This is the info I'm looking for. Thanks

    My boss has a subscription to consumer reports so we fired it up and took a look. I'll have to go back and look at that model, but they had a bowflex series 7 as a best buy. it was around $1500
     
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