If you don't have hours to spend in a gym, why not get fit with a treadmill?
Lindsay Tanner writes in Many Teens Would Flunk Treadmill Tests that "About a third of U.S. teens would flunk a treadmill fitness test, a new study shows, meaning that more than 7 million youngsters could face higher risks for heart disease later in life."
My friends were talking about how walking helps them get fit. Over lunch, Nick suggested that we walk at 11KPH with a 1.5 degree incline for about 30 minutes. Reggie asked about 5KPH and Nick said "lakad matanda lang yan" (that's the pace for old folks)
Looking around the table at my and my friends' waistlines, I wondered about available treadmills.
Treadmill - StarTrac 3000 Simple Treadmill (Remanufactured)
StarTrac 3000 Series Treadmill The introduction of the first line of StarTrac treadmills with Impact absorption running surface, was a great leap forward for the maker of the Worlds most widely sold treadmills. This treadmill offers reliability, longevity, many exciting features and all for a very affordable price. This is a great treadmill for any gym and is sure to keep the members pleased. This treadmill will require a power point to be converted to 220Volts with a dedicated circuit, before this machine can be used in a home. SPECIFICATIONS: Impact Absorption System Steel Frame 2.5 HP Motor Wax Treated Deck Readouts : Elapsed Time, Total Calories, Distance, Speed, Laps & Pace Programs : 8 Pre-designed programs Frame : Custom steel frame Rollers : 3" crowned with sealed bearings Speed: 0.5 mph - 10 mph Incline : 0 - 15% Motor : 2.5 HP (continuous DC) Running surface: 20"W x 62"L,Reversible 1" wax treated deck Power: 220Volts (20-amp dedicated circuit recommended) Dimensions: 33"W x 81"L x 58"H Weight: 284 lbs. (crated for shipping 320 lbs.) In-Home Warranty Lifetime toll-free phone support Lifetime frame 1 year parts on all motors 180 days parts on entire machine 90 days wearable replacement (Repair on pads, grips, belts and cables due to mfr's defects) 30 days labor reimbursement Commercial Warranty Lifetime toll-free phone support Lifetime frame 6 months parts on all motors 90 days parts on entire machine 45 days wearable replacement (Repair on pads, grips, belts and cables due to mfr's defects) 15 days labor reimbursement Ships Common Carrier curbside delivery.
Treadmill - Cybex 600R Commercial Treadmill (Remanufactured)
SHIPPING INCLUDED The Cybex Pro treadmill combines an innovative, sleek new design with basic functionality. Drive belt edges are securely covered to prevent fray, dirt build-up, and the potential for shoe laces or other items getting caught in the belt. The integrated I/O port allows for quick and easy download of maintenance logs and upload of software upgrades. Key safety features are also built in, including a safety lanyard and our Safety Sentry™ automatic shut-off. The large intuitive display simplifies programming and operation. The Quick Start mode lets users enter the Manual Program with a single touch, while a live keyboard permits program changes without restarting. With the Cybex Pro, users can monitor heart rate via contact grips or a wireless monitor. The Stableflex™ Suspension system absorbs impact where needed for optimal comfort and running efficiency. Features: One Touch Quick Start Safety Sentry™ Contact and wireless Heart Rate Monitoring Large Icons/LED’s Reading Rack Accessory Tray Specifications Length/Width: 32” x 79” (81cm x 201cm) Max User Weight: 400 lbs (181 kg) Incline/Decline Range: -2 to 15% Speed Range: 0.5 to 11 mph (0.8 to 17.6kph) Running Surface: 58” x 20” (147cm x 50cm) Motor: 3.0HP DC Continuous duty, with radial fan and ported flywheel, High efficiency pulse with modulated (PWM) controller Programs: Quick Start Manual, 5K Run (10 levels), 9 Holes (10 levels), Heart Rate Control, Calorie Goal (10 levels), Weight Loss (10 levels), Cardio (10 levels) Upper Console: Dot matrix graphic of the program, large 1” LED display of distance, calories, METs, pace and heart rate. Lower Console: LED display of speed and dual function display of time and elevation. Built in wireless heart rate receiver and contact heart rate monitoring. Power Requirement: 115V, 20Amp In Home Warranty: Lifetime (toll free) phone support Lifetime frame 90 days parts on all motors 30 days parts on entire machine Commercial Warranty: Lifetime (toll free) phone support Lifetime frame 30 days parts on all motors 15 days parts on entire machine.
Treadmill Stamina Cushioned Deck Manual
SHIPPING INCLUDED Gives a total body workout with integrated arm handles Bang for your buck. With its exercise handles and cushioned, non-motorized deck, the Stamina 45-1000 Treadmill provides a total body workout at an economy price. The Stamina 45-1000 Treadmill is a non-motorized Treadmill with a fairly rugged steel construction. The treadmill is ideal for light home use only.
Non-Motorized -- The Stamina 45-1000 Manual Treadmill is a non-motorized Treadmill, powered by your steps. You drive the belt forward as you take each step, giving you complete control over the speed of your workout. Many walkers and joggers find that they get a better workout on a non-motorized Treadmill because a non-motorized Treadmill automatically adjusts to your varying speeds and allows you to continue walking or running for a few extra minutes.
Total Body Workout -- The Stamina Manual Treadmill features resistance handlebars to work your upper body during a power walk treadmill session. By working your entire body, you burn calories quicker and improve your cardiovascular fitness.
Sturdy Steel Frame -- The Stamina Manual Treadmill's frame is constructed of high strength steel. The rugged construction maximizes stability and enhances the life of the Stamina Manual Treadmill.
Other Features: Non-motorized Monitor Features: time, distance, calories burned Cushioning System: cushion deck Max Incline: 10% Folds for storage Max User Weight: 250 lbs Running Surface: 42"L x 13"W Dimensions: 50"L x 23"W x 59"H Shipping Weight: 75 lbs Warranty: 1 year on frame, 90 days on parts.
Walk or jog away those extra pounds--;our computerized treadmill accurately counts burned calories, then stores away easily when the workout's over. Monitor your workout by time, speed, or distance. The hand-grip sensors easily track your pulse while you exercise. Eight tension adjustments simulate the ease of a flat surface and the difficulty of running up a steeper incline. Sturdy, four-foot long walking deck accommodates users with different strides. Fold up and wheel away to fit in your closet or under your bed.
Edge 500 Manual Treadmill
Don’t let bad weather keep you from your daily walk or run. Simply unfold this portable treadmill and workout in the comfort of your living room, bedroom, den or basement. It glides on casters so you can take it from room to room. Long, wide walking surface gives you plenty of room to walk or run and the two weighted flywheels make it go smoothly. Designed for all fitness levels with three different incline positions. Manual operation lets you set the pace. Ingenious electronics track your speed, distance, time and approximate calories burned so you can follow your progress. When your workout is over, simply pull the pins, fold the treadmill and stash it in a closet. Requires two inAAin batteries (not included). 23inW x 47inL x 50inH. Assembly is required. Imported.
Smooth 9.25 HR Treadmill with Lifetime Warranty
The Smooth 9.25 HR treadmill is built for the serious user. It comes equipped with a powerful 3.0 HP motor that gives you the necessary output for the most strenuous runs. There is an extra long 20" x 62" treadbelt designed for the tallest user. You get FREE heart rate control, complete with transmitter and belt. Let your heart rate automatically determine the level of your exertion by adjusting the speed and incline. There is a premium dot matrix console with two windows that displays speed, distance, time, pace, calories burned, heart rate, 1/4-mile running track. In addition there is a heart rate zone indicator, which displays users current heart rate zone at a glance (warm-up, fat burning, aerobic or athletic condition zone). There are two separate windows that show speed, distance, time and calories simultaneously - no need to scroll back and forth. There are (12) preset programs, including (3) user programs. The Smooth 9.25 HR weighs in at a hefty 304 lbs., similar to a commercial treadmill. This extra weight provides greater stability with a more solid feel. The rollers are 2.5", which is also similar to a commercial treadmill. The larger the rollers reduce stress on the treadbelt resulting in extended wear. Minimal assembly is required. The Smooth 9.25 HR is extremely simple to put together. We want you to spend you time getting in shape, not assembling a complicated piece of machinery. You get a very generous warranty that includes 10 year motor, 5 year belt, deck, 3 year motor controller, 2 years plastic, computer/electronics and other parts, 1 year service and lifetime frame. Do not buy a toy, get a real running machine with the Smooth 9.25.
New Balance 1200 Treadmill
Bring the feeling of being fit into your life. This fabulous treadmill from New Balance is foldable and portable for user convenience. Choose from 8 different workout programs. Features a heavy duty 2.0 continuous horse power motor. The speed goes up to 10 mph and the incline goes up to 12%. Features the EZ Care Treadmill Maintenance System which is a great feature for belt adjustment. It eliminates confusion and allen wrenches. The optically clear sight index provides balanced adjustment. It is easy to use, just grasp and turn on. Also includes EZ Care Deck Access Port that allows for easy deck access for deck and belt cleaning, as well as deck lubrication. Other great features include bright blue backlighting, 6 QuickTouch preset program keys, 2 QuickTouch interactive program keys and integrated surge protection (8ft power cord). The running area is 20in x 56in. Warranty is lifetime for the frame, 10 years for the motor and 1 year for parts and labor. Assembly required. Imported.
Denise Austin Easy-Up Manual Treadmill from Phoenix Health & Fitness
Denise Austin Indoor Walking video included. Fold it up, lock it in place and roll it away for storage. Keep the unit out of your way when not in use. Achieve the maximum walking/jogging workout because you power the belt, not a motor. Heavy duty weighted flywheel insures smooth, quiet operation. Spring loaded pull pin securely locks the unit in the upright (storage) position and makes it easy to release for operation. Single button electronics displays speed, distance, time, calores and scan. 2AA batteries included. Water bottle included. Walking surface 41 x 13. Warranty: 90 days parts, 1 year frame Maximum tested weight limit is 250 pounds. Product is not recommended or guaranteed for use by users that surpass this limit.
Nick added before leaving: "Eat as much as you want; just remember to exercise."
[ First posted on 12/21/2005 by Manuel Viloria ]