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    Default Elliptical machines

    We're thinking of getting an elliptical and/or treadmill machine, can anyone recommend me a good one or a good brand?

    Don't want to spend too much money (under $1000 each) because I worry it will only get used a for few months until the novelty wears off!

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    I would suggest hiring one.
    Very often with exercise machines you really get what you paid for. Also, once you've tried a commercial quality all domestic quality ones feel rubbish.
    If you really want to buy one then maybe test a few out at a shop like workout world? Even if you don't buy you might get a feel for what you want.

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    I hired one for that very reason. I'm glad I did, it's going back a month early this week. I just didn't use it and I didn't like it staring me down, making me feel guilty in my own lounge room!

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    I bought an elliptical trainer from big w for $300 but yeah, novelty wore off and i chucked it out when i moved.
    When i was feeling all motivated again i bought a treadmill of ebay for about $500. It had free delivery and warranty. I haven't had any issues with it and it's still going strong... well, when i can muster up the motivation to use it.
    The company was called Lifespan.

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    Default Re: Elliptical machines

    Hire one first. If you use it heaps then buy a good quality one. We bought a cheap one, but have used it so much that it has broken numerous times due to use. Cheap ones are only designed for minor use. Thankfully DH is handy and has a welder, so has managed to fix it.

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    ^^^ What they all said. We have a commercial grade one and it just doesn't get used. Dunno why, just doesn't, used to love using one at the Gym,but at home, just sits and gathers dust.

    And look on ebay, as you can see people buy them then don't use them, then sell them on ebay for a lot less than they cost!

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    I hired a treadmill about 2 years ago only used for around 6 months

    Back in June I bought an elliptical from orbit $600 I hate it wish I never bought it, its in the back room. I have been making myself use it though, but once this last 6kg is gone I'm selling it

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    I hired one too! From Ezygym online. It was commercial grade and hubby used it too. I returned it when pregnant. Now that my new DD is here, I am going to hire one again soon x


 

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