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      07-05-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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Anyone had a treadmill recommendation?

I'm looking for a treadmill that will fold up.
Hoping to keep it around $1000 or less.
What should I look for? ANy particular brand that's good?
Thanks.
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i know it doesn't fold up, but i wring out my socks after i'm done working out on this.

http://www.nordictrack.com/webapp/wc..._12401_19554_Y
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I was about to pust a quick reply and then got sucekd into the animated gif for 30 seconds... and then proceded to stare at the avatar above...

I bought a Smooth fitness treadmill about 5 years ago for my basement gym. It works pretty well.

My wife and I have been using it very consistently at least 2x a week each.

We're thinking about upgrading to a Landice or "pro" model with the next purchase. OUr only complaint abou thte smooth, is that since it has a folding deck/track, the deck is not as stable as the fixed deck models. We have been to hotel gyms and like the stability and cushioning of the Landice / Pro models.

Best recommendation - check out treadmill doctor and get a relatively inexpensive treadmill to see if you actually use it. Multiple friends of ours bought treadmills, and they use it to hang up their laundry...
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True makes a great treadmill.

http://www.truefitness.com/

I don't know if they have fold-up models though. Sorry.
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Thanks for the replies.
MCS, I got sucked in too. My wife's been using it regularly for a year now before I got on it.
Those TRUE models seem really nice, but don't look like they fold up.
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Smooth Fitness is an internet direct company with treadmills and ellipticals that are much cheaper than the big names and rank much higher than the big names.

http://www.smoothfitness.com/treadmills/
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