Angel wrote:How did you work out which treadmill to buy? Can you offer any advice on what to look for or recommend a brand?
I think hiring it before I buy is the way to go but that won't tell me whether it's a good one, or whether it will last.
It's for my rehabilitation (physio suggestion), by way of explanation, I've been very limited to what I can do physically for the past 15 months, showering is a major task so initially it will be for small walks only.
Hi angel, are you still looking for a treadmill? I bought mine new for $800 and it has everything. It is called Sm300 Infiniti Elite. You could look up on the net about this brand to find out all about it. It has everything, does everything and has a keylsafety lock so that you can prevent others from using it The only thing it doesn't do is automatically elevate into the incline positions but that doesn't bother me. If I want a more intense walk I can increase the speed or jog.
When I was out on that particular day I was not intending to buy a treadmill. I passed it outside one of the sports shops with 4 others. They let me try it out first. The bargains are out there, just have to be lucky enough to find them.
Good luck. Maybe you could find one in the local classifieds?? Make sure you try them out first and if they won't let you - don't buy.