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Postby aramat1980 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:54 am

I am thinking of getting an Elliptical Trainer for home. Sometimes I just can't make it to the gym and was thinking maybe I could do the Trainer at night while I watch my (addictive) TV shows.

Does anyone have one at home? What do they find their issues may be, if there are any?

Are they too dangerous to have around a 4.5yo and 19mo?
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Postby Chelle » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:29 am

I don't have one at home but i do use one at the gym a few times a week. You could alway's hire one at at home to trial it out to see if you like it.

The only danger's I can think of if your 19 moth old is behind the machine while exercising on it with the swinging action it could hit your litle one.
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Postby aramat1980 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:42 am

I wouldn't do it until they were both asleep. I'm just thinking of when they are awake and have to play with things.....

where do i find rental places for gym equipment?
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Postby Chelle » Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:58 am

It should be alright when they are awake.

Look in your local directory or yellow pages there are plenty around these day's theye are quit popular more & more hire places seem to be popping up. I don't know if they will tell you but you could ring your local gym they might be able to tell you where one is.
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Postby aramat1980 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:04 am

Thanks Chelle
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Postby BusyMum » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:30 pm

I also have a 19mo and a 3mo. We have discussed buying a treadmill (think we decided to do the rent try buy thing). But we are going to put a playpen up around it so that the kids cant touch it. Hopefully it works :wink:
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Postby oostevens » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:55 pm

YEAH i have a treadmil and a bike and a crosstrainer from radio rentals and we rent that so its great
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:43 pm

hey tamara also check the home page of weightloss.com.au you might be able to find some good deals on it. :)
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Postby Chelle » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:35 am

That's alright

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We have discussed buying a treadmill


Not to put anyone off it was just my step brother (11year old) not thinking about a month ago this happened, My mum has a treadmill & my step brother thought it was a great idea to race his remote controll car along the track when it was on & braydon like to hop on the tradmill all the time so being 2 year's old not thinking. So while it was on a fast speed braydon slammed into the wall & has a massive bruise & was bleeding. I was affraid that when he went to preschool that they though that I done somthing to him & they call child services the bruise covered half his lower back. It was pretty nasty.
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:39 am

ouch!! far out that would have been painful and very scary.
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Postby aramat1980 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:43 am

holy crap


is he okay?
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Postby Chelle » Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:52 am

It was scarey I never been so angry in all my life at Adam. Yeah his fine now, but it took him ages to settle down after it had happened. Because his still in nappies for when he sleep's he cried everytime he was lying down on his back for a good couple of week's.
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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Tue Sep 04, 2007 10:37 am

Chelle wrote:
Not to put anyone off it was just my step brother (11year old) not thinking about a month ago this happened, My mum has a treadmill & my step brother thought it was a great idea to race his remote controll car along the track when it was on & braydon like to hop on the tradmill all the time so being 2 year's old not thinking. So while it was on a fast speed braydon slammed into the wall & has a massive bruise & was bleeding. I was affraid that when he went to preschool that they though that I done somthing to him & they call child services the bruise covered half his lower back. It was pretty nasty.


Oh the poor thing!!! I had my first go on a treamill last night and they are hard enough for an adult to run on let alone a little wobbly 2yo!! I guess that's why they have warnings on them not to have them operational if there are unsupervised kids around. :(

I hope he ended up ok! Oh and if your preschool had called child services, they would be looking for a pattern similar stuff having happened, or if he said that "mummy did it" etc and that he was taken care of after he got hurt. And my guess is that if the preschool had been concerned they may well have asked you what happened unless Braydon had already said something along the lines of "i fell off the running machine and it hurted"
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Postby yummymummy » Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:38 pm

Very bizare thatt they called child servises over a one off incident Kids are kids and accidents happen,any hoot, I have a cross trainer and Im just dilligant that the kids dont come near it when Im using it, so far so good!
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:29 pm

some child care centres though will ring up docs on a one off incident to cover their own skin though :roll:
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