Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: If you think you want a treadmill.

  1. #1
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2

    If you think you want a treadmill.

    Do not have it put together in the room without knowing it can be moved from the room without taking it apart. Know how it went together and how to take it apart. You will forget so take pictures.
    Buy the smallest size you can, one that can be moved by one person.
    If you don't have a dedicated work- out room for one don't get one even if it's a free one.
    If you don't mind a big upright freezer laying down in a room then you won't mind a big treadmill being there.
    I will never have another treadmill in my house.
    Got fabric?

  2. #2
    Super Member luvstoquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Yorkville, IL
    Posts
    4,697
    Blog Entries
    3
    I had one for years and finally sold it...I think it had about 10 actual miles on it! I called it the DREADmill
    "You must do the thing you think you cannot do"....E. Roosevelt

    Sharon
    Yorkville, IL

  3. #3
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    44,524
    Blog Entries
    45
    sound sooooo familiar LOL
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T is it True? H is it Helpful? I is it Inspiring? N is it Necessary? K is it Kind?


  4. #4
    Power Poster Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    12,216
    Blog Entries
    1
    My sister got rid of hers after getting tired of dusting it!

  5. #5
    Senior Member Sophie2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ocala, FL
    Posts
    969
    They do make good clothes racks!
    Sophie2

  6. #6
    Power Poster nativetexan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    home again, after 27 yrs!
    Posts
    16,325
    Blog Entries
    2
    we have one downstairs. We've hardly used it over the years. It folds up and i can move it around if necessary. it has wheels when folded up but it's heavy.

  7. #7
    Super Member mary quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Ga
    Posts
    1,438
    I had one in the garage I was using it had to go to the bath room when I got back the ceiling collapsed ( good thing I had to go at that time) ( there was a leek in the upstairs bathroom A day or two later my son went into the garage and the treadmill was smoking . We got rid of that one got another never got bock in the habit of using it again.

  8. #8
    Super Member rusty quilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Ft. Gratiot, MI
    Posts
    1,970
    Blog Entries
    1
    DH and I actually wore out 3 of them! That was the "good old days" when we both worked out every morning. Hmmm wonder what happened to that dedication? Oh, I know--we gave it to our DS!!

  9. #9
    Super Member Rose_P's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Dallas area, Texas, USA
    Posts
    2,132
    I used mine faithfully for a couple of weeks. I could already tell it was doing me some good. I had it in front of the TV, so it could be done without extreme boredom. I used to watch Alex Anderson's show and Carol Duvall. The problem was that those shows made me eager to do things that couldn't be done while walking on a treadmill. We still have the thing about 13 years later, and neither one of us uses it, but we always think "maybe someday". I have a feeling that someday may come when one of us has a heart attack, if we're lucky enough to still be able to exercise after that! Meanwhile, the overweight cat looks kind of cute lounging on the treadmill. It's not motorized, or at least she could get some exercise on it (assuming she might!).

    There's a neat website called instructable.com. The young people who run that have devised special desks to go on treadmills allowing them to walk while working on their computers. They say they can't go very fast (about 1 mph, as I recall), but it's a lot faster than I'm going at the moment. They have instructions for making one of those desks. I keeping thinking it would be a good idea.

  10. #10
    Senior Member anita211's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Northfield, MN
    Posts
    340
    We have an area that houses a treadmill and a Joe Weider weight gym. The treadmill houses winter coats and hats. And boxes from a closet that is there and ones that will not fit into said closet. The Weider thing sits there with coats, hats, boxes, dog leashes, and I forget what else. I told him we needed to put both on the curb with free signs on them so I can use the space for a LA. He looked at me like I was nuts....
    Anita in Northfield, MN

  11. #11
    Super Member ptquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Vermont
    Posts
    6,059
    You do see a lot of exercise machines curbside with "Free" signs on them......

  12. #12
    Senior Member MamaHen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North Florida
    Posts
    967
    And I have an eliptical my husband wanted and seldom used sitting in my living room. A dust collector!!

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    1,810
    Blog Entries
    1
    Lol. But if you do get a treadmill, make sure to get one that you have plenty of room around the handlebar area for all those hangers that will eventually end up on the machine to help dry clothes. Had to laugh, for several years my sister complained and laughed about to others how she came over and found clothes drying on our treadmill. Said it was ridiculous to have such an expensive clothes rack. About a month ago we stopped at her house and what did we find not 6 ft inside her door? Several blouses drying and she was using the belt/deck of the treadmill as a bookcase.

  14. #14
    Super Member jeaninmaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Maine, Where else!
    Posts
    1,575
    We had a beautiful treadmill that my SIL gave to my dh. He never set foot on it, it made me dizzy. After it sat for a year having stuff piled on it, we finally managed to get it back to her. That was ten years ago, now dh is talking about going out and buying one, is that grounds for committing him.

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Lebanon Missouri
    Posts
    2,664
    Blog Entries
    1
    My youngest sister moved back to Dads with one -only room big enough was the living room and Pops called it the spare closet.He even ran a cloths line off of it for extra hanger space.I love his sense of humor

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    777
    Our town has a recrecation center with a pool, and all kinds of equipment including 3 treadmills, so I go there when I think I need exercise and it is just $3 each trip. I "need" it at least twice a week but can not motavate myself to go that many times. Laughing here. Is this a sign of old age?

  17. #17
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    6,679
    I have one that is the smallest I could get at the time with wheels and it folds up. It lives in my den and I make myself get on it for the news every night. Seems to be working out and it is light enough that I can move it by myself if I am having a large group over. The other plus - I have a VERY active 9-year old great niece that loves to walk on it and it does help to pull off some of her energy. I don't let her walk on it unless I am in the room so I can monitor the safety factor.

  18. #18
    Junior Member iwillquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Mid-Missouri
    Posts
    247
    I have had a very basic treadmil for maybe six years. I use it on and off. I think when I am using it I would love one with more bells and whistles. I don't allow it to be used as a hanger (maybe the only thing in my house my husband doesn't use as a hanger). When my in-laws visit in the colder months it comes in very handy. They walk regularly at home (usually at the mall with a group) and it keeps them safe from the country roads when visiting us. Scattered traffic in the (hills) can be very dangerous. Travel is fast and vision is limited. So I will keep mine.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    South Carolina, just south of Charlotte
    Posts
    416
    An exercise bike holds alot of quilt projects--done and in progress--as well as remnants. Don't ask me how I know . . .

  20. #20
    Super Member Caswews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Quilting, crocheting, sewing and crafting in my Sewing Room...Peaceful and wonderful !!
    Posts
    5,312
    We just got rid of our bowflex blaze to our one son-in-law.. hopefully he will use it !! we didn't! but we do have a treadmill that DH uses right now as I am in a walking cast .. LOL so its getting use
    When Life brings big winds of change that almost blows you over.Hang on tight and Believe.
    Words and hearts should be handled with care-for words when spoken and hearts when broken are the hardest things to repair. Author unknown to me
    Do what you feel in your heart to be right; for you'll be criticized anyway-Eleanor Roosevelt

  21. #21
    Senior Member laynak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    N. California
    Posts
    319
    You're all so funny! I must say, we do use our treadmill a lot. My husband uses it faithfully 5-7 days a week and I use it if I'm not going to the gym. It's convenient about 20 feet from a large screen TV or we read books while doing a walk program. We maintain a warranty and have it serviced every year or two. It's 7 years old but we'll get our money's worth!
    Exercise makes us feel better. Then, we also walk our dogs every single day in any kind of weather up to 1-1/2 miles as they need their exercise too. We take them to different areas: variety in landscaped yards, parks, trails, and open terrain. After all the daily exercise, I can sit and quilt : )
    All I need to do is quit snacking in the afternoon! I take in more calories than I burn in exercise.... Extra pounds are so hard to undo.

  22. #22
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3,613
    Blog Entries
    163
    I have one and love it!! I don't know why i love it, hehe
    Mary

  23. #23
    Power Poster Jingle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Outside St. Louis
    Posts
    29,839
    I had one, son-in-law had one, his quit working, I gave him mine, he now has a bad knee and can't use it. It was finally taken to a resale shop. I gave an excercise bike to goodwill. If I buy something my Husband thinks I should keep it forever. I had both of them about 20 years, I usually take that stuff to our business, he is more willing to get rid of it so he has more room for inventory.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

  24. #24
    Super Member auntpiggylpn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Michigan. . .FINALLY!!!!
    Posts
    6,913
    Blog Entries
    1
    We just moved the dusty stationary cycle to a corner in the living room. It hasn't been touched in months in the spare room (or the gym that he just had to have a membership to). I've been promised that if he can watch TV, he will ride the bike more. I gave him 3 months. If the bike isn't rode more than 10 times, it is going to the Goodwill. We will see. . .. . thinking I'm gonna have an empty corner in the living room!
    No one has ever become poor by giving. - Anne Frank
    Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/TheQuiltedPig

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.