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If you have exercise equipement at home

Like a Bowflex or something like that, how much more do you workout vs going to a gym?

Thu. Mar 9, 9:30am

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I have an elliptical that doesn't get any use at home. I can go to the gym and workout just fine though. For me it must be something about getting up and out.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 9:57 AM

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I run on my treadmill every day in the winter, cold, rainy, etc. weather. It is all "what you get used to."

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:11 AM

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I have a nautilus cage and stationary bike. I do EVERYTHING at home!

Blozzom :-)

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:19 AM

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I have a weight bench, various dumbbells and workout tapes. I do most of my cardio outside and all my weight training inside. However, while I do weights I run around a liile circle through my kitchen, living room and hallway between sets to keep my heart rate up! I'm sure I look pretty stupid doing it, but since I am home, there's no one watching me, and I don't feel quite as stupid! :<)


Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:54 AM

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Where is the best place to buy something like an elliptical machine?

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 11:19 AM

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Always shop around before you buy. I have a treadmill, recumbent bike, bun & thigh roller, and various exercise DVD's for yoga and pilates. I do everything at home. When I was heavier it was a matter of privacy vs embarrassment so I started working out at home. Now I love the freedom of working out any time that is convenient for me. I also get to spend quality time with my kids and still get in a workout.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 11:30 AM

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When I bought my work out equipment, I did my research on-line for the best treadmill/elliptical that worked for what I wanted in a machine; then I found out who had them available in my area. I did not want to purchase one on-line because my friend bought one on-line and she had to put it together, it took her days.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 12:56 PM

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I have a recumbant and a weight machine. I went to varioius stores and tried the equipment, noted prices and then made my purchases. However, just like going to a gym you need to schedule time for it and make it a priority.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 1:54 PM

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I have dumb bells and videos that I do at home, and I run year round outside. If I have to drive somewhere to work out, I more than likely won't do it!

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 2:06 PM

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Advice-if you buy an elliptical, pay to have it installed. I didn't and it took me forever to move the huge heavy pieces and then try to put the thing together. I couldn't believe how long it took.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 2:44 PM

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I have a treadmill (nordictracK) an elliptical rider (a cheapie one from K-Mart), a weight bench (we are starting to use it), a rowing machine (kind of broken, so we don't use it much any more, and a health rider (which has not seen much use lately) I also have the big pilates balls (I like to sit on them to watch TV), and other stuff.

I am using my treadmill like mad!!! I like how I can track the calories, check my heartrate, etc.

PLUS, I figured out that for the cost of 1 year at a gym or 3 months of not eating lunch out, my hubby and I can have a great treadmill that will last us for years!

I've already put over 100 miles on it since we bought it in Mid JANUARY!

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:23 PM

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I have an elliptical - I use it at least 3 times a week, and more if it's too cold or rainy to walk outside. Fortunately, it's been nice enough that I can also get out to walk at least 3 times a week, so I do a combination of both and get in at least five days a week.

I am in Nebraska, so I think it will be great for the hot and humid summer when I don't want to walk in the heat.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 10:36 PM

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I also have an elliptical machine. I ordered online and I love it. It took me less than two hours to put it together and I am not good at that sort of thing. The delivery guy brought it into my living room for me, I put it together in there and then I roll it around using the front wheels when I want to move it. I use it everyday and love having it right here. I would never exercise this much if I had to go to the gym.

Thursday, March 09, 2006, 11:57 PM

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I have a recumbant bike (which I adore) a treadmill, an elliptical, a bowflex and a few other things ...but the number one BEST machine I have is my TIVO! hee hee
seriously, I only have two or three things I enjoy watching, (Law and Order) and I will not allow myself to watch them unless I am working out. An hour or more a day has become so easy! and no comercial breaks to bore me or send me into the kitchen. my bike and treadmill are cheapies but they get a lot of use!

Saturday, December 15, 2007, 3:53 PM

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I have built up a work out room downstairs in my house and love it. For every birthday, Holiday etc I would ask for something new. Now I don't need to go to a gym, I can work out at 4:00 a.m. BEFORE showering for the day and not have to go anywhere but downstairs. If I had to "get ready to go" somewhere I probably wouldn't be as dedicated. I currently have a treadmill, stationary bike, nautilus, Gazelle, free weight as well as some kickboxing tapes I use here and there. You just can't beat the convenience of working out at home and the best part, lots less room for excuses not to!!

Monday, December 17, 2007, 11:22 AM

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I have a bedroom set up for a workout room. i have a treadmill, bike, freeweights up to 50 lbs. step benches, ball, Various DVD's If I need a change once in a while i pay for a day pass to a gym or I go to the park. Love the flexibilty it gives me to workout at 4:30 a.m. or 11 p.m. if i want. I don't have to worry about other people's sweat not being wiped off on the machines and no waiting to get on a machine.

Monday, December 17, 2007, 1:38 PM

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