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  4. What is a good elliptical choice for a 70 year old female with space limitations? Budget is open and durability is a key requirement. The Sole 25 keeps coming up as a good choice but complaints about cheap plastic parts that break easily are a concern. The Nordictrack SE9I looks appealing but comments about how bulky, heavy and difficult it is to fold down make me wonder if it defeats the purpose of that feature. This would be used as a replacement for walking outside rather than rigorous training, so no bells or whistles are needed. Machines such as the BowFlex are more steppers than ellipticals so are not contenders.
  5. One of the things I'm trying to figure out is which treadmills are compatible with garmin smartwatches? I want to keep a single data repository that I don't have to manually move data into. NordicTrack is one of those manufacturers that use iFIT, but the compatibility isn't there - at least with older machines they've made. Frankly, since iFIT is now removing some of my equipment, I want to see what else is out there. One other question: what treadmill gives the best feedback - whether during a given routine that you're properly keeping up, falling behind or exceeding the prescribed exercise. I found that NordicTrack didn't show any of these details. Best would be a post-workout graph to show the prescribed workout vs what you accomplished. Any recommendations?
  6. Peloton Tread is a good choice. I like how it quite and comfortable in use from the app.
  7. Have you bought Peloton yet? Can you share your opinion? I used only the track from them and that’s it, I don’t know if it’s worth buying an exercise bike. I have a regular bike and it does the job well. But still I doubt, and maybe I need a simulator...
  8. Actually, a good choice, but there are several points: you will need to adjust the speed and incline manually. Also, the belt is quite stiff. However, this treadmill is quiet and easy to control from the app.
  9. Oh, I've never seen any info about treadmills under $1,000 may have quality issues.. hope this is not true for you
  10. I guess this is not necessary...
  11. I have been really contemplating getting a Peloton Tread because I love my peloton bike and all of Peloton's classes so much. Let's be real I want it for the tread boot-camps because I cannot get enough of Jess Sims, Adrian and Daniel. I was wondering for those of you who've the peloton tread how much do you love it? I think my concern is I used to be a big time half marathon runner, and hated running on the treadmill, I also hated running in general but really liked the runner's high,simply like it. I had to stop running because of knee pain. I also ran a couple time outdoors recently and feel like I can start running again. With all that being said, do you think a peloton tread is really worth it?
  12. Since the Life Fitness Ride CX has a light flywheel, it is a bit easier to use when you first start pedaling and getting the flywheel moving. Lighter flywheels like this one are considered to be gentler on the joints because it takes less effort to move the flywheel. This bike and the ones from Sole all feel smooth when you use them though. It is really when you first get on and start pedaling that you can notice a difference in the flywheel weights. Once you get the flywheels moving and start adding and changing the resistance on all of these bikes, they all feel stable. I don't really notice a difference in the flywheels once I start adding on resistance and continue pedaling. The biggest difference between the Life Fitness Ride CX versus Sole's bikes is the placement of the flywheel. Since the Ride CX has a rear flywheel it is less prone to corrosion, because it is less likely to get sweat and water on it while you're using it. The Ride CX doesn't necessarily put you in more of an aerodynamic position than the Sole, but the drop handlebars on the Ride CX could help encourage more of that positioning since they offer a lower grip option. All of these bikes' handles go up plenty high enough for our tallest reviewer who is 6'5" to get a comfortable bike fit.
  13. We aren't aware if new models of these treadmills will be coming out this year, or not. We have both of the current models and we highly recommend them both. The 7.8 AT is great for interval training because the motor adjusts the speed and inclines quickly. The cushioning is also a little softer than the F85. The F85 has a heavier weight capacity and the option to stream from apps like Netflix on the screen, rather than having to use your own device to stream like on the 7.8 AT. Feel free to let us know if you have any more questions about these models, so that we might be able to help you make a choice between the two.
  14. After reviewing and trying out the LifeFitness CX bike and Sole cycling bike what or how does the difference in a lighter flywheel feel using added resistance on both? Also does the Life Fitness bike put you in more of a aerodynamic position than the Sole?How high will the handle bars go up?(max)
  15. As the title says, I'm interested in the Horizon 7.8AT or the Sole F85. Do you know when this year's models of them are coming out? Thanks!
  16. I have to reach a bit further on the IC4. The Sole SB700's saddle adjusts a little bit more forward than the Schwinn IC4 bike. So, the IC3 might have a similar adjustment range to the IC4, but I can't say for sure since I haven't been on it.
  17. Do you have to reach further to the handle bars with the Schwinn Ic4 bike compared to the Sole sb700??
  18. Unfortunately, we don't have the Schwinn IC3 bike in our studio, but when I use the Sole SB700 I have the handles just about all the way back towards the seat and the seat back a few notches. I'm about 5'1". There are only a few bikes that have too far of a reach for me but they all have touch screens and only up/down adjustability in the handlebars. Both of these bikes however have 4 adjustment points, the seat and handles adjust up/down, and forward/back, which is better for fitting a wider range of users.
  19. I apologize, I completely forgot to add links to our reviews of these treadmills. Here's the Assault Runner Elite, NordicTrack 2450, Sole F80, and Horizon 7.8AT. Here's also the NordicTrack 1750, Sole F63, and Horizon T101. We are updating the reviews for both of the NordicTrack treadmills to include the new 2022 models, so these are the 2021 models still FYI. Hopefully, this gives you a bit more information about each of these treadmills.
  20. Flat-belt manual treadmills are much smaller than curved-belt manual treadmills and are meant for walking only. They do save a lot of space, and most have a deck that folds up, plus they're typically a lot lighter than curved-belt treadmills and they can be quieter too. They are however significantly cheaper, so you won't be getting the same level of quality as a curved-belt manual treadmill. You could check out the Stamina Inmotion T900 Treadmill and there are a number of manual treadmills from Sunny Health & Fitness that all offer different features. Just forewarning that if you're hoping for a treadmill like the Woodway, you'll probably find these options underwhelming. Some of the quietest motorized treadmills we've tested are the NordicTrack 2450, NordicTrack 1750, the Sole F80, Sole F63, the Horizon 7.8 AT, and Horizon T101. All of these treadmills have worked really well for us, and we haven't had problems with any of these brands' customer service. The NordicTrack Treadmills have the softest cushioning for shock absorption, while the Sole treadmills feel firmer to use but still provide good shock absorption. The Horizon Treadmills' cushioning is in between these other treadmills. It feels soft underfoot, just not quite as soft as NordicTrack. The treadmills from Sole and Horizon have simple LCD consoles that come with preprogrammed workouts, while the NordicTrack treadmills include attached touch screens and are enabled with the interactive training program, iFit. iFit requires a monthly subscription to access the full library of guided workouts. You don't need iFit to use either the NordicTrack 2450 or the 1750 though. All of these models should handle the level of use you're looking to do, well. Although you'll probably get a bit more use out of the higher-end options from each of these brands, which are the NordicTrack 2450, Sole F80, and Horizon 7.8 AT. All of these treadmills fold up when they're not in use and have incline options. The NordicTrack treadmills also decline. Please let me know if you have any more questions!
  21. I can’t really tell by the videos available on their site but can you tell which one would not be so far of a reach from the seat to handle bars even after bringing them to the closest adjustment?
  22. It would be great to make a video showing the traditional back squat and the front squat.
  23. I'm not well-versed in which treadmills are good and which ones aren't. The important factors for me are durability, quietness, good shock absorption, and good customer service by the company. Based on the above factors, will you please share your recommendations for the Flat-belt manual treadmill as well as a couple of motorized options? I think that having the full picture will help me to make a better decision. I'll look into the Assault Runner Elite that you've mentioned. Thank you in advance for your help.
  24. Thanks for this information. Since you're comfortable with walking on a curved manual treadmill, then I would recommend the AssaultRunner Elite. It is lighter than the Trueform Trainer so it will most likely be a lot easier to get upstairs. We haven't tested the Trueform Trainer so we can't speak to its durability, but the AssaultRunner Elite in our experience is extremely durable and should handle that level of use with ease. We've never had any issues with Assault's customer service either. Before knowing how comfortable you are with using a curved manual treadmill, I was going to recommend some flat-belt manual treadmills but they're much smaller and don't sound like something you're looking for. With whichever curved manual treadmill you decide to go with, I would highly suggest placing a mat underneath it and placing it on carpet, if you're able. Both of these should help absorb some of the sound from the treadmill.
  25. Both of these bikes are great options. I would say if you want to clip into the pedals, the Schwinn IC3 has hybrid pedals to either clip in or strap into the toe cages, so I would go with that one. If you don't want to clip in and want a bike with a more extensive warranty, then go with the Sole SB700, it has a lifetime warranty for the frame.
  26. For someone who is not interested in a magnetic resistance bike which one would you recommend??
  27. When using the manual mode on the Nordic Track S22i bike what should a typical total mile or speed that I should be aiming for?
  28. I've used the Woodway Curved treadmill at my former gym (Pre-Covid Pandemic). I'm very comfortable walking on the curved treadmill. I will be walking 5 x per week on this treadmill for approximately 30-45 minutes per session. The Woodway Curve treadmill I used seemed rather quiet. I'm open to other suggestions on models but I was very set on the manual treadmill. I'm looking forward to your suggestions. Thank you in advance.
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