• Upgrades have been completed! Including conversations, 😁😎🏀⚾⚽ Emojis and more.. Read more



BEST EXERCISE MACHINE?????

buffydog

Silver Member
S: 13st8lb G: 10st0lb
#1
I want to buy myself a exercise machine, rowing/running or skiing.
Only have room for 1 and would like to know which gives the best workout, best value for money etc...........
Don`t want to spend too much, i also want 1 that i won`t get too bored of.
Any ideas???????
 
Get Rid of this ad and join in on the conversation for free today! Tap here!

Taz

Spam Hunter
S: 17st12lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 5st8lb(31.2%)
#2
If you only get one you will probably get bored of it anyway! Most equipment folds up for easy storage so you may find you have room for more than one item. Personally I'd go for the rower as I love them
 

buffydog

Silver Member
S: 13st8lb G: 10st0lb
#4
these were the 2 machnes i was trying 2 pick 1 of.
Is elliptical the same as a cross trainer?????????
 

toller-girl

constantly confused
S: 12st11lb C: 12st1lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st10lb(5.59%)
#5
It's similar. I prefer a cross trainer because it has a bit of resistance in it. I find it quite hard to work up a sweat on my strider :)

You can get striders very cheaply on ebay, or check out your local freecycle, I've seen a couple on, and mine will be going on the Sunderland one as soon as I can afford a cross trainer!! :p
 

elle2585

8 t whole wheel of cheese
S: 13st9lb C: 13st6lb G: 11st9lb BMI: 27 Loss: 0st3lb(1.57%)
#8
My mum bought me a lateral thigh trainer, which was fun at first, but then got boring and monotonous.. maybe look for something that you can do more than just the one thing with?
 

elle2585

8 t whole wheel of cheese
S: 13st9lb C: 13st6lb G: 11st9lb BMI: 27 Loss: 0st3lb(1.57%)
#9
p.s. the lateral thigh trainer is now stored away nicely in the garage...
 

magb

Full Member
S: 11st2lb C: 11st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: -0st5lb(-3.21%)
#10
I use a versaclimber and i love it! Works both my arms and legs. It's v tiring though and doesn't half get a sweat on me...sadly i think thats how most exercise is! I think if i would choose a different exercise machine i'd definately go for a cross trainer because you can work on your arms and legs or just legs if you prefer =)
 

magb

Full Member
S: 11st2lb C: 11st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: -0st5lb(-3.21%)
#12
urgh treadmills...i just can't hack them! As soon as i've lost another 7lbs....im going swimming!
 

magb

Full Member
S: 11st2lb C: 11st7lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 23.1 Loss: -0st5lb(-3.21%)
#14
have to agree with you! theres nothing more boring than staring at the same spot, i just cant make myself run in public...maybe when im a little more confident! I like to exercise with music on, makes it a tad more fun i suppose =D
 

buffydog

Silver Member
S: 13st8lb G: 10st0lb
#15
just found out a relative has got elliptical trainer in there garage, so i can have it for free...........that`s made the decision for me...lol
I would love to go for a run or swimming, but will have to wait until i`ve lost a stone or so.
Thanks for your help
 

elle2585

8 t whole wheel of cheese
S: 13st9lb C: 13st6lb G: 11st9lb BMI: 27 Loss: 0st3lb(1.57%)
#16
Find a lovely park and go for a walk... best machine ever
 

Taz

Spam Hunter
S: 17st12lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 5st8lb(31.2%)
#17
Just want to tell you a problem I faced before I started to lose weight and wanted exercise equipment for at home. Most of the equipment you can buy has a weight limit! All the ones I wanted at the time I was too heavy for! Watch out for that
 

toller-girl

constantly confused
S: 12st11lb C: 12st1lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st10lb(5.59%)
#18
I always worry when people put stuff off until they've lost weight, it sounds like they're putting their lives on hold until they are x size, which is doing themselves short.

I've always wanted to get back into horse riding, and I set myself a goal of being below a certain weight before contacting a stables and asking if I can help with mucking out and things (it's good exercise!) so I can be around horses and get my confidence back.

That weight came and went, and a stone under that I contacted one. They were so lovely, friendly and welcoming, that I'm sure I could've contacted them months ago. What a waste of time waiting to be thinner!

I had other stuff put off until I lost more (skiing lessons and kayaking) but that's scrapped now, and I'm just going to do it - and have fun losing weight!
 

Taz

Spam Hunter
S: 17st12lb C: 12st4lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 5st8lb(31.2%)
#19
I know what you mean TG but sometimes it's about confidence. I would never have started karate when I was at my biggest simply because I didn't have the confidence then. I am still very aware that I am possibly the largest girl there but I'm not quite so worried as I would have been
 

toller-girl

constantly confused
S: 12st11lb C: 12st1lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st10lb(5.59%)
#20
Yup, it's definitely about confidence, but I think you can make yourself more confident by doing things that scare you.

My tendency is to avoid things which are uncomfortable or difficult, and it gets hard because once you start avoiding it makes it almost impossible to start doing it.

When you do confront your fears, it's never as bad as you thought, and it gives you such a boost. The more successful you are at difficult things, the more able you are to deal with anything life throws at you.

I think it's part of the cycle of weight gain as well, kind of 'retreat and eat', and when you stop retreating, you have other ways to feel good and don't NEED to turn to food.

That's just my psycho babbling thoughts though :D
 


Similar threads



Top