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  • We may be in the market for a new treadmill

    I think I might have broken our treadmill last night. Considering it’s nine years old and has had very little maintenance, I can’t complain at all. It’s a ProForm something or other – perhaps a 550 or 650 S. I can’t tell anymore because the numbers rubbed off long ago.

    I’ll definitely be replacing the treadmill if it really is broken, but since it’s been nearly ten years since I was in the market for one, I need advice: What should I look for? How much should I expect to spend?

    I’m obviously high on ProForm since it’s held up so well, but I’m open to any and all suggestions. Thanks!

    Image credit: Proform C 525 Treadmill at Amazon.


    1. I have been drooling over treadmills for a while now, trying to talk myself into getting one. During my research, I ran into this website (http://www.treadmilladviser.com/treadmill-ratings.html) and thought it might help you in your search.

    2. Clever Dude says:

      You can find a slew of them on Craigslist. We’re in the market for an elliptical soon and will search used first. Best time is probably in late spring when people get out more and they’ve given up on their resolutions.

    3. +1 for Craigslist.

    4. Chief Family Officer says:

      @madfam – Thanks so much for the link!

      @Clever Dude & MBH – Hm, I did look but nothing so far. Thanks for the idea!

    5. ColombianCoffee says:

      My husband and I discussed a treadmill and decided on an elliptical machine as it works more muscles and is easier on your knees in the long run, which is important.