Working @ 100 Calories Per Hour
I'm new to the forum and I found your write-up here by doing a search. I was discretely trying to put a tread only in my office without anyone knowing it. Most of the time nobody comes in my office and I wanted to have this freedom to walk and work without having to really explain it to people. I needed a good idea for something discreet where I can put it out of the way when I'm either not in my office (have a small office) or when I want to just sit. I had a few questions in relation to the particular treadmill (Horizon fitness) that you used.
I was astounded and amused how you found a treadmill that you didn't have to put together and you used it as is. I took a look at the instruction manual link you left there and studied steps that you said you did and seen which ones you skipped. I had some questions and wanted you opinion on what I was thinking of doing. Where did you put the display as you walked? Is the cord long enough where the dashboard can be either hung on the wall or somehow discretely putting it somewhere pertinent to be able to use it?
Also, I noted that this treadmill is a fold-up kind so does it have the ability to be folded up without the skipped steps. I'm trying to determine before I buy this whether I can fold it up out of the way. I work in a situation where no one would know that I have it. I have really had issues sitting for long periods - it affects me in a negative way. My last question concerning the treadmill is from looking at this model and pricing of it, it's actually more expensive than the upgrade model and wondered if you thought the upgraded model would be able to do the say as this model you brought. If I don't put the exact name here now - I will send this off to you and come back and try to put the instruction manual and the Treadmill title - it's the same as this one, but I think the improved model has more horsepower, but cheaper, which doesn't make sense. I think I saw this one for near $400 and the model you speak of for $500. I don't have that kind of money--wish I had a sponsor or a rich uncle, one or the two. One thing I know is that I am going to get this weight off once and for all. I hope to hear your thoughts on this. In final, I thought of using this treadmill you speak of (the tread part with the Kangaroo desk which is a freestanding piece that sits on your sitdown desk, is not attached to anything and you can put your monitor on it, keyboard and mouse and when you want to stand, you just put it up and it adjusts to your height. Pretty neat, but very expensive.
Thanks for listening and your idea was pretty much the best I've heard for what I was looking for!
I found your points helpful. I'm trying to go through craigslist and see what's available in my area, and what it seems to come down to is I want a used treadmill for something under $300, but it has to lend itself to removing the top part. I had a chance perhaps to buy this:
A "space saver" type, a Healthrider S150 Softrider, and although it looks like a decent unit, I am concerned that I won't be able to remove the top part readily.
So, what would seem valuable is if we generally could put together a list of models, both used and new, where buyers report that they have been able to successfully remove the top part of the treadmill, thus facilitating building pretty much any kind of desk.
I guess if there is a second list of models that can retain the top part but nicely lend themselves to laying a board of some sort across, that might be valuable too.