Help me pick a piece of home exercise equipment under $250
December 10, 2010 5:31 PM Subscribe
Looking to get an inexpensive (less than $250, ideally less than $200) piece of exercise equipment to use at home over the next several months of chemo.
posted by scody to health & fitness (31 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I've become much less active while going through treatment, and (with my doctors' blessings) I'd like to reverse that trend. I do a little yoga at home and try to walk the dogs daily, but I know I need more exercise than that. I can't go to the gym on a regular basis, and between the shorter days and the particular geography of my neighborhood, taking longer walks isn't really practical. So I'd like to get something -- probably either a stationary bike or a manual treadmill -- to keep my body moving but won't break the bank, take up all the space in our not-very-large living room, or over-exhaust me.
I've looked at a few bikes and treadmills at Amazon that generally seem to fit my parameters (and seem to have generally good customer ratings), but I don't really know which brands are best, etc., so would appreciate any specific suggestions or feedback. Looking to keep it under $200, and definitely not more than $250.