Fitness machines. Should I buy one?

@marguicha (212883)
Chile
December 2, 2018 9:27am CST
I was wondering if I should buy one of those fitness machines that you use instead of going for a walk. I thought that I could have it in my room and watch TV while I walk my my place. Usually, my walks end up being theoretical as I have to get ready for them, go before lunch as I take a nap after lunch. And then, the day ends. I sit down mylotting and with that and feeding Luna, there´s not much else to do. A couple of my friends say that they have bought machines but have not used them. Lili uses hers to hang bags with the wool for her work. What is your experience with them? I am no Jane Fonda, but I would like to have better muscles in February, for my trip to Mexico.
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@LadyDuck (450431)
• Switzerland
2 Dec 18
I do not like to exercise inside. All my friend who bought exercise machines stopped using them after at most a couple of weeks. We also have one in the basement that none of us ever use. We like to have a real walk.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
It is not as interesting to walk alone. And much less in a city where there´s only concrete around.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
@CarolDM I don´t expect joy. I just want to prepare my muscles for my trip to Mexico.
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@CarolDM (203482)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Dec 18
@marguicha I enjoy mine on days I can't get out.
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@much2say (53227)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Dec 18
I personally like talking actual walks and seeing my surroundings outside - feeling like I'm going "somewhere". Plus you get some sun and fresh air - maybe greet a few people and pets along the way. I know quite a few people who have had such fitness machines. They can take up a lot of room - and yes, for many it ends up in the corner of the room not getting used anymore. My parents have an old stationary bike (which does take up room) - and they only use it when they think to use it (which is not often).
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
In a city such as mine, there is not much to watch except for concrete
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@much2say (53227)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Dec 18
@marguicha How about even walking to the store - getting errands done by foot?
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
@much2say I´m going that but it is not enough.
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@amnabas (13743)
• Karachi, Pakistan
2 Dec 18
Yes sure go get one
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
They are not that expensive.
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• Cuddalore, India
2 Dec 18
I love cycling instead of workouts.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
I just want to walk.
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• Cuddalore, India
2 Dec 18
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• United States
2 Dec 18
I definitely prefer walks over a treadmill. But in the winter time its hard to get alot of walks in due to the cold. So it might not be too bad to get one.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
There´s no nice place to walk here at any season.
• Surabaya, Indonesia
2 Dec 18
Apparently you are very fond of sports, and that is very good And since when you like to exercise
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
I am not fond at all of sports. That´s why I´m thinking of this.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
@DAMARWULAN303 I just want to have my muscles back. I already lost the battle with wrinkles
• Surabaya, Indonesia
3 Dec 18
@marguicha Sport is very good for health, especially for women, because by the way we exercise their skin won't wrinkle quickly, and will always look beautiful in their old days
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@youless (111991)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Dec 18
If you have a big room and this kind of machine is not very expensive, that's fine. But I personally don't want to have it at home as I prefer to do exercises outdoor much more. It is much more interesting. Doing exercises on a machine indoor will make me feel bored.
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@youless (111991)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Dec 18
@marguicha Then I hope you will take good advantage of it
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
5 Dec 18
@youless I hope so too.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
It could be fitted in my room.
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@Juliaacv (47696)
• Canada
2 Dec 18
Like your friend, I have always used exercise machines in our home for hanging items from as opposed to using them the way in which they were intended. Have you considered taking out a trial membership to a facility to see if you can even afford the time to use this equipment?
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
Where I live, there´s only concrete sidewalks around. No parks, no clean air. My friend does not use the exercise machine, but she does not walk either. And she is very overweighed.
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@Juliaacv (47696)
• Canada
2 Dec 18
@marguicha I have to admit myself that the past week or two I have not walked as much as I'd like to. But I am having some pain with my feet, and I'm not sure what has caused that.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
@Juliaacv My feet hurt too.
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• United States
3 Dec 18
I had one of those machines a long time ago and at first I used it all the time. As time went on it became just another thing to hang clothes on.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
5 Dec 18
If my feet and legs get better, it will be worth the cost.
@JudyEv (321086)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Dec 18
This was our idea too. We hired one and used it quite regularly but once we bought it we stopped! Go figure. But it is something you can do while you watch TV.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
I was thinking of that. I already know that I will only walk 3 or 4 blocks occasionally. So, if the machine is in my room in front of the TV, I might watch TV for 2 minutes first and then for 3 at a time. I need to get my legs back before February.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
@JudyEv I checked. Hiring a machine is so expensive that if you get it for 3 months it costs as much as if you buy a not so sophisticated one. I want a normal walker, not one that has lots of extra devices.
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@JudyEv (321086)
• Rockingham, Australia
3 Dec 18
@marguicha Is it an option to hire one to see if you'll use it? Although we did this, bought it then stopped using it.
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@NJChicaa (114873)
• United States
2 Dec 18
Walking on treadmills bores the hell out of me.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
I would not start walking half an hour.
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@CarolDM (203482)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Dec 18
I bought an inexpensive one a few months ago for the days the weather does not cooperate to get out for a walk.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
I can place it in my bedroom in front of the big TV
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
@CarolDM I do as much as I can.
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@CarolDM (203482)
• Nashville, Tennessee
2 Dec 18
@marguicha That would work.
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@Davictech (195)
2 Dec 18
Walking out will be the best. Boringness will be far from you and the excitement that you will get from there might even make you walk than you expected
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
@Davictech Thank you.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
My feet hurt and my muscles have problems. I want to start to walk maybe 3 minutes and then 4. I have to rehabilitate my legs.
3 Dec 18
@marguicha oh, hope you believe in prayer I pray every rehabilitation that needs to take place in your leg, your muscles begins to take place now in Jesus name.
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@Karenmm (881)
• Nairobi, Kenya
6 Dec 18
I prefer you walk outside and not on a machine indoors.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
8 Dec 18
I´m considering that too.
@redurnet (1800)
• United Kingdom
3 Dec 18
I think they are good if you have limited time (as you say you can multitask when using the machine) or if you want to build up your stamina as you can adjust the difficulty unlike if you just went outdoors running or walking.
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
3 Dec 18
I just want to be able to walk without pain.
@Icydoll (36725)
• India
2 Dec 18
I prefer walking outside In the fresh air..
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@marguicha (212883)
• Chile
2 Dec 18
There´s only pollution in my city