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I wouldn't recommend buying a cheap treadmill (unless its for a dog). 

 

ETA - there is a place you can rent gym stuff, I don't know anything about it but maybe you could rent a decent machine for less than the cost of buying one (your probably looking at £150-£200 for a cheap and crappy treadmill at best) 

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Forgot the positive info I had :)
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15 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

It's for me. I am too poor to afford anything unless it's cheap.

I can let you have an excellent exercise bike for around £120

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Just now, Neil Down said:

I can let you have an excellent exercise bike for around £120

I need a walking/jogging one, thanks for the offer though.

 

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The NSC has a gym with treadmills, the membership is £30 a month. It's actually great value because you get the gym, the spa & pool (when it's done). 

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7 hours ago, 2bees said:

The NSC has a gym with treadmills, the membership is £30 a month. It's actually great value because you get the gym, the spa & pool (when it's done). 

Too expensive.

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21 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

Too expensive.

Do you squeak when you walk?

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Call me old fashioned but, seriously, what is wrong with running outside in the fresh air? Surely far more agreeable and sociable. Lots of running groups out there who are always happy to welcome new recruits.

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6 minutes ago, woolley said:

Call me old fashioned but, seriously, what is wrong with running outside in the fresh air?

Is this multiple choice?

- The complete absence of "fresh" air;

- Pollution;

- Human beings;

- In a group, you'd have to speak to the other people;

- Dogs;

- Dog poo;

- Human poo if you're in Castletown;

- Bad weather;

- Paranoid of looking like a twat if jogging in front of other people;

- Limited by time of day, I don't like to be outdoors after sunset;

- Diminishing number of places you can go for peace and quiet due to overpopulation;

- Poorly maintained pavements and walkways;

- Noise and inability to hear your music.

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13 minutes ago, Rushen Spy said:

Is this multiple choice?

- The complete absence of "fresh" air;

- Pollution;

- Human beings;

- In a group, you'd have to speak to the other people;

- Dogs;

- Dog poo;

- Human poo if you're in Castletown;

- Bad weather;

- Paranoid of looking like a twat if jogging in front of other people;

- Limited by time of day, I don't like to be outdoors after sunset;

- Diminishing number of places you can go for peace and quiet due to overpopulation;

- Poorly maintained pavements and walkways;

- Noise and inability to hear your music.

Are you in the Isle of Man or Camden?

ETA: OK. I'll take it on. It's a free country, I guess, but:

- The complete absence of "fresh" air;  Our air is among the best in Europe. Don't run on main roads!

- Pollution;  Our air is among the best in Europe. Don't run on main roads!

- Human beings; Some would consider this a plus, but there are plenty of places where you can run/walk and hardly see a soul if this is your choice.

- In a group, you'd have to speak to the other people;  Yes. It's what people do. But fair dos. Just go alone.

- Dogs;  Ignore them.

- Dog poo; There isn't as much as you might believe, but keep your eyes open.

- Human poo if you're in Castletown;  Really? Avoid Castletown then.

- Bad weather;  Once you're wet you don't get any wetter. If you're cold, run faster. The bath at the end makes it all worthwhile.

- Paranoid of looking like a twat if jogging in front of other people;  Trust me. Nobody cares. Plenty of people look like twats, running or not.

- Limited by time of day, I don't like to be outdoors after sunset; Start in the summer. By winter you'll be hooked and you won't care if it's dark. Or go at lunchtime.

- Diminishing number of places you can go for peace and quiet due to overpopulation; What?! Behave!!

- Poorly maintained pavements and walkways; Pick your feet up. Good for the thighs and calves.

- Noise and inability to hear your music. Well you can wear earphones as many do, but much better to hear the sea and the birdsong. Far more uplifting to the spirit.

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7 hours ago, Rushen Spy said:

Is this multiple choice?

- The complete absence of "fresh" air;

- Pollution;

- Human beings;

- In a group, you'd have to speak to the other people;

- Dogs;

- Dog poo;

- Human poo if you're in Castletown;

- Bad weather;

- Paranoid of looking like a twat if jogging in front of other people;

- Limited by time of day, I don't like to be outdoors after sunset;

- Diminishing number of places you can go for peace and quiet due to overpopulation;

- Poorly maintained pavements and walkways;

- Noise and inability to hear your music.

Peoples luck can’t last forever. Sooner or later somebody will be forced to interact with you...

 

ETA - it’ll give the pigeons a break

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10 hours ago, woolley said:

Call me old fashioned but, seriously, what is wrong with running outside in the fresh air? Surely far more agreeable and sociable. Lots of running groups out there who are always happy to welcome new recruits.

I prefer the gym because it's warm & you can go for a cycle and run and weight train without too much effort :) Which is a bit contrary but so am I.

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How sad that you feel you cannot run outside in our beautiful countryside.

It is much better for you than being on a treadmill plus the treadmill will end up being a glorified clothes basket within weeks.

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