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Old 27th August 2016, 09:47   #151
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I am also looking for Welcare 2222 model. Seems to be perfect for home use. Any reviews would be good. Please advice.
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Old 27th August 2016, 10:45   #152
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If you're thinking of buying a treadmill, be sure to check out homefitnessdirect.com. Bought a Physique brand treadmill from them 5 years back. Regular use and has been largely trouble-free. Only one issue cropped up last year with some circuit or something, which was fixed within 3 days for 3k or something.

Always buy a treadmill with incline (really helps build stamina) and shock absorption (easier on your knees).

Best part about Home Fitness Direct is their outstanding after-sales quality. Good team of technicians always on the field. I recently bought another piece of equipment from them (weights machine).
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Guys.. I need some advice. I am planning to buy a treadmill for my house and after numerous reviews have shortlisted Sole F63 which costs 98,000/- rupees. However, while trying out the treadmill in Afton showroom, I made a mistake in trying out a higher model, F80 which costs around 1,40,000/- rupees. The difference in build quality is apparent and since it is a long term investment, i am in a dilemma. F80 is a big stretch of my budget and hence this post.

Has any member had any experience with Sole F63 and F80 treadmills? I would like to know if it is worth its price and also any inputs regarding service by Afton in Chennai since they are the dealers.

For information, the F63 foldable treadmill comes with 3 CHP DC motor, 5 year warranty on the motor (the only company which offers this), 20x60 inch belt which is ideal since my son is 6'3" tall and any shorter length belt would not be suitable for him. The F80 comes with 3.5 CHP motor and 22x60 inches belt. Both come with adequate features though the F80 comes with a bigger 9 inch LCD display which is quite attractive. Any input would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.
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Guys.. I need some advice. I am planning to buy a treadmill for my house and after numerous reviews have shortlisted Sole F63 which costs 98,000/- rupees.... . The F80 comes with 3.5 CHP motor and 22x60 inches belt. Both come with adequate features though the F80 comes with a bigger 9 inch LCD display which is quite attractive. Any input would be deeply appreciated. Thanks.
My suggestion - stay with the cheaper one. Most of the 'features' you will not use.

After flood damage, I upgraded m my afton treadmill to a 4 hp motor for 12 K. You can do that if that floats your boat. Functionally, the LCD screen is useless, IMO.

All that having been said, congratulations on your new F80!

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Thanks sridhu. You are asking me to stick to the cheaper option and congratulating me on the costlier option
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Thanks sridhu. You are asking me to stick to the cheaper option and congratulating me on the costlier option
With me, in a contest between the heart & the head, the heart wins every time! No contest at all.

Hence the felicitations on the f80!
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With me, in a contest between the heart & the head, the heart wins every time! No contest at all.

Hence the felicitations on the f80!
F80 it is . It came home yesterday and an awesome piece of equipment. I needed to thank you first for the wishes.
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F80 it is . It came home yesterday and an awesome piece of equipment. I needed to thank you first for the wishes.


Enjoy the treadmill.

We also found out later - these are absolutely great for drying clothes!
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Friends, I have an unused Treadmill less than an year old (Bangalore North). First I thought of putting it on 'Give Away' thread as I absolutely have no time to attend to calls and negotiate etc. But wifee is totally against that idea. Just posting the details here, if anyone is interested, please have a check. Its not a classified post but a desire to see that space empty. This was bought after a month long cross checking multiple brands and reviews.

Reason for selling : I joined a runner's group after buying this last year. Already attended couple of 10k runs in the city too. Also invested in Garmin Vivosmart HR+, Nike Runners shoe, lots of Dri-Fit T shirts and Shorts. So, once you start running outdoors, treadmill is a serious compromise ! Its been unused for over 6 months. Personally, it's a pain to see something unused after spending so much time searching for the right one and paying for it

Goprofitness Motorized Treadmill : L-630A
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Reviving al old thread.

The treadmill at my place is having a series of issues. Its basically a second hand machine bought about a couple of years back (the previous owner said it was sparingly used and bought 6 months back). Its a chinese brand so the issues are apparent.

Firstly the circuit board conked off, got it repaired. Then the motor gave away. Unable to source the motor online. The service centre guys assured an identical replacement and will cost 7.5k. The catch is the belt also needs to be replaced along with the motor as per the service guys. Total cost would be 10K. Is it worth it?

I checked a couple of treadmills at selected stores and at Decathalon. The starting price is around 30-35k. Alternatively enquired at a few local gyms, the cheapest membership was 6K annual. Hence is a dilemma. Should I buy a new treadmill or opt for gym membership.

My earlier stints with gyms has been not so great. That's precisely why I opted for a treadmill at home. Would an elliptical be an alternative to treadmill. Need to seriously start weight reduction.
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Reviving al old thread.

The treadmill at my place is having a series of issues.
This might seem OT but hear me out.

Background - I am 36 and been fighting with weight issues since I was a teenager. Gym worked wonders in my late teens and early twenties but now, not so much.

From your post, I get the feeling you have a similar situation. My apologies, if you are not that old.

My suggestion - Research on Ketogenic Diet. It works and it is awesome (easier for non-vegetarians). I believe we have a thread on it right on this forum.

Secondly, all you need is HIIT for 3 days for 20 minutes and that is enough to build muscle and lose fat. Treadmill and other cardio equipment are good only for the heart, to build stamina not for losing weight per se. The choice is yours.
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Hi All,

Sort of reviving this thread

I was looking for a threadmill for home use for my wife and me.
I did some basic google research and am pretty confused with not a lot of trustable reviews and information available.

I have come across 7 different companies based on online research - Sole / BH Fitness / Home Fitness Direct / Stayfit / Aeroflot / Alton and Powermax. I am based out of Bangalore and visited a couple of showrooms as well (Stayfit / Powermax and Home Fitness Direct).

I see good reviews for Home Fitness Direct threadmill on this forum.

Of all the companies, Powermax seems to be the most value for money. Not sure about the long term reliability though. I see some decent reviews for this brand on Amazon. Anyone here who have tried their threadmills?

Stayfit seems more expensive than the competition.

The owner of the home fitness direct was not there when I visited their showroom, so, i would visit them again.

I am looking for a 2 to 3 CHP machine (5 to 6 HP peak) with a capacity of 120kg’s. I am 80 kg’s and the tallest person in the house is 5 feet 11 inches. Would prefer a machine with a bigger belt (Length and width). Do help if any of you have any suggestions on this.

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I have an afton basic motorised treadmill that has been lying unused for about 5-6years now. I want to get it up and running. Anything I need to do, or be careful of?
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