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My 7-yr-old daughter loves playing on the bars at the playground--I'm not sure what they are called, just a simple horizontal bar that she can roll over on, like a single parallel bar about 4 ft off the ground. Where can I get one for her? All I see on the web are very expensive gym sets, things that need to be set in concrete. I've looked at chin-up bars for doorways, but most of them wouldn't allow her to rotate all the way over and around the bar. Suggestions? Karen
We have an elliptical which we loved, until it started clunking. That was 6 months ago and we miss the ease of exercising in the basement. I took enough casing off to know it's not something stupidly simple. I've seen a van that says it does repairs at home of exercise equipment. I couldn't get the numbers, though. Any recommendations? Or places to warn away from? I tried yelp, to no avail. thanks anon
Hello, Has anyone out there tried to have their treadmill repaired? My mother in law has a Nordic Trak treadmill that isn't working too well. She's called Sears and they'll come out at look at it but we wanted to see if there was another alternative. Need to Walk
Hi there - I have decided that I should finally start exercising. I hate jogging and am the worst at getting to classes. So, maybe a treadmill. Before I put money into something I might once again not stick with (I have wasted a lot of money in my life signing up for stuff and not doing it, I'd like to rent or borrow a small (has to be small if there's such a thing) treadmill which I could try for a month. Any ideas out there of a place that will rent or give loaners? Also, suggestions for something other than a treadmill (that's small) are welcome. Thanks. I can do this!
Ideally, our fitness activities are both physically and emotionally rewarding. Think back when you were a kid. What did you love to do? Play games? Ride your bike? Swim? Take lessons, like dance or gymnastics?
If you loved playing games, then tennis, racketball, or an adult soccer or softball league might be a good fit for you. If you loved to bike or swim, get back into that activity. If you liked lessons, than finding a club/studio with great classes would be good for you.
Also think about the social aspects of various fitness activities. Some of us like, in fact cherish, exercising without any social interaction. Runners and swimmer fall into this category. Others of us like and need to be part of a group. Teams and classes will provide this phychological component.
If you decide that a treadmill is the way to go, lots of people have them and never use them for more than a clothes rack. Buy one used, so you're not going to feel guilty if you end up not using it.
Helene Byrne author, ''Exercise After Pregnancy: How to Look and Feel Your Best''
Hi, I saw some very old (1998) recommendations on the web site for related items (rower, etc.) but nothing recent. I would like to purchase a home exercise machine, and from what I've read it sounds like the elliptical machine will do the trick.
Has anyone looked into, or purchased one recently? How much did you have to spend, to get a ''decent'' one? Any recommendations for brands, features, web sites to purchase, etc.? If you have one, do you like yours, and would you recommend that others get one (and/or get your brand specifically)?
Thanks for any & all pointers & tips. Never been in a gym; time to exercise!
I put on quite a bit of weight with my second child and would like to start exercising soon. With a 2.5 year-old and a newborn, I need an activity that I can do at home while they are both asleep. I'd love to hear from people that use a particular videotape or exercise machine. Anita
I would like to buy an exercise machine to use at home, something which would give me a good work-out without trashing my already troublesome knees. I have used Stairmaster, stationary bikes, rowing machines, etc. at a gym, but would like to try having a machine at home. I just can't fit in the gym visits at this point in my life, but want to get in shape and kick those few lingering pounds from my pregnancy. What has worked or not worked for you? Please suggest brands if you have found something that worked (or not!), and price would help, too. Anyone used Health Rider? What do you think? I'd really appreciate any advice! Mary
Buyers beware! It appears that NordicTrac no longer maintains a customer service department (or indeed, any public contact via the telephone at all). Though I love both products, I don't know how I'll ever be able to repair my rower and make it functional again.
If anyone has had a positive experience, or knows how I can communicate this experience to NordicTrac, please share it. I would be very interested. Catherine (11/98)
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