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Anyone bought a cross trainer from Argos (or similar)?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
As above! There's a few on there under £150 but are they really any good? It's just for the house, so it doesn't have to be a super duper all sing, all dancing one! Has anyone bought any of these (they're mainly Pro Fitness, V-Fit and Davina ones)? What are they like? Not expecting much for £100 odd but as long as it doesn't arrive and look like it'll blow over?!
Or am I better off looking on ebay?
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
I cant say that I have bought one from Argos - BUT I do know that a few of the local gyms frequently sell these when they replace their stock.... And for reasonable prices too.

Whilst I know what you mean about not expecting much for £100, I would be inclined to see some in the local gyms, or at the very least ask them?

What do you recon?

They look a bit flimsy some of them......
#2
cloudthecat
I cant say that I have bought one from Argos - BUT I do know that a few of the local gyms frequently sell these when they replace their stock.... And for reasonable prices too.

Whilst I know what you mean about not expecting much for £100, I would be inclined to see some in the local gyms, or at the very least ask them?

What do you recon?

They look a bit flimsy some of them......


I just phoned mine... She spoke to me like I'd gone round at Christmas and spat in her eye!!! Seems they don't do it! There looks to be a lot of good deals on ebay, but what to look for... hydraulic, air resistance...?! All I know is the ones in the gym have things you stand on and away you go!! Ahhhh!
#3
I'm keeping an eye out too. I am probably looking at a treadmill. Not sure whether to just go second hand on ebay or locally, think the novelty will soon wear off. lol.
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baffledsalmon;8950141
I just phoned mine... She spoke to me like I'd gone round at Christmas and spat in her eye!!! Seems they don't do it! There looks to be a lot of good deals on ebay, but what to look for... hydraulic, air resistance...?! All I know is the ones in the gym have things you stand on and away you go!! Ahhhh!

What a lovely .... Errrr..... Hmmmm - well you know what the gym lot can be like! LOL! Vainity and politness do not always go hand in hand! ROFL!

Call a coule of other gyms - they dont necessarily have to be close to you, as you are only to an extent using them for their expertise. And just ask them about the bits n bobs that you want and their thoughts. There are LOADS of them about like the Virgin ones, the Fitness First, the old Cannons and so on.....
The resistance is important as you get fitter, and reversable too if they do it so that you can exercise both sets of muscles in the back of the legs.
Obviously the more bits you get the greater the price, they will all be electric so will all have different speeds and programmes and so on.
E-Bay is a start, but I would be inclined to call a few more gyms and hope you dont get eaten or bitten by any more vain pretencious old.... LOL! xxxxxxxx
#5
cloudthecat
What a lovely .... Errrr..... Hmmmm - well you know what the gym lot can be like! LOL! Vainity and politness do not always go hand in hand! ROFL!

Call a coule of other gyms - they dont necessarily have to be close to you, as you are only to an extent using them for their expertise. And just ask them about the bits n bobs that you want and their thoughts. There are LOADS of them about like the Virgin ones, the Fitness First, the old Cannons and so on.....
The resistance is important as you get fitter, and reversable too if they do it so that you can exercise both sets of muscles in the back of the legs.
Obviously the more bits you get the greater the price, they will all be electric so will all have different speeds and programmes and so on.
E-Bay is a start, but I would be inclined to call a few more gyms and hope you dont get eaten or bitten by any more vain pretencious old.... LOL! xxxxxxxx


Thanks for the advice! Repped!
#6
I was going to buy a cross trainer 2 years ago - and a friend suggested I rented one first. I called around and found a place that rented them for £35 for 8 weeks. It was the best idea ever btw as I only used it for 3 weeks lol.


Maybe think about doing that first before spending money on a clothes horse!!
#7
bossyboots
I was going to buy a cross trainer 2 years ago - and a friend suggested I rented one first. I called around and found a place that rented them for £35 for 8 weeks. It was the best idea ever btw as I only used it for 3 weeks lol.


Maybe think about doing that first before spending money on a clothes horse!!


Good idea! The reason I thought about getting my own is because I go on the one in the gym for an hour 4 x a week and really enjoy it. However, I'm not sure whether I'd appreciate it staring at me whilst I was at home and making me feel guilty! Maybe I'll look at renting!
#8
baffledsalmon
Good idea! The reason I thought about getting my own is because I go on the one in the gym for an hour 4 x a week and really enjoy it. However, I'm not sure whether I'd appreciate it staring at me whilst I was at home and making me feel guilty! Maybe I'll look at renting!


Definitely look into it. This is the place I rented from http://www.fitnesstakeaway.com/hiremain.htm just to give you an idea of prices - though obviously gone up a little since I rented from them - but I think its a good idea to rent as you will have it for a good few weeks......................and will know if you want one for good:thumbsup:
#9
ROFL!!! What a good idea!!!

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bossyboots;8950272
I was going to buy a cross trainer 2 years ago - and a friend suggested I rented one first. I called around and found a place that rented them for £35 for 8 weeks. It was the best idea ever btw as I only used it for 3 weeks lol.


Maybe think about doing that first before spending money on a clothes horse!!
#10
baffledsalmon
Good idea! The reason I thought about getting my own is because I go on the one in the gym for an hour 4 x a week and really enjoy it. However, I'm not sure whether I'd appreciate it staring at me whilst I was at home and making me feel guilty! Maybe I'll look at renting!


how about you go on it a little bit longer every day then that way you wont need to exercise when you get home
#11
numptyj
how about you go on it a little bit longer every day then that way you wont need to exercise when you get home


Or, the days I don't want to go to the gym, I can do it at home :thumbsup:
#12
my brother bought me one from argos when i was at college, my room had wooden flooring and everyone downstairs could hear me using it :roll: only used it a few times then moved to uni i havent seen it since then
#13
baffledsalmon
Or, the days I don't want to go to the gym, I can do it at home :thumbsup:


just trying to offer constructive advice.

Enjoy spending your money on a gym you don't want to go to and a machine you will get bored of after a month :thumbsup:
#14
numptyj
just trying to offer constructive advice.

Enjoy spending your money on a gym you don't want to go to and a machine you will get bored of after a month :thumbsup:


How do I not want to go to the gym when I go 4 times a week? You may wish to read :thumbsup:
#15
How about a Kirsty KG (Kirsty Gallagher or however her name is spelt). I have a Kirsty KG Exercise Bike and it is really good.

Argos also have some good deals on at the moment, Reebok Edge Cross Trainer was £399 now £179, Reebok Edge Combo Cycle and Cross Trainer was £449.89 now £199.89. The Davina ones are meant to be pretty good too.
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If you get one, you need to have it in front of a TV so you can watch Corry or whatever when you workout. You'd soon get very bored if you had nothing to keep you amused at the same time. I had an exercise bike and I used it a lot in the front room as I could watch TV at the same time.

Decathlon do good exercise gear if you have one near you also
#17
toprevs is a good site for comparisons

a little late but hope it helps

Edited By: sunnypiyauk on Sep 05, 2014 19:34
#18
I bought one on ebay. Got much better spec than Argos cheap'uns, for very little money. There's loads of them listed because they do become clothes horses for many people. Will sell it on ebay when I get sick of it and probably make my money back. The prices seem pretty stable and I paid very little for it in the first place.

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