Reebok I-run treadmill RRP £499 down to £269. @ Argos
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Reebok I-run treadmill RRP £499 down to £269. @ Argos

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Found 16th Apr 2010
I've been looking to buy this treadmill, as the reviews seem pretty good.

finally down in price -
RRP £499 down to £269.

At this price, it's available in white, blue or pink.



* Mains powered.

* Speed 14km.

* Manual elevation 2 section adjustment.

* Running surface (H)40, (W)120cm

* Hand grip pulse sensor.

* Back lit LCD console feedback with 1 window

* Console feedback on speed, time, calories, distance.

* Detail of programmes quick start, 3 manual/target programmes, 3 pre-set programmes.

* Foldable.

* Transportation wheels.

* Gross weight 69kg.

* Maximum user weight 100kg/15.7st.

* Size (H)131, (W)80, (D)161cm.

* Packed flat for partial assembly

* Manufacturer's 2 year guarantee.

42 Comments

could save the money and open a door and walk out then run for free lol

davver99;8383842

could save the money and open a door and walk out then run for free lol



there's always one!

The motor failed on mine after about 18 months moderate use so wouldn't recommend it.

davver99;8383842

could save the money and open a door and walk out then run for free lol



And get mugged or dogs chasing after you!;-)

Mighty Anorak;8384290

And get mugged or dogs chasing after you!;-)



That reminded me of when I got chased by a massive dog across a field when I tried to catch a bus for work in the mornin, it wasn't a good start to go to work lol

anyone know of a good crosstrainer at a good price?

63098792;8383963

The motor failed on mine after about 18 months moderate use so wouldn't … The motor failed on mine after about 18 months moderate use so wouldn't recommend it.



but it says it got 2 year warranty..

Stimac98;8384445

That reminded me of when I got chased by a massive dog across a field … That reminded me of when I got chased by a massive dog across a field when I tried to catch a bus for work in the mornin, it wasn't a good start to go to work lol




I bet you caught your bus ok. :thumbsup:

I bought my girlfriend one of these at £300 when they were last on offer.

It's a pretty good treadmill for the price and we've not had any problem with it so far..

Thinking...

its never worth the full price. most retailers have this £350 approx. There is an i-run plus out also.
its a worthy treadmill but quite small. Not ideal for the taller gentleman.
Hint - check out youtube, there is a review of the i-run from connection fitness. Well worth viewing before you take the plunge. :whistling:

*also our local JJB has this upstairs to view* (teesside park)

Stimac98;8384445

That reminded me of when I got chased by a massive dog across a field … That reminded me of when I got chased by a massive dog across a field when I tried to catch a bus for work in the mornin, it wasn't a good start to go to work lol



was that a Bull massive?

63098792;8383963

The motor failed on mine after about 18 months moderate use so wouldn't … The motor failed on mine after about 18 months moderate use so wouldn't recommend it.



Mines failed twice in the space of 8 months. Got my money back in the end.

Avoid if you want to do a good bit of running.

I have the i-run plus. Been power walking on it for the last 6 months with no problems. Not sure it would cope with a decent runner though!

Still voted hot as the deal is a good price for the product!

This is a BRILLIANT machine - you will not be dissapointed...has been excellent getting home from work late and not fancying a cold run!

Had mine for nearly 2 years now and use it for 20 mins every morning Mon-Fri and never had any problems and it's ideal as it folds away if you don't have much space. Would definitely recommend at this price.

Niz;8384765

anyone know of a good crosstrainer at a good price?



for me too

Bought one ages ago from a fitness store for £299 delivered, is a decent piece of kit - folds away well also. I would say for anyone who is quite weak - it is a touch on the heavier side to life and store but it does have wheels so can be kinda rolled around whilst in its standing position. Not the fastest machine either - top speed is about 9mph I think off the top of my head...

Worth £269 for sure - lot better than some of the cheapo kit out there at similar prices.

Niz;8384765

anyone know of a good crosstrainer at a good price?



There's this lot:
connection-fitness.co.uk/Cro…spx

Don't know how the prices compare though

davver99;8383842

could save the money and open a door and walk out then run for free lol



true. depends where you live tho.

If you live in a busy/wet area in the UK, its not very pleasant. Plus, treadmills, i've found are much less taxing on your knees.

I bought this when it was on offer at Christmas for £249.99. I also bought the Reebok iTrainer Cross trainer at half price for £174.99 from Argos too.

Good pieces of kit for the money :thumbsup:

bought mine from argos over a year ago for about this price and paid an extra £40 to extend warranty to 4 years
i am 6'3" and weigh between 15.5 - 16 stone depending on whether i am training or not. Training regularly at moment at top speed for 45 min every other day on it
i have had no problems with mine but worth extending the warranty if you still can as these motors only have a life span of about 2 years ( i found this out after speaking to experts when my last one packed in)
i dont fold mine as its in the garage - regular folding may loosen belt which can be a pain and cause problems

i know some people say why not go for a run - not always possible with young kids so running machines are handy when you are tied to the house

Banned

Maximum speed is only 14km/h it says?

Not very fast if you are doing fartlek training, which is the best way to burn calories on a treadmill.

These are low spec budget treadmills with a Reebok brand slapped onto them.

If you want to get a good treadmill closer to gym standard, then it'll be £250 down the drain. Some people may find them to be OK, but imo its much better to save up and get a better treadmill (belt width, size, motor, user weight, console, speed, etc) at around £500-600. Tunturi's are great for that sort of price and will last a lot longer too.

Mine has been brilliant over the couple of years i've had mine :touch wood:

I also find it ample fast enough for the average user, and also the belt is certainly wide enough for me, a 30 years old male, average build but only 5' 7"

The longer it works, the better cos I love it.

Had one of these and it had to go back, but not because there's anything wrong with it as such - just not great for us shorties, it's a pretty big and heavy machine when you are only 5ft and need to fold it/move it into position before use each day, almost dropped it on my head a few times before deciding to send it back - other than that it was a good machine though and I still miss it

bought this treadmill two years ago from argos for £299 and had no problems with it ,on the fastest pace it gives me just as good as a sprint as my local gym,
been using it an hour a day for the last two years plus what my girlfriend uses and ha dno problems

It will end up an expensive clothes hanger in most cases ;0)

This is ok if you're just looking to do a bit of exercise to stay healthy I suppose, but if you plan on actually training hard and reaching a decent level this is no good to you. And if you are looking to lose weight the worst thing you can do is steady state cardio, sorry if that bothers you, but it's true.

fctilidie;8388388

It will end up an expensive clothes hanger in most cases ;0)This is ok if … It will end up an expensive clothes hanger in most cases ;0)This is ok if you're just looking to do a bit of exercise to stay healthy I suppose, but if you plan on actually training hard and reaching a decent level this is no good to you. And if you are looking to lose weight the worst thing you can do is steady state cardio, sorry if that bothers you, but it's true.



Is running not good for losing weight? What exercises are good for losing weight?

shaunpriest;8388470

Is running not good for losing weight? What exercises are good for … Is running not good for losing weight? What exercises are good for losing weight?



Running is, but its not the whole answer. Just as glib stupid sentences like "stead state cardio" doesn't work, complete BS.

The blunt truth is, for most people, to change their body shape is a long tedious process.
Its a lifestyle change, not a 6 week program. Depending on your needs (you want to run a marathon, cycle, be competitive at sports like football or just lose weight) normal cardio workouts like this are a constituent part.

Most people need to eat waaaaayyyy less than they do, certainly over 30. This is the largest factor in my straw survey of offices workers I've studied alongside me over the years who do try to get in shape.
You could do slow intensity stuff, long walks. A 3 mile fast paced walk will burn calories for e.g. But weights are also useful as strong muscles burn calories even as you sleep.
You should consider mixing it up, in order to stave off bordom. I do the walks (evenings), I do runs on the treadmill at lunch. Weights. Street running, 5 and 10k's. Cycle rides of 40-60 miles. Sometimes to work in the summer. I play football. Occasionally I will drop into a spin class or body pump class just for a change. The key though, is to eat right, and keep the exercise consistently. Also beware that most people have anything from a 3month to 1 year build up to a decent level where it doesn't "hurt".

It's a minefield, and there is no one size fits all approach. The largest part is your desire for change, and to keep food and drink intake under control and exercise regularly. It doesn't have to be HIT, low intensity will do, but you need some high intensity and resistance work in the mix.

Good luck.

14 kmh is plenty fast enough for most people as this equates to a 3 hour marathon time. I wish people would not be so synical on this website, it is getting tedious. It is not always easy to get out running ( I also have young children ) A treadmill can sometimes be the only answer, Great Deal!

gym membership for 1 year wouldn't be that much more, excuse to get out of the house and equipment takes up space.

this product is cheap because nobody is buying it at full RRP!

hwangeruk;8388791

Running is, but its not the whole answer. Just as glib stupid sentences … Running is, but its not the whole answer. Just as glib stupid sentences like "stead state cardio" doesn't work, complete BS.The blunt truth is, for most people, to change their body shape is a long tedious process.Its a lifestyle change, not a 6 week program. Depending on your needs (you want to run a marathon, cycle, be competitive at sports like football or just lose weight) normal cardio workouts like this are a constituent part.Most people need to eat waaaaayyyy less than they do, certainly over 30. This is the largest factor in my straw survey of offices workers I've studied alongside me over the years who do try to get in shape.You could do slow intensity stuff, long walks. A 3 mile fast paced walk will burn calories for e.g. But weights are also useful as strong muscles burn calories even as you sleep.You should consider mixing it up, in order to stave off bordom. I do the walks (evenings), I do runs on the treadmill at lunch. Weights. Street running, 5 and 10k's. Cycle rides of 40-60 miles. Sometimes to work in the summer. I play football. Occasionally I will drop into a spin class or body pump class just for a change. The key though, is to eat right, and keep the exercise consistently. Also beware that most people have anything from a 3month to 1 year build up to a decent level where it doesn't "hurt". It's a minefield, and there is no one size fits all approach. The largest part is your desire for change, and to keep food and drink intake under control and exercise regularly. It doesn't have to be HIT, low intensity will do, but you need some high intensity and resistance work in the mix.Good luck.




Well said, couldnt agree more. Been training and healthy eating etc now for bout 7 weeks. Im on a total lifestyle change and the results so far are great. Your words have motivated me that little bit more.

shaunpriest;8388470

Is running not good for losing weight? What exercises are good for … Is running not good for losing weight? What exercises are good for losing weight?



From my own experience, cardio alone will not get you anywhere in the long run (excuse the pun).
I went to the gym for a year and only did cardio (running/cross trainer) and the results were pretty meh.
I finally changed it around and am now doing 30-40 mins cardio and 30 mins weights, targeting upper body/lower body.

So one day i'd do cardio, upper body, the next lower body, the next cardio only etc.
I toned up pretty quickly and have lost much much more body fat than with what I did before.

A lot of people say it's 80% diet and 20% exercise and I agree, just because you workout a lot doesn't mean you can stuff your face with whatever you want (unless you have those lucky genes :thumbsup: )

Aaaanyway, I much rather go to the gym than buying equipment as I like to do different things all the time, not voted either way.

Norman Whiteside;8389841

Well said, couldnt agree more. Been training and healthy eating etc now … Well said, couldnt agree more. Been training and healthy eating etc now for bout 7 weeks. Im on a total lifestyle change and the results so far are great. Your words have motivated me that little bit more.



Once your past a month it should be a breeze, I became addicted to getting in shape at one point it consumed me. One major downer is that if you stop muscle building they just disappear! Months and months of work gone! although it does help loosing weight I suppose. Not doing it at the mo, last year of uni n all (now last months) study eat and get fat! :whistling:

thanks for the cross trainer info gizmouk, thats for my mum, i prefer the gym, each to their own.

oh and like people said I ate really healthy too, once you get into routine its a breeze, get past the first few weeks and your gold.

Treadmills are hit and miss - We spent £800 on one and the motor broke after 2 years - And was used moderately also - It's luck.

Small motors are not as good as big ones, even lawn mowers etc are really hit and miss.

£269 is a bloody bargain though, and although outdoors running is better, it does rain a lot.

This might seem like a silly question, but do exercises such as running improve the strength of your heart? i.e. are you less likely to have heart related problems if you run for say, 20 minutes a day? Do cardio exercises make your heart work more effectively?

ph1981;8385964

its never worth the full price. most retailers have this £350 approx. … its never worth the full price. most retailers have this £350 approx. There is an i-run plus out also.its a worthy treadmill but quite small. Not ideal for the taller gentleman.Hint - check out youtube, there is a review of the i-run from connection fitness. Well worth viewing before you take the plunge. :whistling:*also our local JJB has this upstairs to view* (teesside park)



I have one and I'm 6 foot 2" and don't find it too small..

It's a nicely sized treadmill that doesn't take over the room.

Ordered one last night and Argos have just rang to confirm delivery for Friday.Have used the 12 months interest free offer to pay for it.Thanks OP.

Ordered one last night, also took out the extra breakdown cover which covers an extra 2yrs so 4yrs total cover for breakdown etc £64.99
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