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For about a year now, Shane has been begging me to get a treadmill! At first I had the usual excuses that most wives do. "Well, we don't have room for it." "Plus, we already have a gym membership." Fast forward a year, and I've been begging him to let us get one! Sure, we do have gym memberships, and we also have a walking track right across from our house. But the truth? Some days (or a lot of days), I just don't make it to the gym or the walking track. Most of the time after work and mommin', I want something easy...and convenient...and realistic for me. I need something I can do right here at home between naptime, cooking, cleaning, blogging and working. The best time for me to go for a run is when Leighton is napping or sleeping at night, but Shane isn't always here then, so I'm glued to the house. But I still need and want to get my workout in. I need in-home fitness equipment.
Shane and I headed over to our local Sears last week and started our search for the perfect piece of fitness equipment to put in our home. We already knew we wanted a treadmill, but we were clueless on which one. We immediately started looking at the NordicTrak treadmills because we have always heard such great things about the brand and wanted to go with a brand we had heard of and trusted. We made sure to make a list beforehand with what features would be most important to us when shopping for a treadmill:
1.) It needs to be space saving. We don't have much free room in the house so we want to be able to fold it up to store when it's not being used.
2.) It needs to have a fan on it. From my experience of running on treadmills, it makes such a huge difference if it has a fan on it. I can run so much further when I'm not dripping sweat all over the place.
3.) It needs to have a steep incline on it. I want to be able to have a wide range of inclines I can set on the treadmill to really amp up my workout when I need it.
4.) It needs to have a motor that is powerful but operates quietly. There is nothing worse to me than having to hear a loud treadmill running along with my feet pounded it and my heavy breathing all at once. I don't want Shane to have to play his guitar even louder next door to drown out the noise of the treadmill.
And of course bonuses would be if it is Wi-Fi capable, has speakers and can be connected to your tablet. After looking at 5 different NordicTrak treadmills, we finally decided on the NordicTrak C950 i. It had everything we were looking for in a treadmill and more. It has a sleek space saving design and folds up for storage. It also has EasyLift Assist to help with the heavy lifting when moving and unfolding. Perfect for when I'm home by myself and don't have Shane to help me. The treadmill has an incline that adjusts up to 12%. It has a nice large fan on it. It has speakers, is Wi-Fi capable, and has a spot to put your tablet to connect with iFit.
The NordicTrak C950i has all the bells and whistles you would want in a treadmill, but it still has a space saving design and is on sale with free in-home delivery. It is being delivered this weekend, and I cannot wait to finally have our first piece of fitness equipment in our home. As a busy mom, I am all about squeezing in workouts whenever I can whether they're for 10 minutes or an hour. Every little bit counts.
Visit your local Sears store or Sears.com to find the perfect treadmill for you. Sears has treadmills at every price point, such as this NordicTrack T 6.7i treadmill (only $613.79 right now!), to heljp you build your own "dream" home gym on any budget. You can easily find one for any budget you're looking for. They also have a variety of other equipment and accessories and incredible deals!
I'm so excited to be teaming up with Sears today to give one lucky reader a $200 Sears gift card to put towards a treadmill or anything else they may have their eye on. This is the perfect time to help kick your workout up a notch too and make it even more convenient for you to get that run in. To enter just use the rafflecopter widget below and good luck! Do you have a treadmill in home? Have you been thinking about getting a treadmill? What is your favorite treadmill from Sears?