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ILOVEWILDLIFE Posts: 2
12/26/19 2:25 P

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I don't know what is considered affordable, but personally, once I move, I'd love to get the Concept 2 (model D) rowing machine. I know you can buy it straight from their website. But...I did notice, on Amazon, that you could make payments of $189 over the course of 5 months instead of all at once. And, it qualifies for the free shipping since it's over $25.

I know that the total cost of $945 is a lot, which is why I like the idea of splitting the cost up over several months. I do love that particular model AND I love the rowing machine (i.e., full body workout, low impact). Compared to other brands, it's also the best quality. I think the only downside is putting it together and it "could" take up space, depending on your current living situation.

Other things that don't take up too much space - dumbbells, medicine ball, Simply Fit Board, and a bike (for outside cycling).

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10/15/19 8:03 A

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Yep they’re called PowerBlocks and I absolutely love mine! I have a small house (850sq/ft for 2 adults, 2 teenagers and a Labrador) and they don’t take up a lot of room. I have the Sport set (3-24lbs) and my hubby has the Elite set (5-50lbs). He bought his set used and I bought mine on sale at a good price.

I like walking/biking outside in the fresh air for my cardio. That takes up no space with the exception of warm clothes for winter walking/biking.




Edited by: JUSTEATREALFOOD at: 10/15/2019 (08:08)
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I eat mostly vegetables, fats, meats, some fruit and dark chocolate. Unprocessed and preservative free food. And it's changed my life!

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9/24/19 9:46 A

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I do a lot of the FitnessBlender videos, and am fascinated by the dumbbells they use - they're adjustable so that there's basically one set of weights with adjustable settings to allow for different weights. I've seen them advertised as Power Blocks but there are many different brands out there if you search for adjustable dumbbells.

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9/24/19 6:09 A

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You are welcome! Keep us posted on how it goes.

Meghan in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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9/23/19 9:48 P

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Thank you all!



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9/23/19 1:32 P

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I admit to a bias but the ideal home equipment to own and can use in an apartment are a set of resistance bands with door anchor and an adjustable length jump rope.These will give you both resistance exercise and cardio workouts. Both can be hidden away in a dresser drawer when not in use.At age 82 I use both in combination with simple body weight exercises.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

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9/22/19 11:39 A

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Hand weights



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MLAN613 Posts: 24,345
9/22/19 7:28 A

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Yes, you can find foldable treadmills:

www.amazon.com/s?k=foldable+treadmills+for
+small+spaces&crid=ALMIVWPCGFY&sprefix
=foldable+tread%2Caps%2C279&ref=nb_sb_
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Currently, I don't have a gym membership but also don't have any machines. I have several DVDs, resistance bands, and dumbbells that I use regularly. I have other equipment I really need to break out to mix up a stagnate routine: exercise balls, jump rope and I want to invest in a BOSU.

Can you also think outside of your apartment? The outdoors is an excellent gym. You can walk, run, hike. To add strength training, you can go a specific distance or time and add in body weight exercises. Do you have a playground close? The equipment can become an adult's playground for exercise.

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9/22/19 12:58 A

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Hi there! I live in a small apartment and am wanting to get some kind of treadmill, rowing machine, etc that won't take up much space, if that's possible. I have an "under the desk" bike/pedaling thing and it's great but I want something more. Does anyone know of anything great that doesn't take up a lot of space but works well? Is there such a thing as a treadmill that you can fold up between uses?



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