I am thinking of buying a new treadmill for home use (as petrol costs to get to my gym are getting so high these days).
However I dont have room in my house for one, but my garage is fine.
Most people say that storing a treadmill in a garage is fine, but one or two do not recommend it.
Yes my garage does get cold in the winter but if I cover it up will it be OK?
My treadmill also lives in the garage - it's better to run in there as it's cooler, and your house doesn't end up stinking like a gym!
I'd look to buy a second hand or reconditioned one though - far cheaper.
if it's what u want to do - just do it,
if it does'nt work out fair enough
keep fit, stay happy
the things in life that i do, that people don't recommend !!! LMAO
What a great idea!
Much as I hate the idea of a treadmill, and I thought I had no room for one either, I had never considered the garage! DOH. I realise that practically when it is really nasty and dark in the winter it might not be easy to get out for runs, and not safe either, so this seems a good option. I might check out ebay or freecylce even......Just the little question of how to combat the boredom now...I wonder if I could set up a TV in the garage??!!
Thanks all for your responses.
I take it then, that even though my garage does get quite nippy in the winter shouldn't have any adverse effects on the treadmill?
I am looking to spend (oh I dunno) £400-£600 on a treadmill - any recommendations?
buy me one as well if you like -
I've got a punch bag in the garage - it's mainly used now as a clothes horse (but only because I go to a class to punch actual people now rather than an inanimate object, honestly).
I'd say sod the treadmill and the gym altogether and run in the great outdoors!
@ RP, you can't, running on a treadmill is the DULLEST thing I have ever done, it really REALLY is boring, it almost bores me to tears.
However, sometimes in the depths of winter, it's the lesser of two evils, although this year I am going to try and minimise it as much as possible.
I brought mine from Argos, it was £250 with a free cross trainer, so we have a little gym setup in the garage.
Last winter in was -8c at some points, and it didn't effect the treadmill, however, coming out of the garage after a run, into the cold temp is not pleasent at all, especially if it's raining/snowing.
Andy, so long as your garage is dry it should be ok stored there.
Our garage does suffer from damp, but we do have a few items stored there, as no room in the house. We have simply bought a ground sheet./ plastic cover to put over them when not in use - stops the cold / damp getting to them too much.
The bonus of having a treadmill in the garage, is that you wont hear the noise in the house.
How much do people think you have to spend to get a decent treadmill?
I mean, I would not want to use it for the bulk of my runs, only when the weather is so bad I can't get out, but I would like something that will do the job without falling apart. I know nothing about them you see.
I saw this on ebay....would this be suitable?
I've got my treadmill in the shed (brick built - so it's like a garage) and it's fine. I have got a little heater in there though that keeps the temp above 5 degrees. That's not for the benefit of the treadie by the way, it's cos the shed doubles as a kennel for my dog during the day.
I will second the comments above. I used to have it indoors but it's far better out there, the cooler temps make running more comfortable and there's no worrying about the noise waking the kids up.
Got mine second hand so can't advise much on the new ones...sorry.
Cheers for your comments - Elusive, Aspen and all!
I think the Garage sounds like the ideal place.
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