I purchased a spin bike, had tried them and liked them, but I find I am not using it because it hurts my knees and it stresses my neck and shoulders from how I must be positioned on the seat/handle bars. I want to get a machine of some kind……I used to have a treadmill and sold it, but I want something aerobic that will also tone…..do you have any recommendations? I am also looking at the Bowflex Tread Climber…it says it combines, stair, elliptical and treadmill for low impact and I really need low impact. If it hurts me, I won’t do it…..thanks for any light you can shed.
In situations like this where a client asks for guidance in purchasing home equipment, I always recommend that they find a way to try various pieces before buying. Usually that is by going to a fitness facility for a short period to test out the various options. Most facilities have single month or even daily entrance fees that are reasonable. And knowing that you will use a certain type of machine is the most important part of the purchase decision.
As for low to no impact equipment, the treadclimber is one such piece. But it isn’t necessarily the best choice for everyone. Unfortunately, I have never seen one in a fitness facility. So getting the chance to try before you buy will be a challenge.