I've decided to create a home gym and I'd like to start with a treadmill for me and my wife. I'm looking for recommendations in the $1200 - $2000 range.My wife and I are heavy (250+) and feel like…Continue
"Chuck nailed it. Buy used.
1- Being realistic, there is a 50/50 chance (at best) that you'll stop using the tradmill within 12 months. Why buy new?
2- Buy a good, used model. If you stick with it (and I hope you do) THEN fork out the thick…"
"OR, you could let someone else take the depreciation!
This time of year is when everyone makes their resolutions. And 99.9% give up.
Over the next month, CraigsList will be flooded with new, or almost new, exercise equipment,…"
Have you considered joining a gym? My experience is that many people who buy home exercise equipment don’t follow through and expensive machines end up gathering dust in the attic. I like exercise clubs because they have a…"
"Unless I knew that my son was protecting someone for an atrocity that my wife did or was planning to do, then in that situation, yes. My rationale is that I'd not only be saving my wife, but probably others who eventually would cross my…"
I've decided to create a home gym and I'd like to start with a treadmill for me and my wife. I'm looking for recommendations in the $1200 - $2000 range.My wife and I are heavy (250+) and feel like heavy-duty motor, durability, and warranty are most important to us for sustaining two workouts a day. Also, a wide deck would make our workouts comfortable. Other things nice to have would be:Water bottle holdersBook/magazine holder (or something to set our kindles on)Mp3 Input capabilityiFit…See More
"It's perfectly legitimate to sit down with an employee and tell him that his potential with the company is only being limited by his negativity. If you can state specific examples like de-railing a particular meeting, wasting time…"
It's just seems natural that Art of Manliness should have a barbershop group. My intent of this group is to gather and share general thoughts and experiences concerning barbershops. Anything from a good barbershop that you have found to pictures and stories of shops you have visited to discussing anything barbershop. See More
"The Good Luck Charlie series ends in 3 weeks. For good. I doubt anyone is going to change their mind in that time.
Disney is a business, they can do whatever they want. If they screw up and chase their customers away, that's…"
"Iron sharpens iron." A place for men to impact each other by debate and exchange of ideas. This is a group where no ideas are off limits. If your motto is, "I never talk about politics or religion," this group is probably not for you. A "gym" for thinkers.See More
"I believe that the diet and fitness industry is fueling the obesity epidemic just about as much as the food industry. Its creating unreasonable expectations and fueling poor body image just to make money.
Just as we're bombarded…"
"I'm like you. I want to learn more about DIY home improvement projects. And gradually, I'm getting a little more astute and confident each time I try something new.
Start small - find a project that's challenging but not…"
"Though I'd like to incorporate more reading into my life, I don't read for pleasure, so I'm not sure I qualify to answer, but, for what it's worth....
I'd make it a hobby to write book reviews for Amazon. Obviously,…"
"I have a 17 year old son and I tell him that to start separating yourself from the guys who still look and act like eighth grade boys you need to de-emphasize the need for expressing yourself through your clothes. I'm not saying you…"
"I'm going out on a limb here- stop apologizing for no longer believing in a superstition. If there was a catholic sister in a Protestant family? Or a Methodist brother in a group of Presbyterians- would that even deserve comment? Just go to…"
"Don't attack them for their faith. It does nothing but make them more and more against you. I found that I would have days where I would want nothing more to burn a church down, bash down religion. But it's their life, and you have yours.…"
Since losing the faith I find I have a difficult time maintaining close relationships with my parents and siblings who are strong believers. We don't fight, we all love each other, but there is a barrier that prevents anything too deep from happening. They are still faithfully waiting and expecting a prodigal son to return, so things seem to be a state of arrested development.I'd love to read about anybody's experience/success with bridging this divide in a healthy way, or of what potential…See More
"You're probably looking in the wrong place and at the wrong girls.
Ignore these idiots who say you "shouldn't judge" or whatever. You laid our your criteria and you know exactly what you want in a woman. Find her and hope you…"
""Silly" and "rigamarole" are hardly personal insults. Perhaps he does find your position silly. He was still respectful of the people supporting it, as far as I read.
I think you're trying to find an excuse to avoid his…"
"I agree that Faith without deeds is dead. God helps, but I have to work at it too. I don't think that praying out of money for your own ambitions that do not have God is good. For example I think its good to pray for success in Him through many…"
"Reread what he wrote. If he was interested in morals or values he'd be asking women about their beliefs and how they behave now, not whether they've ever had casual sex. This is about his own psychological and sexual hang-ups,…"