Thursday, January 22, 2009

And now for a word from our sponsor...

Anyone out there know someone in Toronto with a used treadmill (or elliptical trainer, I guess) to unload for a reasonable price? I can always go the Craigslist route, but I'd rather do business with someone one of you folks personally vouched for. It's important to have someone other than me to blame, in the event I get hosed.




Anonymous MaryL said...

Damn. I have an elliptical and a NordicTrack, but no treadmill. Sorry.

January 22, 2009 12:38 PM  
Anonymous Madeline said...

Squid, take the elliptical. Your knees will thank you.

(Also, your idea of birthday gifts is just nuts. Most people want, you know, things that don't involve work.)

January 22, 2009 12:54 PM  
Blogger skm said...

don't do it! your brain will fail you.

With the Right Motivation, That Home Gym Makes Sense

nytimes quote:

"Buying an exercise machine does seem to influence whether people start working out. But some research suggests that the same people are less likely to stick with exercise over time than people who don’t own home equipment.

In October, the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine reported on a study of 205 sedentary adults who were encouraged to begin an exercise program. At 6 months, about half had done so, but by 12 months, about a third of those people had stopped.

People with a home exercise machine were 73 percent more likely to start exercising. But by the end of the year, they were also 12 percent more likely to have quit than people in the study who did not have home equipment."

(I guess blogger doesn't like blockquote tags)

you'd better ass kick your brain.

January 22, 2009 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Leona said...

Gah! Take up tai chi instead. it's gentle on you while providing a pretty intense intense workout.

And if anyone tries to make jokes about you being a Chinese Granny or something, remind them that it is also martial art.

Hm... should prolly listen to my own advice...

January 22, 2009 10:26 PM  
Blogger skm said...

remind them that it is also martial art.

ha, I took a class for a while, and my teacher would demonstrate the martial application for moves on the senior most student.

January 23, 2009 10:27 AM  

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