So here is the question of the day, are treadmills and home fitness equipment WORTH the expense? I would really like to know before unloading money on one.:) I’ve wanted a treadmill for the last several years but never say anything because I know it would be a major purchase (for us) and I’m not sure if it would be worth it. You always hear stories about people buying fitness equipment, using it for a few months and then letting it collect dust! I’ve had my eye on the Bowflex Treadclimber and would love to get one but they are just obnoxiously expensive. They are so cool though, it’s like a mix between a cross-trainer (Precor) and treadmill. I saw an informercial about a year ago and was instantly mesmerized! Lol. When the weather is warm I run outside, but during the winter it’s tough to find time to workout. We go to the YMCA but it’s such an ordeal to pack up 3 little kids and hike up there, put them in the child watch area, etc. It sounds like I’m whining, but it would just be so much easier to walk downstairs in the basement, fire up the treadclimber, and let the kids play while we workout! Anyway, I have it on my list and told Santa I understand if he can’t deliver such a big-ticket gift. I also posted this question on the forum and I’ll be curious to read the input. What is a girl to do?!