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Fact 5: Trying It Out

After all, those spec sheets they show you are only figures, numbers, technical descriptions. You won't know for sure until you try it or hold it in your two hands.

Make a list of all treadmill models you like and call sporting goods stores to see if they're available locally. Spend at least 10 minutes on each treadmill, making sure that it runs quietly and doesn't shake even when you're running on it. And while you're there, see where the drink holder is, a place where you can place your walkman, a book rack, and some other small stuff that aren't terribly important but would be a nice addition anyway. And after checking all those out and coming up with your hands full, make the purchase and bring your new treadmill home.