Ok I'm no skinny girl at 289 pounds and I live on the second floor with two rambunctious babies (3 and 1.) The lady underneath me works in the office days, so I'm wondering if I could get away with it but wanted to ask if anyone else had an experience with having a treadmill in an apartment. I know I'm probably just asking for trouble. I don't even know how I'd get it in here! LOL!
If you have a third and fourth story, a good way to gauge this is by listening for the movement of the people up above you or ask your land lord about the frequent sound complaints or what sort of materials you building is constructed from. I am going to take a guess here. At my old gym, which was two stories, the ONLY equipment that we could hear was the treadmills when set on fast paced or if someone was jogging. It was loud and had a hollow thump sound from shoes. The machine itself was silent. I am not sure if this helps, but it's a place to start.
10 POUNDS! I CAN DO IT!
I am not losing weight for I have no intention of going out and finding it again.
A bat for each 10 lbs:
I live in a 4th floor condo and I run on my treadmill. Granted it is an older bldg and I can tell the difference from living here and newer apts. When I lived in newer apts I could hear everything....Here the only thing I hear is a lot of construction. People renovating their units. Anyways my treadmill is on a mat and it's very cushioned. I also make sure I only get on it bw 11am-10pm. I haven't had any complaints and I weigh over 200lbs myself.
I would recommend a mat under it and that should help a lot. As long as you kept it to normal hours I know I personally wouldn't complain. Obviously what would be normal for you would depend on you neighbors. I would try to keep to their schedule as much as possible. So if the downstairs neighbor works days that is when I would get on it.
Highest weight 306.9
Lowest adult weight I can remember 228
PLEASE Don't just think about normal or day time hours. Years ago I worked nights. The people who lived on both sides of me couldn't careless if they bothered me when I was trying to sleep. They sure cared if I made noise after I got off work.
Thanks for the advice! I'm definitely going to look for one! Preferably one that folds! lol
I think most of them fold, but I am not really sure if you should plan on doing it on a regular basis. My treadmill weighs over 100 lbs (or around 100 lbs) and I was told (by the guys that delivered it and set it up) that usually the belt needs to be readjusted after every move. That's a lot of fiddling; but my main concern would be the ease of folding. Are you going to be doing it on your own? Test it in the store how easy it is.
Also, I was thinking, if you buy a piece of the thick foamy carpet padding (from Home Depot, etc.) that should absorb some noice. [edited to add: I meant noise]. :-)
Last edited by Tomato : 02-23-2008 at 06:51 PM.
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