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    Hi guys,

    I wish to get an elliptical or cross trainer to use at home. The kind where there are 2 handles and you can "peddle" with your legs like skiing. Budget about S$1k or less.

    Do you all have any good shop or brands to recommend? Thinking of Aibi but not sure how good it is. Read a bad review of their customer service and the product didn't last. May not be true just based on 1 review but I'd rather be cautious.

    Thanks for your advice!

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    How serious are you in long term usage?

    Alot of these equipment become white elephant and eye sore after awhile

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    I have an Aibi exercise bike...but caught web after a few months of usage...imo is a wast of the $600+.... nowaday go to downstair...have better equipment there

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    go to the gym!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soeypixels View Post
    go to the gym!
    membership nowadays easily costs you 100$ monthly. I'll just get a treadmill at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreq View Post
    Hi guys, I wish to get an elliptical or cross trainer to use at home. The kind where there are 2 handles and you can "peddle" with your legs like skiing. Budget about S$1k or less. Do you all have any good shop or brands to recommend? Thinking of Aibi but not sure how good it is. Read a bad review of their customer service and the product didn't last. May not be true just based on 1 review but I'd rather be cautious. Thanks for your advice!
    I just purchased an elliptical cross trainer from Aibi. Haven't had a chance to really put it through its paces but so far what little I have tested have shown it to be better than gg on a treadmill since I do have a bad back and high impact workouts aren't for me.

    Does takes some getting used to but generally I say it does provide a good workout.

    As for after sales service, I haven't gotten to that stage. Having said that my old Aibi workout bench is still serving me well. Bought in 2006.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    membership nowadays easily costs you 100$ monthly. I'll just get a treadmill at home.
    no need mega gym

    $2.50 per entry at clubfit or $4 at gymm boxx

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    Don't buy yet if you have not. Most will end up as white elephant. If you could, borrow from a friend and try out for a week.

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    Personally , I do all my exercise outside now. It's pretty hard not to find a fitness park nowadays

    Save the money bro

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    Yeah use it to buy eggs for protein

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanzohattori View Post
    Yeah use it to buy eggs for protein
    If the eggs are 70 cents each, please don't complain it's daylight robbery

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    Buy a 400/2.8 and start birding every morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Buy a 400/2.8 and start birding every morning!
    You will end up like this


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    Only rich people having egg at $10 and don't mind paying for it as they are rich. Really true carrot head, what to do?
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    For $1k I would buy a weights bench, some children playmats and two (adjustable) dumbbells of up to 20kg each. Can work out the whole body already.

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    If you can't get yourself out of the door, then I would also suggest don't waste money.

    Real estate is expensive. Why put a white elephant and take up space in your home. Just climb the stairs of nearest HDB or take a walk in the nearby park.

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    Hey guys, thanks for the advice, especially on the possibility of it being a white elephant. I did consider this part carefully. I know many bought home exercise equipment but they ended up as expensive clothes hanger.

    G man, do you mind sharing with me the model and price you bought your elliptical machine? Thanks!

    You can say I am 100% motivated. Used to hit the gym near to my home for cardio exercises. But ever since I moved home and switched jobs with less regular hours, I just want fast workout. Like out of bed, onto the machine, bathe and go.

    For the fitness parks that are mentioned, there is some equipment that resemble what I am looking for. But they lack adjustments on the resistance levels. Of course there are other means to replace machines when doing cardio, like simply going for a jog, etc, but guess I'm hooked to the machine! (Used it a lot last time.)

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    Or just get Reebok resistance tube.
    Can use in office too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreq View Post
    Hey guys, thanks for the advice, especially on the possibility of it being a white elephant. I did consider this part carefully. I know many bought home exercise equipment but they ended up as expensive clothes hanger.

    G man, do you mind sharing with me the model and price you bought your elliptical machine? Thanks!

    You can say I am 100% motivated. Used to hit the gym near to my home for cardio exercises. But ever since I moved home and switched jobs with less regular hours, I just want fast workout. Like out of bed, onto the machine, bathe and go.

    For the fitness parks that are mentioned, there is some equipment that resemble what I am looking for. But they lack adjustments on the resistance levels. Of course there are other means to replace machines when doing cardio, like simply going for a jog, etc, but guess I'm hooked to the machine! (Used it a lot last time.)
    New home? Climb the stairs everyday then....... free and most effective

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man View Post
    If the eggs are 70 cents each, please don't complain it's daylight robbery
    for people who like to complain about hawker selling cooked egg is expensive. than best thing to do is buy egg and cooking themself

    a tray of 30 eggs (big) only $5.50 if know where to get it. can eat more eggs shiok shiok everyday till artery get choked.
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