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Robert Braun


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I can answer all questions regarding the evaluation and selection of home exercise equipment including treadmills, ellipticals, home gyms, and stationary bikes.

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I have been using, selling, and writing about exercise equipment for over thirty years. I am Vice President of Treadmill-World, the leading independent online source for treadmills and elliptical machines


I am Vice President of Sales at, a leading online dealer of a variety of manufacturers. Because we don't sell just one brand, we can be objective in our recommendations.


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Cathy 03/15/16101010Thanks for the response

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2016-03-15 Stride on an Elliptical:

First, read the article at    You can see that stride length depends on more than your leg length and it would be very difficult

2015-10-05 Bench:

I don't know of any. I doubt they are made specifically for outdoor use in places like New York. Some of the body-building gyms in southern California have benches left outside, but they don't have much

2015-08-29 incline treadmill:

Danielle,    Yes, it is possible, but the trick is in how much you train. It takes a lot. It's actually less effective than just eating less, but it has so many other health benefits, you should exercise

2015-06-29 Stationary cycle:

I am in the U.S., so I am not familiar with the bike or brand in your link. All of the brands at are good, but may not be available in India. If you see

2015-01-04 Weslo pursuit exercise bike display:

Hi Nicole,    Typically, the only way to fix this is to replace the console. You can get a quote for a new console at     However, I suspect that the cost


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