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    SambaRamba
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    I wanna buy an airwalker..are they any good?
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 5:52 PM
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    I wanna buy an airwalker..are they any good? 3rd Jan 06 at 5:52 PM
    Hi i've noticed alot of Carl Lewis Air Walkers for sale on ebay. Has anyone ever tried one of these? Are they any good? I once bought a cheapish (£120) exercise bike that was very uncomfortable and with a c**p pedal action. Eventually it just fell to bits!

    Can anyone reccommend a good airwalker? I've noticed that the newest models have hydraulic action...is this better? Any advice is appreictated as i'm fast on my way to a size 14 and i'd rather be heading the other way to a 10!!!!

    Thanks!
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    • Dennis99
    • By Dennis99 3rd Jan 06, 6:58 PM
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    Dennis99
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 6:58 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 6:58 PM
    Get your hat and coat on and go for a proper walk and save £100!

    Mind you I've got a Springer Spaniel X Labrador so I get out at least twice a day.
    Last edited by Dennis99; 03-01-2006 at 7:03 PM.
  • cuffie
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 7:06 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 7:06 PM
    I agree...a friend of mine bought one of these for £120 (bargain, in the sale etc etc), used it for 2 weeks, used as a clothes horse for 2 years and ended up selling thru the local paper for a third of the price! Don't do it!! I bought a Pilates Performer from QVC and sold it 2 years later for half the price.....
  • TheChillPill
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 7:07 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 7:07 PM
    I actually have one of the Carl Lewis ones (got mine from Argos).

    Like most exercise equipment, they are good at what they do, but you need to keep yourself motivated to keep using it. A regular walk I find works better these days - fresh air is much nicer.
  • SambaRamba
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 8:54 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 8:54 PM
    Thanks everyone for your replys. I know I should get out walking more often but i'm too scarred to go out on my own...I don't exactly live in the roughest part of town but since the police will take into custody anyone under 18 who isn't with an adult after 9pm you can see my area has its problems. Unfortunately i'm only free to go walking on an evening at the moment so it looks like i'll be going for an airwalker...here's hoping I can keep it up!!
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    • Dennis99
    • By Dennis99 3rd Jan 06, 9:27 PM
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    Dennis99
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 9:27 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 9:27 PM
    Thanks everyone for your replys. I know I should get out walking more often but i'm too scarred to go out on my own...I don't exactly live in the roughest part of town but since the police will take into custody anyone under 18 who isn't with an adult after 9pm you can see my area has its problems.
    by SambaRamba
    Another advantage of a biggish dog plus I'm 14 stone of muscle (OK with a fat coating!) and look like a meaner version of Phil Mitchell.
  • Gadget-guy
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 11:01 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 06, 11:01 PM
    I have the Tony little Gazelle airwalker and it has been fantastic, as long as you do not get bored and motivate yourself it will work, I went from just under 19 stone to 14 ( 40 inch waist down to 34 inch ), because of the festive period i have put a litle back on so I will be back exercising on my walker again, here is a link for QVC where it seems to be a good deal. Good luck !
    http://www.qvcuk.com/ukgasp/frameset.asp?nest=%2Fukgasp%2FIsItemNumberRedirect .asp&country=uk&txtDesc=431165&Submit=GO
  • SambaRamba
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    • 4th Jan 06, 8:08 AM
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    • 4th Jan 06, 8:08 AM
    Ha ha Dennis!

    Thanks Gadget for the QVC link...just checking it out.
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    • LoLo
    • By LoLo 4th Jan 06, 6:02 PM
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    LoLo
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    • 4th Jan 06, 6:02 PM
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    • 4th Jan 06, 6:02 PM
    I had an air walker until I moved into my new house and there was no room for it. I thought it was excellent and really slimmed down my hips and thighs. put it in front of tv and I could seem to go on forever. I would def have another if I ever had the space for one.
  • SambaRamba
    Thanks LoLo i'm definately going to get one now. I think i'll go for the one at QVC.
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  • SillyHilly
    Far better to get across/ eliptical trainer as they will tone more muscles. Look out that the angle of the foot plates are not too steep as you feel like you are tipping forward. I only use the one at the gym now not the one I have at home because of this problem.
    • suki1964
    • By suki1964 11th Jan 06, 11:43 PM
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    suki1964
    I have the Gazelle and love it. Its great for me as I have arthritis in hips, knees and ankles and with this you dont get any impact on the joints,

    The carl lewis one got a slating in Which.They say its too lightweight and has a nasty habit of tipping up
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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