Saturday, January 2, 2021

Asuna 7700 - Manual Treadmill - One of the best pieces of workout equipment I own

 I must admit, I'm cheap! I don't like spending money on NATHAN ya hear me! That said, my wife wanted to buy a treadmill for the house and my immediate reaction was NO! We don't need it, I don't want it. We can run outside, we already have a spinning machine. This is an unnecessary purchase...She argued her point that running outside doesn't feel safe for her and after a little guilting I gave in. 

We took to Amazon and she found an electric powered machine that looked fantastic. The price was decent and the reviews weren't too bad so we said ok, let's go far it! These days, I don't trust any new big dollar purchases so I bought the extended warranty as usual. A few days go buy and the big box turned up on my door step. I lug the thing inside and after I labor to put it all together (it was so heavy!) the freaking thing did not work! We call customer service, talk to amazon and they say the motor was bad! 

How does a BRAND NEW MACHINE have a bad motor ALREADY! 

We wrestled back and forth and finally got our refund. 

Not discouraged we decide maybe a manual treadmill was a better option so we go back to intense research once again. After searching and searching we stumbled across the ASUNA 7700! This baby looks intimidating but set up was pretty minimal. Put a little lube on the tread and I was pretty much good to go. I think I needed to screw in the laptop holder as well. 

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So what makes the Asuna7700 so great?

First thing to note is the treadmill stays on incline! If you have ever worked out on a treadmill then you already know what walking on an incline feels like. Couple that with the fact that there is no motor. Hell, you are the motor. That means if you put effort into your walk, you will be sweating in minutes. 



The initial reviews had us scared that my sons (6 and 9) would not be able to utilize the machine because of the effort required to move it but that was not the case. My 6 y.o religiously hops on and just starts sprinting randomly throughout the day.  My oldest will even move the resistance to the highest level (8) and do a couple of runs at that setting. 

As you can see from the photo above, it folds upright saving considerable space when not in use. However, you won't be putting this under the bed or anything. You can increase the incline but there is no way to make the treadmill flat unless you stack some books under it or something creative which I probably wouldn't advise. 

PRICE?

So we bought our treadmill prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Because of COVID, dumbbells and homeworkout equipment became a rare commodity when the gyms closed. We bought out treadmill for under $800.00, I just check the price and it is now almost double what we paid. Again, a buy product of COVID or INFLATION...pick your reason. 

Would I recommend it?

Like I said, this is one of the best pieces of equipment we have in the house. Your workouts will most likely be short and intense rather than long and low intensity. But you decide as you can easily throw on some headphones and just walk the incline for 30-45minutes. Trying to jog on this for 30 minutes will probably make your calves feel like they are going to fall off. 


Well, thanks for reading! Feel free to let me know what you think. If you want to connect, you can find me on the following sites:

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Sunday, November 8, 2020

FINALLY! I'm back!

 The return has been long overdue. I thought my blog was deleted and honestly forgot how to log back on here for a while. Not to mention work happens! I stepped out of the personal training realm and back into 9 to 5 world. Life has been good, but I do have a slight void. 

I miss training other folks and training in general. I still workout but my consistency has not been there. 

I've been fighting to drop my last 20lbs and it has been an up and down game. So my waiver has been between 214 and 230. Today is the day I am choosing to call my RESET! Yes, I have said that many times before but I need to get back to the cardio. 

So here we are. Back on the grind. Cardio sucks but it is necessary. Lifting weights is fun but for me, it doesn't keep the weight off. In my old age, sprinting hurts and running for time hurts even worse.

Variety is the plain. Jumping Rope, spinbike, boxing, etc...If I can stay consistent results shall come. 

So here we are...11.8.2020.  I'll do a weight check in tomorrow (I think).

GOAL is to be at or under 205 by the end of December. 

Monday, February 26, 2018

First post of 2018!!!!

Hello again! It's been a super long time since I've been on here. If you are still checking in or if you are new to the site, Welcome or welcome back! I've been working a contract in my other line of work since about November of last year so that's why I have been awol. I'm going to do my best to start cranking out videos, and checking in a lil more regularly again. Trust me, I miss training you guys and gals immensely! I was about a week away from restarting the group class at Walnut Square however after talking it over with my wife, I decided it was best I table that idea for the moment. We are both working a bunch of hours right now so that time block was one of the few times where we could spend family time together. It was a hard decision as I am truly passionate about training people and giving back however I believe it was the right decision as I have two young boys who can use their own bit of training as well. That said, I'm going to try to give back in another way. As far as advice is concerned, I'm always an email, facebook messenger or instagram message away. In the meantime, I will be grinding on the low trying to get my "in shape" body back as well. Living on the road is fun, but the draw of fast food, and rich restaurant food is sometimes hard to resist. Thus eating good, ain't always good for the body :o) Again, thanks for coming through! Don't be scared to say hello! -Mark

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Summer too hot? Try the cooling towel.

Here in New Orleans, the summers get hot and working out or cutting grass can be an intense sweat session. Luckily, with this instacool towel you can atleast keep your cool while being in the heat.
They claim it will stay cool for hours at a time! I have yet to put it to that extreme of a test but when I do I will update this review. It did come with a caribiner to attach to your keychain, pants loop or whatever else you may want to clamp it unto.  Currently, it is retailing for $9.95 on amazon! It's lightweight, has a nice size and comes with it's own carrying case.






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* I received this product for free or at a discounted rate in return for my honest unbiased review. 
Thanks! 

-Mark BFitness

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Product Review: Quick Dry Men's Compression Tights (US Size)

I have been needing a new pair of compression running tights for a while now. However, I am also on the cheap side (well I call it economic side). That said, when I got a chance to review these I was all for it.



Let's start with price: These are selling for $21.99 on amazon. I believe that is a fair price for them, if you have ever researched compression tights then you know they can range from $10-$100 dollars depending on the quality, name brand etc... While, I won't say these are the best compression shorts ever I do believe $21.99 is a good price for them.

Comfort: These are definitely comfortable and fit well. I like them, really nothing bad to say about them at this point. The Parateck men's compression shorts are made from 82% nylon and 18% spandex. The compression level is 18-25mmHG and they provide support and reduce the muscle fatigue and soreness of muscles. 

They can be found here Parateck compression shorts    if anyone is interested in getting a pair. 

I didn't want to take a picture in them as I did not want to expose myself but they fit like the ones in the amazon ad.  

But to the seriousness, I received this product for free or at a reduced rate in return for this review. 
It is honest and my opinion of the mentioned above product. 

Thanks, 

-Mark