I've been a very fortunate individual in life. Even when times get tough, I have a great family and a wonderful network of friends. In contests, however, I've never been lucky and the few times I've been to a casino, I'm always the guy that when he leaves a slot machine the next person to use it hits the jackpot! That all changed this past March when I entered a drawing for a free Landice Treadmill.
When I was in the process of opening my new personal training studio, RunnerDude's Fitness LLC, I looked around and did some comparison shopping of the various treadmills. I looked at the upper-end residential models that could be purchased at local fitness stores and I also looked at some of the club-quality machines. I wanted something that would last, since I was planning to put it in the studio.
In my online comparison shopping, I came across a line of treadmills that I was not familiar with—Landice. As I read through their website, I became quite impressed with what I was reading and was surprised I had not come across the brand before. But to be honest, before opening RunnerDude's Fitness, I had never really looked at treadmills other than the ones that were in the gym to which I belonged. While on the website, I noticed Landice was holding a drawing for a free Landice L7 Treadmill, so I entered, knowing full well, it was a million-to-1 long shot that I'd win. Well about a week after entering the contest, I got an email, saying I had won!!! I guess, maybe when you don't win any contests for years and years, it culminates into a really large prize!! It was perfect timing too—I was getting ready to have an open house for the studio.
I've been using the treadmill personally and with my clients going on four months now. I LOVE IT! And so do my clients. The studio is located in an office complex, so I was concerned about the noise a treadmill might make. I didn't want the neighboring businesses complaining. I was relieved when I discovered that the Landice L7 is a very quiet machine and provides a very smooth, comfortable run. So far no complaints. I've had beginner runners all the way to speedy experienced runners use the treadmill and all have been pleased. The treadmill gets used regularly to perform VO2Max testing which is a part of my fitness assessment program.
Landice has been around for over 40 years. They produce a variety of treadmills and elliptical machines. Landice treadmills are consistently ranked as #1 or Best Buys by leading consumer magazines and websites. Even Runner's World had this to say about the Landice L8—The L8 can take a pounding. While many of the other units in this review are made from steel, the L8 is constructed from super-strong, aircraft-quality aluminum—delivering durability that's ideal for runners who push their equipment to the limit.
One of the most impressive things I found on the website are video testimonials from three different owners. One has owned a Landice for 2 years, one 7 years and one 13 years! That's pretty awesome. Another great thing is that Landice provides a life-time warranty for residential treadmills and a 5-year warranty for commercial treadmills. So, if you're shopping for a treadmill, be sure to check out Landice. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised and happy that you did.
Here's a video clip of a treadmill workout in which I use the Landice L7 treadmill that I won.
Note: I did win a Landice L7 treadmill through a contest drawing sponsored by Landice, but was was not asked nor paid to complete this review. I'm simply pleased with the product and my review is based on my personal experience using the Landice L7.