My husband bought me a treadmill for Christmas, but before you start the Peloton-level outrage, I promise you this isn’t a cry for help. Technically, we bought a TrueForm Trainer treadmill after Thanksgiving as a gift to ourselves to try to escape the terrible Midwest winter. Since I don’t live in a New York flat complete with a home gym (I see you, Peloton user), I set it up in my living room so I could binge-watch Netflix while I run, because, to be honest, I hate treadmills. I’d rather run a marathon during a polar vortex than spend an hour on a treadmill.
But my tune has changed since I discovered the manual treadmill. What it lacks in techie bells and whistles (it’s not motorized and it doesn’t have a tablet display screen), it makes up for in how it has transformed my workout. Even if it comes with a $4,000 price tag (which, PSA: You can snag for 10 percent off with the code PUREWOW right now).