The thing with treadmills is that the cheaper ones have
certain limitations. Like, they can only be operated for
30-45 minutes intervals and need to be rested (the motor
conks out), you can only walk and not run on them, you
can't exceed a certain amount of weight, etc. If you
throw caution to the wind, the repairman will become
your best friend.
The salesmen at the time of purchase, are shy about
telling these things. Even when you confront them with
these facts, they act like it's the first they are hearing
There are some Korean models available at Bilal Bros.
which are decent middle-tier machines, adequate for
normal family use. A year ago, they were around 64K
and over. Right now, with the Dengue virus all around
us, it makes sense to invest in a reliable treadmill.
You can get weights from Lighthouse, Saddar. The Sind
Sports shop in Saddar used to have some, but now they
stopped carrying them. Just make sure the dumbbells and
weight bars have independently moving weight rests (ie;
the part where the weight is put on, should move freely
w.r.t the rod where you grip it). If not, every movement
will shock and put strain on your joints and muscles, lead-
ing to injury. And lastly, if you plan on lifting any weight
above waistline, make sure you have a weight belt tied
firmly around you. It will protect your back and muscles
in front that hold your intestines in place (hernia).
Sheikh 'Aadi Pehalwan' Chilli