What is the best advice you have for someone looking at purchasing equipment?
Put on your training gear, head to a specialty store and try several pieces of equipment at the same intensity you intend to use it at after the purchase. Just like when purchasing a car, you don’t test them by only driving slowly in the side streets because all cars feel pretty good at slow speeds. You need to take them on the freeway to really test their power, quality and engineering. It is the same with exercise equipment. It can be difficult to tell the difference between premium equipment and less expensive models at low intensity use but if you put the equipment under a little stress and explore the programming options you will easily start to see and feel the difference between the different levels of equipment.