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My family is on a very strict budget. If we don't have the extra cash for things, we just don't buy them. We have been members at our local health club for a few years on were on a special that was offered for a limited time. Of course, that limited time ended and the new price would have skyrocketed to $90 a month! With super high gas and food prices, we need an extra $90 each month. Also, with the kids' and husband's busy schedules, the gym membership was not being used like it should. We were throwing our money away because nobody had the time to go. 

Our Smooth Fitness treadmill came in right on time! We received it last week and  we were all eager to test it out.  My first impression when I saw it being hauled in by the delivery guys was, "WOW!" It was a lot bigger than what I was expecting.
My husband and I have been looking at treadmills for a while and most of what we have seen in the local stores were on the cheap side. They looked like even I could break it because of how lightweight they were. Our Smooth 5.65 Treadmill looks and feels like what you would see in a gym. We love that it can handle up to 300 pounds. It was important for us to have a high-quality machine since there will be 4 of us using it on a daily basis. Each family member has their own set of goals they want to achieve. Right now we are all in the process of starting off slowly to get our bodies conditioned for the goals we have planned for ourselves.
I love the very simple, user-friendly display. My husband experimented with one of the pre-programmed routines on the treadmill and he had to surrender after 15 minutes! He realized he needs to work up to that stage. His biggest goal is both weight loss and cardio strengthening. I plan to purchase a new bathroom scale so we can track his weight each week. Having this treadmill in our home is going to help him so much since work, college classes, being a dad and a husband often gets in the way of getting proper exercise. I want to see my husband around for a very long time! I will say this, so far one of the great side-effects of working out for my husband has been better sleep. He struggles with falling asleep at night and after only 3 days, he has been crashing hard! Of course we all know that the sleep is so important to be able to function properly each day.

Please come back in a couple weeks when I discuss through video, more about how the Smooth Fitness treadmill works. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave a comment or shoot me an email.

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I am participating in a campaign as a Smooth Fitness Ambassador and will be reviewing a treadmill from Smooth Fitness in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts/opinions expressed are always my own.
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. Hey Shelly. I'm so jealous that you get to have your very own high quality treadmill. I'll be interested in seeing your family's progress in the upcoming months. Do you have any information regarding use for people with bad backs. My husband would benefit from walking more but his bad back sometimes gets in the way. It sounds like the Smooth Fitness treadmill will be getting a lot of use. You may want to post a schedule on the way so no one fights over who gets to use it first. Enjoy!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Julie! In regards to your husband's back, I can relate. My husband has a bad back and we have found that regular adjustments with the chiropractor, exercise and stretching have helped tremendously. We will also have to upgrade his walking shoes right away. I hope this helps!

  2. I can't wait to see your family's progress. I'm looking at treadmills now and this one looks awesome! :-)

    1. OMG, it really is awesome! So much nicer that the ones I have seen in the stores. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I'll say this came right on time. $90.00 a month is a lot! I think your treadmill is gorgeous.

  4. My husband experimented with one of the pre-programmed routines on the treadmill and he had to surrender after 15 minutes!

    Don't I know the feeling. The first time I stepped on a treadmill, you would not believe the amount of respect I had for those who work the treadmill for hours at a time.

    Nowadays, I jump rope and run up and down stairs (military habit) for cardio and, like your husband, it allows me to fall asleep as soon as my head hits the pillow. Lol.


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