I Put the Treadmill in the Basement With a Projector.

Well, since the summer is coming to an end, I decided to make some changes to the placement of my treadmill. 


A compact treadmill with a large 2.2-liter water bottle on its treadmill tray. There is a rectangular projected image on the wall. Towards the left is a door with a set of resistance bands hanging off it.
A compact treadmill with a large 2.2-liter water bottle on its treadmill tray. There is a rectangular projected image on the wall. Towards the left is a door with a set of resistance bands hanging off it. 


 

Where Was Your Treadmill Before You Put It in the Basement? 

My Treadmill is in the living room.
My Treadmill is in the living room. 

I had the treadmill in the living room for just over a year. Over time though, the treadmill in the living room was starting to get in the way of daily activities. The treadmill also got a few spills which thankfully didn't ruin anything. 

 

I Put the Treadmill in the Basement With a Projector.



Is the Treadmill Compact? Can It Fold Up? 

It's a compact treadmill that does fold up, I have a review on it here. 

Why Is the Treadmill at an Angle?

I moved it to an angle to face the projected image on the wall a bit better. 

Why Did You Get a Projector Instead of a Flat Screen TV?

The original plan was to get a 55" to 60" flat screen TV, but the prices at the time were too high. Because the basement is not the primary part of the home, it made no sense to make such a large purchase. So, plan B was to get a budget projector screen off Amazon. 

What Kind of Projector Is It?

It was called the Wifi Mini Projector for Outdoor Movies. (Affiliate link). So far, it has done very well. The screen quality is pretty good considering the budget price. The only issue is having two remotes, one for the Google Chromecast and the other for the projector. 

Why Did I Go With Google TV Chromecast?

Ease of use. I just logged in with my Google account and everything was set up pretty well.  

Is the Treadmill Away From the Basement Drain?

Yes, In the lifespan I've lived here, there have been three small floods just by the drain itself. 

How Far Is the Treadmill From the Heat Register?

Unfortunately, it's not too far away above the treadmill. I may have to move the treadmill, but let's see how things go this winter. 

Did You Use a Treadmill Mat?

No, I'll have to get one. 

How Did You Get the Treadmill Down the Stairs?

I made the mistake of taking it down the stairs myself. I'm not doing that again.

Did the Treadmill's Wheels Leave Marks?

So far, we're in the clear. 

What About Air Purification? 

I have a small air purifier on the bottom shelf of the "projector rack." 

How High Is the “Projector Rack?”

It's about 35 inches from the floor to the top of the flat wooden surface. It's a small cutting board island for the kitchen.  

Is Your Head Close to the Ceiling When Walking on the Treadmill?

No, there is plenty of room to walk or run on the treadmill. From floor to ceiling is about 88 inches. 

How Long Are You Walking on the Treadmill per Workout? 

These days about 30 minutes per session with two sessions on good days. I put together a blog post here. It might need some updating. 

Is It Dark in the Basement? What’s the Lighting Like While on the Treadmill?

The lighting is no good right now. I'll need to get a few extra lights to give the basement some spark. 

Are Those Resistance Bands Any Good in the Video?


For me yes, they have held up fine since I got them. They're called the Polygon resistance bands. Here is the review.
 
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