I had one also and a treadmill, and I would buy new batteries for the electronic gadjets every couple yrs. then let them sit til the batteries started leaking acid and replace again. I just traded it (treadmill) to a relative for an electric stove. What works for me is a good hike with my dog out on the desert. It's about all that I could stay consistant with. I do some curls and crunches and watch what kind of junk I eat. Still holding fast, no cholestrol meds, stopped my blood pressure meds, diabetes GONE, wt steady, no mas panzon.