Originally Posted by fadedsunrise02
I admit I don't really run much, but my pair of $40 shoes suit me just fine for both my workouts and when I do run, I only used that figure as a theortical ceiling.
I think a gym is only a good investment depending on your goals and your level of discipline. I have a high level of discipline so I do not need a gym at all to accomplish what I want to do, and thus, any additional expenditure would just be a waste to me when everything I need is at home. I'm not a big fan of machines anyway.
Every single pair of regular jump ropes I have tried I broke when trying to use them for exercise. Cheap they are, but you get what you pay for...