Exercise! - Elliptical users - Tell me what you think???

11-10-2003, 01:20 PM
Hi, have not been around much, but am gearing up for next summer;)

O.K. Just purchased an Elliptical machine, we are still putting it together:lol:

Please, those who know, give me your opinion of this equipment. Did I make the right choice????


11-10-2003, 01:26 PM
I use one every day at the Y and I really like it. It's definitely more of a work out than I get on the treadmill, and I can adjust the tension to get a more intense, or a lighter, workout.

Personally, I think it's a good workout and a good choice.

11-10-2003, 03:30 PM
I agree w/mthrgoose... it is my favorite machine when I go to the gym.... (which by the way has been awhile!)

And I also think that it's easier on the knee's which makes it nicer if you want a more intense workout w/out putting so much pressure on your knee's. At least for me I found this to be true.

Good choice!

11-10-2003, 04:34 PM
I don't have one but my older daughter does and she loves it!!! She said that she had to start out very slowly for just a few minutes and gradually work up to a "real" work-out.

I hope you enjoy your new toy!!!

11-11-2003, 01:46 PM
I think you made the right choice. I belong to a gym and use the elipitical trainer and the treadmill. The elipitical gives me more of a work out, and I can burn twice as many calories than the treadmill, although I've heard that the elipitical may not burn as many calories as it says it does.

If I were to purchase one piece of equipment, the elipitical would be it. I could put it in my bedroom, on the upper level, and not worry about the pounding on the floor. Takes up less room too.

11-11-2003, 10:54 PM
I absolutely love it!!! It gives me an awesome workout!