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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 20:08 PM   1
leeanne
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Eliptical Trainer


Anyone use one of these? If so, how did you like them?

Way back when I used to go to the gym and loved the stair climber. But when buying exercise equipment a few years ago, OH wanted a treadmill.

Anyhow, I've seen these eliptical trainers and see a number of them on Craigs List for a good price and they look like they give a good workout.



 
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Old Oct 6th, 2008, 20:11 PM   2
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I don't have one but I've used on in the gym, really liked it too (after I got over the initial period of getting used to using one )



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 07:40 AM   3
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Is it a good workout for the legs, etc?

Looks very similar to a step climber.




 
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 07:44 AM   4
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great workout for the legs, and good for cardio Plus the ones I've always used have lots of different settings so you have different resistance work outs--which helps with the legs



 
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Old Oct 7th, 2008, 07:48 AM   5
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Guess what I am asking OH for Christmas. LOL



 
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Old Oct 14th, 2008, 05:53 AM   6
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Love it and I am not one for exercise.It is 'joint friendly' and not like a treadmill that is quite hard on the knees and ankles.After you have exercised on an elipitical trainer you never want to step foot onto a treadmill again.



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 04:02 AM   7
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Yes, this is my machine of choice in a gym. It gets everything 'going' and like everyone said its very nice on the joints - no jarring.

They are a bit tricky to get used to, kinda like running on a really sandy beach but once you master the coordination/rhythm it's great.

Good luck!



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 21:15 PM   8
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I asked for one for Christmas too hah. I like them because you can go backwards and work your butt out!! But yeah I won't touch a treadmill anymore, I love these things



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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 21:37 PM   9
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What kind are you thinking of getting?

Gotta watch because some cheaper exercise equipment can be crap. I wanted a stair climber and my boyfriend at the time bought me one. It was cheap and was crap and I rarely ever used it.



 
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Old Oct 15th, 2008, 21:49 PM   10
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Elipticals are awesome!! its an easy but great work out!



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