Eliptical Trainer

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  1. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    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.
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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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 :lol:)
     
  3. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Is it a good workout for the legs, etc?

    Looks very similar to a step climber.

    :hugs:
     
  4. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    great workout for the legs, and good for cardio :D Plus the ones I've always used have lots of different settings so you have different resistance work outs--which helps with the legs
     
  5. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Guess what I am asking OH for Christmas. LOL
     
  6. KarenLV

    KarenLV Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  7. Margerle

    Margerle Well-Known Member

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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!
     
  8. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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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
     
  9. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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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.
     
  10. Waiting2bMommy

    Waiting2bMommy Levi and Jax's Mommy!

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    Elipticals are awesome!! its an easy but great work out!
     
  11. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    I'm not really sure we've kind of been checking around. I read a review on how to choose one though, and it said that unless you're a proathlete or really really into working out then one under 1000 should be good enough
     
  12. leeanne

    leeanne Mom of 3 and Stepmom of 2

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    Told Dan last night that I wanted one for Christmas :)

    But I do want to go to a fitness store and try some out and see how I like them.
     
  13. KarenLV

    KarenLV Well-Known Member

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    alyxzandra Mom to Sebastian

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    I had one, but had to get rid of it as we are in a 1 bedroom and there is no room for it with the baby. But, it was great to use!
     

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