Elliptical trainers are the latest cardio
equipment to hit the market. They tout a full
body, low-impact workout — smoother than a
treadmill because the foot doesn’t strike a
hard surface, and more engaging than a
stair-stepper because it involves a circular
movement. Some models have handles that
strengthen arms while you exercise.
range from $599.95 to $4,500. The difference
involves placement of the arm handles — some
models have them too close and others have
foot pedals that might not be wide enough,
according to the American Council on Exercise.
get on a good elliptical, you may not want to
go back to a treadmill. Although a good
elliptical may cost more than a treadmill.
elliptical you work up a sweat much faster,
and you hardly know you are moving. It’s like
Elliptical machines feature resistance
settings to work specific muscle groups — the
gluteals, quadriceps, hamstrings and lower
remember the better the quality of your
purchase the more you will want to use it.
“The last thing you want is a very expensive
Things to consider before you buy.
the space where you plan to put it.