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Elliptical Trainer Benefits Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elliptical Trainer Benefits.

How to use the Elliptical Trainer

This standard piece of exercise equipment is one of the most popular in many gyms. Ellipticals are a unique hybrid of a treadmill, stepper, bike and cross-country skier, that move your legs in an elongated oval pattern (hence the name elliptical). Th...  Read more

9 Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The only way to become a better runner is to run, but the more running replaces other exercises in your fitness program, the more likely you are to become injured, suffer from burnout, or develop muscular imbalances. So what's a runner to do (bes...  Read more

Beat the Crowds at the Gym

If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Get Fit for Less Dough

Congratulations! You’ve decided that this is the perfect time to finally get in shape. Have you priced out exercise equipment or gym memberships yet? If not, brace yourself for a bit of sticker shock! Getting in shape can take a significant chu...  Read more

Updated 11/28/2015 10:00:39 PM

How do you track your mileage that you do on the elliptical?...  Read more

It depends...I've enjoyed using an Arc Trainer, El

It depends...I've enjoyed using an Arc Trainer, Elliptical machine or stationary bike at the gym, or cycling or hiking outdoors. That was during my first year-in year 2 I'm incorporating free weights for strength training....  Read more

The trainer at the gym said doing more than 45min
Updated 11/23/2015 4:12:40 PM

The trainer at the gym said doing more than 45min cardio in one session is bad as it will cause water retention and i will be gaining weight. Is there any truth in that??...  Read more

I rotate at the gym. Bike treadmill and elliptical

I rotate at the gym. Bike treadmill and elliptical. I change up the things I do on the treadmill. Meaning rate of speed incline intervals. I push myself and try to imagine I'm an athlete....  Read more

3.9 miles in 40 mins on the elliptical so close so
Updated 11/21/2015 10:50:57 AM

3.9 miles in 40 mins on the elliptical so close so close. No weight loss but no weight gain, wonder if I should be eating more again. I'll wait a couple days and if no weight loss up my calories again. Workouts 45 mins instead 30 this week I think....  Read more

Try something new

Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whateverI try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I ca...  Read more

Intervals on the Elliptical

Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calori...  Read more

Living Healthy with Insulin Resistance/Low GI Diet

For anyone struggling with weight issues due to insulin resistance, diabetes, PCOS, and hypoglycemia. Diet Health Benefits also help reduce HBP, Cholesterol, Triglycerides, & Liver Enzymes. ...  Read more

30-Minute Interval Workout for the Elliptical

I know plenty of people who love their elliptical trainers—and there is plenty of reason to. The elliptical mimics the motion of walking or running but with very little impact on the joints. That means it's more comfortable for you to get y...  Read more

Renée Zellweger Gets Her Therapy at the Gym

Actress Renée Zellweger is SELF magazine’s October cover girl. In the article, she talks about facing her fears, running for breast cancer awareness, and how her own brush with breast cancer (which turned out to be nothing more than a scare) only rei...  Read more