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Elliptical Trainer Cross Trainer Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elliptical Trainer Cross Trainer.

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

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

Reference Guide to Cross-Training

How would you like an exercise program that banishes boredom, improves your fitness, develops new skills and prevents injuries? Sounds like an infomercial, but it's not! It's cross-training, and you can do it whenever and wherever you are in...  Read more

The Most Undervalued Piece of Equipment in the Gym

Are you sick of the same-old cardio machines at the gym? Bored by the treadmill? Tired of the elliptical? Can't stand to do another mile on the stationary bike or another flight on the stair climber? Well, then, it's time you head over to the...  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

How do I find a personal trainer who specializes
Updated 6/23/2014 3:11:31 PM

I am looking for a personal trainer who specializes in obese women. Is there some professional organization I can contact to find someone in my area?...  Read more

Personal Trainer
Updated 6/23/2014 9:38:50 AM

Have you used a personal trainer? What qualifications did you look for? Same or opposite sex? Does it make a difference? Same with age? Your age, younger, older? Hire privately from an add or go through a gym? Any thoughts at all? I've re...  Read more

Ankle pops when using elliptical. No pain though.
Updated 6/16/2014 10:31:05 PM

Why does my right ankle pop when I use the elliptical? It doesn't hurt. Should I be concerned or just keep going? Sometimes it will pop with every step....  Read more

Cycling and Turbo Trainers (e.g. CycleOps Fluid 2)
Updated 6/15/2014 11:38:45 AM

I've just joined SP and am starting getting back into exercise. I don't like gyms and know that I would never stick to an exercise programme that involves going to one. My main issues with fitting in exercise are putting it off after a long day at wo...  Read more

running training on an elliptical?
Updated 5/12/2014 9:26:14 AM

Has anyone trained for races(5k, half, marathon, whatever) using mostly an elliptical? I love my compact elliptical and due to work running outdoors is only practical on my days off (and a treadmill is not an option financially). If I try to only run...  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

Sweeten those trainers

I put the perfume impregnated paper samples that come with magazines in the instep of my trainers....  Read more

Cross Stitching and Losing

For those who love to cross stitch who are struggling with weight...  Read more

Cross-Training Activities for Runners

The old running adage is as follows, “in order to run, one must run”—this is commonly referred to as the Principle of Specificity of Training. In other words, in order for you to become a more efficient runner, you must spend time running. But doing...  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