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WATERONE SparkPoints: (91,638)
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9/20/13 10:10 A

I love it!

MISSMEL1982 Posts: 1,189
9/20/13 9:29 A

for the most part! definitely when I want to read

You gotta do what you gotta do!
DASHKATH Posts: 861
9/20/13 6:09 A

No. It doesn't feel like a natural movement. I'd rather use the treadmill.

ELLI20 Posts: 4,467
9/20/13 12:26 A

yes, I use it quite often

MSELEANOR1957 SparkPoints: (25,262)
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9/20/13 12:12 A

yes I have one and love it

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BANNERMAN Posts: 6,141
9/19/13 9:48 P

No. My knees don't work well on it.

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9/19/13 7:18 P


MITTHRAWN SparkPoints: (5,044)
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9/18/13 9:21 A

Compared to a treadmill I absolutely love it.
I know this is silly but I cant stand the monotonous sound of running on a treadmill. With an elliptical I can distract myself by watching tv or something but when im on the treadmill i just get fixated on the sound of my feet beating against it over and over.
Obviously i would prefer to be outside but for off days and freezing cold days its nice!

KELLYK1027 SparkPoints: (6,180)
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9/17/13 9:18 P

I do like it, but I prefer the arc trainer myself. It is a little easier on my knees, especially because I am really short. It also burns calories faster.

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9/17/13 8:47 P


BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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9/17/13 6:54 P

I spend more time with it than I do any member of my family including my DH!

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9/17/13 5:35 P

Yes, but I haven't been on it lately.

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9/17/13 8:53 A

Yes I do. I enjoy the different challenges.

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TLOVELY30 SparkPoints: (15,467)
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9/17/13 8:46 A

i hated it. i had one and traded it in for the treadmill. it was boring not much to do at all.

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9/16/13 8:50 A


ELLI20 Posts: 4,467
9/16/13 12:17 A

I prefer it over the treadmill

LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
9/15/13 9:17 P

love it but have to change it up sometimes

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LUCKYSTRAWBERRY SparkPoints: (5,726)
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9/15/13 7:14 P

I used to be a big fan, but I kind of burned out on it. I'll still use it from time to time, but I spoiled myself on the stair stepper, because it burns calories quicker than the elliptical and works me harder.

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9/15/13 9:46 A

Can't say I love it but I have new knees and it is the one aerobic thing I can do that is low impact. I can't stay on long yet but I can get my heart rate up in a minute or two and it stays up while I do other exercises, then back to the elliptical, etc. Recommendation by my personal trainer. Works the weak places I have too. (All my butt fat hurts the next day, Ha!)

VRS8440 Posts: 4,016
9/15/13 7:34 A


9/15/13 1:06 A

Love mine. I have rock hard legs from using my elliptical. I can't run outside worth a darn, but get me on the elliptical. With upbeat music I go like the wind. I do intervals to keep myself motivated. I go 30 seconds at my regular pace, then I crouch a little and sprint for 30-50 seconds then then back to regular pace for the last part of 2 minutes, then I go up a resistance level and repeat. I do resistance levels 1-6, back to 1-6 then 2-6 then 1 cool down, for a total of 30 minutes. When I get stronger I start adding another level of resistance until I max out at resistance level 8, then I start adding another round of 1-8. When in shape I could easily do 90 minutes after doing Jillian's 30 Day Shred.

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9/15/13 12:44 A

Yep! I have Exercise Induced Asthma and thus can only run a short distance before I have trouble breathing. Therefore all the cardiovascular activities I perform are either low-impact (like the elliptical or swimming) or aren't as 'endurance-required' as running (like dancing and horseback riding).

All of these work the muscles, and burn a load of calories, but don't affect my asthma too much. I probably get on the elliptical about twice a week, for 30-60minutes depending upon my mood.

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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9/12/13 4:12 P

great cardio with much variability such as resistance and speed

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BERRY4 SparkPoints: (174,869)
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9/12/13 3:28 P

What I like is VARIETY... so it is one of my cardio options.

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J2740LOU SparkPoints: (246,516)
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9/12/13 1:00 P

Yes, I do.

FEDERMAN27 SparkPoints: (36,901)
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9/12/13 12:53 P

Yes I do like it!!


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SONICB Posts: 4,310
9/12/13 11:34 A

It's okay, but I definitely prefer running outside. I get bored of the elliptical pretty easily and can only do 10-15 minutes on it before wanting to do something else. Ellipticals are also really notorious for overestimating calories burned, so I'm skeptical of how much of a workout I get on them. It is one of my two cross-training activities of choice though.

VASHLUVER1 Posts: 976
9/12/13 11:30 A

I do like it! One of the things I look forward to about the gym is watching Food Network on the elliptical. I don't like watching TV while running because my head moves way too much and I get a headache.

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 64,527
9/12/13 11:20 A

I don't like it.

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9/11/13 1:47 P

I only use it once or twice a week, doing a tabata protocol.

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LUCKYSTRAWBERRY SparkPoints: (5,726)
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9/10/13 11:54 P

I do! I have one at home, but I'm not a fan of it. However, when I do go to the gym, I always hit the elliptical before the treadmill! :)

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9/10/13 11:27 P


9/10/13 7:40 P

Yes I do!

ELLI20 Posts: 4,467
9/10/13 6:53 P

I love the elliptical trainer and use it a few times a week.

9/10/13 4:41 P

Sometimes - my feet used to go numb, but that can be corrected by sitting a little bit so more weight is in the heels.

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MISSSVJS SparkPoints: (19,110)
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9/10/13 4:37 P

Love the elliptical - I do a workout on it called Peak 8 - warm-up for 3-5 min., go all out as hard and as fast as I can for 30 sec., recover for 90 sec., repeat until I've done 8 - 30 sec. peaks. Great, quick workout!

BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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9/10/13 4:20 P

If you asked me this 10 years I would say no, but I am trying to be pain free at 58 so the answer is yes. I love running best but.... long term it's not good.

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KOKOMAD Posts: 726
9/10/13 3:56 P

Love the elliptical too. I use it to give my hips and knees a break from running while still getting good cardio. It does work well for HIIT. I also like it for a warm up and cool down on strength training days

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9/10/13 3:06 P

Love, Love, Love the Elliptical!!!! Easy on the Joints, Great Cardio workout. Can do straight "run" or I can mix it up and do HIIT

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9/10/13 1:21 P

Unnatural, boring and overrated.

It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

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Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

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9/10/13 1:12 P



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DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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9/10/13 12:16 P

Not a fan. I don't like cardio machines as a general rule, and that one always made my feet numb. There's about a million things I'd rather do than stare at a wall for half an hour or more.

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9/10/13 10:05 A

No...that machine is my kryptonite.

9/10/13 9:19 A

LOVE it! One of the few workouts that's kind to my joints and still makes me sweat.

DUKEFAN86 SparkPoints: (101,575)
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9/10/13 9:07 A

When I'm consistent, the elliptical is my go-to machine, great calorie burn!

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (198,021)
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9/10/13 8:16 A

I do enjoy the elliptical as part of a exercise regimen. My husband has one that's sitting on our front porch right now. I am sure the neighbors appreciate that. Of course, when it was inside, I used it more than he did.

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9/10/13 7:27 A


JENNILACEY SparkPoints: (80,279)
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9/10/13 7:02 A

I had one a long time ago and it just became very monotonous after awhile. I began dreading my workouts and jumped at any excuse not to do them.

I could never be a runner, I get bored quickly with repetitive movement. I've found cardio circuit training is the best fit for me. I'm not even sure if that's what it would be called... but I usually follow workout videos where you do, for example; 30 seconds of high knees, 30 seconds star jumps, 30 seconds jump rope, 30 seconds butt kicks, 30 seconds jumping jacks, etc. and then repeat.

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NEMETZC SparkPoints: (23,572)
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9/10/13 6:38 A

When I have used an elliptical in the past, I always had great results! It isn't hard on my knees and feels natural. Unfortunately, I haven't been exercising consistently in over a year and I find that it is a little too difficult at the moment, so I'm working my way back to my favorite fitness machine!

NACHTSKAI SparkPoints: (11,921)
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9/10/13 6:33 A

I love my elliptical - wish I could train my fat cat to use it!

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