Just bought an Octane, just like the one I use at Lifetime The stride is long not high. Really love it.
Fitness Minutes: (39,313)
2,280 8/13/13 7:12 P
I don't think it really matters. Maybe read some reviews on each type and see what the pros and cons are. As far as cardio exercise benefits, I doubt it matters.
Coral in Portland, OR
8/13/13 5:20 P
I would consult with a speciality fitness equipment shop
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
No matter how slow you go, you're still lapping everyone on the couch! Source: unknown
8/13/13 11:20 A
I have seen both too. I usually don't workout that the gym unless its a group class because I prefer to work out at home. I know ellipticals come both ways but I'm not sure which has better benefits too. I didn't know it would be like high stepping or long striding.
Thats a good idea! I may have to hit up a gym to see which I like better.
Do you have an elliptical?
Fitness Minutes: (2,878)
86 8/13/13 12:35 A
Agree that most gyms have rear-drives predominantly, but there are also some professional models used by gyms these days that are also front drive...
Think it comes down to the predominant motion you are after - high stepping versus long striding...etc...
Perhaps you should search for the spec's on the best brands and find something that matches most closely?
Why don't you hire something initially - that way you can try out a few models before you commit to purchasing....
Fitness Minutes: (18,349)
8/12/13 11:07 P
idk, but I always see rear drive at the gym, maybe that should tell you something?
SW-225 January, 2013
8/12/13 11:01 P
I'm going to be buying an elliptical to add to my other home gym equipment, but I'm not sure which is best... a front drive or rear drive elliptical. Can anyone help with some advice?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.