Is the Gazelle an effective cardio workout or what?
October 19, 2007 11:11 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a definitive answer: Is the Gazelle
a reasonable cardio workout or isn't it?
posted by tastybrains to health & fitness (15 answers total)
I am very overweight and need a way to workout easily in my home. We unfortunately do not have room for a treadmill...we have a crappy elliptical but the only space for it is in the garage and it's the only elliptical on the planet that makes my joints hurt.
The Gazelle looks like it would be fun, easy on the joints, and really good for the space we have. However, from reading reviews online & commentary on message boards, I still am not clear if this is an effective cardio workout or not. It seems like it works mostly on momentum, so I don't know how much work it takes to keep it going.
Some people claim to love it, and other people say that it's not really a workout at all. I'm not in awesome shape and I just want something fun & easy to do to build up some fitness.
Can anyone please chime in with firsthand experience as to whether this is a tool that will make me break a sweat?