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Looking for the "Perfect" Elliptical

Help me find an elliptical machine for a person who is between 5'1" and 5'4", that will take fairly heavy use by one person, and that doesn't cost a fortune. [more inside]
posted by clarkstonian on Jul 11, 2014 - 6 answers

Rowing Machine or Elliptical Trainer

The impact of running has made it no longer a good cardio option for me. I've narrowed my 'non-impact' cardio options down to a rowing machine or an elliptical trainer, but am having trouble decided between them. Special snowflake details, as always, are inside. [more inside]
posted by dotgirl on Feb 3, 2014 - 18 answers

hands free elliptical workout fitness fun time

What are the pros and cons of exercising hands-free on an elliptical machine? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jul 5, 2013 - 10 answers

Am I burning as many calories as I think I am on the elliptical?

My gym has several different types of cardio equipment. I've been using the recumbent bike for a while now, but recently tried the elliptical. The elliptical seems to say that I'm getting more "bang for my buck" in terms of exertion for calories burned. Is this possible, or is the machine inaccurate? [more inside]
posted by jingzuo on Jun 10, 2013 - 14 answers

The best cardio machine for an apartment?

I live in an apartment on an upper level unit. I wish I could buy a treadmill to use at home, but I think the noise will bother my neighbors too much. I'm looking for a good alternative. Do you know of any? [more inside]
posted by dede on Apr 10, 2013 - 20 answers

What else can you do with an elliptical?

Alternative exercises on an elliptical? What else can I do with this thing, besides run on it, to spice things up? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 28, 2011 - 10 answers

Should I buy a rowing machine?

Should I buy a rowing machine? [more inside]
posted by Tu13es on Nov 29, 2010 - 15 answers

Curse you, elliptical!

Why can't I do the elliptical? I thought it was supposed to mimic running but lower impact, and I have no problem running. [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Nov 13, 2010 - 17 answers

I thought I knew how to use the machine.

YANMPersonalTrainer: Should I keep my feet flat when using the elliptical machine or should I faux-run like the guy using the machine next to me?
posted by bluejayway on Jun 15, 2010 - 8 answers

can you get injuries from elliptical trainers?

A recent conversation advised (possibly anecdotal) info that elliptical trainers can create foot numbness (it happens to me too) and lead to hip problems. This is the first time I have heard of the potential for 'hip problems' - does anyone else know anything about it? Is it a myth? I am a nearly 40 mum keen to get back on my trainer...
posted by IdleRepose on Jan 9, 2010 - 18 answers

Cross/elliptical trainer buying advice

Help me find a Cross/Elliptical trainer for a budget of £250-£300 [more inside]
posted by thelost on Dec 10, 2009 - 3 answers

Barcelona Gyms

Where can I work out during a week in Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Oct 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Rage Against the Elliptical Machine

What am I not getting about the elliptical machine at the gym? [more inside]
posted by Parasite Unseen on Oct 5, 2009 - 26 answers

I'm doing it wrong?

I think using an elliptical machine is causing tightness on the outsides of my ankles. What stretches should I do and what should I watch out for in my form while exercising? [more inside]
posted by doift on Apr 26, 2009 - 4 answers

treadmill vs. elliptical

Mr. hellbound and I are going to buy either a treadmill or an elliptical. Please recommend models of either machine and describe comparative advantages of having one vs. the other. [more inside]
posted by hellboundforcheddar on Apr 9, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me lose more weight!

Looking for an home elliptical machine with a high enough weight limit for plus size workouts [more inside]
posted by madamdalriada on Apr 6, 2009 - 2 answers

Leg cramps at the gym

Why do I always get these leg cramps at the gym? [more inside]
posted by naju on Jan 22, 2009 - 13 answers

Recommendation for a home elliptical machine.

Recommendation for a home elliptical machine. [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Nov 17, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me work out, in.

How do you make a home-based workout work for you? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Nov 15, 2007 - 20 answers

How similar is using an elliptical machine to running?

How similar is using an elliptical machine to running? [more inside]
posted by sequential on Oct 31, 2007 - 10 answers

Is the Gazelle an effective cardio workout or what?

I'm looking for a definitive answer: Is the Gazelle a reasonable cardio workout or isn't it? [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Oct 19, 2007 - 15 answers

Decent elliptical on a budget?

Decent elliptical on a budget? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Alabaster on Oct 6, 2007 - 6 answers

Home Exercise Equipment

Are home-grade exercise machines a waste of money? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Jun 3, 2007 - 24 answers

need to get high

Can I get the "runner's high" without running? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Apr 4, 2007 - 35 answers

Help me choose a home elliptical

Help me choose between two similarly priced home elliptical machines (1, 2). [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Feb 2, 2007 - 7 answers

No, that's not a "laundry rack"

NewYearsResolutionFilter: My husband and I want to cash in on the New Year's savings and buy an elliptical machine. Right now, we feel like we're in a little bit over our head. [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Dec 26, 2006 - 7 answers

Elliptical trainer rentals?

Where can I rent an elliptical trainer near Seattle? [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Nov 30, 2006 - 0 answers

Workouts!

Advice for training for a 5k run. [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Nov 18, 2006 - 10 answers

Where to rent an Elliptical Machine in NYC?

Where can a person rent an elliptical exercise machine (e.g. Precor) in New York City? I'm interested in getting a high quality elliptical machine for home use, but I'm concerned about the cost and my relative lack of self-motivation. I don't want to spend $2000+ on a machine that I use five times then ignore. I'd rather rent for a while until I'm sure it works for me. I need something at home -- gym membership is not an option. Is there any company that will rent me an elliptical machine by the month, and deliver to my apartment in Manhattan?
posted by dudeman on Nov 10, 2005 - 3 answers

Shoe recommendations for exercise

What type or brand of tennis shoes is most appropriate to use when working out on an elliptical trainer? [more inside]
posted by tidecat on Feb 19, 2005 - 12 answers

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