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Elliptical Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Elliptical.

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

Are You Cheating Yourself at the Gym? Part 1

With the hectic pace of our society today, most people don't have hours to spend in the gym. That's why it's so important to make the most of the workout time you have available. Are you cheating yourself out of the best cardio workout po...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

Get Results with Interval Training

I used to be a competitive long distance runner. Day in and day out I’d run mile upon mile, training for the next big race. Some days it meant running a six or seven mile loop that included several (seemingly endless) hills. Other days, I warme...  Read more

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

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

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

nordic trac e15 elliptical tips wanted for moving
Updated 1/25/2014 5:45:06 PM

hi i am going to look at purchasing a used nordic trac e15 elliptical today and the weather here is very cold, i am looking at tips for moving or disassembling to at least get the console off to protect it thanks everyone...  Read more

Pedometer on Elliptical??
Updated 1/13/2014 6:08:36 PM

Hi: My insurance company (Humana) gave me a free pedometer and let's me earn points for workouts. The problem is that I use an elliptical every day and it seems to not work very well on it. It does not register most of the steps (more than half ar...  Read more

elliptical with tracker
Updated 1/12/2014 6:10:06 PM

Today I did 20 minutes on my elliptical at home to test out my new tracker. First of all, it tracked it as "cycling", but even when I changed it the calorie count was only about half of what endomondo reported with my heart rate monitor. The distance...  Read more

EXERCISE EVERY DAY

WALK THE TREADMILL OR DO THE ELLIPTICAL MACHINE......  Read more

Elliptical machine!!!

Increasing my time on the elliptical...344...  Read more

Treadmill , Elliptical , Runners, Walkers & Etc.

WELCOME to all who use the treadmill, elliptical machine, climb, run or walk to get your cardio done on a daily routine and love it!...  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

You Asked: ''Why Do My Feet and Toes Go Numb While Using the Elliptical Machine?''

Many people experience numbness or "pins and needles" in their feet (often in just one foot) when using an elliptical machine. For some, this sensation is a minor problem that only happens near the end of a long workout, but others may begi...  Read more

My Elliptical vs. Gym Elliptical

I went to the gym today and got on their elliptical. I had to find out how far I was going...it was driving me crazy! (not a far trip for me really...lol) Now, I'm glad I did!!! My calculations from yesterday were grossly wrong!!!! THANK GOD!! LOL ...  Read more

Elliptical follies

So I'm feeling very motivated, and toddle off to the gym for a workout. I get on one of the gym's new Matrix elliptical machines. Five minutes into my workout, I choose to reverse my direction to keep myself interested. Unfortunately, this resets...  Read more