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Fitness Elliptical Trainer Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Fitness Elliptical Trainer.

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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

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

Beat the Crowds at the Gym

If you have a gym membership, you know how frustrating it can be when the gym is too crowded for comfort. Isn't it tough enough to muster the motivation to head out the door to exercise? Then you arrive, dressed and ready for a workout, only to f...  Read more

Get Fit for Less Dough

Congratulations! You’ve decided that this is the perfect time to finally get in shape. Have you priced out exercise equipment or gym memberships yet? If not, brace yourself for a bit of sticker shock! Getting in shape can take a significant chu...  Read more

Low-Impact Exercises That Burn Major Calories

If you're new to exercise, overweight, or dealing with pain caused by an injury or a chronic condition like arthritis, your doctor may have recommended that you start a low-impact workout program. But what does "low impact" really mean&...  Read more

Personal Trainers: I would like to hire one, yet a
Updated 10/17/2014 6:30:10 PM

Personal Trainers: I would like to hire one, yet at my gym the sessions are $40 a piece (Detroit area). Any suggestions on getting something more affordable? Any good DVDs that assist in weight training/toning?...  Read more

Problem with Fitness tracker "Add Daily Note"
Updated 10/16/2014 3:35:39 PM

For about a week when I try to use the "Add Daily Note" feature on the Fitness Tracker the window that opens is blank-no graphic of lined paper, and the cursor won't display in the window, not possible to add a note. Also in the nutrition track...  Read more

Finished my fitness minutes for this year!!!
Updated 10/17/2014 6:54:45 AM

I thought 3600 minutes was a lot. However, over the year, a little at a time, I completed the goal. This is the first year that I did this after being a member of SP since 2010. It takes preparation and knowledge and trial and error for me to figu...  Read more

My trainer measured my Body fat % today. It was 23
Updated 10/16/2014 11:07:12 AM

My trainer measured my Body fat % today. It was 23.3 & now it's 19.2! I'm a happy camper. I gained 3 lbs but it was muscle not fat according to my trainer. Feeling accomplished!...  Read more

This last week has not been good. Trainer over wor
Updated 10/13/2014 10:30:11 AM

This last week has not been good. Trainer over worked me, then my mother in law passed away and work has been a killer. Next two days off and going to get back to the gym but not going to over do it. I've been doing so good....  Read more

Try something new

Whenever I start to feel bored with-food, exercise-whateverI try something new. Now have discovered do not like acorn squash but butternut squash and spaghetti squash I love. Don't like elliptical or stairclimber but like the elliptical beast as I ca...  Read more

Intervals on the Elliptical

Try the interval program on the elliptical trainer. For 5 months I used the elliptical regularly in the 1 to 3 resistance level. I didn't think I could do more. Then I tried the interval program. I not only could I do it, but I burned far more calori...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  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

We Tried It: A Personal Trainer in Your Pocket--for $10

If you attend workout classes regularly, then you probably know how a good instructor can help you get a really great workout. One of the things I love about fitness classes is that I tend to work harder, try more things and get a better workout than...  Read more