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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

treadmill or elliptical?
Updated 10/30/2014 10:19:28 PM

Good morning everyone For my birthday, my husband wants to buy my a exercise machine which I'm soo excited about! Especially since the weather here in the Netherlands has been getting worse. I've been really thinking of getting a treadmill or an...  Read more

+ & - of activity (fitness) monitors
Updated 10/25/2014 8:34:47 PM

I am just beginning the research fot a fitness monitor... I am interested is: Features Cost Function Steps Heart Rate Activity Timer (reminder) East of use/ interface with SP Battery Life AND what are your experience...  Read more

ran a 5k, 2 fitness classes over 4 day period
Updated 10/25/2014 9:57:09 AM

I ran a 5k and taught 2 fitness classes in a 4 day period, I swear I didn.t overeat during this time period and i gained 3pounds. I was just starting to make progress. Any ideas on what might have happened?...  Read more

Frustrated! I have found a fitness video I love! I
Updated 10/22/2014 10:46:43 PM

Frustrated! I have found a fitness video I love! It's Jessica Smith's 14 Minute Lower Body Barre workout. But I haven't found a way to track the fitness accurately. You would think I could do it easily since it's from Spark People. Any suggestions?...  Read more

New Fitness & Nutrition student looking for like m
Updated 10/22/2014 11:09:40 PM

New Fitness & Nutrition student looking for like minded people. I am looking to immerse myself in what I am studying. Outside of my crazy family and hobbies. From Lansdale, PA....  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