Elliptical machines

neversink4October 14, 2010

I am interested in getting an elliptical machine but notice they run anywhere from $400.00 right up to the thousands. Anybody out there have one or any suggestions on what to avoid or look for? I am not interested in getting a heavy duty machine, just one that gets my heart rate up and burns calories wiithout all of the bells and whistles. What has been your experience? Another place to hang clothes on?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rivkadr

I use my elliptical almost every single day. I've got it sitting in my living room, near the TV, so that a) I see it every day and can't avoid it, and b) it's got a built in activity (watching TV) to make it more enjoyable. If you stick it in a bedroom or other place, you're more likely to skip using it.

DON'T BUY NEW. Look on craigslist, and you should be able to find a great deal.

I really wanted something compact, so I bought a used Orbitrek Platinum, for $100. This is not a machine that would stand up to super-heavy use (or a very heavy person), nor does it have any bells and whistles. But it's perfect for me -- I use it every day for about 30 minutes while watching TV or reading a book. In the 3 months that I've been using it, I've lost about 10 pounds (doesn't sound like a lot, but for me, it's a big deal!)

Anyway, definitely check out Craigslist -- you can easily find something affordable on there...

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 12:51PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
bulldinkie

I was at Sears one dayu thier big one was on sale big time so I bought it.Watch for sales.

    Bookmark   November 2, 2010 at 7:58AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
eortega

At my gym they use life fitness elliptical machines. They're great because they also have those monitors to tell when you're burning fat and when you're just burning calories or something like that lol

Here is a link that might be useful: how to lose belly fat

    Bookmark   November 18, 2010 at 9:05PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Is riding a Bike really good excercise?
I know that riding a bike is good for your legs but...
netshound
Broke leg --so how to lose weight without exercise?
I am bedridden for awhile...am 70 pounds overweight...
momofanna
Elliptical owners-AFG4.1ae
I have just purchased one of these machines and am...
BatocheBob
Help!
I have cancer and osteoporosis and have damage to lymph...
Dweezil
Any exercise equipment good for home ?
Hey Everyone, I am new to this forum and wanted some...
ashleymore
Sponsored Products
Missoni Home | Osborne Pillow 16x16
YLiving.com
Tommy Bahama Tortuga Beach Towel
$39.50 | FRONTGATE
Patch Magic Northwoods Walk Duvet Cover Twin 70 x 88-Inch Bedding
$220.00 | Bellacor
Home Decorators Area Rug: Artisan Chromo Terracotta 5' x 7' 6"
$99.00 | Home Depot
Burgundy Clara Clark 1800 Series Sheet Set
$32.99 | zulily
Rustique Black and Tan 20-Inch Square Pillow
$41.00 | Bellacor
Floor Mat: Gateway Latte 21" x 34" Bath
$22.97 | Home Depot
Soprano Sateen Flat Sheet
$145.00 | FRONTGATE
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™