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?

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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
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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
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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
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