elliptical trainer

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elliptical trainer

exercise equipment designed to simulate motions such as stair-climbing and running by using pedals that move back and forth in an oval (elliptical) pattern to minimize the impact on the hips, back and knees.
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Right: Fitness Gear and Training, a Bellingham company that sells fitness equipment to clients in northwest Washington, got an elliptical machine at its Bellingham training facility that generates and transfers energy back into the electrical grid.
Codified in policies around the world, the trope of the calorie looms large on boxes of cereal, printed on restaurant menus, and measured by treadmills, elliptical machines, and wearable monitors.
John Miller's preparations for the 65-plus doubles began last year, when he bought an elliptical machine, adding to his fitness regimen of twice-a-week handball.
Like millions, he does lunges and step ups and tests his cardio on an elliptical machine.
She died at the age of 18 while working out on an elliptical machine at the University of British Columbia three years ago.
Aerobic exercises included the treadmill, stair stepper or elliptical machine.
And to get your started on your fitness journey, Reebok has opened a new breed of sports shop -- their "fitness hubs", modelled on workout studios, where it's promise the staff are more than ready to advise you on what equipment to buy and how to use it (no more "I don't workout because I don't know how to use the elliptical machine excuses, then).
With your back problems and difficulties standing without support, the treadmill or the elliptical machine are clearly out of the question.
CUTLINE: Catherine Andrade, a nurse case manager at Fallon Community Health Plan in Worcester, works out on an elliptical machine in the company's fitness room.
The facility is equipped with an elliptical machine, treadmill, two stationary bikes, large flat-screen TV, yoga mats, fitness balls and free weights.
In addition, the elliptical machine allows the user to achieve repeated movement patterns of the lower limbs.
Indoor fitness enthusiasts take note: These days, you might have an easier time finding a vacant treadmill at the gym than an unoccupied elliptical machine.