Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Since it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling allows you to build cardio fitness while being easy on your joints. That makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to Revolutionize Your Fitness!
With more than 15,000 bikes on the road, it’s safe to say ElliptiGO bike owners come from a variety of backgrounds. One thing we all have in common is our love for our ElliptiGO bikes and the benefits they bring to our lives. Those who make up our great community include:
Current, former and injured runners all use ElliptiGO elliptical bikes to experience the joy of running, but without the negative effects of impact on their joints. Athletes of all ages and abilities use elliptical cycling to stay healthy, avoid injuries and improve endurance.
Outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics alike use elliptical cycling to get all the benefits of an elliptical workout, but without being stuck indoors. Whether it is to improve health, lose weight or increase fitness, ElliptiGO bikes can get the job done.
Both recreational and competitive cyclists benefit from the gentle joint angles and 33% higher caloric burn of ElliptiGO bikes, making them perfect for any rider looking for a more comfortable, time efficient or effective workout than a traditional bike provides.
A study at the University of California – San Diego EPARC center found ElliptiGO bikes elicited a similar HR and metabolic (caloric) response, making it easy to translate running workouts using just time and intensity.
The stand-up riding position and patented motion of ElliptiGO bikes provide a running-like experience – giving you all the benefits of weight-bearing exercise without additional impact or stress on joints, bones and soft-tissue.
Read features, research and workout examples from some of the top athletes and coaches in the world to learn how to improve your performance by effectively adding elliptical cycling to your running routine.
Still not sure? Receive a free training program from top run coaches Greg McMillan, Jenny Hadfield or Darren Brown to train for your next race. Programs available for all abilities and distances from the 5K through the marathon.
Riding an elliptical bike is not like simply standing up and riding a traditional bike. The elongated elliptical path and fully supported foot platforms of ElliptiGO elliptical bikes provide a stable, more comfortable ride. The upright riding position also improves visibility with a level, elevated line of sight.
The vertical, weight-bearing riding position helps to rev your cardiovascular system and build a more efficient blood pumping “engine.”
The unique architecture of elliptical bikes develops the muscles of your legs, glutes and core more effectively – and in a more balanced manner – than traditional bikes.
The ergonomic, neutral position of riding an elliptical bike removes neck, back and seat pain that can stem from sitting hunched over on the saddle of a traditional bike.
ElliptiGO elliptical bikes allow you to take the workout outside, where you can enjoy the same streets, routes and paths that you typically walk, jog, run or bike.
To maintain balance and adjust to ever-changing conditions (road, wind, other riders, etc), riding an ElliptiGO bike constantly works your core in ways a stationary machine can’t.
The patented elliptical motion and narrower stance of ElliptiGO bikes reduces stress on the feet, ankles and knees, while also more closely resembling the traditional walking, jogging and running motion.
ElliptiGO bikes provide a variety of stride-length settings to match your comfort level and range of motion needs, while also providing a range of motion nearly a half-foot larger than the industry standard for indoor elliptical trainers.
“ I love my ElliptiGO bike because it's fun; I can get a great workout in a short amount of time; and I'm outside!”
Caryn HallFitness Enthusiast
“ In my daily work with athletes, I have found the ElliptiGO to be an ideal part of my ‘tool kit’. It provides core activation, minimal musculoskeletal stress and can elevate HR to training levels, all while being fun to use. It is a quality asset for any athlete.”
Ralph ReiffAthletic Trainer
“ I’ve always been a proponent for including cross-training in any running regimen, and the ElliptiGO is the best cross-training device I’ve ever seen, bar none.”
Dean KarnazesElite Ultramarathoner, Endurance Athlete, Public Speaker and Author
“ After my hip replacement I didn’t know what I was going to do for exercise, but I knew I’d never run again. With my ElliptiGO, I can get outside for a fun, pain-free workout. It has literally changed my life and I can’t imagine being without it.”
Jane LeGoreFormer Injured Athlete