If you’ve gone to the gym during peak hours, you may have had to wait for the elliptical machine. Why do so many people use them? They come with a host of benefits. In case you haven’t heard what those include, we’ve listed a few here.
When you perform aerobic exercises regularly (at least 3 times a week), you find yourself able to perform strenuous activity for longer without getting tired. Elliptical machines provide a great opportunity to do this.
Unlike with running, these machines don’t put a lot of stress on your joints and bones. Because of this, they work great for people with osteoporosis or knee injuries.
Full Body Exercise:
Because of the arm handles, you can work out your entire body on these machines, as opposed to running where you basically just work out the legs.
Working these machines for 30 minutes can burn up to 400 calories. To hit that number, you just have to increase resistance and interval train.
Does this information make you want to consider purchasing an elliptical? Fitness in Motion can help! For more information, please give us a call at (512) 345-2333 for our Austin location or at (210) 828-4542 for our San Antonio location.