We’re big fans of being outdoors whenever possible. It’s why we sell what we do – from bikes, to downhill skis and snowboards. We also realize, that people want to be active in their own way, and that sometimes, being outdoors doesn’t work for you. Whether it’s weather or schedule, you need to fit in active time where you can to be your healthiest.
We’ve carried the ElliptiGO Elliptical bikes for a couple of years now, and one thing everyone finds after getting on one is what an excellent workout they are. They take the workout you probably already know from the health club and bring it outdoors. It’s easier on the joints than running, and you can cover more ground than you would on foot. It’s also nice for people who just want something different than a bike.
When riding the ElliptiGO, your feet move exactly like they would on an elliptical machine at the club, you just use the handlebars to adjust the resistance/speed, to brake and point the Elliptigo to take you on your adventure. Try going places when you’re at the health club and watching CNN or day time TV! Even better, there’s no monthly dues and no busy time when you’ve got your own moving health club.
So what happens when the weather turns poor? When there is snow on the ground, or the multitude of things in your daily schedule gets you home well after dark?
We’ve found these are great when paired with a stationary trainer like the Jetfluid Pro from Cycleops. The Jetfluid’s realistic resistance makes the ElliptiGO feel like it does on the road. The only thing missing is the wind on your face and the sun on your back! This combination is a far better value than any Elliptical machine, and it’s more reliable too. With two years of free adjustments like any of our bikes, all you need to do is lube the chain and put air in the tires.
Rather than buying a machine that you only use part of the time, consider something that will get used year round. If you miss the stimulation of the great outdoors, you can always record your favorite rides on a GoPro Hero and play them back in Hi-Def in the comfort of your home!
Get out and ride – or take it indoors, its your choice with the ElliptiGO.