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You know what I hate more than circular logic? Elliptical machines.

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Cheri and I stimulated the economy a couple weeks ago and bought an elliptical machine from Dick’s Sporting Goods.  We’ve been wanting something that would help us get into better shape.  We considered buying a treadmill, but with Cheri’s ankle pain, we figured the elliptical would be a better choice.

Cheri conducted all the research into which model to get (with the help of ask.metafilter.com).  As I stuffed my face with Cheez Doodles, she informed me the most recommended model for our price range was a Horizon E901.  Its not too big and not too small and was a good price at Dick’s.  It has plenty of workout modes, a heartrate monitor, and an iPod dock with speakers.

So instead of choking down a gallon of ice cream each night, we both have been making a better effort to get more exercise.  So far the machine has been used almost every day by both of us, and we’re already noticing changes in our energy and the fitting of our clothes.

Once we are in much better conditions, we plan on trying to start jogging outdoors again.  Do I smell another 5k in the fall?  Perhaps, or it might just be the cookies our neighbor is baking.

Written by Eric Spiegel

March 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

Posted in health

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  1. Just wondering, whenyou started, how long can you go without stopping for breath? I use mine but after the first min, I’m already tired. Today, I actually managed 10 mins only stopping about 4 times. Thanks

    Yvette

    April 2, 2009 at 9:59 pm

  2. Your website is beautifully decorated and easily navigated. I have enjoyed visiting this site today and hope to visit many more times in the future.

    Thank’s

  3. thanks for your informations :)

    usa news update

    May 12, 2011 at 2:13 am

  4. Folks, ellipticals are great for many reasons but if you want to have some serious fun while getting the elliptical benefits check out the elliptical the moves you, the StreetStrider. This elliptical cruises down your favorite path while exercising so in addition to the great workout you get excitement and you get to go places. The other important aspect is that the lean to steer system activates your core muscles, something stationary ellipticals don’t, so you can burn > 1000 Cal/hr. You can also use it indoors on its trainer stand.

    David Kraus

    May 12, 2011 at 2:05 pm


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