Getting Your Cardio Workout: Is an Elliptical Trainer or Treadmill right for you?
This entry was posted on October 4, 2014.
Shopping for workout equipment can be a daunting task. If you are looking for Cardio equipment, you are probably thinking about purchasing a treadmill or an elliptical trainer. The fitness Expo’s experienced sales staff is on standby; call toll-free at 1-800-323-1831 or come in for a walk-through showroom visit to get advice on choosing the optimum piece of equipment for your Cardio workout. Always consider space with your price-point.
Many fitness gurus have been arguing one machine over the other for years. Some say the elliptical trainer is better because you get the caloric burn with lower impact while others say you get a more total body workout on a treadmill. The truth is it depends on what you’re looking for. There are some differences between elliptical trainers and treadmills.
What a Treadmill workout can offer
A treadmill is a great choice to consider when beginning a workout program, a wonderful alternative to walking outdoors; the surface of a treadmill is predictable whereas outdoor terrain is not. Treadmills, riding the bandwagon of modern technology, have improved a great deal over the years. The Precor line of Fitness Expo treadmills has many excellent features that will suit individuals anywhere on the workout spectrum. The exclusive Ground Effects/Foot Plant and Smart Rate heart rate Technology on these treadmills buffer joint impact and adapt to the user’s stride. Considering purchasing a treadmill for you or someone as a gift for the holidays? The Precor models 9.23, 9.27, and 9.31 are all now up to 30 % off!
The Benefits of Elliptical Trainers—Indoors or Out
Elliptical trainers, originally developed for the indoors and designed as an alternative to the treadmill, have also evolved to accommodate the outdoor enthusiast. An indoor elliptical trainer is a solid choice for seniors who desire cardio without putting stress on their joints – one good advantage an elliptical offers over the treadmill. Most elliptical trainers can be backward pedaled, this reverse motion feature allows for targeting of the hamstring and calf muscles. Talk with an expert, in-store or by phone – he or she can recommend any one of Fitness Expo’s elliptical trainers. For example, the G37 series, a standing model; the seated model, Inspire CS2 Cardio Strider; or any model from the ElliptoGo line of trainers will get you outdoors and on the scene.