This is a very basic piece of gym equipment, but it gets me moving. I usually use light hand weights when I'm on it since being on an elliptical feels like you need to do something with your hands, and there aren't the handlebars that full-size elliptical machines have. I like it, and have used it for a while now, including when I was pregnant. It was a good low-impact exercise for that.
I'm on a mission to ride my stationary bike every day for one year. That year is up in August, and when I had to go out of town for a few days, I had a dilemma because I didn't want to be so close to my goal and blow it because I didn't have access to my bike. Then I found the Stamina InMotion Elliptical for under $100 and my problem was solved. In the hotel, I used it mostly as a stationary bike while sitting in a chair, but I also alternated that by standing and using it as an elliptical machine. I can't ride an elliptical for long, but boy do I work up a sweat and breathing hard in just a few minutes. When I used it as a stationary bike, I made sure I pumped my legs as fast as I could for short bursts of cross-training. My one complaint about this equipment is the difficulty in getting the pedals to move when I'm seated. I have to start manually pushing with my hand to get it going; that could be me and not the machine's fault. Overall, it's an attractive piece of equipment and everyone who's seen it says the same thing. It seems to be built sturdy and I think I'll have it for as long as I want it.
My husband just recently bought one of these ellipticals, and he can't say enough good things about it. He uses it every morning and he enjoys it so much better than the treadmill. We love this brand, would buy again!
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