Few people have probably ever seen an ElliptiGO in action. Have you even heard of one? The ElliptiGO is cross-training tool favored by Lauren Fleshman (world-class 5000m runner and recent NYC marathoner) and other elite athletes like ultra-marathoner Dean Karnazes. Due to recurring injuries, Fleshman cannot log triple digit weeks, so she fills in the extra miles on her ElliptiGO. The ElliptiGO is an elliptical bike that mimics the motion of running minus the impact and was invented by a former triathlete in 2008. It moves like a bike but your legs work in an elliptical motion to power it forward. Similar to a bike, it has adjustable gears on the handle bars.
Here’s the ElliptiGO in action:
The Elliptigo looks like a very fun cross-training workout, but I think it’s hampered a bit by its price tag. The lowest end model comes in at $1800 (the top of the line model is $3500). I guess there’s always the Christmas List! If you are interested in trying out an ElliptiGO, there are different dealers you can visit to take it for a spin.
Stay tuned tomorrow for another chance to win some free running gear!