Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give you a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Since it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling allows you to build cardio fitness while being easy on your joints. That makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to Revolutionize Your Fitness!
With more than 15,000 bikes on the road, it’s safe to say ElliptiGO bike owners come from a variety of backgrounds. One thing we all have in common is our love for our ElliptiGO bikes and the benefits they bring to our lives. Those who make up our great community include:
Current, former and injured runners all use ElliptiGO elliptical bikes to experience the joy of running, but without the negative effects of impact on their joints. Athletes of all ages and abilities use elliptical cycling to stay healthy, avoid injuries and improve endurance.
Outdoor enthusiasts and fitness fanatics alike use elliptical cycling to get all the benefits of an elliptical workout, but without being stuck indoors. Whether it is to improve health, lose weight or increase fitness, ElliptiGO bikes can get the job done.
Both recreational and competitive cyclists benefit from the gentle joint angles and 33% higher caloric burn of ElliptiGO bikes, making them perfect for any rider looking for a more comfortable, time efficient or effective workout than a traditional bike provides.
A study at the University of California – San Diego EPARC center found ElliptiGO bikes elicited a similar HR and metabolic (caloric) response, making it easy to translate running workouts using just time and intensity.
The stand-up riding position and patented motion of ElliptiGO bikes provide a running-like experience – giving you all the benefits of weight-bearing exercise without additional impact or stress on joints, bones and soft-tissue.
Read features, research and workout examples from some of the top athletes and coaches in the world to learn how to improve your performance by effectively adding elliptical cycling to your running routine.
Still not sure? Receive a free training program from top run coaches Greg McMillan, Jenny Hadfield or Darren Brown to train for your next race. Programs available for all abilities and distances from the 5K through the marathon.
Riding an elliptical bike is not like simply standing up and riding a traditional bike. The elongated elliptical path and fully supported foot platforms of ElliptiGO elliptical bikes provide a stable, more comfortable ride. The upright riding position also improves visibility with a level, elevated line of site.
The vertical, weight-bearing riding position helps to rev your cardiovascular system and build a more efficient blood-pumping “engine.”
The unique architecture of elliptical bikes develops the muscles of your legs, glutes and core more effectively – and in a more balanced manner – than traditional bikes.
The ergonomic, neutral position of riding an elliptical bike removes neck, back and seat pain that can stem from sitting hunched over on the saddle of a traditional bike.
ElliptiGO elliptical bikes allow you to take the workout outside, where you can enjoy the same streets, routes and paths that you typically walk, jog, run or bike.
To maintain balance and adjust to ever-changing conditions (road, wind, other riders, etc.), riding an ElliptiGO bike constantly works your core in ways a stationary machine can’t.
The patented elliptical motion and narrower stance of ElliptiGO bikes reduces stress on the feet, ankles and knees, while also more closely resembling the traditional walking, jogging and running motion.
ElliptiGO bikes provide a variety of stride-length settings to match your comfort level and range of motion needs, while also providing a range of motion nearly a half-foot larger than the industry standard for indoor elliptical trainers.
“ I had a trial ride. I was hooked! I could see that the 'GO' would enable me to ‘run’ whilst doing less running. It would also perfectly fill the training gap between running and cycling.”
Alan McDonoghExtreme Endurance Athlete
“ I mainly use the ElliptiGO to lengthen my long runs without the added impact of actually doing a really long run. It's the perfect way to compliment my running in a specific manner while reducing the risk of injury.”
Andy Vernon2014 European Championships Silver Medallist
“ I was unable to return to running after the hip surgery but then discovered the ElliptiGO, which has been a revelation to me. On the ElliptiGO I have been able to exercise for as long (or as intensively) as I wish... I have never had to miss training on the ElliptiGO due to injury. ”
Billy GraceLong-Time Runner
“ From day-one I was hooked! I met a great group of people and later on that year we all decided we would embark on training for the 54-mile London to Brighton Bike Ride the following year. I also enjoyed supporting Squash and Dave on the Milton Keynes to Brighton leg of their 3000-mile ElliptiGO Challenge.”
Claire ChatfieldB&B Owner / Fitness Enthusiast