Innovative Rehab & Training for Runners, Cyclists and other Athletes
September 1, 2015
Designed by runners as the ideal cross-training and rehabilitation device, the ElliptiGO combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer into one low-impact, high-performance, outdoor workout. It’s easy to ride, comfortable and just plain fun!
Elliptical biking can be a great alternative for people who can no longer tolerate impact (most often the former runner) because of degenerative conditions, as well as a great therapeutic exercise for rehabbing patients who want to build cardiovascular endurance without aggravating injuries.
The ElliptiGO allows sports injury patients to get in an intense cardiovascular workout without the jarring impact of running or the discomfort of traditional cycling. Best of all, it allows them to get back outside and enjoy exercise again. To date, over 100 professional athletes, dozens of Universities, professional teams, and Olympians have incorporated the ElliptiGO into their training for both rehab and cross-training, including 2014 Boston Marathon Champ, Meb Keflezighi, and Olympians Julie Culley, Adam Goucher, and Mary Decker Slaney.
Below are a few informative quotes from sports professionals:
“I truly believe the ElliptiGO is the ultimate cross-training tool for runners because the running-like movement allows both injured and healthy athletes to add training without risking injury. It has enabled me to increase my workload without doing additional damage to my body through high-mileage pounding. – Distance Running Legend Haile Gebrselassie…
“I have an old chondral injury in my left knee and was beginning to notice it more after running for several days in a row. I figured that as I got older I should start giving my knees a break, but I hated using the exercise bike we had at home. We have had our ElliptiGO almost 5 months now and love it. I don’t have any knee pain with the ElliptiGO. What’s great is that the mechanism of the ElliptiGO allows you to remain upright and outside, so aggressive athletes that need to maintain training while allowing overuse injuries to heal or athletes who want to mitigate the cumulative effect of high ground reaction forces can benefit from the ElliptiGO, as well as those patients that just want an alternative exercise that can get them outside!” –Gordon Eiland, PT, SCS, ATC
“It is so fun to feel like I am running again. I had to give up running a few years ago as my knees were starting to get early OA and my cartilage was wearing away. It has been difficult finding an exercise that gives me as good a workout as running without causing pain in my knees, but the ElliptiGO is that device. It is such a perfect blend of low-impact, great cardio burn, and fun! I am recommending it to all my former-runner patients and currently-injured runners as a cross-training device.” – Jon Rhodes, MSPT, MBA, DPT