TopicElliptical machine

<< Spotlight >>

The Guide

Your one-stop guide to elliptical machine workouts.

el·lip·ti·cal train·er
/iˈlɪp.tɪ.kəl ˌtreɪ.nɚ/

Definition. The elliptical trainer, also known as a cross-trainer, is a piece of stationary cardiovascular equipment that moves in a smooth, oval motion and limits stress placed on the joints.
Elliptical comes from the Greek word “elleiptikos” meaning “pertaining to an ellipse”.

Some of the benefits of using the elliptical machine include:12

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness. Regular elliptical workouts strengthen your heart and lungs, improving overall cardiovascular health. This low-impact exercise boosts stamina and endurance, making it an excellent choice for sustained aerobic training.
  • Great calorie burner. The elliptical provides an efficient calorie-burning workout. By engaging both upper and lower body muscles, it helps you torch calories while minimizing impact on joints.
  • Upper and lower body workout. Regular use of the elliptical strengthens major muscle groups, including quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and upper body. Remember to vary resistance levels and pedal backward occasionally for balanced muscle development.
  • No-impact workout. Unlike most activities the elliptical machine is a no-impact workout. It is super gentle on your joints, as your feet never come off the pedal. It allows you to exercise at high intensity (like running) without the wear and tear associated with running or other weight-bearing cardio exercises.
  • Lower injury risk. Because it is low-impact, the elliptical can be an option for individuals recovering from injuries, beginners, or those seeking a joint-friendly workout. If this applies to you, speak to your doctor or physio before starting.

Slide this Way

Everything elliptical.

Switch it up

There are different types of workouts. Switching up your workouts keeps things fresh and interesting. Each type of workout has a specific purpose and boasts different benefits. These categories of workouts apply whether you’re swimming, cycling, or running. 

To find out how hard you’re exercising you can use your heart rate. This calculator will determine your heart rate zones based on your age and gender, and give you a easy to understand result.


Never be bored again, with workouts for every need.

Find out many calories you’re burning. This calculator will determine how many calories you burn exercising based on your weight.

Post-Workout Snack

Make your recovery a delicious one.

Prep is Everything

What to do before and after your workouts.