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Ellipti-Go Review

I was contacted to try out a new fitness gadget, the Ellipti-go. We planned what day I would be free to travel up to Hermosa Cyclery. It’s about a 30 drive from my house and I knew that it would be best if I did it on a day off. I took a friend from work with me and they had two Ellipti-go’s for us to try.

Me, being the skeptic I am, didn’t really think that these guys would be much of a workout, none the less something that I would literally want to buy.

They basically are mobile elliptical. When I first got on it I was a little nervous about staying on and having trouble riding it. I have really bad balance and was scared of falling, especially on the Strand, a beach path where we tested them and there were quite a few people out. We went up last Friday and was a BEAUTIFUL day it was! We couldn’t have picked a better day. We both just wore workout clothes and neither of us had any idea what to expect. After signing some waivers we were off!

When we first started, it was really very easy to get the hang of it, and once I was on, I was not scared of falling off at all. It’s really easy to balance on and you glide along, totally controlling your speed by how fast you are moving your legs. You can increase and decrease the ‘incline’ that you are on as well by a simple changing of the gears. The first mile we only had it at incline 3, but we wanted to see how we could push ourselves and if it could be a good workout. After two miles we were on the max incline 8, and we really felt like we were getting a great workout.

The best thing to compare it to is a bike, your just standing up and peddling that way. It was really fun and then next day we were both really surprised at how sore we were!

Here is a video to show you how it works. Don’t mind my man voice.

It was really fun and really works out your butt and legs a lot more than I thought. I would rather do this any day than the boring elliptical at the gym.

Here’s much more information and pictures on them as well! The only downfall is that they are pretty expensive, but my friend and I both agreed that if we had the money, we would definitely consider purchasing one. They are great for just traveling about and give you an excellent workout. They are really low impact and I could see it as a great recovery tool as well if you were injured from running. Another fun thing was that EVERYONE we passed by stared at us and wanted to know more information! It was really a fun and different way to work out. I also thought that it would be cool just to rent them for a day or something. That would be an awesome idea!

Totally loved the Ellipti-Go and if you have a retailer by you, check them out! Thanks again to Hermosa Cyclery and their kindness for letting us test them out!


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  • Reply Bill

    This definitely seems like you have to want to get a workout on it. I wouldn’t take it out like I would a beach cruiser. So, considering that I’d have to view it in the same way as I view a run or a road bike, I would probably not get one. Sorry to the makers, but that’s just me. And stop bagging on your voice. It’s you. ;-)

    November 17, 2010 at 9:21 am
  • Reply Leigh

    They look so strange but would be fun to try!

    November 17, 2010 at 11:56 am
  • Reply Ann

    Would LOVE to try it out also. Signed up for it a year ago but until now nothing close enough to where I live. I use the elliptical in the gym and love the low impact motion, but am also an outdoor girl so I’m sure I would like it. But yes, very pricey, like your idea of renting one for a couple of hours.

    November 17, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Reply Ann

    Just watched your video. I think you have to peddle it faster ;)

    November 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm
  • Reply Jamie

    I have to say, while that does look like a cool little contraption, it is pretty ridiculous looking.

    I may rent one, but I could never see myself buying one.

    Did you take it on any hills or rough pavement? It seems like that may be a bear to ride through in that thang.

    November 17, 2010 at 1:19 pm
  • Reply Jill Will Run

    Okay, I am TOTALLY jealous that you got to try the Ellipti-Go. I’ve thought it looked like a cool contraption and that it would be good for recovery for a while. That said, I also was afraid that I’d look like a total doofus riding one of those around my neighborhood. Did you get funny looks or comments about it from people around?

    November 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Shannon

    That looks cool but I would be really afraid that I’d fall over!

    Btw, I’m Shannon on the list of Links You Love and my url has changed :) Just a heads up :)

    November 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    that thing is SWEET!!

    November 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm
  • Reply EndorphinBuzz

    I saw these at the race in LA and they looked really cool and somewhat hypnotic. I hope they find a way to sell them up here in Canada.

    November 19, 2010 at 5:18 am
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