A little help please. Geezer is trying to figure out if the ElliptiGO “low impact running device” is very cool or very lame. He’s also trying to figure out if it’s a running machine on wheels or a bike with a running machine where the seat should be. What if it didn’t cost $1,800 to $3,500? Would it be cool then? Or just affordable? Roy Wallack, the L.A. Times gear guy, seems to like it. Wallack says the machine is addictively fun and as fast as a bike, and there’s no real learning curve if you’ve been on an elliptical machine. What didn’t he like? The ElliptiGO is heavy–39 pounds, and it’s over six feet long. Coach Jenny Hadfield, writing on Active.com, says she likes the ability to train harder without increased risk of injury. Hadfield says using an ElliptiGO is a great way to “strengthen your core and legs, mainly because unlike running which requires a toe push off, efficient ElliptiGO riding involves a flat foot on the drive arm and an emphasis on pushing through the midfoot and heel. Doing so activates the gluteal muscles, strengthening with every stride.” So yes, it’s good for your butt, but is it cool or lame?
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