The ElliptiGO, is the best of running and cycling combined delivering you a low impact, high performance workout while enjoying the beautiful outdoors.
The ElliptiGO is a hybrid between a bike and elliptical trainer that comes in several models. Its creators, two Ironman triathletes, claim that the ElliptiGO burns 33 percent more calories than a bike.
The equipment, which looks kind of like a bicycle that’s missing a seat, has up to 11 speeds, can reach 15-25 miles per hour and can even convert to a stationary bike.
The ElliptiGO was built with current, past and injured runners in mind, says co-founder Bryan Pate.
The ElliptiGO first became available in stores in 2010. The product has quickly grown in popularity, even without heavy company sponsorships.
Popular ultra-marathoner Karnazes is perhaps the best-known ElliptiGO user. The New York Times best-selling author, who in 2006 ran 50 marathons in all 50 U.S. states in 50 consecutive days (finishing with the NYC Marathon, which he ran in three hours flat) is an early investor in the company and has been an avid user for more than two years. As you can imagine, he puts in some serious miles.
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I’ve trained on today’s most advanced human propelled exercise gear and the RowBike has your muscles screaming and your heart racing more effectively than any other gear I’ve experienced to date.
RowBike did improve, as currently I ride the original model. The newer models have 8 speeds, which makes a HUGE difference, as with the newer model you can simply tool around the neighborhood, or up-shift and experience a full body burn like never before. If you’re serious about burning fat and adding lean muscle mass, you need to ride a RowBike!
It stands for Zealously Improving People with Fitness
I’ve had two passion for as long as I can remember, Entertaining and
Fitness. I’ve always believed that I was put here to make a positive
impact on mankind.
I’ve made a living now for over 20+ years entertaining at events
across the country. My friends and family know about my fitness
passion and would often ask advice on training. I began coaching
friends and family, they responded fantastic making great strides in
their fitness goals.
One evening I was sitting watching my little
girls’ cheer leading practice and another parent ask my advice on
losing weight. As we started talking I realized that most of these
parents were sitting around for a couple hours a night eating
concession stand food, so I organized a “Free” Fitness Group, it cost
nothing, heck I had NO EQUIPMENT. I wish I could say that I was hooked
that first night, but truthfully most the mom’s complained and moaned,
I just kept encouraging them. Watching someone do more, become more
than they think they’re capable of, that what life is all about.
Hi I’m Jennifer and this is my story:
I was tired of how my life was going, don’t get me wrong I love my family. Truth is I was disappointed in myself, I just didn’t know it. You see I was approaching 40 and the youthful body I once possessed had given way to bad habits that I could no longer hide…(deep breath) I was 264 pounds and my body was beginning to betray me with medical issues that I’m certain could have (would have) destroyed my future. I could go into all of the details, that’s irrelevant. Because if you have been in my shoes you know first hand what an extra 100 plus pounds does to the human body.
I needed to change. Funny how we often put our WANTS before our needs, guess I WAS no different. It was August 31, 2011, I decided that I not only needed to change, but I WANTED to change. As painful (and I must admit shameful) as it is to share this, I’m doing so to Help someone else….it may be you, it may be friend or loved one. I can write this because I am not that same person, and Hell if I can do it, you certainly can too. I have two wonderful kids and a loving husband (my childhood sweetheart Robin). I’ve always been involved in their lives, and as many good parents do. I neglected my own life to give them a better life than I had. Funny how that works! I soon realized that my unhealthy habits and lack of physical exercise was a bad example to them, WTF I was a good parent. I gave my kids most everything they wanted and EVERYTHING they needed… except a healthy role model.
Today I give them that and more. So August 31, 2011 was the day that all changed. You see a friend (Christie Debolt) invited me out to do Fun Fitness with my kids’ friends parent. I could say he was a friend but truthfully he was more of a acquaintance than a friend. Today I call him a friend, a really really good friend, Rob Snyder. So that day in August I walked over to McDevvitt Park for his “Fun Fitness”. I remember like it was yesterday, I was scared, hell my legs hurt just from walking over. I kept thinking to myself. What the HELL am I doing! It was 94 degrees out and HELLO it’s Florida can you say humid. I was sweating before I got there, besides what could be “fun” about sweating my ass off in a field with a group of parents that I didn’t really know? My friend was pretty persuasive because I did go….reluctantly BUT I TOOK THE first step and man what a journey it’s been.
Thinking about the first night I came out to join ZipFit, I was very nervous and scared. I remember telling a friend while walking over to the field that my legs were already hurting. During the workout I kept saying I can’t do this but, everyone that was there kept encouraging me and telling me, yes you can. I wanted to quit because my body was hurting so bad. I pushed thru the workout and was very proud that I had stuck with it. Today I look forward to working out and pushing myself harder each time and if someone’s struggling I always tell them you can do this and encourage them to push thru it.
When I started this journey 36 weeks ago I never thought I’d be where I am today. I had no coordination, balance & couldn’t walk or jog a short distance without becoming short of breath. I knew I had to do something about my weight and health when my heart would palpitate, hips and knees would ache when walking. I was knocking on death’s door at 40 yrs. old. I remember the first night I joined the workout group, there was about 16 people there. I was very nervous and scared, I had never did anything like this before. I struggled thru the workout because I was uncoordinated and was out of breath but, I stuck with it and haven’t missed a workout since I started this new journey in my life. Looking back I wished I had kept a journal to look back on day one and where I am today. I’m down 51lbs and I feel great and can’t wait to workout every week with Rob. He has definitely changed my life. I really feel if I can do this anyone can.Comment
Check out the Rob Snyder Trikke Workout
We use exercise gear that engages the body and excites the mind. Sure
the ElliptiGo, RowBike, Trikke and Jump Stilts are futuristic looking
machines and a blast to ride. Unlike their counterparts which keeps
you locked in a gym, usually with a TV mounted directly in front of it,
you to keep the mind occupied rather than engaged in the exercise.
The people powered contraptions we use here at ZipFit fully engage the
participant in the activity, thus giving a more intense workout i a
shorter period of time. Besides these things are really cool, a blast
to ride and I never tire of seeing smiling faces that point,
smile and laugh as I blow past. You just don’t get that at the gym!
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Close-grip push-ups, to the extreme. So far this has been the most challenging push-up I discovered and really deliver powerful results.
Interesting question because at ZipFit we’ve developed our regimens
around mastering the basic exercises and then adding a twist.
For example, let’s use a fantastic exercise the Basic Push-Up. With a goal
of doing 20 push-ups in one set is reached, we add a twist and a new
goal. Perform 20 T-Plank Push-Ups: This is done by pressing into the
top plank position of the push-up, then raising the right hand up and
turn the torso so that the torso is perpendicular to the floor and
feeling the body weight shift from the chest to the rear left
shoulder while keeping the core tight and body straight.
It looks like the letter T lying on it’s side then repeat to develop your other side. So, we’re
always looking for the next challenge.
I do 25 Handstand Push-Ups with my feet against a wall for balance and my most challenging
exercise will be doing 25 Hand-Stand Push-ups with no wall!
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