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Give an Elliptical Trainer for Christmas!
You've heard the promotion, “Give the gift that keeps on giving.” “ Well there is no better gift that continues to give, than fitness equipment. So what type of fitness equipment should you give? There are numerous types of fitness equipment, many promising miraculous results. However, there is one in particular that has proven to get people in shape and help them lose weight – elliptical trainers.
Elliptical trainers promise and deliver a low impact, upper and body workout. This dual action machine works more muscle groups simultaneously than any other fitness equipment. This results in an optimum workout for losing weight. In addition, through the elliptical motion, it reduces the stress and strain on your body, particularly your ankles, knees and back. That is why elliptical trainers have become so popular with the aging baby boomers.
“Does it make sense to give an elliptical trainer for Christmas?“
Absolutely, if you cherish your health and the health of your loved ones. Think about it, what is more likely to contribute to your long-term health, an elliptical trainer or a flat screen HDTV? Which one will help you lose weight? Actually, the flat screen TV will probably help you gain weight.
Of course, the question is, which one are you more likely to use? Elliptical trainers can be expensive clothes hangers, and unfortunately, many serve that role. So before you buy, make sure there is a commitment to use it. Although once you have it in your house, you’ll feel obligated to use it.
Having an elliptical trainer in your home makes exercising more convenient. Inconvenience is one the major reasons people do not work out. It is just too hard to find the time to get to the club. Moreover, in the winter the early darkness and miserable weather make exercising outdoors an unappealing option.
“What kind of elliptical trainer should you buy?“
If you are serious about getting in shape, then stay away from cheap machines. They are built for obsolescence. Most come with a 90 parts and labor warranty. There is a reason, the manufacturers are not confident they will last much longer. You should plan to spend a minimum ,000. Brands I recommend include Sole, Smooth and Schwinn. All have good machines backed by reasonable warranties.
One last note, if you plan to purchase an elliptical trainer for Christmas, plan ahead. Fitness equipment is a popular gift, and as the holiday season gets closer, the supplies start to dwindle. If you are planning to buy online, allow a few weeks for delivery. Although some online retailers can deliver within 2 weeks. Check the delivery details on the site.
An elliptical trainer could be the best gift you have ever bought, and from a self-serving perspective, you can benefit in two ways. First, it can get your significant other to slim down and get in those smaller clothes sizes. A definite plus. Second, the person you buy it for may let you use it. You end up with one of those gifts that you also benefits from. Not a bad deal.
About the Author: Fred Waters worked in the fitness equipment industry for a number of years, and is author of the Elliptical Trainer Review site. If you are planning on buying an elliptical trainer check out the latest reviews, and get important buying tips.