Susan asks, “What is better, a treadmill or an elliptical?” Great question Susan! As with most things, there is no clear answer, it is dependent on the user of the machine.
Before I proceed, I do want to mention that none of us here are personal trainers nor medical professionals. However, we do know a few. Kevin Deeth, one of our Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) friends at builtlean.com wrote a phenomenal article about the pros and cons of both. Check out the full article at the link above, we’ve also included Kevin’s list of the benefits of each below:
John M. from Highland Park, IL asks, “why is my elliptical rough when first starting out, but then smooths out after I have been riding it about 3 minutes? After it warms up, everything works as it should, it’s just unpleasant starting out. Do I need to have you come out for service?”
Great question John, thank you for sending that in. This is a behavior that has been noticed by many elliptical users, and the solution, while goofy, works. I can’t speak to the condition of the remainder of your machine, but it is not necessary to have us out for this issue alone, provided it resolves itself soon after you begin your workout.