Now that children are no longer around, there is an empty room which we can convert into exercise room. I do understand his request because gyms are not exactly in our neighborhood. The gas charges to and fro the gym will more than cover the cost of the elliptical training machine. Yet, we need to pay that much upfront and recover the costs as time goes by. We could also be saving on medicals. I do see sense in going for it, because I am not able to go to gym and it is embarrassing to be there now with everything out of shape.
What am I expecting from this elliptical trainer? I want only four things from my elliptical trainer, and those four things are it should improve the strength in my legs, my spine, my arms, and make my belly go away. But aren’t those the four things everybody is looking for. My husband, however, wants it for cardio as well. I told him, I need to see the elliptical trainer physically so that I would be sure that I can move those arms. After so many years of no exercise, I guess my arms may feel stiff and I may not move those arms at all. He agreed. We decided we would limit our spending to $1,000. We also wanted as many features as possible in our elliptical trainers.
This is because there were so many lists and reviews that we were thoroughly confused the first time. Both of us are short, so front drive elliptical trainer was what we were looking for. I liked the Schwinn 430. My husband was also delighted that this machine was not as expensive as we expected it to be. Eventually though we bought Schwinn 470, which is only about 100 dollars lesser than what we allocated for it but was available for more discount and had more features. I wish we had bought a smaller one. We were able to buy a mat as well so that our flooring was not ruined and were still left with some monies from initial allocation.
So what are special features in our elliptical trainer? We can define our goals, and it tells us how far we are falling back on the goal. The information can sent to the company’s website with the USB drive for comparing the progress periodically. The second thing I liked about this equipment is that its flywheel moves smoothly. Therefore, there is no noise. My husband uses its port for charging his devices. He was keen on something at monitors his heart and he got that feature in here. I also liked the motorized ramp. I believe this is the right machine for me and in about six month’s time, if I am regular, I would have improved my muscles considerably.