elliptical trainer


Definition of elliptical trainer

: a stationary exercise device on which the user stands on two small rimmed platforms and moves them forward and back in an approximately elliptical path

called also elliptical machine

Examples of elliptical trainer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other hot home gym deals on Amazon right now include a foldable exercise bike for $162, an electric treadmill with hundreds of 5-star ratings for $249.99, and an elliptical trainer for just $149! Maren Estrada, BGR, "Build the home gym of your dreams with exercise machines under $250 each at Amazon," 18 Mar. 2021 Your doctor or physical therapist can suggest gentle exercises such as using an elliptical trainer, biking, tai chi or water aerobics. Jennifer King Lindley, Good Housekeeping, "The Science of Joint Health," 1 Oct. 2020 Equipment such as exercise bikes and elliptical trainers must be set up at least 6 feet apart. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, "Gyms and more are reopening today in Ohio. Here's what you need to know.," 25 May 2020 Instead of running, for example, try riding an exercise bike or using an elliptical trainer. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "How to keep exercising despite arthritis, high blood pressure, cancer and other age-related maladies," 27 Jan. 2020 The gym features equipment like the NuStep, a combination recumbent bike and elliptical trainer, as well as treadmills, weight machines and free weights. Alix Boyle, courant.com, "Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of elliptical trainer

1997, in the meaning defined above

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“Elliptical trainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elliptical%20trainer. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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