elliptical trainer

noun

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 The same principle applies to all aerobic exercise modalities, from running to cycling to working out on an elliptical trainer. Matt Fitzgerald, Outside Online, 5 Mar. 2020 Other hot home gym deals on Amazon right now include a foldable exercise bike for $160, an electric treadmill for $249.99, and an elliptical trainer for just $170! Maren Estrada, BGR, 15 June 2021 Other hot home gym deals on Amazon right now include a foldable exercise bike for $157, an electric treadmill for $225, and an elliptical trainer for just $170! Maren Estrada, BGR, 13 May 2021 Other hot home gym deals on Amazon right now include a foldable exercise bike for $160, an electric treadmill for $225, and an elliptical trainer for just $179! Maren Estrada, BGR, 13 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 1 Oct. 2020 Equipment such as exercise bikes and elliptical trainers must be set up at least 6 feet apart. Jackie Borchardt, Cincinnati.com, 25 May 2020 Instead of running, for example, try riding an exercise bike or using an elliptical trainer. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, 27 Jan. 2020 See More

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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 24 May. 2022.

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