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 Examples are walking, running, swimming, cycling and using a cardio machine such as an elliptical trainer. Randal Claytor, Discover Magazine, 30 Dec. 2023 Trivedi prescribes three to five 45- to 60-minute sessions of aerobic exercise (walking; running; cycling; or using a treadmill, stationary bike or elliptical trainer) each week at an intensity of 50 to 85 percent of maximum heart rate. Ferris Jabr, Scientific American, 1 Jan. 2017 That cardio doesn’t need to crush your joints and push you to the limit, either, which is precisely where an elliptical trainer comes in. Mike Richard, Men's Health, 30 Nov. 2022 Types of aerobic exercise can include brisk walking, swimming, running, biking, dancing and kickboxing, as well as all the cardio machines at your local gym, such as a treadmill, elliptical trainer, rower or stair climber. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 31 May 2022 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 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1997, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of elliptical trainer was in 1997

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“Elliptical trainer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elliptical%20trainer. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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