My favorite cardio workout is using the elliptical cross trainer .... I can use the cross trainer for one hour straight.....
The elliptical trainer offers a low impact workout .... a great exercise where there is virtually no stress on the knee joints
This is the reason why I can go on for an hour working out on the cross trainer is due to the few Astro channels which I can watch. Sometimes I keep going on while trying to finish a movie or a music video or a program......
You can actually choose a few programs for the cross trainer. There is a weight loss program where it will calculate the optimum heart rate for you according to age and body weight.
I usually wear a wireless heart rate monitor while I am working out to make sure that I am working in the optimum heart rate.
A place for the water bottle
Benefits of elliptical cross trainers :
* Low impact motion
* Total-body exercise
* Low perceived exertion (i.e., exercise feels easier than the body is actually working)
* High caloric expenditure
* Movement variety (forward, reverse, upper- or lower-body only)
* Weight-bearing activity
* Quiet operation
* Minimal maintenance
I will start joining the Les Miles classes next week onwards starting with Body Step, Pilates and Body Balance. After 2 weeks of working out at True Fitness, I realise that I can go up the stairs to my apartment or in the hospital without the palpitations or breathless. I have also signed up for a personal trainer for 3 months to myself accustomed to the routines. Here is a new me in 3 months. In the meantime ..... I am gonna continue to watch Astro while working out on the cross trainer....