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I bought a Gazelle
« on: August 03, 2008, 11:07:25 PM »
Not the kind with fur.

This kind:

http://www.amazon.com/Gazelle-1285-Edge/dp/B0000AS7W2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1217818821&sr=8-1

So far, I like it.

The good:

Good range of motion.   Many elliptical machines have short strides and with this your stride is virtually unlimited.
Good use of core muscles.   You have to use your core to balance - you can't rest your weight on a fixed console as you can with most elliptical machines. 
Easy to use and quiet.   There is a short learning curve.   ;)
It offers a great alternative for a cardio workout in places like Hilton Head in the summer where a heat index under 100 and daylight don't often correspond. 
No impact cardio so it's easier on the knees for folks who are overweight or overold.  :0240

The bad:

I haven't really found any bad points yet.   It's not as smooth as an expensive elliptical machine, but it's $100.   (And it's basically as smooth as the user is  . . . skilled.   I did mention the short learning curve, right?   I'm not quite *there* yet!  :0240)






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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2008, 11:28:37 PM »
That looks interesting! Not having fooled with either one of these or a regular elliptical, what is it like to use?
Harder than a treadmill? Does it exercise arms, too?

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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2008, 02:28:23 AM »
I bought an Imapla.
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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2008, 03:06:13 AM »
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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2008, 06:04:05 AM »
Is it easy to store?

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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 06:28:15 AM »
My mother, (who will be 69 on 8/13) has that same one and she loves it. She still uses it now, even after having had a hip replacement 4 years ago).
She says that she feels as if she can get good exercise with it, and not risk falling outside in the cold or slippery weather; or walking in that 90-100 degree Oklahoma heat in the summer. She also likes the fact that it easy to use and that it stores away so easily when she has finished.
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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2008, 07:00:08 AM »
Looks neat! Nice price too.  :D!

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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2008, 07:29:25 AM »
or walking in that 90-100 degree Oklahoma heat in the summer.
Walking's good for you.  You shoulda heard the Hell they raised when I tried walking to dialysis saturday, so it must be good for you.
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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2008, 08:11:05 AM »
I think it's a great value for the price.

It does work your arms a bit - well, unless you are fit enough to not hold on to the arm pieces.    The arm pieces move back and forth as your feet move and you can adjust where you hold to vary the muscles used and the manner in which they are used.   

I feel like I get a good workout on it - I am definitely able to get my heart rate up and sustain it.    The model I have has  a weight limit of 250# IIRC but there is an upgraded model with a higher weight limit.

I haven't tried storing mine yet - it lives in our Carolina room, along with the Total Gym.  :h0161

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Re: I bought a Gazelle
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2008, 09:11:17 PM »
I'd kill myself on that thing. I love the elliptical though. I use it for a 30 min warm up. Then it's all weights. I need to do more core exercises and abs.
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