If I had a dollar for every quizzical look, blast of laughter, or jaw-opening stare I got while cruising DC on the ElliptiGO last weekend…well, you know how this thing goes.
Readers, I present to you the chariot of workout machines: the ElliptiGO. Part bike, part treadmill, part walking on air. This machine is an injured runner’s dream and a fitness buff’s delight. I can’t remember the last time I had so much fun on a device that’s supposed to burn calories. That’s right, I said it. Sorry spin bike.
My ElliptiGO adventure was made possible by the fine folks at Water Street Gym (thanks!). They were given a hand-full to demo and are hosting small groups for test-drives around DC each weekend. The ride I went on was hosted by Olympian runner Julie Culley, who uses the machine for training. The low impact elliptical on wheels is an awesome way to cross train without getting stuck indoors. If you’ve ever been injured and forced to aqua jog for hours on end, you know the deal.
Our small but mighty group took the Rock Creek trail by storm, which was a sight to behold on a busy Sunday morning. The trail was packed with runners and bikers enjoying the awesome weather…all of whom did a double-take as we swooshed on by.
We made a pit stop at the Dupont Farmer’s Market before circling back through Georgetown. It was an epic experience and I’m so excited I had the opportunity to be a part of the demo crew. Thanks Julie, Water Street Gym, and ElliptiGO. Until next time…