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(L to R) Naoki Tachibana, Eiichi Shimizu and friend.

Getting Back in the Swing with ElliptiGO

When not riding his ElliptiGO 8C, Naoki “Tacci” Tachibana enjoys renting an Arc from ElliptiGO Japan and taking it on night-time excursions through the city, occasionally stopping to snap visually arresting images. “I really like the intense level of workout I can get on the Arc,” he said. “It’s great fun!

Posted February 6, 2017 by David in Customer Stories, Rider Profiles, updates
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It’s OK to Slow Down – Just Don’t Stop

Lyn Huston used to refer to herself as "fat granny on the GO." No more. After trying running and walking, but suffering from knee pain, she discovered the comfort an ElliptiGO bike brings. She has since lost 42 pounds and started a "GO streak" that is approaching 100 consecutive days of riding.

Posted February 2, 2017 by David in Customer Stories, Rider Profiles, Rider of the Month, updates
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Blazing a New ElliptiGO Trail

On the roads and wooded trails of Eastern France, people have reported sightings of an interesting new character – a man sporting a wide smile as he whizzes by on a stand-up bicycle.

Posted January 9, 2017 by David in Customer Stories, Rider Profiles, updates
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Choosing Healthy Over Surgery

Sonja Romijn understands that fitness comes from choices, not from turn-of-the-year whims. She went through an extended period of making poor choices, and they began to weigh on her. Literally. Two years ago, she weighed 140 kg (309 lbs) and was pondering gastric bypass surgery. Learn how she "chose healthy" and has lost 45 kg – nearly 100 pounds.

Posted January 5, 2017 by David in Customer Stories, Rider Profiles, Rider of the Month, updates
David Grigg riding an ElliptiGO Arc

Staying “Hip” in the Golden Years

David Grigg ran competitively in high school and college, then continued through his 30s. After decades of 50-65 mile weeks, the pounding took a toll. He rode mountain and road bikes, but he missed running, and treadmills and stationary bikes were too boring. Then he discovered an ElliptiGO Arc.

Posted December 12, 2016 by David in Customer Stories, Former Runner, Rider Profiles, Rider of the Month, updates
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ElliptiGO cross-training speeds return to competitive running

Kyle Merber is a professional middle distance runner whose primary goal for the 2016 season was to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the 1500m. But when he suffered a sacral stress reaction that took him away from running for a full five weeks, he began cross-training on an ElliptiGO elliptical bike. The fitness he built up allowed him to salvage the season and still qualify for and compete in the Olympic Trials final.

Posted November 15, 2016 by David in Current Runner, Elites & Teams, Rider Profiles, updates
Jim Hansen

So Much Depends Upon …

In the Mathare Valley slum of Nairobi, Kenya, people are poor. Many children can’t even attend school. That is where people like ElliptiGO rider Jim Hansen come in. Hansen, a fifth grade teacher in New Hampshire, has made several trips to Kenya to help the teachers and schools, and he sponsors students through fundraising.

Posted November 10, 2016 by David in Customer Stories, Rider of the Month, updates
Brian Pilcher with ElliptiGO

Masters Runner Uses ElliptiGO to Rehab; Breaks World & National Records

In the 2016 Chicago Marathon, after making ElliptiGO rides an integral part of his training, Brian Pilcher rewrote the record books as he passed through nearly every major checkpoint, establishing new U.S. 60–64 marks for the half marathon, 25K and 30K.

Posted October 25, 2016 by David in Athlete Results, Current Runner, Customer Stories, Rider Profiles, updates
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GO Long, GO for Good

In just two years, Lamorna Brown Swigart has gone from someone who admittedly was not fit or athletically inclined, to riding her ElliptiGO bike more than 1100 miles from Oregon to Mexico. As she ticks off longer and bigger athletic challenges, she also raises funds for charities in her quest to "GO for Good."

Posted October 12, 2016 by David in Customer Stories, Epic Rides, Rider Profiles, updates
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New Rider Enjoying His “Ultimate” Bike

John Van Barriger won our “Ultimate Marathon Pack” bike giveaway earlier this year. We checked in with him recently to see how he’s enjoying his new ElliptiGO Arc.

Posted September 14, 2016 by David in Customer Stories, updates