On days when you can’t ride your ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle outdoors, you can use a stationary trainer to ride your bike inside or on a covered deck or patio. There are many trainer options available with the required 20” adapter kit for the rear wheel, but you can view our recommended trainer options. We even have training videos and programs available to help keep you motivated while working out indoors.
Check out Coach Jenny Hadfield’s Four Challenging Indoor Workouts for ElliptiGO or watch some of our Winter Workout Series videos to find fun indoor options for getting you through those unfortunate times of inclement weather.
What is it like to ride the ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle on a stationary trainer?
As people who love outdoor exercise, we were a bit hesitant at first to try the ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle indoors. We were pleasantly surprised by how much fun the indoor workout is on the ElliptiGO bike. If you use music or a heart–rate monitor to maintain a certain level of intensity during your workout, you can really get an incredible cardio workout indoors. (Imagine your own private spinning class, but you’re riding in a more comfortable, upright position.) For a better sense of the indoor riding experience, check out the short overview video below.
When would I use my ElliptiGO elliptical bike on a stationary trainer?
There could be many different scenarios when you might use your ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle on the stationary trainer. Certainly, on days when you can’t ride outdoors because of inclement weather or it’s too dark, the stationary trainer offers a great substitute. In addition, you could also mount your bike on the trainer if you wanted to focus on doing some speed or interval work indoors as a complement to your outdoor training program. Also, for any ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle rider who is undergoing serious rehabilitation or physical therapy, starting to ride the bike on the stationary trainer first at a low-intensity level might help in building cardio-base and leg strength before graduating to riding outdoors.
Where can I use the ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle on an stationary trainer?
You can use the ElliptiGO bike on the trainer in any location that has a flat, stable surface and has enough room for you to mount/dismount and for the drive-arms to cycle through a full rotation. For your safety, we recommend that you set up the trainer in an area with ample space and ceiling clearance to allow you to mount and dismount comfortably on both sides and you make sure there is sufficient clearance on all sides of the drive-arms when they are in motion. Another important safety precaution is to keep children or pets away from the ElliptiGO elliptical bike when it is mounted on the trainer in order to avoid any accidental pinch injuries to small hands or paws from the drive-arms.
How do I gauge intensity, speed or distance on an indoor trainer to equate my indoor workouts to my outdoor rides?
How do I set up my ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle on the stationary trainer?
For the step-by-step process of how to assemble your trainer out of the box and mount your ElliptiGO elliptical bicycle on the trainer, please view this video.
Basic accessories that will help your make your riding experience more enjoyable include:
Additional/Optional accessories include:
Do you have any indoor training programs available that I can follow or use as a reference for my workouts?
Coach Jenny Hadfield has developed Four Challenging Indoor Workouts on ElliptiGO bikes.
Additionally, the Winter Workout Series provides tips and tricks for various indoor workout sessions that replicate outdoor rides and runs. With the assistance of these videos, we hope to help you get through rough weather times, whether that’s a stormy afternoon or the snowy winter season.
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For any additional questions about the indoor riding experience, please email us at email@example.com. If you are interested in purchasing an indoor trainer for your ElliptiGO elliptical bike, please visit our online store.