Athletes

ElliptiGO for Athletes

Injury: the dreaded word for the serious athlete. It doesn’t have to be, though. Combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, the ElliptiGO bike integrates run-specific, low-impact cross-training into one device. Increase training volume of low mileage athletes, keep injured athletes engaged and motivated, and enable the entire team to continue training together.

Join more than 300 Universities and High Schools, 250 professional athletes and 40 professional teams and discover why ElliptiGO has become the new standard for cross-training among performance athletes.

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Integrate ElliptiGO bikes into your training program

The ElliptiGO bike has quickly become one of the most sought-after cross-training tools to substitute and supplement runs due to its highly efficient, low-impact running motion. See how you can incorporate ElliptiGO training and guide your athletes to their highest potential.

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Research Studies

The Data Behind the Benefits

University-based researchers have published several studies on ElliptiGO bikes. In short, they found that riding our bikes burns 33% more calories than a regular bike and provides a workout benefit that is very similar to running.

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University of California research showed riding an ElliptiGO burns 33% more calories than riding a traditional bike at the same speed

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Study participants burned more than 1000 calories per hour riding ElliptiGO bikes

“During marathon recovery sessions, I go 4-5 hours a week on the ElliptiGO. It helps me maintain fitness while my body recovers. When I wake up and realize it's an ElliptiGO day, I get excited. It’s fun to cover more ground than when I'm running.”

Jared Ward Olympian and Professional Runner

“After six weeks of training on the ElliptiGO post-surgery, I was able to get right back into run training and felt so strong from the workouts I was able to do on the GO.”

Molly Seidel Olympian and Professional Runner

“I started using the ElliptiGO while rehabbing a broken foot. I actually started while I was still in a boot. I then ran 3 PRs in the next 6 months. It has been a staple in my weekly training ever since.”

Neely Spence Gracey Professional Runner and Community Coach

“I’ve used a lot of different cross training options, but I find the ElliptiGO better for simulating a run. My heart rate is very similar and it feels like the perfect effort. I now use the ElliptiGO multiple times a week.”

Amanda Eccleston Professional Track Athlete

From the Blog

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    ElliptiGO Metabolic Testing Study Comparing the Energy Expenditure of Riding the ElliptiGO Elliptical Bicycle to Conventional Cycling and Running In October 2011, the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center...

  • Metabolic testing of the ElliptiGO bike

    Metabolic Testing Compares ElliptiGO Elliptical Cycling to Cycling and Running ElliptiGO Elliptical Cycling is On Par with a Running Workout Study Conducted by the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center at UCSD Reveals Riding an...

  • Altis World Team

    ElliptiGO and Altis World: A Winning Partnership Altis World is a professional training environment based in Phoenix, Arizona where world class Track & Field athletes can reach their highest potential with the...

  • Steph Rothstein Bruce

    “Do It All” Runner Looking to Add More Accolades Stephanie Rothstein Bruce is the epitome of someone who can “do it all.” She is a professional runner for Oiselle and HOKA One One, living...

In the Press

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    Cross-Training to the Olympics Diagnosed with a stress fracture at a critical time in her preparations for the Olympic Trials Emily Infeld took to…

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FAQs

What’s a typical conversion between running miles and ElliptiGO miles?

We try to get people away from trying to figure out a formula for distance conversion and focus more on the variables that matter most, which are time and heart rate (or simply using perceived effort).  If you’re able to achieve the same perceived effort over a desired time duration, your body will benefit in the same way.  Some coaches and athletes will err on longer intervals and sessions since there isn’t the risk of impact that is associated with running sessions.

What’s the difference between the long stride and the compact stride?

The long stride products are designed around run specificity, where the compact stride is designed around a more affordable workout option that is closer to that of a stand up bicycle.  More than 95% of school teams and performance athletes utilize the long stride because of that run specificity. More specifically, those teams and athletes use the 8C model. To learn more about the long stride motion, click here.

Do school teams get a lot of use out of the stationary trainer?

More than 75% of our school and performance athletes utilize the stationary trainer.  While it is very useful for schools that have colder seasons and inclement weather, it also helps teams in warmer climates to get greater amounts of use regardless of where their team practices.  Also for athletes that are less comfortable with bikes, this allows them the ability to get in those higher intensity workouts and grow their comfort on the bike.

How many ElliptiGOs do school teams usually buy?

Most schools have the goal of getting at least 2 units as they realize one of the biggest benefits of the ElliptiGO bike is to allow athletes to train together, which helps with motivation, accountability, and overall enjoyment.

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For questions or assistance, please contact: Jeff Caron, Sports Performance Sales Manager at 207.577.4292 or [email protected]