How did you first hear of ElliptiGO? Two of my friends are avid ElliptiGO users and have bragged for years about how the activity is so similar to running. At the start of the pandemic, I knew I was going to have extra time, and figured rather than run ALL the time, I better alternate between something else. I purchased my ElliptiGO and have been loving it ever since.
Melissa Perlman is an avid runner and competitive marathoner, boasting a personal best time of 2 hours, 49 minutes and 24 seconds – which she has run twice! Her goal is to run a sub 2:45 marathon and get a tad closer to the US Marathon OTQ time of 2:37!!! She is a former Florida High School State Champion and ran Division 1 track and cross country for two years at Brown University. She competes regularly in Israel at the World Maccabi Games for Team USA. When she is not running or cross training on her ElliptiGO, she is the Founder and President of a South Florida-based Public Relations Firm, BlueIvy Communications.
How Do You Use Your ElliptiGO For Fitness/Exercise? Because I am a marathoner, running is always my primary exercise. However, the ElliptiGO is always my runner-up! It is absolutely the closest thing I’ve found to running: it gets my heart rate up and it’s a true workout on the quads. I go through phases where I use it once a week and others where I ride it 3-4 times - depending on how I am feeling!
What do you love most about riding an ElliptiGO? I love that the ElliptiGO allows me to get extra cardio, work on my endurance, burn calories, and get a hard workout in (first or second for the day) without any pounding on the legs. As I up my mileage (and get older), this is more and more important!
What is your favorite ElliptiGO bike?
My bright red ElliptiGO 8c is my first one and she is bright and beautiful!
What is your favorite local ride?
I ride around the Lake Ida neighborhood in Delray Beach a lot. It’s quiet and relaxing to zip around the shaded neighborhood.
What is your longest or most memorable ride?
I love my 20 mile ride from East Delray Beach to Palmetto Park Road in Boca Raton down A1A. It’s flat, it’s beautiful, it’s active and it’s a workout!
Ready to Try an ElliptiGO Bike?
Whether you are new to ElliptiGO bikes and looking to test ride or a current ElliptiGO Owner in Palm Beach County, Melissa can help, 561.310.9921
ElliptiGO bikes available to test ride:
Long-Stride Bikes: 8C
Stand up Bikes: RSUB
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For questions or assistance, please contact Melissa at:
561.310.9921 [email protected]