It’s not hard to find someone with a nice thing to say about ElliptiGO bikes. You’ll see glowing reviews on our website, posts on our social media pages, and in our inboxes here at ElliptiGO HQ. We’re thrilled to get positive feedback in any format, but there’s something extra special about seeing it in print. Recently, world-renowned expert in biologic joint replacement Dr. Kevin R. Stone gave us a stellar stamp of approval in his new book, Play Forever: How to Recover from Injury and Thrive”
Dr. Stone is a long-time rider and believer in ElliptiGO bikes, after first learning of them in 2010 through his friend and legendary ultra runner Dean Karnazes. Dr. Stone still rides his ElliptiGO bike every weekend, and told us that he enjoys the uniqueness of the bike, the comfortable stand up position, and how it allows him to work out various muscles in a novel, safe way! He believes all athletes can benefit from our products and encourages those who might be dealing with an injury to find creative ways to exercise – like ElliptiGO bikes!
Dr. Stone isn’t the first author to include ElliptiGO bikes in their book pages. We’re inviting you to join our ElliptiGO Book Club and make these GOreads a part of your library! Check out the list below of all the books we’ve been featured in.
Play Forever: How to Recover from Injury and Thrive
Kevin R. Stone, MD
Dr. Stone’s book is all about longevity in sport! Whatever activity you love, you’ll find insightful, science-back information that will help you continue to move pain-free and injury-free.
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned in: Chapter 3
“Using an ElliptiGO entails many of the same physical mechanics as running, but without the impact. When it is used to climb hills, the core and gluteal workouts of an ElliptiGO are actually better than running. ”
Meb for Mortals
Get tips on training, nutrition, recovery, and mindset from Olympic Silver Medalist and Boston and New York City Marathon champion Med Keflezighi! Plus, learn from step-by-step visual guides on running drills, strength training, and recovery.
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned in: Chapter 8
“After I won Boston, some people said I was mentioning riding an ElliptiGO only because they’re one of my sponsors. But what I said was true – I consider the cross-training I did on an ElliptiGO 4 or 5 days a week a key part of my training for Boston. You can’t win a race if you don’t make it to the start line.”
80/20 Running: Run Stronger and Race Faster By Training Slower
Matt Fitzgerald offers a unique training concept to runners in this book, asking them to change the intensity of their runs and increase cross-training for better race day results. With plans for every distance from 5k to the marathon, this book has something for every level of runner.
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned in: Chapter 12
“After twenty minutes on an indoor elliptical trainer, I’m about ready to scream, but I routinely take my ElliptiGO for two- and three-hour rides and enjoy every minute. Fun matters. The more you enjoy a cross-training activity, the more time you’ll be willing to put into it, and the more fitness you’ll get out of it.”
Runner’s World Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter
Published by the number one magazine for runners, this book shares the science and practical advice for better breathing that can unlock amazing athletic results. It also features training plans and advice on cross-training and stretching.
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned in: Chapter 12
“Life got even better when the ElliptiGO was born. The ElliptiGO offers the injured runner an opportunity to log some very specific outdoor training. And it allows the often-injured runner to enjoy the outdoors while getting a break from the pounding roads.”
Fantastic Female Adventurers: Truly amazing tales of women exploring the world
This inspiring read for children showcases daring women from around the world! One of those women is Emma Timmis, an avid ElliptiGO rider and athletewho made an awe-inspiring 4,900+ mile (8,000 kilometer) ElliptiGO trek across Australia in 2017.
Build Your Running Body (A Total-Body Fitness Plan for All Distance Runners, from Milers to Ultramarathoners—Run Farther, Faster, and Injury-Free)
This informative book from master’s running champion Pete Magill features over 150 workouts that runners can start doing today to prevent injury and increase longevity. Plus, you’ll find recipes, tips for beginner runners, and strategies to use on race day!
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned in: Chapter 9
“Cross training has long been a favorite form of alternative training for runners who are injured, interested in better all-around fitness, or simply looking for a change in their fitness routines… Like the elliptical machine, the ElliptiGO allows you to work muscle fibers beyond those recruited during running.”
Collision Course: The Olympic Tragedy of Mary Decker and Zola Budd
This book focuses on the famous matchup between Mary Decker and Zola Budd at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. It profiles their 3000-meter race, but also their lives as pioneering female athletes.
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned in: Chapter 11
“Well into her fifties and struggling with both arthritis and the after-effects of more than thirty surgical operations for injuries, she is unable to run freely or without pain nowadays. But riding an elliptical bicycle allows her to enjoy a similar feeling and movement to running, only minus the pounding. ‘It has,’ says her husband Richard, ‘been a godsend to her.’”
The Bug’s Revenge
Courtroom drama, assassins, and revenge! This fiction book is described as a, “darkly comic legal thriller.” The protagonist ditches a bad habit for a healthy habit by riding an ElliptiGO bike.
You can find ElliptiGO mentioned on: Pages 272-273
“The ElliptiGO, however, allowed him the sensation of running outdoors with zero impact on his spine. Indeed, the machine exercised his core and lower back muscles, resulting in reduced low back pain. Within a few months Gordon’s addiction to the ElliptiGO replaced his addiction to alcohol.”
TBC30 – 6 steps to a Stronger, Healthier You
Celebrity personal trainer Michael Wood breaks down his recipe for a strong body and overall healthy living in this book, designed to teach his science-based approach to fitness and nutrition.
Will you be adding any of these reads to your bookshelf? Have you spotted ElliptiGO bikes in other books? Let us know in the comments!