To help prep for the 2012 Olympics, this 5000-meter track star will toe the starting line at this month’s New York City Marathon.
After experiencing knee injuries, Bryan Pate could no longer run for exercise. He tried switching to bike riding, but sitting on a bike created pain for him, as well. He tried using an elliptical trainer at the gym, but working out inside became too boring.
As an ultramarathoner, Brent Teal understands the ecstasy of a good run and the agony of being injured and sitting on the sidelines. So, when injured training partner Bryan Pate asked him to design a device to replicate outdoor running without the impact, Teal jumped on it.
Here’s a new device that offers a great workout that’s a lot more fun than being stuck on a treadmill going nowhere.
When Bryan and Brent first began developing the ElliptiGO just over five years ago, their dream was not just to create a revolutionary fitness product, but to launch a new competitive sport. On November 13th, their dream became a reality as eighteen athletes gathered at the base of Palomar Mountain in San Diego County for the inaugural ElliptiGO Founders’ Cup
Every week, Greg Berman squeezes in a total-body workout at home. He doesn’t lift barbells and there’s no room in his 1,000-square foot condo for a treadmill.
Bryan Pate is a Marine, Ironman finisher and the founder of the ElliptiGO, which you have probably seen cruising the coast of Southern California sometime in the past year or so. In 2005 Pate lost the ability to run for fitness because of injuries to his knees and hips.
By substituting running miles with ElliptiGO elliptical cycling miles, you can greatly reduce the amount of impact your body sustains during each training week, and early indications are that you can do so without adversely impacting your performance on race day.