5 Reasons to Use an Elliptical Trainer In Your Training Routine

One cardio machine you’ll come across in almost every commercial gym is the elliptical trainer. Ever wondered why? And are they perfect for home use as well? Here are few benefits of an elliptical trainer that make it the ultimate home or gym cardio machine.

A better cardio workout

A person with a fit cardiovascular system has a lower risk of any heart or breathing related issue and can also perform tons of activities like running, trekking and even lifting with greater ease. Using an elliptical machine helps you achieve that by raising your heart rate and help you sweat out the excess fat and toxins. For best results, we’d recommend using a top notch elliptical trainer like the Sole Fitness E95 Elliptical Machine.

It’s an all in one workout

The best part about working out on an elliptical machine is that it mimics the movement of most important cardio movements like running, walking, jogging or even stair climbing thus providing a one-stop solution for all your workouts.

You can adjust the resistance to vary intensity. The top models adjust the difficulty of your workout based on your heart rate readings thus ensuring you enjoy an efficient workout at all times.

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It provides a complete workout

A treadmill or spin bike is great if you’re a runner or cyclist and need to strengthen your lower body muscles but for losing weight an elliptical is ideal because it engages both lower and upper body muscles.

Each time you move forward your chest and calf muscles are engaged and when going backward your back and hamstring muscle is engaged plus you can throw in a few dumbbell workouts in intervals for a more efficient routine and leaving the handlebars grills the core.

Perfect for all ages

The elliptical trainer like most cardio machines is also low impact workout and thus the perfect machine for your older parents to get a good workout to stay in shape and strengthen weaker joints and muscles such as the knees, ankles, hamstrings etc.

These trainers also come with an emergency stop button and provide important data during workouts like the heart rate for added safety.

It’s easy to maintain and use

The elliptical trainer is one cardio machine that values for money not only because it’s easy to use, a fun way to stay fit and works out every muscle in the body but also because it’s fairly easy to maintain and use as compared to other cardio machines.

Most elliptical trainers can be folded and put away when not in use. Also, since it requires minimal moving parts the repair and maintenance cost is low too. The high-end machines come with a lifetime warranty and if maintained and used correctly will last you an entire lifetime.

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Public Meeting: Potential electric-assisted bike pilot on multi-use paths (Boulder, Colorado)

Public Meeting

As part of the current update to Boulder’s Transportation Master Plan (TMP) , city staff is developing a proposal for City Council consideration of a one-year demonstration project to test the use of electric-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) on off-street multi-use paths (this will not include open space trails).  E-bikes are currently allowed only in on-street bike lanes.

You are invited to attend a public meeting to learn more about the proposed demonstration project and provide feedback on elements to consider in testing the use of e-bikes on off-street paths.

Date:  Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013

Time:  4 to 6 p.m.

Place:  Boulder Creek Meeting Room
Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Avenue

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Join Us On July 28th For An E-bike Group Ride To The Huckleberry in Louisville

Join Us

The Date: Sunday, July 28th, 2013

The Plan: We will meet at Pete’s in Boulder at 9:45 AM. Pedals will turn at 10 AM and we will be off to Louisville! We will stop for refreshments and good conversation at the Huckleberry in Louisville.

The Ride: The ride to the Huckleberry is about 20 miles round trip and we plan on keeping the pace at a level that will be enjoyable to all e-bike riders who attend.

Bring a Buddy: If you would like to bring a friend who does not have an electric bike we have THREE loaner e-bikes that are available to the first three individuals who reserve them.

RSVP: If you wish to attend, please RSVP to chuck@petesebikes.com by Friday, July 26th.

Happy riding all! ~ Chuck

How Do You Roll On Your E-bike?


We love hearing from customers about their experiences with their e-bikes. CC from New Orleans just emailed us a photo of her Easy Motion Sports Mix bike with Panasonic mid-drive motor. She has been using her new e-bike to commute, haul large containers of water, shopping, going to the barn and general joy rides. We are so happy she is enjoying her new bike.
Please feel free to share your photos of the places you go on your e-bike.  Let us know what you are hauling, how its changed your life.

Happy riding!