Since we moved into our new apartment, I've been trying to take good advantage of the 24 hour gym provided in the building. It's not a huge gym, but it has some good equipment...most of it is relatively new, too. I've been working on running on the treadmill more, and following the 10k training program that I shared with you guys last week, but on one of my "Cross-training" days, I tried out the elliptical. Now, to be honest, I'm not really a big fan of the elliptical. This probably sounds crazy, because I know that this particular machine is usually one of everyone's favorites! Although when I ask them why they like the elliptical so much, most often the answer I hear is, "Because it's easier!"
Interestingly enough, this is the exact reason why I don't like using the elliptical! I use it if I'm feeling "off" that day, and I want a bit of a break. I just hate being at the gym, knowing that I've set aside the time and energy to work out, but then feeling like I'm not really do anything...like I'm not working out, really, and I didn't make the most of my time there. This is often how I feel after I've spent 30 minutes on the elliptical. However, there is one workout routine that I can do on the elliptical machine that offers me the challenge that I need. I completed it just the other day, and so today, I thought I would share it with you! Hopefully, it'll get your heartrate up a little higher and get you breathing a little bit faster the next time you get on the elliptical machine :)
Bridal Fitness on Paper - Challenging Elliptical Routine
Challenging Elliptical Routine
Level of Difficulty:
4 out of 5 rings
Any Elliptical machine with moving and stationary arm handle grips
If you're curious about a specific workout and you'd like for me to review it, please do leave a comment below or feel free to send me an email at Sarah - at - apaperproposal - dot - com.