LIZZ’S TEAM PICK
There I was walking to work, minding my own business when a middled aged guy “biked” by on the funniest thing in the world. Well, he wasn’t really on a bike. He was on an ElliptiGO. In case it wasn’t initially clear an ElliptiGO is a real working outdoor mobile elliptical bike.
I’m sorry. That doesn’t do justice to the hilarity of this thing. Here we go:
Okay, I can see why someone might want an ElliptiGO. I flagged down the guy using it and he said he loved it– really easy on his knees. I suppose I could easily see my dad using one (probably somewhere really public). Really anyone who likes to elliptical at the gym or needs to cross-train for running would probably enjoy using an ElliptiGO. Plus, there’s no arguing with the benefits of a new energy-free form of transportation. From the ElliptiGO website:
At its core, the ElliptiGO is a fitness device that emulates running outdoors without the associated impact. It was designed by runners to be the ideal low-impact substitute for running. We believe it is the ideal cross-training device for healthy runners and the best replacement for running for injured runners. It delivers an exercise experience that is closer to running than anything else available today.
An ElliptiGO will run you $1,799-$2,399 and, truthfully it’s not wholly original. I did a little digging and the (much cheaper) StreetStrider offers a highly similar product. Still, these videos are priceless. You really haven’t lived until you’ve heard the power-chord ElliptoGO theme music; just trust me.