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Which Cardio Machine Do You Prefer?

At my gym there are many options for cardio equipment. I typically like to switch it up each time I go but I would say the treadmill is my favorite piece of cardio equipment to use. What about you guys?


Nellllll Nellllll 8 years
Luv spin bike :) The best !!
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i for REAL hate the stairmaster. that mess is just not natural!
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 9 years
Not listed...spin bike for me all the way!
emalove emalove 9 years
The elliptical has always been my husband is most likely going to buy one for me for Xmas or shortly after the New Year. I've wanted one for so long!
thatgirljj thatgirljj 9 years
I loooooooove the stepmill at my gym! It is a butt kicker to be SURE, and I always get a serious workout on the thing. I just wish I had the space & money to have one at home.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 9 years
i usually do spin but if i can't make it and had to go to the cardio machines i'd pick elliptical.
jiujiu jiujiu 9 years
the way my legs pronate when i run makes it REALLY unpleasant to run on the treadmill...running outside is best anyway.
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I also do martial arts though. My favourite form of cardio is kicking inanimate objects. =D
sparklestar sparklestar 9 years
I don't LIKE any of them.. haha. I prefer the eliptical more than anything though, just because it doesn't hurt my knees. I really screwed in my knees by using the treadmill all the time so now I stick to cycling everywhere, step machines and eliptical for my cardio exercise. Oh.. and the rowing machine. Why doesn't the rower feel like a good workout though? I don't understand it! I do it at the highest level and for over ten minutes every time and barely break a sweat. :(
Sunshine-in-Seattle Sunshine-in-Seattle 9 years
I LOVE the Elliptical but I've always wanted to try the rowing machine but I'm scared. The gym is the ONLY place I get nervous to try new things.
fleur85 fleur85 9 years
I usually do a rotation of elliptical, bike, and incline power-walking on the treadmill, but if I had to choose only one, I'd definitely pick the elliptical... and pilates and yoga classes!
hottpink hottpink 9 years
It's a tie between elliptical and treadmill. I use both equally.
Kate14909563 Kate14909563 9 years
I love both the bike and the arc trainer!
Soniabonya Soniabonya 9 years
I loathe the treadmill but tolerate the eliptical above all, well, next to the bike. I just hate running.
jianna jianna 9 years
Other - I play Dance Dance Revolution for cardio xD
bubblebutt84 bubblebutt84 9 years
I love my treadmill. I don't think I could live without it. Its an easy way to get your heart going. Plus you can do different levels of exersize. If you don't feel like running, just walk at a fast pace.
gumdrops334 gumdrops334 9 years
oops, earlier I said stepmill was my favorite...I actually meant treadclimber. thank you intheknow! I hate stepmills haha
jkat jkat 9 years
The treadmill and ellipitcal are my two core cardio machines, but I also like the stepmill and the arc trainer. It is good to mix it up :-)
Galeana Galeana 9 years
I like the elliptical, I can zone out, read a magazine, and before I know it, I'm done!
OhMyShannon OhMyShannon 9 years
I hate the elliptical. I run on the treadmill for an hour, do the stairstepper and spinning. Rowing is good at times too. I've never tried teh Arc trainer so looks like I'm gonna try that next.
Babychloe Babychloe 9 years
I have a Tony Little's Gazelle. It's great if you have a bad back or knees since there's no impact and you can change the resistance levels so you get a great workout.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Elliptical and treadmill for me.
sweetkristy1305 sweetkristy1305 9 years
the spin bike!
LaserEM LaserEM 9 years
I'm surprised the arc trainer isn't more popular. Out of all the cardio machines, my trainer said that it is the best for overall body workout and most calories burned.
Tutta Tutta 9 years
Elliptical but I have to classes are the way to go! So much fun and have you seen a dancer with a bad body?
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