The Gazelle Edge Elliptical Trainer has found a strong following because it has plenty to offer for little cost. As I used the elliptical in the exercise equipment store, it became clear why The machine has been very popular in the very competitive elliptical unit marketplace. While it is not a flawless machine, it was clear to me that the advantages that the unit offers are enough to overwhelm some of the cons.
Setting It Up
When you purchase the Gazelle Edge, it will be shipped to you in a single box. Even though the product weighs 250 pounds, it will be shipped to you in a box weighing 250 pounds. For that reason, you might want to have someone help you carry the box inside and up/down any stairs. When you open the box you find that the product comes almost pre-assembled. For shipping the company has broken the product down into two pieces – the left side and the right side. To install the product, you have to connect the two pieces and screw in two screws on the front, back and on the exercise arms. The only tool you will need for installation is a Phillips head screwdriver. It will take you about 30 minutes to install the product and get it ready for use.
Features and Details
-High-performance exercise glider for advanced cardiovascular performance
-Unsurpassed flexibility goes from poor walk to full run without sudden stops
-Easy-to-use, 5-function work out computer tracks quickness, distance, time, plus more
-Extra-wide, non-skid feet platforms; durable 1.5-in . rolled steel frame
-High-density foam handlebars; maximum weight capacity of 250 pounds
-Handlebars are protected with high-density foam for extra comfort
-Folds quickly for easy storage space so that it won’t take up space in your house
-Lets you decide to go from a sluggish walk to a complete run without sudden stops
Full Range of Motion
The Gazelle Edge is a perfect piece of equipment for anyone looking to get in shape or anyone that is looking to reduce the impact they would get from a treadmill or anyone recovering from an injury. The exercise machine has a dual-action split suspension. In common man terms this means that you can move your feet as far as you want and the left and right foot do not have to be moved the same distance. The benefit is that you can choose to either slowly walk or run briskly when exercising on this machine. The choice is yours.
The biggest rub against treadmills is the impact it causes to your feet, your knees and your hips. Every time you take a step when running, it jars your body which can cause injury. The Gazelle Edge does not have this impact so it does not damage your body like a treadmill might. Since you are not stepping while exercising, the gazelle edge has very low impact on your body.
If you want to know the impact of your workout, the Gazelle Edge includes a computer display that is mounted in the middle of the tube running in front of the machine. The display will show you your distance and approximate number of calories that you have burned. You can click to any one of these to see the current value.
This is a big selling point for the Gazelle Edge. If you want to store the gazelle exercise machine, the process is a simple as 1-2-3. First you snap the two foot platforms onto the arm handles. Second you slide the frame together to collapse it. Third you put the folded exercise machine underneath your bed or in a closet.
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