So here's my confession, I love doing exercise and one of the things that I love is running, but I hate running at night or in the rain, or when it's too cold, or if it's too hot. In fact, unless it's my ideal running temperature you won't find me willingly putting on my running shoes and heading out of the door - I'll do it but with a grumpy face. I also have given up on gym memberships as I soon slip and end up paying and never going. So exercising at home is the way forward, and like I said I like to run so an elliptical runner which takes up much less room than a treadmill and works all of the muscles and has resistance as well as cardio is ideal for me.
Deciding on which sort of elliptical runner would be best for me is a bit of a minefield but with help from the Pro-Form website I can see all of the information at a glance as well as delve deeper.
Now I know that when I work out I get the best results when I combine strength work and cardio especially on the big muscles (yes I'm a fan of the 30 Day Shred and the information has gone in deep!) with an elliptical runner you do just that. With different programmes which increase the pace and resistance, you can adapt and develop as you train, working those parts that need it to tone as well as burn the fat with the cardio workout.
For me a piece of exercise equipment has to be compact enough to be easily put away in a cupboard or is small enough that our smallish home can fit it in with many of the Pro-Form elliptical runners being compact and on wheels they will easily fit in our under stairs cupboard and wheeled out when it's time for a run.
With a compact elliptical runner I now don't have an excuse for not going for a run and doing some training and it's paying off I'm getting toned and losing the fat that I needed to without getting wet or having to run in the dark.
If you are like me and love to run but are a fair weather runner then it's time to discover a variety of cross trainers and find the perfect one for you.
This is a sponsored post on behalf of ICON/Pro-Form