- Pick up the pace: The faster you move on the this machine, the more energy you will be using, and energy equals calories. Picking up your pace on the elliptical translates to burning more calories, and that's what you want. Equinox trainer Britteny Stalwart told POPSUGAR that you should aim for 150 to 160 strides per minute for a solid cardio workout. So keep your feet moving.
- Opt for intervals: A fat-blasting, calorie-torching technique for any cardio workout is intervals, alternating between short periods of pushing your pace with rest period. These workouts are great on this machine. Do make sure your sprint speed is between 180 and 190 strides per minute. Here's 30-minute printable workout to take to the gym.
- Up the resistance: Increasing the resistance might mean you can't move as quickly, but it will require more effort for each movement and burn more calories. As you increase the resistance get your arms involved and focus on pushing and pulling the handles, which not only recruits more muscles (more active muscles means more calories burned), this will help you maintain speed with increased resistance.
- Work your arms: No matter your pace, use your arms. Actively pushing the handles will work your chest and pulling them will work the upper-back muscles. Isn't it nice when you can multitask at the gym and burn calories while building strength.
Here are our favourite elliptical workouts for you peruse, then print, and take to the gym.