Losing Body Fat with XTERRA Free Style Ellipticals

I am Eric Davis, it’s been around 15 years I am involved in fitness & sports equipment industry. I wanted to share all the experience I have gathered over the years with everyone. That’s why I have made a website dedicated for elliptical trainers; EllipticalHUB.com: where we provide reviews, recommendation, comparison and training techniques. Here I am going to share the most effective method for fat loss with an elliptical trainer.

There are numerous benefits of losing fat – You feel better, you look better and you become healthier. There are no downsides of having a low body fat percentage. Unfortunately, your body does not want to give out fat, as it’s basically stored energy. Therefore our body wants to save it for emergency.

Among various ways to lose weight, the best and fastest way to lose body fat is to do cardio, early in the morning (on an empty stomach). Doing 30 minutes of cardio early in the morning on empty stomach is equivalent to doing cardio 1:30 hours later in the day.

The reason behind this is: in the morning your stomach is empty as you are fasting the entire time you have been on sleep. When you do cardio, your body will dig right into your fat storage (utilize the fatty acid) for the energy to keep you going. But the only way that will happen if you work out within your target Heart Rate zone. If you are on an XTERRA Elliptical trainer, you don’t need to calculate your HR zone. All of the XTERRA elliptical comes with heart rate monitors.

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Hit the Trails with XTERRA Fitness and BitGym

At XTERRA Fitness, we’re dedicated to finding new ways to deliver the inspiration needed to push you further and make your workouts last longer. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with BitGym, the creator of an app that makes the path clearer and realer than ever.

Thanks to the BitGym app, you now have the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful running and hiking trails in the world without ever having to leave the convenience of your own home. Using your smartphone or tablet, BitGym allows you to work your way through dozens of highly diverse courses such as a path through the majestic scenery of the Pennine Alps in Switzerland, the romantic streets of Venice, or the desertous trails of Bryce Canyon, USA. You can even view your route on TV using AirPlay!

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Conditioning Exercise for Runners

While many fitness enthusiasts enjoy running, not all runners enjoy performing other types of conditioning. As a runner, however, it is important to remember that running efficiently necessitates coordination between all of your muscles. Consider all that goes into it—not only are your leg muscles pushing against the ground; they’re also working with your core to maintain the frequency of strides. Running requires a great deal of energy and oxygen, and without properly conditioning certain parts of your body it is more difficult to deliver them throughout your system.

Here are a few things you can do off the treadmill to make your running more effective and efficient.

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Get on the Path to Summer Fitness with XTERRA Fitness and ActivewearUSA

2013 is behind us, and the 2014 summer swimsuit season is approaching rapidly, so XTERRA Fitness and ActivewearUSA have teamed up to help one lucky person down the path to fitness by giving away an XTERRA Free Style 5.6e elliptical. That’s a $1,799.99 piece of advanced training equipment that can be yours for nothing at all. Talk about getting a head start down the trail to achieving your health goals!

Whether your summer adventures involve hiking in the mountains, participating in a marathon, going for a jog down the beach, or just shedding a few pounds, the Free Style 5.6e provides an expansive array of features to help you accomplish your fitness goals for the upcoming spring and summer.

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Don’t Lose Your Pace: New Year’s Might Be Over but Your Resolution Shouldn’t Be

We’re nearly three months into 2014, and as many who have made New Year’s resolutions in the past know, now is about the time when that resolution can begin to wane, especially when it comes to that much-uttered declaration, “This year I’m going to get into shape!”

It can happen for a variety of reasons. Maybe you feel like you don’t have enough time in your day, or perhaps you’ve simply begun to forget the excitement you felt when you first started your adventure into health and fitness. Regardless of the reasoning, many people make resolutions, and many people break them.

But don’t give up so easily! While we’re three months further from New Year’s Eve, remember that we’re three months closer to swimsuit season. If you stop your adventure into fitness now, you’ll be kicking yourself for it later.

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The Benefits of Using an Elliptical Machine

There are a wide variety of different options when it comes to cardiovascular workout equipment—treadmills, stationary bikes, stair climbers, and rowing machines. Over the course of the past two decades, another exercise machine that has met increasing popularity is the elliptical.

For some, elliptical machines are preferable simply due to the fact that they are easy and comfortable to use. There are, however, a range of addition benefits that make them highly effective exercise tools.

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Pro Tip: Stretch Before You Run

I would bet that upon reading the title of this post, there are a lot of people out there who roll their eyes and say, “Yeah, I’ve heard that before.” It’s strange: I’ve met a lot of runners and people who are into fitness in general, and it’s extremely common for them to treat stretching as if it were some kind of nuisance. Even many of those who do take the time to stretch do it begrudgingly, like a six-year-old eating their broccoli—they’ll clean their plate, but they don’t have to like it.

It’s not as if I don’t know the feeling. I used to avoid stretching myself. When you’re ready to exercise, you just want to get on your machine and go. You want to cut the preliminaries and get your heart pumping and your feet moving. Makes perfect sense.

As I said, I used to skip the stretching, but one day a friend of mine made me a wager: he said that if I tried stretching before I got on the treadmill and I didn’t see an increase in my performance, then he would owe me something or other. My friend was a fitness trainer, so I should have known better than to gamble in his arena—I lost. Not only was my run that day more comfortable than ever before, I was able to go longer and push a bit faster.

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TreadmillReviews.com Features the XTERRA Fitness Trail Racer 6.6 as a Best Buy


TreadmillReviews.com Features the XTERRA Fitness Trail Racer 6.6 as a Best Buy

The XTERRA Fitness line of folding treadmills has been getting a lot of notice from industry consumer reports as of late, and we’ve just learned that yet another report has recognized the quality of our products. TreadmillReviews.com has just declared the Trail Racer 6.6 one of its Best Buys.

TreadmillReviews.com bases its ratings on the most current industry trends and advancements. Each of its reviews takes into account a number of factors:

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XTERRA Trail Racer Folding Treadmill Ranked 2nd by Leading Consumer Review Magazine


XTERRA Trail Racer 6.6 Folding Treadmill Ranked 2nd by Leading Consumer Review Magazine

We are proud to announce that XTERRA Fitness has once again outpaced the competition. According to a recent report by a leading consumer product review magazine, the XTERRA Trail Racer 6.6 folding treadmill ranks 2nd in the category for budget treadmills. The report specifically cites the TR 6.6′s expansive 60-inch running surface along with its highly advanced heart-rate control program as two features that set it apart from the rest, and deemed the quality of its ergonomics as “excellent”.

The report’s ratings are based on a composite score that takes into account several factors that are integral considerations when selecting a treadmill, including:

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Elliptical vs. Treadmill

There has been much discussion over whether an elliptical or a treadmill delivers a better workout. People tend to argue strongly for one or the other, but in reality, neither is really better, it is just that they are different. Which is right for you depends on your individual workout goals and preferences.

Let’s take a look at the differences.


For many people, the non-impact aspect of an elliptical workout is one of its most attractive features. For those with injuries or who are prone to joint pain, treadmills may not be an option, while the fluid motion of an elliptical machine provides exercise that is safe.

Another reason some people prefer elliptical machines is due to the fact that they deliver a full-body workout, which has the potential to burn many more calories than running on a treadmill.

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