How Gazelle® Works
Tony Little, America’s Personal Trainer®
Strength, Cardio Endurance and Flexibility are the key components of fitness and Gazelle has been around for over 20 years because it is one of the only exercise machines that can deliver all three.
By using your own bodyweight and gravity you can perform resistance training exercises on the Gazelle to build strength in all your major muscle groups.
A great cardio program is needed to build endurance for your heart and lungs. The versatility of the Gazelle allows you to do several different types of cardio programs. Keeping it fun and exciting, while at the same time being safe and easy!
Flexibility is the key to preventing injury and improving mobility and stretching is the key to great flexibility! The Gazelle allows you to stretch out all your major muscle groups safely and effectively. The Gazelle Glider will help you look better, move better and feel better!
Gazelles with resistance can help those without large, developed muscles tone and build muscle, as well as improve muscular endurance for sports. Gazelles without resistance provide fewer muscular benefits, but still require you to move your body’s weight. Moving the pedals without using your arms to move the levers increases your leg muscle use and effort. Using your arms only to move the machine increases upper-body benefit..
Gazelles are made primarily for cardio workouts. The machines let you raise your heart rate and keep working without having to stop from muscle fatigue because it has so little resistance. This lack of resistance is one of the major criticisms of the Gazelle. According to a calories-burned-by-activity calculator at FatBurn, however, the Gazelle burns a similar amount of calories as an elliptical used at the same pace.