Get fit with this fun, low-impact interval workout!


When it comes to my favorite workout machines, the elliptical is at the top of my list! As a trainer, I get asked frequently if it’s possible to actually get a good workout on an elliptical, and my answer is always yes! Since an elliptical is a combination of a treadmill and bike, you can really get your heart rate up and go easy on your joints. It’s a win-win.

Now it’s time to lace up your shoes and break a sweat. Let’s get started!

Today’s Focus: Intervals


WARM UP: On elliptical

  • 5 minutes easy pace (resistance 1–5)

WORKOUT: On elliptical (Complete 8 times through)

  • 45 seconds 75% effort (resistance 6–10)
  • 30 seconds 100% effort (resistance 11–15)
  • 60 seconds easy pace (resistance 1–5)

COOLDOWN: On elliptical

  • 2 minutes 50% effort (resistance 1–5)
  • 3 minutes easy pace (resistance 1–5)

Excellent job! I hope this workout was both fun and challenging for you. If you enjoyed it, let us know in the comments!

When the series is over, you can find all of the workouts here. In the meantime, stay tuned for Elliptical Training: Workout 2!

To schedule this workout on your iFit enabled elliptical, click here.

Good luck and stay fit, friends!

Mecayla Ramsey

iFit Trainer

*Resistance values are based on equipment with a scale ranging from 1–20. All resistance ranges are recommendations. Feel free to adjust the values if you need to.

WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.