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Gazelle Exercise Machine

Is the Gazelle Freestyle Elite a good workout or just another overhyped machine?

The Gazelle exercise machine is one of the latest entries in the home gym market. For those of you who watch TV late at night, I'm sure you've had the pleasure of viewing Tony Little's Gazelle Freestyle infomercial...he is without question one of the most annoying pitchmen in the history of television.

Tony Little aside, we decided to give this product a fair shake, even though we could tell at first glance that those people swinging back and forth on that strange contraption were not getting a gym-quality workout. It claims to be a "low-impact cardio-training and progressive resistance muscle toning-workout".

The Gazelle exercise machine is different from Bowflex, Total Gym and the other rod/pulley based metal weight alternatives. It has two foot platforms that are suspended from swinging legs - you move your legs back and forth with pistons that allow you to change the resistance. There are also arm levers that you can alternate while you swing.

The Gazelle Freestyle Elite costs around $200-$400. Other models include the Gazelle Edge, Evolution and at the high end, Super Trainer ($500+), which has new Soft Glide Technology which puts a bounce in your step and supposedly enhances your workout.

You can try all models on a one-month trial basis for only $14.95, and two training videos are included.

**UPDATE** The Freestyle was recently discontinued. The Edge is the only available model currently, and it's retailing for a special price. Read more and follow the link below for more info on this model.

Tony Little's Gazelle Freestyle - Is it worth the money?

We don't think so...we found many problems with the Gazelle exercise machine, and feel there are much better options out there. Of all of the cardio/strength trainers we've reviewed, we are the least impressed with the Gazelle Freestyle.

It is a very unnatural, awkward motion, and puts unnecessary stress on the hips after just a few minutes.

As far as the upper body workout, Tony Little's Gazelle doesn't provide that much of a workout, especially if you're used to doing any sort of upper body movements.

If you're going to spend the money, you are much better off with a recumbent bike, or perhaps a lower end treadmill/elliptical.

Fitness Events Opinion & Recommendation:

For a complete, effective cardio workout, we believe a treadmill/elliptical is a much better option than the Gazelle exercise machine. Although they are usually a little more expensive, they provide a much better workout without the unnecessary stress and awkward motion of a Tony Little Gazelle Freetyle.

Since a high quality treadmill or elliptical will last for years, it is a always a good investment, and both offer significant health and fitness benefits.

However, if you do want to try it out, you can get great discounts on the Gazelle Freestyle and other fitness products by following the link above.

If you have had experience with Tony Little Gazelle Freestyle or any other Gazelle exercise machines please drop us a line and let us know what your experiences have been.

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