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The “other” category

November 25, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Since I’m still a relative newbie to the gym scene, it’s easy to say that I’ve been hesitant to try out equipment that I’m not used to. Well, today that changed. Last week I noticed that the Gold’s Gym I go to had some new elliptical-type machines that looked like fun. Usually “fun” and “elliptical” don’t go together very well. Today, I got on it and had a great workout.

The new machine is from Octane Fitness – it’s the Pro3700. It was so much better than a regular elliptical machine with lots of different options. It even has program and level controls on the handle bar so you don’t have to worry about pushing buttons if you want to change up what you’re doing. It also has a small fan on it. Today I did a mile in the “manual” mode, then about 20 minutes in the “X Mode” that targeted specific areas of the body in one-minute increments and then a “30:30” interval routine, which was pretty intense with 30 second “sprints” and 30 second “walks.”

Overall I did 5 miles in about 40 minutes … thus the category of “other” with my miles. My mileage that I’ll officially mark down in my workout log will be from running, biking, walking and other. And after today, much of that other will be from the Pro3700.

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  1. Alicia
    November 25, 2008 at 4:06 am

    Hi,

    I found your blog from rvablogs and wanted to leave you a comment. In a previous life I was a personal trainer at a local Gold’s Gym. I’m not a runner, but I am an elliptical fanatic!

    Anyway, nice to “meet” you! Happy running…and ellipticalling (?). šŸ™‚

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