The Ellipti-GO is a low-impact bicycle that emulates running outdoors. Propelled by elliptical motion, it is ideal for people recovering from knee injuries or seeking a low-impact workout.
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Low Impact Bicycle Innovation Sonja: I’ve always been an athlete since I was a little girl. And when I was in 6th grade, I was doing a front walk over because I was a gymnast. I totally blew my knee out. I had surgery about four years ago, so I have a harder time doing activities and working out on a regular basis. I love running. I’ve done like six or seven marathon. And my goal is I want to do it in every state, but with my knee right now, I need to really get stronger. Male: They’re rehearsing everything you hate about your body and you just heard from Sonja, she’s sick and tired of her knee pain and it prevent her from exercising. So Sonja thanks for being here. Sonja: Thank you for having me. Male: And rest assured — you’re not allowed. The numbers of people I guarantee have pretty half the people of this audience have knee pain at some point or another in their lives. And people just admit that after you’ve had a knee injury or knee surgery, you just got to lay off it. And the fact is, what you really want to do is engage in low impact workout if you’d had a knee injury things like swimming, running at a very slow pace — walking maybe even better. So things like swimming, walking, biking, yoga, low impact on your joints. But you love running, right? Sonja: Yes, I love running. I’ve done a lot of marathons. And my goal is to do in every state so — and I love tennis which is also high impact. Male: So, we actually found a cool little bicycle like contraption called the Elliptigo. And I tried it out the other day and I'm going to say, it’s a lot like running but there’s less impact on your joints. So it looks like a bike and when I was doing it, I'm going to say I had a lot of strange looks from bystanders. But, it’s the same action — it’s just not the pounding. And in fact, it’s so cool. I think we should probably bring it. Can some one bring one out on stage force? Male: Hi, buddy. How’s it going? Male: How are you feeling? Male: Pretty good. This thing is really, really cool. It’s really fun. Male: Yeah. I just keep riding it. Male: You keep riding and in fact, I want to introduce you to Bryce who works for Elliptigo. Tell us a little bit more about it. Bryce: Great! Thanks for having us on and the elliptigo is the world’s first outdoor elliptical bike. It combines the best of running, cycling and the indoor elliptigo to bring a low impact, high performance cardio workout outdoors, you know — Male: It’s pretty done easy. Bryce: And it’s easy. Thanks for saying that because it looks harder. And some people look at it and say, “Wow, that’s hard to ride.” And everyone gets on it really — and that’s pretty easy, so it’s very natural. Male: I do have to warn people though, if you pull up to a stoplight with a Ferrari, they’re more likely to look at you. Bryce: You got it. Male: I’ve car stopped and like, “What is that thing?” but you know what? You have run in and we want to get you back out there doing something you enjoy, something you love and so the folks at Elliptigo are giving you this bike. Sonja: Oh my God! Male: And giving that knee on immense. So thank you both, so very much Bryce. Thank you for being here. Bryce: Thank you. Male: And best of luck, Sonja. Sonja: Thank you. Male: You keep riding pal.
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