Elliptical-trainer



noun
1.
an exercise machine like a stationary bike without a seat, so that exercising is done in an upright position, and having pedals that the user moves in an elliptical pattern, believed to minimize strain on the knee joints.
noun

a piece of stationary exercise equipment used to simulate walking or running without causing pressure to the joints, hence decreasing the risk of impact injuries
Word Origin

1997

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