Thursday, August 16, 2012

Julie Culley, Olympic Athlete, and The ElliptiGO

Julie Culley collage

As you watched the Olympic games, you may have seen Julie Culley. She’s a 30-year-old distance runner from New Jersey that pushed past her odds for injury and used an ElliptiGO to take her the distance. The ElliptiGO is a high-intensity cross-training device that allows its users to stay active on a machine while outdoors. Culley added the ElliptiGO to her workout regimen, putting in 20 to 30 miles a week with the unique workout device, declaring that she is in the best shape of her life. She said, “I’ve had the best year ever leading up to the Olympic Trials. I’ve managed to avoid injury, which has allowed me to train at a higher level for longer.”

Culley’s training philosophy was a key factor to getting her to the 2012 Olympics. She believes that all heavy stress days need to be followed by recovery run days. She understands that pushing too hard is what leads to injury or illness. Culley uses her off days to exercise on her ElliptiGO. It stretches her legs and gets her blood flowing. She also uses the ElliptiGO on her long run days; the ElliptiGO adds additional miles without putting extra strain on her legs. She says, “It’s a gateway to getting the time in without the draining effects of those last few miles.” Culley used her training to compete in the 5,000-meter event at the Olympics on August 10, 2012--she finished 14th!

Julie Culley ElliptiGo collage

Another great advantage of the ElliptiGO is that it isn’t reserved for outstanding athletes and Olympians – it accommodates the general consumer as well. The ElliptiGO offers 11 speeds, so that the rider can adjust the resistance of the workout. It works especially well for those recovering from injury. Those who suffer from back or knee injuries, for example, can find relief exercising on an ElliptiGO, as it dissolves the pain incurred while running or biking.

Aside from the physical benefits, the ElliptiGO provides an aesthetically pleasing workout. The freedom to escape the barriers of the gym and ride out onto an open trail make the workout a recreation rather than a burden. Also, using an ElliptiGO burns 33 percent more calories than riding a bicycle, so the user can get a great workout in just 30 minutes. Whether you’re looking to reinvent your workout, recover from an injury while remaining active or aspiring to be an Olympian, the ElliptiGO is the tool to take your performance to the next level.

To learn more about the ElliptiGO, visit

Elliptigo provided this article, images, and will be providing me with an opportunity to demo an Elliptigo -- no other compensation was requested or provided.

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  1. I think I would have to sell a car to make room in the garage!! Or I could sell my tri bike.... is it IM legal on the bike? (-:

  2. I keep reading articles like this, so there must be something to it. Can't wait to see what you think of it.

  3. Very cool you're going to get to demo one. If they need a downstate voice, send 'em my way! :)


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