Arlington, VA – The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is pleased to welcome ElliptiGO as an official sponsor. Current, former, and injured runners are using ElliptiGO elliptical bikes to experience the joy of running, including RRCA Hall of Fame Members Meb Keflezighi, Mary Decker Slaney, and Jacqueline Hansen. Athletes of all ages and abilities are using elliptical cycling to stay healthy, avoid and recover from injuries, and improve endurance. Several hundred professional athletes, including many RRCA Roads Scholar recipients, and nearly 200 universities and high schools are now using ElliptiGO-integrated training programs.
Elliptical cycling combines the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer to give runners a fun and effective way to exercise outdoors. Because it is a low-impact exercise, elliptical cycling builds cardiovascular fitness, while being easy on the joints, which makes it great for everyone – young or old, health conscious to elite. Elliptical cycling is a great way to revolutionize your fitness. Riding an ElliptiGO bike constantly works your core in ways a stationary machine can’t. The patented elliptical motion and narrower stance of ElliptiGO bikes reduces stress on the feet, ankles and knees, while also more closely resembling the traditional and running motion.
A study at the University of California – San Diego Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center (EPARC) found ElliptiGO bikes elicited a similar HR and metabolic response, making it easy to translate running workouts using just time and intensity. A study from Ohio University found elliptical bikes to be the first form of cross-training capable of maintaining and improving running-specific fitness on its own.
“One of the core values of the RRCA’s coaching certification program is to encourage intelligent training based on a scientific body of knowledge,” explained Jean Knaack, RRCA executive director. “Our goal is for all runners to achieve their goals while minimizing the risks of injuries while training and racing. Partnering with ElliptiGO is a great opportunity for our organization to educate our members about the cross-training opportunities ElliptiGO ownership can provide.”
ElliptiGO will also be the presenting sponsor of the RRCA’s National Running Awards program. In 1971, the RRCA developed the National Running Awards to acknowledge the service and dedication of outstanding individuals and organizations that support the running community. The outstanding contributors to our sport are recognized at the RRCA National Running Awards Ceremony, which will be held in conjunction with the RRCA’s 60th Anniversary Convention, where ElliptiGO will host several demo sessions for attendees.
“ElliptiGO is incredibly excited about our new partnership with RRCA. We believe that together, we can make a powerful impact on runners of all abilities by enabling them to train smarter, with less injuries, and thereby extending their ‘running lives’”. said Bryce Whiting, Chief Enthusiast at ElliptiGO. “Finally runners have a cross-training option that they can believe in and actually enjoy doing.”
Since creating the world’s first elliptical bicycle in 2006, ElliptiGO’s mission has been to deliver a fun, comfortable and effective workout experience that inspires people, improves their lives and revolutionizes their fitness. By combining the best of running, cycling and the elliptical trainer, ElliptiGO bikes provide a strong cardiovascular workout that eliminates impact on joints and allows people to get out of the gym and enjoy the outdoors. Elliptical cycling is an effective way to build fitness without aggravating injuries. www.elliptigo.com
The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) is the oldest and largest national association of running organizations and runners dedicated to growing the sport since 1958. The RRCA champions the development of community-based running clubs and events that serve runners of all ages and abilities in pursuit of health and competition. The RRCA’s vision is to see an organized running club established in every community in the U.S. www.RRCA.org