Fast Fitness: Which Machine Burns the Most Calories?

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MINI FEATURE: Feel the Burn!

For as long as cardio rooms have existed, the search has been ongoing for the machine which shreds those extra kilos fastest.

A recent Harvard University study cites the elliptical machine as the winner.

The study found the elliptical burned up to 800 calories per hour.

Treadmills were not far behind in second with 712 calories - with cycling and rowing machines still a great workout, melting away calories in the low-600s after a one-hour workout. 

The main advantage of the elliptical as a fat burning furnace is the all-body workout - proper usage of this apparatus involves vigorous use of the arms and upper body, in addition to the legs.

Give our state-of-the-art Precor ellipticals a try at ANU Sport. Our personal trainers are available to show you how to use the machines correctly.

NOTE: Different cardio machines work different muscles, so do your research on which machine best suits your training goals. 

All calculations in this article provided by Harvard University. 

DISCLAIMER: Please consult your doctor if you have any medical conditions which may impact your ability to exercise OR begin a gym program.

WHAT:  Precor Elliptical Machine
WHEN: Monday-Friday 6am-10pm, Saturday-Sunday 8am-7pm
WHERE: ANU Sport Gym

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Exercise your way at ANU Sport!