Treadmill vs Elliptical marmarissa 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, ON, Canada 8256 posts
Dec 4th '16

Which do you prefer and why?

I'm trying to lose weight and with winter coming,  I don't think I'll be nearly as active as I want to be so I'm looking at getting either a treadmill or an elliptical to sort of help me out lol.

tinana+3 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Orlando, FL, Virgin Islands 48318 posts
Dec 4th '16

An elliptical is def a better workout as far as calorie burn... I like both though. Some winters I'll do the couch 2 5k thing on the treadmill. And by "some winters" I mean, probably not in 3 years... Embarassed

We do have both and I wouldn't want to get rid of either one, I like both.

Team❤Pink 3 kids; 4 angel babies; Maryland 4721 posts
Dec 4th '16

I have both but I prefer my treadmill. The elliptical kills me. Lol. 

Royal_Lux United States 2661 posts
Dec 4th '16


you can always change up the program, the incline and pace. 

Drew90 Due December 28; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Hodgdon, ME, United States 7424 posts
Dec 4th '16

Elliptical /stationary bike.  Treadmills suck for your jjoints 

Ohana❤ 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Nvr, NL, United States 1904 posts
Dec 4th '16

I absolutely love my elliptical and prefer it over a treadmill.

OldSoulBeauty Due June 3 (boy); 2 kids; DipityDooBittyBopBop, WA, United States 4684 posts
Dec 4th '16

Elliptical is where it's at.  More calorie burn for what seems like easier work but I always am in my target heart rate and end up with a nice sweat.  

Consuela* United States 5029 posts
Dec 4th '16

Elliptical. Treadmill  hurts my knees.

his*mama Due June 30 (girl); 1 child; Portland, Oregon 3720 posts
Dec 4th '16

I prefer treadmill because I like pushing myself father each time. I feel lazy on an elliptical lol. Nothing against it, it's just not fast enough for me

Britny Due August 10; 4 kids; 2 angel babies; ,, ,, United States 20892 posts
Dec 4th '16

hands down.

¡VinHaute! Kansas City, MO, United States 47544 posts
Dec 6th '16

Treadmill. I don't make as much progress on the elliptical and I like the pressure of interval training on a treadmill. You don't even have to run for it to be effective, incline training will do wonders. I lost 40lbs and raised my ass just by incline walking. (well, and drinking tons of water)