Gazelle Edge Review
Gazelle Edge Review
You may have seen the commercials for the Gazelle Edge on TV where the developer, former Junior Bodybuilding champion and certified personal trainer, Tony Little, enthusiastically demonstrated and espoused its benefits.
Tony developed the Gazelle Edge when he was involved in a near-fatal car crash in 1983 while training for Mr. America. After the accident, Tony began to suffer from depression, became addicted to pain medication, and gained a lot of weight. He did recover and developed his successful home workout machine, the Gazelle Edge. The Edge is still popular today and is a best seller on Amazon with over a thousand positive reviews.
The Gazelle Edge is technically a glider and not an elliptical machine, but it is fairly similar in use. The Edge is a low impact exercise machine that simultaneously works the upper and lower body in a full range of motion, offers an aerobic workout and is perfect for all levels of fitness.
Gazelle Edge Features
The Edge is made of a 1.5-inch rolled steel frame capable of supporting up to 250 pounds. It has an extra-wide, non-skid foot platforms and high-density foam handlebars. It has a full range of motion with a very smooth movement. Since your feet never leave the platform, it provides a low-impact workout, which makes it good for people prone to impact-related injuries. It has a five-function workout computer that displays speed, distance, time and calories burned.
The Edge is easy to assemble and measures 43” L x 28” W x 53.8” H once it’s assembled and ready to use. It is also folds so it’s easy to store in a closet or under a bed and won’t take up much room in your home. It’s also very quiet, so you won’t disturb others while working out.
Gazelle Edge Overview
While similar to an elliptical machine, the movement is different. You use the Edge by placing one foot on each of the platforms and gripping each of the handles. You then move your feet in a gliding motion forward and backward while moving your arms in the opposite direction. It is a smooth, fluid motion but does not mimic the natural motion of walking like an elliptical machine does. It may take a little practice to get the hang of the motion at first.
The Edge doesn’t use any additional resistance other than your body weight, so your workout is limited to the amount of effort you put into it. However, since the motion does depend on you, the transition between speeds is more natural and not jarring as some machines may be, so you can easily transition between a slow walk and a fast run. This motion does provide a good low-impact workout that is geared more towards cardio than muscle building.
The Gazelle Edge is very affordable and can be purchased from Amazon for less than $120. If you are looking for an affordable piece of exercise equipment for your home or apartment, the Edge is an excellent option for you.