When Ken came into my store last week, he was looking for a low-impact way to get back into a healthy lifestyle. He had recovered from a 4-way bypass surgery done last July and asked for my help. We talked about his goals and I introduced him to the Elliptigo – an elliptical bike that “pedals” like an elliptical machine but moves like a bicycle. He was very intrigued by the Elliptigo as it is easy on the body and beats the boredom of being indoors. Ken left my store left with a big smile and a bright orange Elliptigo, along with a goal of two 2-mile rides a day.
I just heard from Ken and he is well on his way to the healthy lifestyle he wants. His determination, along with a fun exercise machine like the Elliptigo, seems to be a winning combination. Here’s an excerpt from his letter:
“Well to be honest, I was not feeling great about my ride today at first. Though I felt like I was on a bike, I noted how it’s a bit more work and found my mind going into the “I’m not sure I can do this for long” way of thinking. Then I remembered that my goal is in fact to do two 2 mile runs per day. So, I hung in there and made it 2.8 miles this evening.
This worked great, I did it in just a few minutes under 30 which for me is fast enough. Mentally, I know I’m gonna have to stay with it in short runs until I get my legs and lungs fully back. The good news is that I was doing 4 miles in an hr 4-5 days a week about two months ago. So, I gotta stay on the wagon. I’ve always been a bit weak minded when it comes to exercise. Naturally, though I felt the familiar surge in energy and feeling great after I finished. It was great meeting you the other day and I appreciate you helping me.”
I love it when I can help customers like Ken attain their goals of being fit and healthy!