Top of the Class. Oxygen picks for people, places and ideas keeping you strong, healthly, and happy. Oxygen readers voted the elliptical trainer the best overall cardio machine, and it’s easy to see why: It’s a low-impact aerobic workout with upper- and lower-body elements and a low learning curve. But while its easy-gliding motion is a calorie burner’s best friend, it can be monotonous. That’s where the StreetStrider ETX comes in – it’s an elliptical trainer you can take outdoors. This scooter-like ride boasts alternating upper body levers, smooth striding platforms and scorches impressive calories – up to 1,000 per hour.
Bonus: It’s a new, fun way to travel green to work.