30 Minute Elliptical Workout

30 minute elliptical workouts are perfect for when you just want to get your sweat on! When working out for less than 30 minutes, you don't always get a great workout effect. This is because it takes time for our body to lay new circulatory pathways and enter into fat burning mode.

On the other hand, when working out for longer, you can run into issues with your body not being as efficient at burning calories anymore. You can also experience a surge in stress hormones. 30 minutes is a real sweet spot both in terms of fat loss and endurance building!


30 Minute Elliptical Workout: Hills

This plan is better if you are new to using an elliptical, or you are a bit deconditioned. The settings on your machine may differ from that of another brand. Adjust accordingly.


Minutes        Setting

0:00-4:00      Level 4

4:00-6:00      Level 5

6:00-8:00      Level 6

8:00-10:00   Level 5

10:00-14:00 Level 4

14:00-16:00 Level 5

16:00-18:00 Level 6

18:00-20:00 Level 5

20:00-24:00 Level 4

24:00-30:00 Level 5


30 Minute Elliptical Workout: HIIT

This works your heart, lungs and legs in an intense effort and is not for the faint of heart. You will burn more fat doing HIIT than you would doing steady cardio with no setting variance. Please be sure you are experienced in cardio before attempting this workout. The settings on your machine may differ from that of another brand. Adjust accordingly.


Minutes         Setting and Pace

0:00-4:00       Level 5 moderate pace

4:00-4:30       Level 10 fast pace

4:30-7:00       Level 5 easy pace

7:00-7:30       Level 10 fast pace

continue on so that you do the 30 second sprints at minute 10, 13, 16, 19, 22 and 25.

25:00-30:00 Level 5 moderate pace


How often to perform the routines

Both of the above plans can be performed twice per week, leaving you with four sessions per week. Be sure to avoid doing the HIIT plan on back-to-back days.

After doing the above plans for 2 months, it's time to change it up so that your body does not get used to the workouts!

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