I Got A Gazelle

You’re probably wondering what the heck a gazelle is!? And I don’t blame you. It’s Tony Little’s exercise machine called the Gazelle Glider which has been around for 20 years. It’s designed to increase strength, cardio endurance and flexibility.

I was talking with a friend about how I’m trying to exercise more, but the heat doesn’t help me because I felt faint the other day during the training session. I’m sure that not having done any exercise during the pandemic has a lot to do with it too. So I thought I’d start walking more. I love being outside, but walking in the heat, by myself, is not a good idea at this time.

My friend is back to the gym, back to her trainer and decided to get rid of her Gazelle and give it to me! I am excited as it’s not too big and it’s portable! So I got it home last night and set it up. Today will begin my Gazelle walking!

Have any of you used the Gazelle? Any tips or tricks?

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15 Responses to I Got A Gazelle

  1. I have one and use it solely as a walking. I know there are a variety of exercises you can do but I just walk. Push myself hard for a few minutes and then slow down. Repeat. It has worked to bring my blood pressure down while helping me to get rid of some stuff. And I can put the tv on and watch it while I walk. πŸ™‚

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    • janieleeds says:

      Thanks Jay-lyn! I love that you have one too and that it’s working for you. I did see that there are exercises you can do on it, but I’m just doing the walking for now. I started talking on the phone today while doing it. 😁

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  2. Beth W. says:

    Yay you! I had never heard of it, so of course I had to google it πŸ˜‰ I agree walking in extreme heat is no fun. Hopefully this works just like you want it to. You’ll have to keep us posted and give us a review! Good luck Janie!

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    • janieleeds says:

      I will let you know Beth! So far, I like it. It’s easy to do and shows how far you’ve ‘walked’ which is helpful. I am finding that I hop on every once in awhile when I go past it. Small strides…Sorry I guess I should have included a photo! Thank you!

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  3. scr4pl80 says:

    Good for you. I had an exercise bike for a while but never used it enough to make a difference.

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  4. LA says:

    Never used one but excited to hear about this journey

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  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Never tried the Gazelle. I remember those infomercials with Tony Little. He was a character. As a guy who has battled his weight my whole life, there are no shortcuts. What works for me is to set a routine and stick with it. I don’t go crazy with each change with the scale because sometimes we have off days. That’s part of being human. I feel good about myself when I exhibit self-discipline. My struggles are more with food than exercise.

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  6. Jonathan says:

    Never heard of it, and now heading to Google to find out what it is πŸ™‚

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  7. hbsuefred says:

    IDK why but I figured for sure SNL had done a parody of Tony Little and his Gazelle or some other of his fitness creations. Ironically (1) His Wikipedia entry references parodies of him that have been done by other products and people, possibly even including himself and (2) It appears the Gazelle is not sold on his website, if it ever was. Should have known, I guess, that it has its own website gazelleglider.com

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    • janieleeds says:

      Thank you for letting me know! I had no idea that SNL did a parody of him, but it doesn’t surprise me at all! Thank you for the link too in case anyone else wants one!

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