Many people that once used treadmills have opted for elliptical exercise equipment as a result of its associated benefits. These pieces of cardio exercise equipment allow people to program their desired workouts into the machine's computer to increase angle, resistance, distance and other factors to monitor time and calories burned. As a result, gyms often carry both treadmills and ellipticals as cardio exercise equipment based on the desired workout of gym members. Treadmills allow people to run at different programmable paces and inclines, while elliptical exercise equipment are controlled by the movement of a person's arms and legs to offer more resistance and a fuller workout for the arms, legs, abdominal muscles and the back.
Ellipticals and other cardio exercise equipment are available at sports equipment stores for home use as well as being found in many gyms.