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Monday, November 5, 2012

Whom You Know Kicks Off Our Christmas Gift Guide with The Hideaway Elliptical Trainer by Hammacher Schlemmer Highly Recommended by Whom You Know-It is Perfectly Compact for Manhattan Apartments and Ideal For Exercising Inside While It's Winter

Winter is always the hardest time of year to stay in shape for the simple reason that it is freezing outside in Manhattan.  Exercising should be fun and not feel like jail, as many gyms can feel like.    We also feel too many of them are not clean enough for us.  When you are outside exercising-and Peachy loves rollerblading, the calories burn quickly while you're having fun.  Cold and the elements interfere with this, and since she can't rollerblade in the Time Warner Center or anywhere inside in Manhattan, she is exploring other options to lead readers into their fittest and healthiest this winter so you can enjoy the paella at Solera, and a second helping too, and the Delica de chocolate, and...

Our #1 choice for staying in shape in the warm inside is the fabulous compact elliptical trainer by 
Hammacher Schlemmer and you all need one, plus it makes an excellent gift.  Anyone at all could use it, and it is simple to set up-in three steps and about ten minutes at the most you have yourself the perfect exercise equipment to stay in shape.  There are a myriad of great reasons to use this, and one of the best ones is you don't have to get yourself anywhere-most people that have a gym membership don't actually use it-you have no excuse if the equipment is this compact and is at your home!  It is a zero commute in the cold.
Step 1 is you screw in the top 2 screws for the bar at the bottom to connect to the main machine.  All tools are included in this package and you don't need your Eagle Scout brother to help you.  If you can read, you can put this together easily.
Step 2 is you screw on these bottom 2 screws.  Simple enough!
Finally, the left foot pedal and the right foot pedal each need 2 screws as well.  Then you're done, ta da!
Peachy prefers to watch Absolutely Fabulous on repeat when she's on this for entertainment.  Jennifer Saunders, please write some more episodes we can almost recite these three...
The counter shows you time elapsed...
-How many calories you've burned-
-How many miles you've gone-
...and last but not least, the count.

What do we love about this?

*It is fun.  You feel like you are walking on air!

*It does not put stress on your joints like running does.  Peachy does not love running at all and she was known to cut corners of the field often during field hockey practices when laps were required.

*It takes almost no space.  Even if you have a tiny apartment you can make space for a gadget this essential to your health and well-being!

*It keeps up your balance in a pleasant way-Peachy likes to waterski and as she's not going to be doing that up north in the winter this helps us maintain our balance skills, along with the once-in-a-blue moon jaunt on the subway which would also force one to gain balance skills with the jerking about...

*It is by 
Hammacher Schlemmer.  They are one of the few stores we recommend-usually we recommend designers or brands directly but especially at Christmas we know they are coming out with the BEST ideas on the market

*You don't need to kill yourself or overdo it to notice a difference-doing this for just 20 minutes at a time (or 18 in the case of the pictures!) will make your jeans zip up with ease.

This is the compact elliptical trainer that provides the same lower leg motion as full-sized elliptical trainers but is small enough to slip under a bed or stow in a closet. The non-slip footpads provide stable footing as you move your feet forward or backward, forcing you to engage your abdominal muscles to keep balance--typical elliptical machines do not engage your abdominal muscles because they have handholds to provide balance. Tension can be adjusted using the dial. The LCD shows you the number of strides per minute, total number of strides, exercise time, and calories burned, scrolling through each statistic one at a time. Steel frame supports up to 250 lbs. Includes a LR44 battery for the LCD. Some assembly required. 23" L x 17" W x 11" H. (27 lbs.)

Best of all, Peachy can continue to review restaurants this winter and still fit into her clothes!
Whom You Know Highly Recommends the Hideaway Elliptical Trainer!
We would not be without it and it has exceeded our expectations.


About Hammacher Schlemmer 
Hammacher Schlemmer is America’s longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and backs its products with The Hammacher Schlemmer Lifetime Guarantee. Hammacher Schlemmer’s innovative offerings are available through its catalog, online at, and at its landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.

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