Is there such a machine that’s better than the good old treadmill? You bet there is, the elliptical machine. For starters, elliptical equipment provide more when it comes to being easier on your joints. Do some elliptical exercise for a good 20 minutes to see what we’re talking about. Instead of a walking simulation, your feet will be on pedals that are suspended above the floor, moving in a smooth motion (like riding a bike). There’s no stepping on hard surfaces here. The machine itself provides a much smoother step than the regular one. The motion gives the user a complete aerobic workout with some resistance and strength training on the sides. You get a great upper body workout with your arms pushing and pulling on the poles, while greater resistance can be added for that maximum fat burning workout.