After neck surgery in 1996 and back surgery in 2006, my doctor said I couldn’t run anymore for cardiovascular exercise. His recommendation was elliptical trainers, but the problem was I just didn’t get the same workout intensity. Once Octane ellipticals showed up at the Cooper Clinic that all changed—the other ellipticals just didn’t compare. I could finally get a serious workout again. I am now the proud owner of an Octane elliptical.