Last update - 21st May 2014

The 3 activities below are based on the general description of Elliptical, click on an item from the list to give a personalised weight based calculation. The calories expended are given for a range of activities from 'elliptical trainer high intensity' to 'elliptical trainer low intensity'. The burnt calories are based on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the time spent elliptical, which is given in the chart below, per hour.

Each Elliptical activity can be scaled by duration and your weight, to give a personalised estimate of the energy used, using our free calculator.

Based on the the list of elliptical activities, shown below, the average calories burned for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 1,034 Calories for one hour of elliptical.

The average burnt for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 887 Calories for one hour of elliptical.

The mean calories burned per minute of elliptical, based on the list of 3 activities, shown below, for an average male, weighing 190 pounds (86 kg) is 0 Calories per minute.

The average per minute for an average female, weighing 163 pounds (74 kg) is 15 Calories per minute.

The highest number of calories burned for an average person is achieved by elliptical trainer high intensity. For this activity in one hour an average man burns 1,207 Calories, while an average woman in one hour burns 1,035 Calories.

The elliptical activity with the lowest calories burnt is elliptical trainer low intensity, which for an average man in one hour burns 862 Calories, and for an average woman burns 739 Calories.

As previously mentioned the burnt calories will be based mainly on your weight, the intensity of your activity and the length of time. A sedentary man between the ages of 19-30 requires approximately 2500 calories, and a sedentary woman requires approximately 2000 calories, although as your activity levels increase with regular exercise, this requirement will also increase. To personalise the calorific value, click on one of the activities and select your weight and duration to find out how many calories are burned by Elliptical.

Calories Burned Elliptical Calculator

Calories Burned in one hour of elliptical for Average Male (M) and Female (F) (click to personalise).
elliptical trainer high intensity - calories  Male=1,207 kcal, Female=1,035 kcal.
elliptical trainer low intensity - calories  Male=862 kcal, Female=739 kcal.
elliptical trainer medium intensity - calories  Male=1,034 kcal, Female=887 kcal.

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Calories Burned Activities

•  aerobics
•  badminton
•  baseball
•  ballet
•  basketball
•  boxing
•  biking
•  canoeing
•  climbing
•  cricket
•  cycling
•  dancing
•  exercise
•  elliptical
•  fishing
•  football
•  fencing
•  golf
•  gymnastics
•  hiking
•  jogging
•  judo
•  karate
•  kayaking
•  kick boxing
•  pilates
•  rope jumping
•  rowing
•  rugby
•  running
•  sitting
•  skating
•  skiing
•  sleeping
•  soccer
•  softball
•  spinning
•  standing
•  step aerobics
•  swimming
•  tae kwan do
•  tennis
•  treadmill
•  volleyball
•  walking
•  water polo
•  weight lifting
•  yoga
•  zumba