If there’s one piece of gym equipment that elicits a nearly universal eye roll, it’s the elliptical machine. With commonly cited faults like being boring (research even says so) and not challenging enough, it’s no wonder the elliptical doesn’t get any love . But as with anything, an elliptical machine workout is what you make of it. And you actually can choose to make it great! So get ready to change your ways, elliptical skeptics. We’ve rounded up all the reasons—both silly and scientific—that the hated cardio machine legitimately rocks. To read more click here!