Elliptical Machines Site Map #3

Site Map #1 | Site Map #2

Model Reviews Cont'd

Proform 14.0 RE Elliptical - The ProForm 14.0 RE offers plenty of workouts and a few nice features like the Intermix acoustic sound system for your iPod and iFit compatibility.

The Proform 330 Elliptical Machine - Great Model for Starting Out - Good machine for anyone who wants to try elliptical exercising without spending a lot of money.

The Proform 320 - A Trainer as Plain as It Gets - Read what trainers and consumers have to say about this model.

The Proform 650 CardioCross - Limited Features - Consumers and fitness pros are not impressed.

The Proform 675 CardioCross Elliptical Trainer - A Disappointing Machine - A bare bones, manual machine designed for home use.

Proform 850 SpaceSaver Elliptical - Are compact, portable ellipticals worth the money?

The Proform 900 CardioCross with ReflexStep Technology - A quieter ride and iFit compatibility make this Proform elliptical trainer a great choice in the $500 - $1000 category.

The Proform StrideSelect 825 Elliptical Trainer – Good for Lightweight Users - a crosstrainer with unique 2-position pre-set stride length.

The ProForm XP 420 Razor Elliptical -- Half the Width of Other Machines - a model for small women looking for a better ergonomic feel.

The ProForm XP StrideClimber 600 Elliptical -- a Stair Stepper/Strider Combination - a ramp elliptical that combines a stair stepper with a strider.

Quantum Rehabilitation Stride Elliptical - Compact enough to fit in the corner of any room. Low step-up height and secure handrails for a safe, comfortable, and convenient daily workout.

Quantum Q-210C Elliptical - a compact center-drive model with low step-in height and narrow pedal spacing.

Reebok Stride Select RL 6.0 Elliptical - An exceptionally smooth gliding motion for an inexpensive machine, but it lacks the usual bells and whistles.

Reebok Super Ramp RL 7.0 Elliptical - Features a 19" - 21" adjustable stride length plus the steepest incline ramp available on an elliptical priced under $1000.

Reebok T 7.90 Elliptical - a SpaceSaver® trainer that unfolds for a quick workout. Features an incline ramp to help target different muscle groups in the legs and glutes.

The Reebok RL 645 Elliptical - Average in design & reliability

Reebok RL 725 Elliptical - an above average machine in the under $1000 price category.

The Reebok RL 1500 Elliptical - Upper end model with solid ergonomic feel

Reebok 1000 ZX Elliptical - An affordable cross trainer with Precor-designed power ramp.

The Schwinn 418 - Engineered for Lasting Performance - A Consumer Reports "Best Buy" of 2005/2006!

The Schwinn 420 Elliptical Trainer – Price Tag Belies Its Features - Top marks for minimal noise levels, reliability, sturdy construction and ergonomics.

The Schwinn 430 - Solid, Well-Priced Machine - Close to commercial health club quality!

The Schwinn 431 Elliptical - A lot of value for a sub-$1000 machine.

The Schwinn 438 - Good Performer with Excellent Features - 24 workout programs to keep you motivated.

The Schwinn 450 Elliptical Trainer with Multi-Position Ramp - The Schwinn 450 has a multi-position ramp to modify the elliptical path and the intensity of the workout.

The Schwinn 460 Variable Stride Elliptical - Upper and lower body workouts combined into one easy, low-impact aerobic motion.

Schwinn 520 Reclined Elliptical - The Schwinn 520 appeals to a specific, niche market: individuals who want to work their lower bodies but who can't or don't want to remain standing during a workout.

The Schwinn A40 Elliptical – Decent Budget Model for Lightweight Riders - The best value in an entry-level machine with features not found on any other elliptical in this price range; easy to assemble, solid frame, decent ride, good workouts.

Sole E20 Elliptical - The new budget model developed for fans of Sole’s light commercial elliptical machines who can't afford their more expensive models. Available exclusively through Sears stores.

Sole E25 Elliptical - Earlier incarnations of the Sole E25 elliptical received high praise from several review sites as the best elliptical under $1000, and the new 2013 model continues that tradition.

Sole E35 Elliptical - The new for 2013 E35 is a step up from the popular E25, with a slightly higher price tag. It continues a tradition of excellent machines by Sole, a brand name known for elliptical performance and long life.

Sole E95 Elliptical - The Sole E95 makes an exceptional purchase for anyone looking for a light commercial elliptical. Unique features may make this the most comfortable elliptical you can get at any price.

Sole E98 Elliptical - A light commercial machine designed for use in health clubs and gyms as well as for home use.

Spirit Esprit EL-355 - An entry-level model with an impressive number of features from one of the top selling elliptical brands in the world.

Spirit Esprit EL-455 - The Spirit Esprit EL-455 offers a 20" stride length, a quiet magnetic brake system, and a hefty flywheel for friction-free gliding.

Spirit EL-1 - A solidly built, basic elliptical for anyone who is looking for stability and strength rather than lots of fancy extras

Spirit EL-3 - Same quality, same features as the popular Sole E35 for $300 less! A ‘Best Buy’ in the under-$1000 category.

Spirit EL-5 - a very affordable remake of the popular Sole E55 with articulating and adjustable foot pedals.

Spirit EL-7 - Quality features include 20 inch stride length, heavy 30-lb flywheel, Eddy Current Braking system and pedals designed for better ergonomic comfort and less foot numbness.

The Spirit XE 150 - a quality machine for basic workouts with 20” stride and a great warranty.

The Spirit XE 350 - a quality machine offered at an amazingly affordable price.

The Spirit XE 550 - a commercial quality machine, exceptional value.

The Spirit ZE50 Elliptical Trainer - A sleekly designed machine, but read what trainers and consumers have to say about this particular model.

Stamina InMotion E1000 Elliptical - Easy to set up, very quiet, sturdy, and convenient to store out of the way.

Stamina 1772 Crosstrainer - a budget trainer with a small footprint that will easily fit into your bedroom or apartment.

Stamina 1773 Crosstrainer - A good-looking budget model designed for light workouts.

Stamina Air Resistance Cross Trainer - Numerous design flaws. Elliptical reviews on this model are brutal.

Stamina Dual Action Elliptical - A decent budget trainer but should only be ridden by lightweight users (under 175 lbs).

Stamina 55-2065 Elliptical/Stepper - A great buy if you can get it for $600; gets good reviews from equipment pros as well as some very happy owners.

Stamina Avari GX8 - The Avari GX8 has been rated by Consumer Reports magazine as one of the best quality, best-priced ellipticals in its class. Great value if you can find it for under $600.

ST Fitness 4810 Total Body Trainer - a basic, entry-level model for $899 that comes with some decent features.

ST Fitness 4820 Total Body Trainer - Large 19.5" stride length, telemetric and contact heart rate system, articulating foot pedals and a self-contained power supply.

ST Fitness 4830 Total Body Trainer - Extra-wide articulating footplates, aluminum extruded rails with dual rollers, front transport wheels, and an AC adapter.

ST Fitness 8810 Total Body Trainer -Telemetric and contact heart rate system offers convenient heart rate monitoring during challenging hill and interval training workouts.

ST Fitness 8820 Total Body Trainer - Nearly identical to the 8810 but with self-contained power supply.

TruPace E200 - The entry level E200 elliptical trainer is a compact and lightweight model for small users.

TruPace E220 - Identical to the E200 except that this one comes with a sound system and it has a 1-year parts and labor warranty instead of 90 days. Best value of the TruPace line.

TruPace E250 - The E250 has a console upgrade over the E200 and E220 models. It has advanced computer features for user profiles and a color touch screen LCD display.

Tunturi C30 Crosstrainer - Compact machine for basic workouts.

Tunturi C35 Cross Trainer - Small footprint & stylish design.

Tunturi C40 Cross Trainer - An elliptical cross trainer with profile scaling.

Tunturi C60 - A sleek and stylish Scandinavian built machine with impressive features.

Tunturi C80 - A wise choice for the home gym.

Tunturi C85 - A cool toy for serious workouts.

Tunturi C20 - A below average performer that should be avoided. This is a poor quality machine and there’s no reason to ever buy one over a U.S.-built or a Taiwan-built unit.

Tunturi C45 - Low marks in reviews in the important categories that include reliability, ergonomics, price-to-value, and workmanship. This is one you should pass up.

Tunturi C65 - Negative reviews for short stride length, poor ergonomics, lack of adjustability, very noisy ride, questionable reliability, and high price.

StarTrac S-TBT Total Body Trainer - Exactly the same unit as the total body trainers sold to fitness clubs for strenuous commercial use.

StarTrac Elite - a crosstrainer with variable upper body workout.

StarTrac Elliptical Edge - a gym grade remanufactured trainer for home use.

StarTrac Pro - a great fitness investment.

Vision X20 Elliptical - The X20 offers three different consoles so that you can buy just the right trainer you want without having to spend extra on frills you won’t need or use.

Vision X30 Elliptical - The Vision X30 is basically identical to the X20 with the only difference being the moving handlebars, cushioned footpads, and a longer warranty.

Vision S70 Suspension Elliptical - A commercial level machine designed for hard use in a health club; probably overkill for home use even if you and the family will be on it two hours a day.

Vision S7100 Suspension Elliptical - The Vision S7100 offers users variable stride lengths, low to high inclines, and the company’s patented Suspension pedal design with PerfectStride™ technology.

Vision S7200HRT Suspension Elliptical - A superior quality machine that combines advanced features for an exceptionally smooth and comfortable workout.

Weslo Momentum CT3.0 - This $199 elliptical trainer is bad news and should be avoided. It is nearly impossible to recommend any decent cardio machine that sells for under $200 that’s worth a darn.

Weslo Momentum CT3.8 - This trainer fails at everything: the stride is ridiculously short, the resistance doesn’t work, the console runs on small batteries, its unreliable and loaded with cheap parts that are going to break sooner or later.

Weslo Momentum CT5.0 - Just as bad in design as its less expensive siblings that sell for $199. Stay away from cheap ellipticals and wait until you can spend a little more for a better machine.

Weslo Momentum G3.1 - This $199 elliptical is a very lightweight and extremely small machine. Plan on spending at least $400; anything selling for less than that isn’t worth the trouble.

Weslo Momentum G3.8 - A machine for people with low expectations; there’s no such thing as a quality $199 elliptical out there and we honestly don’t know why they continue to make these things.

Weslo Momentum CT 5.9 Elliptical - only good for a very light and small person. The 14 inch stride length is short and choppy so it feels more like a stepper than an elliptical.

The Weslo Momentum 220X - a low-end machine with lots of problems.

The Weslo Momentum 620 - Save your money and spend a little more on a better machine.

The Weslo Momentum 630 - a low-quality cheap trainer built to satisfy the demand by budget shoppers.

The Weslo Momentum 610 Budget Trainer - This model fits the bill at around $180.

The Weslo Momentum 730 - Top Model in the Weslo Line - If you must buy a Weslo trainer, this is the model we'd probably recommend.

The Weslo Momentum 750 – Workouts on a Budget - Use it for a year or two (at the most).

The Weslo Momentum 950 - Another Discount Elliptical - A basic, no frills machine for people on a tight budget.

xTerra FS5.5 Elliptical - The FS5.5 offers a smooth workout with a powered 20-level incline ramp, long stride length motion, and an audio plug-in port.

xTerra FS5.7e Elliptical - The top-of-the-line model from Xterra. With a heavy flywheel, and excellent quality in the parts, it can be a good choice if the price is right.

xTerra FS220e Elliptical - The xTerra FS220e is modeled on the best-selling Sole E25 and Esprit EL-3 which have better warranties, more attractive consoles, heftier frames, and more features.

xTerra FS320e Elliptical - Decent marks in reviews because of the sturdy construction and very smooth operation. Manually adjustable pedal angle lessens fatigue on joints and in feet.

Yowza Captiva Plus - A heavy duty machine and the latest incarnation of last year’s Captiva with several improved features such as an adjustable incline up to 50%.

Yowza Islamorada - A new 2013 top-of-the-line commercial grade trainer with lots of user options. Reviewers have nothing but praise for the innovative design and the top quality parts.

Yowza Sanibel i35 - The Sanibel i35 combines the best features of both the older Sanibel and Captiva; a fantastic machine that should give you a whisper-quiet workout for years.

Yowza Bonita - The new for 2012 Bonita elliptical trainer launches an exciting new way to get in shape with a revolutionary technology and a low low price; beats most everything else offered with traditional ellipticals at this price.

Yowza Pompano - If the Captiva ($2,650) and Sanibel ($2,250) are beyond your budget, the new 2012 Yowza Pompano elliptical trainer at $1,999 brings the remarkable core training to a more affordable level.

Yowza Largo - State-of-the-art innovations including a maintenance-free, roller-less, and track-less design on its rear direct-drive; solid construction, quiet operation.

Yowza Navarre - Loaded with features; rollerless, trackless rear-drive design is super quiet, smooth, and maintenance-free.

Yowza Sanibel - Patented counter-rotational core motion: tones waist and stomach areas, strengthens and conditions the back muscles.

Yowza Miami - New model has an impressive stride length adjustment and incline range.

Yowza Captiva - Rated high in reviews for quality, silent operation, stable ride and range of motion; designed to target the body's core muscles as well as the legs and trunk.


Best Elliptical 2017

Best By Price Range

Under $500
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $3000
$3000 - $4000+


Elliptical Buying Guide

Elliptical Buying Guide

8 Features to Compare
Brake Systems
Stride Length
Front vs. Rear Drive
Warranties

Amazon Logo

Why Buy at Amazon?


Consumer Reviews

Consumer Reviews

Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.