Elliptical Trainer Site Map #2

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    Kettler EXT7 - High-precision German craftsmanship and a solid, no-wobble ride normally found only on a larger machine.

    Kettler CT 307 - Finally, a budget elliptical that is built to last!

    Kettler Elyx 3 - The fluid motion and superior quality has garnered it a winner of the Plus X Award for Innovation, Design, and Functionality.

    Kettler Elyx 5 - The new front-drive Elyx 5 offers a unique folding frame, advanced components, and an array of programs to get you in the best of shape.

    Kettler CTR3 - Smooth, fluid, and natural glide with minimal impact on the joints in the hips and knees.

    Kettler Axos Cross P - The Axos Cross P successfully blends quality engineering in a frictionless motorized magnetic brake system with limited features for an affordable price.

    Kettler Vito XL - A decent stride and warranty makes this model a good buy at this price.

    Kettler Rivo P - One of the better rear-drive designs on the market; smooth glide provides a natural motion and a low impact workout.

    Kettler Syncross V2 - This residential model performs every inch like the commercial design it is based on.

    Kettler Syncross V3 - One of the best-designed, best-built elliptical trainers on the market.

    Kettler Mondeo - A budget-friendly, quality built elliptical trainer. Smooth, quiet operation thanks to the 45-pound drive system.

    Kettler Alpine Dual-Action - Built for long-lasting performance and quiet operation; all the mechanical component and electronic qualities you could wish for in a crosstrainer.

    Kettler Satura EXT - Seems outdated compared to the cool features available on new crosstrainers at $1700 to $2000.

    Kettler Unix M - The Unix M provides the same frame, stride length, and type of brake system, and many of the same features as the pricier Unix P model; the only drawback is the battery-operated console.

    Kettler Unix P - The Unix P elliptical trainer has been showered with awards and kudos for its outstanding engineering, design, and a performance that is described as smooth, fluid, and ultra-quiet.

    Kettler Verso 309 - an outstanding unit built with quality parts that outshines the competition at this price level.

    Landice E8 Elliptimill Residential - The next generation of ellipticals incorporating aspects of treadmill running and Stairmaster climbing with a low-impact elliptical motion.

    Landice E9 Elliptimill Commercial - Super quiet, comfortable, smooth, offers unbeatable programming and construction, a great addition to the cardio circuit room of any commercial environment.

    Lifecore VST-V4 - The key feature of the VST-V4 is its long 24" stride length which is ideal for taller users who want to lift their workout to a higher level.

    Lifecore VST-V6 - The Lifecore VST-V6 with variable stride length gives you the means to walk, step, or jog all on the same machine; delivers a fluid workout you can look forward to every day.

    Lifecore VST-V8 - A hybrid suspension trainer with on-the-go stride length adjustment. Use as a stair stepper or simulate running and power walking.

    Lifecore LC-CD400 - Best-built and most affordable Center Drive model on the market.

    Lifecore LC-CD450 - The new, updated model is the best performance center-drive elliptical at the most affordable price on the market today.

    Lifecore LC-CD500 - This manual adjustable stride elliptical trainer is one of the best of Lifecore C-drives in terms of value-to-price considerations, adjustability and ergonomics. Awarded 'Best Buy' by Consumers Digest Magazine in the Feb. 2010 issue.

    Lifecore LC-CD600 - The equivalent of a commercial quality trainer.

    Lifecore LC-CD700 - The LC-CD700 features Lifecore’s patented electronic stride selection system.

    Lifecore LC-985VG Elliptical - Affordably priced at $799, the 5-year parts warranty is the best deal you will find in a budget machine; rated a ‘Best Buy’ by a leading consumer magazine.

    Lifecore LC990 Elliptical - Experts have mixed opinions on this model. Not recommended for big dudes.

    Lifecore LC2000 Elliptical - A compact cross trainer with a generous 20" stride, large user capacity and an impressive warranty.

    Life Fitness Club Series Elliptical - Incredibly smooth glide, accurate HR monitoring, great programs, wonderful ergonomics; ranks near the top on most Best Buy lists for its price range.

    Life Fitness Platinum Club Series - Just like the one in the gym, this high end model is a real winner.

    Life Fitness X1 Elliptical - The most affordable trainer of the Life Fitness rear-drive models: low noise, smooth pedaling motion, quality components.

    Life Fitness X3 Elliptical - High marks from pro trainer and technician reviews for critical areas such as ergonomics, smooth ride, quiet operation and reliability.

    Life Fitness X5 Elliptical - All the same great features, quality, stability, reliability and ergonomic comfort as the more expensive club-quality models.

    Life Fitness FS4 - the company's first center drive model with compact design and 22" stride.

    Life Fitness X8 Elliptical - Scores near-perfect in reviews in all critical areas including adjustability, low noise level, value, durability, ergonomic stride pattern and programming and attractive design.

    Life Fitness CT9100RD - Save thousands of dollars with the purchase of a reconditioned club model over the price of a new one.

    Life Fitness CT9500HR - This is one machine that is worth buying remanufactured if you can’t get it new.

    Life Fitness 91Xi - Valued for the solid ride, smooth performance; a first choice for advanced cardiovascular training.

    Life Fitness 95xi - Ergonomic design, auto stride adjustment, natural, smooth elliptical motion.

    Lifespan EL1000 - A solid (if average) model in terms of construction, reliability, quiet ride, foot comfort, value, and quality.

    Lifespan EL3000i - The much-awarded Lifespan EL3000i elliptical offers solid value, which is why it has earned praise as the Best Elliptical for 2011 under $1000.

    Lifespan EX3 Elliptical - The EX3 features the patented EX-Link™ drive system for a smooth and ergonomically correct striding pattern; a discontinued model that is still available online at some retailers.

    Livestrong LS8.0E Elliptical - A budget-priced trainer with the advanced features of a much more expensive model.

    Livestrong LS10.0E Elliptical - This $999 trainer beats the competition in head-to-head comparisons.

    Livestrong LS13.0E Elliptical - A steal at $1299. Delivers one of the best workout experiences in its class.

    Livestrong LS15.0E Elliptical - The new for 2013 LS15.0E gets high marks from users for the natural feel and core body support. Heavy flywheel provides one of the smoothest workouts possible in this price range.

    Livestrong E1x Elliptical - A self-powered commercial model available for home use. The warranty is limited to 6 hours of use per day for home or light commercial use. Expensive!

    Merit 715E Elliptical - The Merit 715E is about as sturdy a unit as you’ll find for under $350; one of the better choices in low-cost ellipticals.

    Merit 725E Elliptical - Same as the 715E, but with power pack instead of a battery-operated console, powered resistance changes vs. manual adjustment, and a 5% incline.

    Nautilus E514 - There are better choices out there for a trainer in the $600-$900 range.

    Nautilus E916 - a health club model featuring the finest in workmanship and quality components, 400-pound weight capacity and articulating foot pedals.

    The Nautilus NE 2000 - Top Performer - A luxury class elliptical machine from Nautilus Fitness. Rated ‘excellent value” by Consumer Reports.

    The Nautilus NE3000 - Quiet, Smooth Performance - An upgraded version of the popular NE2000 with additional workout programs.

    NordicTrack FS5i - up to a 32 inch adjustable stride for targeting more muscle groups.

    NordicTrack FS7i - an improvement on the FS5i with incline and web capability.

    NordicTrack FS9i - the upper end FreeStride trainer with a 38" stride and 10" web-enabled touch screen.

    NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 7 - Unique center driven mechanism for a different workout experience.

    NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 - Another center drive elliptical with a smaller footprint.

    NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i Elliptical - New model has a great range of features and its slim line design allows you to store it almost anywhere.

    NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical - Folds up with the smallest footprint yet and enables the user to go online with a fully web enabled touch screen display.

    NordicTrack E8.7 Elliptical - a great low budget trainer but in our opinion it lacks many features that other trainers have in a similar price range.

    NordicTrack E11.7 Elliptical - a great low budget model which has added features that many of the high priced models simply don’t have such as the ability to alter the heel to toe angle.

    NordicTrack Elite 16.7 Elliptical - a fantastic looking model in the NordicTrack™ front drive series with the immediate attention being drawn to the addition of a 15” HDTV!

    NordicTrack E15.0 Elliptical - Cool features that are innovative, especially the incline/decline ramp and varying stride length (not available on competitor models)

    NordicTrack Elite 12.0 Elliptical - Offers a 10% decline and a big 22" stride length to help target more muscles in the legs for even faster results; an exceptional deal for all that you get.

    NordicTrack Elite 12.7 Elliptical - Another excellent machine in the upper price range. We remain fans of the handlebars with the built-in resistance and incline adjustment.

    NordicTrack Elite 17.7 Elliptical - An upgrade from the Elite 14.7 with a larger browser window and a warranty that has been extended by one year on both parts and labor.

    NordicTrack Commercial XM Elliptical - Not a commercial but a residential model covered by a 90 day parts/labor warranty (red flag!); you will have to spend extra money to buy extended coverage.

    NordicTrack FreeStrider 35S Elliptical - An exceptional cardio-blasting workout machine that will have you huffing, puffing, and sweating; an all-in-one stepper / elliptical.

    NordicTrack E5.5 Elliptical - The E5.5 elliptical has three adjustable stride settings to target the muscle groups in the legs in different ways to achieve faster toning results.  

    NordicTrack E5.7 Elliptical - The front-drive E5.7 elliptical features an 18" - 20" Adjustable Stride Length plus five choices of incline from zero to 20 degrees.

    NordicTrack E7.5 Elliptical - A solid step up from the entry-level E7.1 model. Programs include 12 each for performance enhancement and calorie burning.

    NordicTrack E8.0 Elliptical - The NordicTrack E8.0 elliptical features a smaller footprint than most trainers and has an adjustable incline.  

    NordicTrack E7.1 Elliptical - Entry-level elliptical has a list of features that is eye popping for a trainer at this price, but do read the reviews to see what owners have to say.

    NordicTrack E7.7 Elliptical - a new entry into the mid-range market by NordicTrack, a leader in moderately priced elliptical machines.

    NordicTrack E9.0 Elliptical - An impressive machine that will really challenge you; designed to appeal to fitness buffs and those who are serious about their workouts.

    NordicTrack Elite 14.7 Elliptical - The NordicTrack Elite 14.7 features an impressive 38 workouts and an adjustable incline for variety, an easy to read console and a silky, quiet ride.

    NordicTrack Pathfinder Elliptical - The NordicTrack Pathfinder gets many positive reviews. Points to mention: ergonomic comfort, ease of assemble, sturdiness, noise level, smoothness, reliability, strong value.

    The NordicTrack FreeMotion s5.6 - true upper body training and the longest stride on the market!

    The NordicTrack ASR 630 - a problematic machine according to comments from unhappy customers.

    The NordicTrack ASR 1000 - nifty features at a great price.

    The NordicTrack SpaceSaver Plus - the deluxe SpaceSaver model.

    The NordicTrack E5vi Elliptical - Adjustable Ergo Stride Technology targets different muscles groups in the glutes, hips, legs, and calves.

    NordicTrack A.C.T. - Great value, ergonomics, and quality at the right price.

    The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro Elliptical - A heavy machine with a compact footprint. Quiet operation, average ergonomics and adjustability.

    The NordicTrack AudioStrider 800 - Very good value at this price.

    The NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 - Good choice for a starter cardio machine.

    The NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 PRO - a heavier flywheel should improve the performance compared to the older 990 model.

    The NordicTrack Commercial 1300 - a “budget” elliptical, not a “commercial” machine.

    NordicTrack Elite Commercial - Quality? Value? Nope!

    The NordicTrack ASR 700 - an elliptical trainer with interactive video games and iFit technology.

    The NordicTrack CX 985 - A good choice for long wear and a very good workout in the under $1000 category.

    The NordicTrack CX 938 - A lower-end model with some decent features.

    The NordicTrack CX 1055 with "StrideThru" design.

    The NordicTrack Elite 1300 - a solid unit at the right price.

    The NordicTrack SpaceSaver - a fold-up machine with adjustable stride.

    Octane Q35 Elliptical - Stay motivated with he X-Mode on-board personal trainer.

    Octane Q37ce Elliptical - An exercise experience few competitors can match.

    Octane Q47 Elliptical - Feels better than anything else you’ll ride; technologically and bio-mechanically superior to Precor and Life Fitness models.

    Octane xR3 Elliptical - The xR3 is the entry-level trainer of the leg press X-Ride series and the only model without moving handlebars; geared more towards lower body conditioning.

    Octane xR4 Elliptical - The seated Octane xR4 offers a stylish workout for the home. It features the new PowerStroke technology, and gives you a total body workout.

    Octane xR6 Elliptical - The only seated elliptical on the market!

    Octane LateralX Elliptical - There isn't another elliptical like this one; the design is flawless and the components are superior quality all the way.

    Pacemaster Silver XT Elliptical - Superior biomechanics and ergonomics, whisper quiet smooth ride, quality components; rated ‘Best Buy’ in reviews.

    Precor EFX 5.17i - Precor's lowest priced model has received rave reviews

    Precor EFX 5.19 - You just won’t find better movement, quality or function with any other brand.

    Precor EFX 5.21i - This model is a truly special piece of equipment that will last for years.

    Precor EFX 5.23 - This model combines the stamina and quiet ride of a high gym machine with the sleek design and elegance of an upscale home trainer.

    Precor EFX 5.25 - The smallest and lightest footprint model with top features: CrossRamp®, adjustable resistance, HR sensors, challenging programs, big user capacity.

    Precor EFX 5.31 - The workout is fluid and smooth, the striding motion feels completely natural, the warranty is the best in the industry

    Precor EFX 5.33 - This model with its upper body workout and many programs is the best of the best.

    Precor EFX 5.35 - Smooth ride, quiet operation and comfortable stride motion backed by the best warranty in the business.

    Precor EFX 5.37 - Seriously overpriced for a home user: same as the 5.35 model but more programs, a Tap Control keypad, includes floor mat and two water bottles.

    Precor AMT100i Adaptive Motion Trainer - One of the most effective fitness machines on the market; used in health clubs for thousands of hours per year by a variety of users of different weights and abilities.

    Precor EFX576i - One of the best high-end Precors ever made. Here’s your chance to snag it at a decent price.

    Precor EFX 546 Commercial - Another top machine! Consider a remanufactured model and save.

    Precor EFX 556 Reconditioned - Are used Precor elliptical machines worth the investment?

    Precor EFX 544 Remanufactured - Get a health club workout and enjoy the savings.

    Precor EFX 833 - This fixed handlebar elliptical trainer is priced at $5,599 which is too much for most home users, unless you can find it for around $2,000 as a remanufactured model.

    Precor EFX 835 - A commercial-quality machine that is designed for heavy 24/7 public gym use.

    ProForm Smart Strider 535 - a budget model that looks great and boasts the benefit of a quick out of box assembly.

    ProForm Smart Strider 735 - a budget model with front drive and the addition of an adjustable incline.

    ProForm Smart Strider 935 - a great elliptical from ProForm’s front drive series.

    ProForm 510E Elliptical - The 510E elliptical offers an inertia enhanced flywheel and a power adjustable stride from 18 to 20 inches to help you achieve your weight loss goals in less time.

    ProForm 910E Elliptical - The 910E elliptical has a stride length up to 22" on a compact footprint, plus a variable -10 to 20° incline/decline ramp to take your fitness workouts to a new level.  

    ProForm 710E Elliptical - The new for 2012 ProForm 710E offers a nice selection of features for a budget machine, but the short warranty and limited quality should give you pause before you put down your hard earned money.

    ProForm 810 E Elliptical - a front drive budget elliptical with adjustable incline and numerous workout programs to help boost your cardiovascular system.

    ProForm 1110 E Elliptical - a higher priced elliptical from ProForm™ which has some great added extras.

    ProForm 1310 E Elliptical - Packed full of features to give the user a high tech feel for an affordable price.

    ProForm ZE 6 Elliptical - The ProForm ZE 6 is one of ProForm’s lower priced elliptical which makes it cost effective for the wider market.  

    ProForm 410 CE Elliptical - The new 2012 model is a fairly simple machine; it lacks key features other Proform ellipticals offer at this price range such as an incline ramp or an adjustable stride length.

    ProForm 10.0 CE Elliptical - A solid rear-drive model with a stride length that adjusts manually at 16, 18 and 20 inches; one of the better trainers on the market for under $600 on sale.

    ProForm 18.0 RE Elliptical - A rear-drive model that is new for 2012. It has a Total-Body Toning Ramp that offers an incline that rises to 40 percent.

    ProForm Pro 1500 Elliptical - Big 20° incline and a negative 10° decline power ramp gives you maximum body toning and fat burning results.

    ProForm Pro 3500 Elliptical - All the features of the Pro 1500 model but with an upgraded color touch screen display and double the workout programs.

    ProForm 14.0 CE - The ProForm 14.0 CE has a power incline to isolate more muscle groups so you can achieve faster results.

    ProForm 990 CSE - Reviews on the 990 CSE have been among the best in the under-$1000 ProForm line of ellipticals; a good looking machine that offers a number of interesting features.

    ProForm 600 ZNE - Equipment pros give the 600 ZNE a nod for being one of the better ProForm designs. A lightweight person might have good luck with this model.

    ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 - Poor quality and a terrible value even for $327. Bad warranty, short stride, noisy, wobbly, cheap parts – it’s not worth your time or ours to review it.

    ProForm ZE5 - Way overpriced at $799 MSRP, even at its sale price of $599. Put it on your NO list and read the reviews on better quality machines.

    The ProForm 10.0 ZE Elliptical - adjustable stride length, solid ergonomic feel, oversized foot pedals, low noise.

    ProForm 590E Elliptical - a decent buy if you are on a budget and weigh under 200 lbs.

    ProForm 790E Elliptical - the most workout programs you'll find on a budget machine.

    ProForm 1050E Elliptical - a new model for 2010 and the first reviews are nearly all enthusiastic. Big 40-degree Power Intensity Ramp helps to isolate and target the upper legs.

    The ProForm Crosswalk 8.0 Elliptical - a center-drive elliptical with a long 22" stride, a highly effective cardio/weight loss trainer for $699.

    The ProForm SpaceSaver DX - a folding budget model with power incline ramp.

    The Proform iSeries 785 F Elliptical - A below-average machine.

    The ProForm 850 Elliptical with GameFit - basic budget model for moderate use.

    ProForm 4.0 X Elliptical - Difficult to assemble out of the box, noisy, unreliable, the short stride is not comfortable for average to tall users, the warranty is weak, and it is made with cheap components.

    ProForm 1200e Elliptical - Quiet ride and comfort level offers a low-impact solution to your cardio workout. The heavy-duty design of the 1200e offers the best quality of the current Proform line.

    ProForm 890E Elliptical - More value than other machines priced around $700. The list of components and features is usually found on pricier machines costing $1299 or more.

    The ProForm StrideSelect - all basic features at a great price!

    ProForm 1050 STS Elliptical - a heavy-duty machine with sophisticated workout programs and a power incline ramp.

    The ProForm Perspective 1000 - overall value makes it a good buy.

    The ProForm Epic 1200 Pro - an elliptical with Precor-designed power ramp, stronger frame and Target Toning™ advanced workouts.

    The Proform FX5 Elliptical - A good machine for beginners on a budget.

    The ProForm Spacesaver 600 Elliptical - Good for light to moderate use.

    The ProForm 650T SpaceSaver - Great for light workouts.

    The Proform Crossover Elliptical Strength Trainer - Innovative elliptical weight loss machine combines fat burning and strength training workouts in one unit.

    The Proform 20.0 Crosstrainer - Play Video Games While Exercising - Low prices and unusual features are the focus of Proform elliptical exercise equipment.

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