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    AFG 2.0 AE Elliptical - A lot of value for the price.

    AFG 3.0 AE Elliptical - A pretty basic model that doesn’t offer much of a wow factor.

    AFG 3.1 AE Elliptical - The award-winning AFG 3.1 AE features a power incline on a front-drive SixStar Certified™ frame and a beautiful console layout.

    AFG 4.0 AE Elliptical - This model is a winner, designed to rival lower-end, health club quality machines.

    AFG 4.1 AE Elliptical - The AFG 4.1 AE features multiple workout options with a power incline, large flywheel, and roomy 20-inch stride length.

    AFG 18.0 AXT Ascent Trainer - Provides a superior, heart-pumping 'ascent' when doing climbing exercises. Variable stride length and moving workout arms engage all muscle groups.

    AFG 18.1 AXT Ascent Trainer – An innovative cross trainer that offers a variable stride length to simulate walking, running, or stadium step climbing with 20 levels of power incline.

    BH Fitness XS1 Elliptical - a basic, reliable machine with a solid warranty.

    BH Fitness XS5 Elliptical - another entry into the mid- to high-end market by BH Fitness.

    BH Fitness X3 Elliptical - a good choice for a budget trainer. Adjustable Width Technology (AWT) system allows you to change the spacing of the pedals to your preferred comfort level.

    BH Fitness X4 Elliptical - a solid and quiet machine with a decent warranty and adjustable pedal spacing.

    BH Fitness X5 Elliptical - Stable to ride but users find the touted ergonomics to be lacking.

    Bladez Quantum Elliptical - The Bladez Quantum is an exceptional and durable elliptical from a company with a reputation of making quality cardio machines.

    Bladez X350 Elliptical - An okay choice if you can find it for under $400 and you are a lightweight user.

    Bladez Motion X450 Elliptical - A basic rear-drive model that fades far behind the pack in a head-to-head comparison of features.

    The BodyCraft ECT-2100 Crosstrainer - An acceptable machine for basic workouts.

    The BodyCraft ECT-2500 Crosstrainer - Is it worth the extra money?

    The Bodyguard E230X - Amazingly comfortable ride.

    Cybex 360A Home Arc Trainer - An affordable residential model that offers the same programs, technology, and rugged features of the health club models.

    Cybex 425A Arc Trainer - A phenomenal machine that offers years of calorie-blasting workouts; one of the most comfortable exercise machines ever invented; rated light commercial.

    Cybex 600A Arc Trainer - The refurbished Cybex 600a with moving handlebars for upper body exercise provides a true full body workout.

    Cybex 610A Arc Trainer - A total body conditioning machine that provides a low-impact, highly effective workout without putting strain on your joints.

    Cybex 750A Arc Trainer - The Arc Trainer burns more calories than any other elliptical or crosstrainer on the market. If you want only the best – and elite customer service to go along with it – this one’s for you.

    Endurance E300 - New center-drive model features quality construction, smooth performance, aesthetics, compact size, affordably priced.

    Endurance E400 - C-Drive system is superior to many rear-drive and most front-drive systems. Adjustable stride length fits every user.

    Endurance E5000 - Solid, quiet, and convenient workout with the professional feel of a commercial machine; center-drive model gets enthusiastic reviews by pros and consumers.

    The Body Solid Endurance E4 Elliptical Stepper - A cross between a stair-stepper and an elliptical machine. A decent little trainer for small spaces.

    Body Solid’s Endurance E5HRC Elliptical with Lifetime Warranty - An elliptical for small spaces covered by an outstanding warranty.

    The Endurance E7 Elliptical Trainer - a Good Fitness Investment -A solid machine backed by a solid warranty.

    The Eclipse 1100HR - an Affordable Model for Beginners - Some very good features make this machine perfect for beginners without paying a premium price.

    The Eclipse 2100HRA - Is It Worth the Money? - A quiet running machine with a small footprint and sleek design.

    The Eclipse 4100 HRA - Real Value for Your Money - An affordable machine with surprising features; perfect for small user.

    Epic A30E Elliptical - The A30E features the same frame and features found on the A32E and A35E except with this model you get a black and white screen and fewer programs.

    Epic A32E Elliptical - The A32E represents the best value among the new Epic trainers. You’ll save $500 over the top-end A35E which has a few more features but nothing you really need.

    Epic A35E Elliptical - The very expensive Epic A35E is the top-of-the-line model from the company better known for the budget and mid-priced machines it once produced.

    Fitnex E55 Elliptical Trainer - A smooth front-drive machine that has a space saving footprint yet offers a roomy 20" stride.

    Fitnex E70 Elliptical Trainer - One of the best cross-trainers you’ve never heard of. It is built like a tank and offers silky smooth elliptical motion.

    FreeMotion 530 Elliptical - The entry-level FreeMotion 530 is the company’s most affordable model and features many perks found on their more expensive trainers.

    FreeMotion 570 Interactive - The FreeMotion 570 offers the latest in colorful web browser entertainment and an advance incline/decline ramp training with an adjustable stride length feature.

    FreeMotion Freestrider s5.6 - Tough, butt-blasting workouts that are not for the faint of heart. Recommended at $1,299 because of its quality, warranty, adjustability, and effectiveness.

    FreeMotion Freestrider s7.8 - Light commercial model meshes the advantages of incline training with an elliptical. Choose your own stride length no matter what your height or natural range of motion.

    FreeMotion e5.3 -The e5.3 with center-drive has a lot going for it but reviews by consumers have mentioned a few niggling issues, mainly dealing with the self-generating power display.

    FreeMotion e7.7 - A light commercial quality trainer that offers superior construction in a compact footprint. This unit packs a lot of value, quality, and reliability.

    FreeMotion Commercial Elliptical - If you love paying too much for equipment, this trainer is designed just for you. Similar to the e7.7 which costs $2000 less.

    FreeMotion Terrain Elliptical - 10% decline and a 20% incline ramp helps you engage different muscle groups for a more effective workout.

    Healthrider H70e - a no-frills starter machine; not recommended for heavy use.

    Healthrider Stride Trainer 900 - The Healthrider Stride Trainer 900 lags behind new technology and improved components installed on 2010 models.

    Healthrider H90e - attractive profile, long stride length and power incline.

    Healthrider H140e - a ‘Best Buy’ for ellipticals selling in the $1000 to $1500 range.

    Healthrider 8.5 EX - Sturdy and well built. A reliable mid-priced machine with attractive lines.

    Healthrider C515e - Another low-priced model geared to individuals who want to start getting in shape without a large outlay of money.

    Healthrider 330 - A basic budget model.

    Healthrider C550e - Attractive looks, solid ride.

    Horizon CE4.4 - For a budget to mid-range elliptical trainer priced around $1500 this model is little more than a sheep in wolfs clothing.

    Horizon EX-59 - A lot of value for such a low price; an affordable trainer with articulating foot pedals, 18 inch stride, 14.3-pound flywheel and easy assembly.

    Horizon EX-69 - Easily lands among our top choices at this price point for its value, quality, and features: large flywheel, entertainment system, cooling fan, good selection of programs.

    Horizon EX-79 - Comfortable, smooth, quiet, well built, and well engineered. Enjoy a good investment that should give you years of calorie-blasting workouts.

    The Horizon CE6.0 - Pivoting footplates and custom stride adjustment make this affordably priced machine suitable for multiple users.

    Horizon E5 - Designed for the casual or first time user who can’t afford a machine in the $2000 plus range; stylish, attractive starter machine.

    Horizon E701 - The Horizon E701 falls into that nether region between lower cost budget machines and higher priced machines at the $1000 mark or more.

    The Horizon E901 - A scaled down version of the E1201. This trainer rates about average for reliability, noise, value, and ergonomics.

    The Horizon E1201 - strong marks for value, quality, noise level, reliability, ergonomics, and warranty.

    The Horizon EX-57 - Attractive and relatively small, making it ideal for someone with an apartment or smaller home.

    The Horizon EX-58 - The smooth gliding motion and stout frame beat any other under $600 front-drive machine on the market.

    The Horizon EX-76 - an incline trainer for under $1000.

    The Horizon EX-77 - All the bells and whistles you would want in a sub-$1000 model.

    Horizon EX-68 - Decent budget model; rates better than average for engineering, noise level, comfort, quality, and reliability.

    Horizon EX-78 - Exciting new model with Power Incline Ramp and FLATellipse™ pedal motion; an attractive, solid machine, good value for the price.

    Horizon AT1501 Ascent Trainer - A decent alternative to higher priced center-drive ellipticals and Dynamic Motion Trainers; rates average for ergonomics and components.

    Image 7.8 Elliptical - an entry-level machine that sells for around $299.

    The Image 8.25 Elliptical Trainer - Rated AVOID - Hands-down one of the ugliest elliptical trainers you’ve ever seen.

    The Image 8.5 – Serious Features for Less Than $500 - Developed with an eye toward people who want some serious features, but don’t need a whole lot of range.

    The Image 9.5 Elliptical Trainer – Not Built for Serious Workouts - A basic machine built for the casual user; too lightweight and flimsy for serious workouts.

    Ironman 1811 - Don't expect to get a lot of mileage out of this model.

    Ironman 1815 - Probably one of the better deals you'll find at this price level.

    Ironman 1840 - Padded foot pedals for better comfort, a wireless chest strap HR monitor, big 18" stride length, better parts and labor warranty coverage.

    Ironman 1850 - The 1850 gets generally favorable reviews for its solid design, general quality, and overall appeal. If you get it on sale for under $1000, it might be a good deal.

    Ironman 1860 - An advanced design over the 1850 sister model. It includes touch sensitive console buttons and heart rate control programming.

    Ironman Achiever - A center-drive elliptical with biomechanically correct body positioning for a superior workout.

    Ironman Harmony - Center-drive system provides stability and comfort for individuals who feel awkward or out of balance using a front or rear drive design.

    Ironman 130E - A well constructed beginner’s model for $350

    Ironman 250E - A quality built stylish machine

    Ironman 420E - A rock-solid machine with longer stride and extended warranty

    Ironman CDT - Innovative Center Drive Technology and extremely compact footprint.

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