If you know where to look, you can find some really great elliptical deals and save yourself a whole lot of money on a new trainer.
Don't be intimidated by the high prices and put off getting back into shape...there are plenty of ways to keep that money in your wallet.
Let's take a look at 4 ways to save money on your new elliptical trainer and get you working out as soon as possible...
One of the best ways to save money on an elliptical machine is to buy during certain holidays and times of the year.
This is when companies often discount their exercise equipment, sometimes up to 40 or 50%...that can add up to hundreds, sometimes even a thousand dollar savings.
We have put together our Elliptical Sale Guide that outlines all of the current sales from the most popular brands, as well as discounts on some lesser known ellipticals that might be a good option for you.
We update this section thoughout the year, so you'll over find the best current prices.
Some of the companies that often offer these sales are NordicTrack, ProForm, Horizon and Bowflex. These are the most popular brands, and they often give potential customers incentives to buy...making it a lot easier for you to afford a new machine.
You will typically find the very best deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when a lot of online companies offer the biggest savings.
But you will also save big during Christmas & New Year's, as well as other holidays such as the 4th of July, St. Pat's, Easter and Memorial Day, among others.
So just because it's not a major holiday, doesn't mean you can't save a lot of money.
You can sign up at some manufacturers’ websites and receive email alerts for special offers.
Just fill in the form at the website and receive alerts on elliptical deals as well as treadmills, bikes, incline trainers, steppers, skiers, and strength training equipment.
It's often just 5% or maybe even 10%, but this on top of whatever the current sales are could possibly add up to hundreds of dollars in savings. On higher end models it could even be a few thousand.
So it's worth looking into these additional, non-advertised savings.
Finding the better elliptical deals and clearance specials on cross trainers isn’t limited to cheap ellipticals.
Virtually all levels of elliptical trainers can be had for a better price than the MSRP.
For example, we have articles about the advantages of buying used elliptical machines – most of which are high-end reconditioned models that were in service in health clubs and hotels.
Rebuilt from the ground up, these refurbished commercial models are then sold for up to 60% off their original commercial price. You get a phenomenal machine that will last for years.
Currently you'll find brands like Life Fitness, Precor, Matrix and Star Trac, all commercial-grade ellipticals that are rock solid. And they're as good as new, so you don't have to worry about any mechanical issues cropping up.
We have posted promo codes (a discount code used at checkout) throughout this website for you to grab and use whenever they are offered by a manufacturer.
The code may be good for a particular model only, or for a period of time on all models.
The savings can be anywhere from 5% to 20% off, and since most manufacturers offer free shipping, these are some of the best elliptical deals you will find.
They are easy to use – simply write down the code and keep it handy. You will need to enter it during the checkout phase of your purchase. Good luck and happy bargain hunting!
Those are 4 ways that you can save big on your new elliptical trainer. But guess what? We're gonna give you one more that you won't find anywhere else.
Ready for the All Ellipticals secret tip? When you visit a merchant site these days, whether it's NordicTrack, ProForm, Life Fitness or other popular brand, most of them have a chat option.
You can click on an icon and chat online with a company representative. Well, you probably knew that was an option.
But did you know you can often also get additional savings from that online chat? Well now you know.
Online agents are often authorized to give you an additional discount, a free item with purchase or some other elliptical deal...something that you wouldn't not be getting otherwise.
So next time you are shopping online for a new elliptical, take a moment to chat with an agent and ask some questions. He or she may just be able to take an additional few % off of the price of the machine.
Keep that special tip to yourself though...if too many people are doing it they may just stop offering those additional discounts. :)
UPDATE: Early Black Friday/Cyber Monday Elliptical Sales are on!
Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.