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Cybex Arc Trainers – Superior Workouts - Named Best Product of the Year by Fitness Management magazine for two years in a row.
Horizon Elliptical Trainers – Snazzy Features Main Selling Point - Budget priced machines appeal to mass market.
Life Fitness Elliptical Trainers - A Top Choice for Serious Fitness Buffs - Life Fitness trainers are constructed with a focus on ergonomic design and sound suppression. These top-of-the-line elliptical machines provide a club style feel.
LifeSpan Elliptical Trainers – Poor Ergonomic Feel - Quality of construction gets good marks, but the value just isn’t there. These models are overpriced.
Matrix Ellipticals - New To The Residential Market - The commercial brands enters the home gym market with some great new well-priced machines.
NordicTrack Elliptical Trainers – Stylish Design and Comfort - Personal trainers are great fans of Nordictrack elliptical trainers. Read what consumers have to say about these elliptical machines.
Octane Elliptical Trainers – Innovative Design for High Intensity Workouts - Uniquely designed seated and standing club quality machines.
Precor Elliptical Machines – Quality Doesn’t Get Much Better - Precor ellipticals are considered the finest in workout equipment. Lots of great models to choose from.
Proform Elliptical Trainers – Excellent Value for Under $1000 - Almost no other manufacturer offers such a wide variety of features in this price range.
Sole Elliptical Trainers – Quality Machines for Upscale Market - Stability, long stride and a natural-feeling elliptical motion comparable to commercial gym machines costing hundreds and even thousands of dollars more.
Spirit Elliptical Machines - Moderate Price Range, Solid Design - For a solid, well-built performer, Spirit brand elliptical machines are a safe bet.
Stamina Elliptical Trainers – A Good Choice for Exercisers on a Budget - Price, quality and features make purchasing one of these budget model a solid choice.
StarTrac Elliptical Trainers - Commercial Grade Machines for the Home - Two commercial grade models for home use offer smooth glide and small footprint.
TRUE Ellipticals - High Quality and Compact - A high end brand with good cushioning and compact design.
Xterra Elliptical Trainers – Quality Frames & Components - xTerra elliptical trainers use the same quality frames and components that are already used in the best-selling Sole ellipticals. They rank well in adjustability, warranty, quality, and ergonomics.
Yowza Elliptical Trainers – Our Review of 4 Amazing Designs - Yowza elliptical trainers raise the bar for competitors in all areas: quality, ergonomics, silky smooth and silent operation, free shipping, superior warranty, responsive customer service.
BH Fitness Elliptical Trainers with Adjustable Width Technology - New feature allows user to narrow or expand the distance between the pedals for a more natural stride balance.
BodyCraft Elliptical Trainers – The Home Gym Giant Branches Out - Impressively designed elliptical machines in the $1000 range.
Bodyguard Elliptical Trainers – Quality is Their Strength - a lineup of competitive models in the high-end specialty class.
Body Solid Elliptical Trainers – A Unique Design - Dependable machines that fit into small spaces.
Fitnex Elliptical Trainers – Reviews of a High Quality Brand - Two features set this brand apart from a crowded market: quality construction and excellent design backed by a warranty that gives you peace of mind you are buying the best.
Freemotion Elliptical Trainers – Reviews of Residential Models - The focus is on quality components, superior ergonomic fit and advanced training technologies; designed to stand up to rigorous use by dedicated fitness buffs.
The Healthrider Elliptical Trainer Line – Three Solid Performers - Quality machines in the $350 - $1000 price range.
Kettler Elliptical Trainers – Quality & Sleek Design - Sleekly designed elliptical machines – made in Germany.
Landice Elliptical Trainers – Elliptimill Reviews - The best in the business for high-end machines with full bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, adjustable stride lengths, and a patented Rollmentum™ Center-Drive System.
Lifecore Elliptical Trainers – Nicely Affordable Compact Units - Budget rear-drive ellipticals, front-drive commercial class trainers, and innovative center-drive models.
Nautilus Elliptical Trainers - Adjustable Stride/ Comfortable Ride - Well-designed machines built for long life and a smooth, comfortable workout. Patented foot pedal design and innovative stride feature assures comfortable ride.
Reebok Elliptical Machines – Recommended by Trainers - Are you getting serious about fitness, but aren’t ready to break the bank on the highest priced models available? Reebok machines in the $700-$1,800 range.
Schwinn Elliptical Machines – Some of the Best on the Market - These machines are in the mid to upper price range and offer a lot for the money.
ST Fitness Elliptical Trainers – Total Body Trainer Reviews - Front-drive ellipticals marketed as TBTs (Total Body Trainers). Good components, generous residential warranties.
Tunturi Elliptical Trainers – Reasonably Priced Quality - Finely crafted machines at decent prices, now available in the U.S.
Vision Elliptical Trainers – Reviews of Suspension Elliptical™ Machines - A quality line of home elliptical trainers is available for users looking to find an exceptional workout experience.
The Weslo Elliptical Trainer – a Basic Beginner’s Machine - Basic, entry-level trainers you can buy for under $300.
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Eclipse Elliptical Trainers – High Marks from Consumers - Professional toughness in an at-home elliptical machine design.
Epic Elliptical Trainers - The new front drive ellipticals are loaded with console entertainment and ergonomic features to make your workout time more comfortable and enjoyable.
Image Elliptical Machines - A Great Choice for the Average Exerciser - An elliptical trainer brand from a well known manufacturer at reasonable prices.
Livestrong Elliptical Trainers – Big Power, Cool Features - The new brand developed by Johnson Health Tech and endorsed by Lance Armstrong. Good looking machines at affordable prices.
Merit Elliptical Trainers – Feature-Rich Budget Machines - Quality continues to improve and we hope they can dominate the under $400 elliptical market – a price class that is overlooked by many other manufacturers.
Pacemaster Elliptical Trainers – One Well-Planned, High-End Model - Patented drive bar system results in smooth, ergonomic ride. Debut model gets high marks across the board.
Quantum Elliptical Trainers - Center-Drive Reduces Stress on Joints - Quality components, attractive design and one of the best warranties in the business.
TruPace Elliptical Trainers – Reviews of the New Discount Brand - Front-drive TruPace elliptical trainers in the new Endurance Series range in price from $499 to $799. Budget-priced cheap ellipticals deliver decent value for the money.
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.
ICON Health & Fitness Elliptical Trainer Reviews - Reviews covering brands made by fitness giant ICON Health & Fitness.
Discontinued Elliptical Trainers - This page lists reviews of discontinued models.
Elliptical Deals: 4 Ways to Find a Bargain - Where to find the best deals and clearance specials on discontinued and open-box models (returns). Get email alerts for special offers; save up to 60% on refurbished commercial machines.
Tony Little’s Gazelle Edge - Wild Claims of Effective Workouts - The Gazelle Edge is a simple glider: no programs, no resistance, no elliptical pattern in the pedal swing – just back and forth; you can’t get any more basic than this infomercial product.
The Gazelle Power Plus – The “Higher End” of the Gazelle Line - Why we cannot recommend the Gazelle Power Plus: a review of Tony Little’s exercise equipment.
Tony Little's Gazelle Freestyle 2 - Poorly designed, poorly constructed, unstable and boring to use. Yet many buyers seem to be happy with Tony Little exercise equipment.
Cross Training Benefits of the Elliptical Trainer - Why elliptical workouts are one of the most effective cross training exercises you can choose to do.
Elliptical Trainer Evaluation for Cardio Respiratory Fitness - The ideal cardio apparatus is the one that is the most effective and burns the most calories while still providing a lot of fun for the user.
Benefits of Elliptical Exercise Machines - Health and practical benefits examined. Get a great daily workout on an elliptical trainer. It’s safe and quick!
Muscles Used on an Elliptical Machine - The muscles used are not just the legs, hips, and buttocks, but the back and abs, and with some conscious effort, the arms and shoulders too.
How to Use Elliptical Trainers - Get the most out of your cardio workout.
Three Reasons Why an Elliptical Hurts the Knees - The 3 most common reasons why an elliptical hurts the knees; how to easily address problems and eliminate any pain you feel during or after a workout.
Eliminate Elliptical Trainer Sleepy Foot Syndrome - Prevent the tingling and numbing sensations before they start.
Elliptical Trainer Interval Training - Alternating between high and low bursts of effort, interval training is an effective method for losing weight faster than using other settings on your machine.
Benefits of Elliptical HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) - Give HIIT workouts a try and see for yourself how an elevated metabolism lasting up to a day and half later will help you lose more belly fat than your previous workouts.
Can You Lose Weight Using an Elliptical? - Achieve optimum cardio output and burn the most calories during your workout.
Low Impact Exercise Equipment – These Machines Are a Good Choice - Gain the advantages of aerobic exercise without putting undue stress on the joints.
Elliptical vs. Bike - Why the crosstrainer provides the biggest fitness bang for the buck.
Elliptical Trainer vs. Treadmill - Compare features of elliptical machines versus treadmills. Calorie burn, quality of workout, comfort & safety.
Elliptical vs. Running: The Advantage Goes to the Crosstrainer - There are solid arguments why riding an elliptical trainer is superior to running and walking.
Elliptical Trainer Calorie Burn - Lose weight faster: elliptical trainer calorie burn compared to treadmills and exercise bikes.
Calorie Counters on Elliptical Machines - The skinny on elliptical trainer calorie count; how to do your own estimate and how to use the HRM to determine calories burned.
Are Elliptical Trainers Effective? - All about the effectiveness of elliptical machines and how to burn more calories in a shorter time with less perceived exertion.
Reading Racks for Ellipticals - Aftermarket offers a variety of sizes and styles.
The SurfShelf Elliptical Laptop Holder - The best product on the market for walking and reading from an electronic device at the same time.
Elliptical Results: What's Your Goal? - The elliptical cross trainer helps you get to your fitness goal in the least amount of time and with the most enjoyment and variety.
Elliptical Backwards Pedaling: Does it Actually Do ... Anything? - If elliptical trainers are your passion, then get re-energized with backwards in addition to forward motion – it’s not just for stride variety!
Exercising on an Elliptical During Pregnancy - Pregnant women who exercise usually gain less weight than expectant moms who are not active; uncomplicated and shorter deliveries for up to 30% more moms.
Elliptical Machine Training - Six tips for getting the most out of working out on elliptical cross trainers.
How to Get an Effective Elliptical Upper Body Workout - If you want an effective upper body workout, be sure to get a better quality trainer with the correct biomechanics to tone and condition the entire body.
Elliptical Fat Burning Workouts by Jillian Michaels - Amercica's toughest trainer has brought her brand of killer workouts to iFit® Live, the downloadable fitness programming exclusive to ICON Fitness cardio machines.
Elliptical Trainer Assembly – Let a Pro Set It Up - If you want to have your new machine properly installed and calibrated, let a pro set it up for you.
The History of Elliptical Home Trainers - The market for elliptical home trainers has exploded since the introduction of the first model by Precor in 1995. Elliptical machines will remain the mainstay of the home cardio gym.
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