Ellipticals are very popular aerobic workout machines - they mimic the natural motion of walking and running but without the stress of foot impacting the walking/running surface.
Ellipticals have moving hand grips with adjustable/variable resistance which allows one to turn cardiovascular workout into a full-body cardio exercise.
Big and sturdy ellipticals usually have no folding option of any kind, so when buying such piece of equipment, be sure to have plenty of free area and place it on the permanent position.
Elliptical exercise machines reviews and recommendations, ordered according to the date added or modified:
Nautilus E614 Elliptical is very popular home elliptical exercise machine. It comes with large number of exercise programs and other features, including great warranty, at affordable price. It provides smooth cardio workout at the privacy of your home, with the features often found on more expensive ellipticals.
Schwinn 430 Elliptical Machine is medium priced, excellent home elliptical cardio exercise machine. It is not suitable for commercial gyms, but for people who like to exercise at home and need exercise machine to increase their daily calorie burn and increase stamina, Schwinn 430 is highly recommended.
ProForm Hybrid Trainer is elliptical exercise machine. It does have elements of exercise bike, but it is not exercise bike. However, if you need combined bike/elliptical exercise machine, this machine might be for you. It does miss some features of more expensive exercise bikes and/or ellipticals, but for home usage, it has very acceptable price tag.
Schwinn 431 Elliptical Trainer is high-quality elliptical trainer with comfortable and compact design with multiple workout programs and various other features. It is very quiet and smooth during operation, but it is little bit pricier elliptical.
Schwinn 425 Elliptical Trainer is popular and robust elliptical trainer. It is not the lightest elliptical trainer around (150 pounds - around 68 kg), but strength requires mass. With 300 pounds (136 kg) of maximum user weight and many other features, this elliptical trainer comes at reasonable price.
Horizon Fitness EX-59 Elliptical Trainer is versatile, features rich elliptical exercise machine. This is one of the best buy ellipticals for home use, for every family member.
Sole Fitness E35 Elliptical Machine is big, sturdy, well built and expensive elliptical with many great features. Due to its quality and features, this elliptical belong to the group of high-end home ellipticals and intro level commercial ellipticals. If you really like to do low impact cardio at home and you don't mind spending some money, have this elliptical in mind.