Elliptical Exercise Machines
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:
Schwinn 411 is the newest addition to the elliptical series of the company. It’s a compact elliptical trainer equipped with an array of features. It’s a model between the Schwinn 430 and Schwinn A40, and is built for home use with a space-saving design i.e. a vertical arrangement for the internal parts.
Additionally, in spite of its small footprint, it offers a quite impressive stride which facilitates an optimal range of movement.
The Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine is a great entry level exercise machine that has some of the best features. Schwinn A40 is an improved version of the A40 and was introduced in 2013. Its color has been changed from the silver of the earlier 2011 version to black.
The display also has been changed and stride length has been slightly increased i.e. from 17” to 17.5”. Barring these changes, rest everything is the same. 4 D batteries (LR20) will be needed to run the machine but they are not included in the package. Alternatively users can purchase an AC power adapter.
ProForm Cardio HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) Elliptical Trainer is built to maximize a user’s exercise in minimal time. HIIT is currently one of the most popular trends when it comes to fitness and entices people who don’t have much time to exercise and want to make most of the available time.
The aim of HIIT is just to offer maximum effort for a stipulated time period followed by a short break for recovery and then repeat. ProForm Elliptical Trainer does this job the best by combining stepper and elliptical motions and thus provides a total body workout without exerting excessive stress on joints while burning significant amount of calories and keeping users’ heart rate up and building strength during the entire course of workout.
ProForm 150i Elliptical is mid-range home elliptical exercise machine suitable as part of any home gym and as stand-alone unit. It comes with many interesting features, very important for regular cardio exercises like 12 workout programs, 12 resistance levels, 17" stride length, iFit enabled etc.
If the maximum user weight of 250 pounds (~113 kg) suits your needs and you need a good home elliptical, consider ProForm 150i Elliptical as one of the possible choices.
Schwinn 470 Elliptical Machine is excellent home elliptical machine that comes with a nice price tag. There are cheaper ellipticals on the market, but considering all the features and options, Schwinn 470 is for a good reason very popular elliptical and one of the best buy home ellipticals for years. Newer 2017 model is very similar to the older model, adding just a Bluetooth connectivity to the SchwinnConnect App.
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.