Cardio Exercise Machines

Cardio exercise machines help a trainee to increase stamina, burn extra calories and reduce body fat. Having an expensive piece of exercise equipment is no warranty of any kind for achieving desired goals, for a very simple reason - it is the trainee who does the exercise, not the machine.

Have that in mind when buying workout equipment of any kind.

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Or, read firts short intro about most common home gym exercise machines:


lifespan 1200i 1mTreadmills are one of the most often used aerobic workout equipment found in practically every commercial gym.

They are not the cheapest piece of the equipment, but they have many great characteristics, one of them being is that they - work!

When you decide to buy a treadmill for your home, there are many things to consider like motor strength and drive system, type of console, size of a running track, treadmill weight and dimensions, warranty etc.

Read more about Treadmills.


horizon fitness ex 59 elliptical trainer 1mEllipticals 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.

Read more about Elliptical Exercise Machines.

 Exercise Bikes

keiser m3 indoor cycle 1mExercise or stationary bikes are one of the most common home aerobic workout machines. They are used for body toning, weight loss, conditioning, endurance training etc.

They range in models and price significantly and one must be careful when choosing right one.

Due to circular motion, stationary bikes provide low-impact exercise, which is very important for people having joint issues.

Read more about Exercise Bikes.

Rowers - Rowing Machines

concept2 model e 1mRowing machines or rowers are designed to simulate the action of rowing a boat. They are one of the best fat-burning and body-building workouts - they stress biggest muscle groups in the body like back and legs.

Rowing machines provide low impact cardio workouts by putting minimal stress on hips, knees and ankle joints.

On the other hand, rowers tend to emphasize hand/back pulling and legs push movements - something to consider in order to avoid imbalances.

Read more about rowing machines.


multisports st 2200 stepper 1mSteppers, step or stepping machines etc are cardio workout machines that greatly vary in size, functionality and price - from small, cheap units that offer basic cardio workout to relatively big, complex and pricey units that are sometimes even combination of ellipticals, exercise bikes and steppers.

Of course, which one is suitable for you, depends on many individual preferences.

Read more about Steppers.

SNODE E25 Magnetic Elliptical Machine for Home Use Review

snode e25 mThe SNODE E25 Magnetic Elliptical Machine is an excellent exercise machine for users who want to perform low-impact exercise at home and build strength and lose weight when they can’t visit the gym due to the pandemic.

Its remarkable features are Bluetooth connectivity and compatibility with the free iConsole+ app. Plus, it has a number of other features for a reasonable price.

Published: April 1, 2021.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 Magnetic Elliptical Trainer

sunny sf e305 mSunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 is a compact and lightweight elliptical trainer, suitable for home cardio workouts and for warming-up prior workouts with weights.

As such, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E905 is a very cost-effective cardio exercise machine, featuring a low-noise magnetic resistance system, pulse sensors, floor stabilizers, digital monitor, etc.

Published: January 14, 2021.

Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical L1 Review

teeter freestep recumbent cross trainer mTeeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer and Elliptical L1 is a very innovative exercise machine and very kind on users’ joints as it exerts 97% less pressure on knees than other exercise machines.

Its construction is durable like a light commercial trainer. It’s surely a machine meant for light to medium intensity exercise, mainly focused on eliminating as much pressure on users’ spinal column and articulations as possible.

Users can get vertical as well as horizontal movements on this machine and thus versatility in exercise and muscle toning. It offers running movement without the impact posed by running.

Published: April 13, 2020.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E902 Air Walk Elliptical Trainer

sunny sf e902 mSunny Health & Fitness SF-E902 Air Walk Elliptical Trainer is compact, lightweight and foldable elliptical trainer, suitable for lighter trainees, offering them impact-free fully body cardio workouts.

Regardless if it is intended to be just part of the home gym and used for warm-ups and light cardio workouts, or it is intended to be used as the main cardio exercise machine for workouts at the privacy of your home, Sunny Health & Fitness SF-E902 Air Walk Elliptical Trainer is affordable and reliable elliptical exercise machine, well worth the money - just be aware of limitations of SF-E902 model.

Published: April 2, 2020.

Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Elliptical Trainer SF-E3912 Review

sunny sf e3912 mThe Sunny SF-E3912 is the newly released elliptical trainer by Sunny Health & Fitness in which there are some upgrades over the Sunny SF-E3804 such as a motorized (automatic) resistance system, higher user weight capacity and a sturdier construction.

Published: February 8, 2020.

Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine Review

schwinn a40 elliptical machine mThe 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.

Updated: July 27, 2019.

Schwinn 411 Compact Elliptical Machine Review

schwinn 411 elliptical mSchwinn 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.

Published: May 6, 2019.

ProForm Cardio HIIT Elliptical Trainer Review

proform cardio hiit elliptical trainer mProForm 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.

Published: February 19, 2019.

ProForm 150i Elliptical

proform 150i elliptical mProForm 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 - Review and Recommendation

schwinn elliptical 470 mSchwinn 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

nautilus e614 elliptical mNautilus 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 Review and Recommendation

schwinn 430 elliptical machine 1mSchwinn 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 Elliptical Trainer

proform hybrid trainer 1mproform-hybrid-trainer-2mProForm 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

schwinn 431 elliptical trainer 1mschwinn-431-elliptical-trainer-2mSchwinn 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

schwinn 425 1mschwinn-425-2mSchwinn 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

horizon-fitness-ex-59-elliptical-trainer-1mhorizon-fitness-ex-59-elliptical-trainer-2mHorizon 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

sole fitness e35 elliptical machine 1mSole 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.

HARISON B8 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike Review

harison b8 recumbent bike mRecumbent bikes are great for exercising without having an impact on joints. Therefore they are perfect for healthy users to increase their strength as well as for not-so-healthy users to build their stamina.

The HARISON B8 Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike not only helps users to regain strength, build muscles, burn calories and lose weight, but also lets them enjoy the workout because it features a comfortable seat and backrest, and doesn’t hurt their joints. With 14 levels of resistance, it offers users a full-body exercise with a wide range of workouts from light cardio to aerobic to high-intensity training. To add to users’ comfort and fun, it also features some cool add-ons.

Published: June 23, 2021.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-B0418 Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike Review

sunny sf b0418 mFor those who are worried about potential health issues that may arise from their sedentary lifestyle, but cannot start a rigorous exercise routine due to lack of free time from work, here is good news. Sunny Health & Fitness has come up with the SF-B0418 Magnetic Mini Exercise Bike with a digital monitor and 8-level resistance.

As one can see, if the desk is high enough, the bike can be placed under the work desk and the user can exercise while working. It can also be placed on the desk to work arms and other upper body muscles. With a built-in handle, it can also be moved easily from place to place.

Published: June 18, 2021.

MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike Indoor Cycling Stationary Bike Review

maxkare rec ex bike mBeing a recumbent bike, the MaxKare Recumbent Exercise Bike offers the benefits of having a small footprint, allowing exercising without affecting joints, and being ideal for recovery training and physical therapy.

Thus it’s one of the best exercise machines for home use and light cardio workouts, and for those who live in smaller spaces.

Published: February 26, 2021.

Nautilus U614 Upright Bike Review

nautilus u614 mThe Nautilus U614 Upright Bike is a high-quality yet low-priced upright bike for home use with a solid construction and a number of features including 20 levels of ECB magnetic resistance, 22 workout programs, a balanced flywheel, two integrated levelers, angle-adjustable handlebars providing comfortable riding positions that can match those in a spin bike and a large mid-frame support that offers users a solid and stable bike platform.

It’s an appropriate bike to burn one’s daily extra calories and thereby shed pounds. Since it’s an upright bike, it works just like an outdoor bike and offers cardio workout with low impact on joints.

Updated: December 30, 2020.

3G Cardio Elite RB Recumbent Bike Review

3g cardio elite rb mThe 3G Cardio Elite RB Recumbent Bike meets all the expectations that people keep from a recumbent bike. This is a heavy-duty machine being a light commercial recumbent bike.

It has an innovative design with its flywheel and jack for the power cord located on the rear, unlike similar bikes that have these parts normally at their front side. Its console may not feature online connectivity, but that doesn’t make a big difference because the bike is full of programs that are enough to bring great diversity to one’s workout routine and thus, keep them motivated.

Published: September 5, 2020.

3G Cardio Elite UB Upright Bike Review

3g cardio elite ub mThe 3G Cardio Elite UB Upright Bike is a powerful light commercial upright exercise bike. It has an impressive maximum user weight capacity of 350 lbs. and quite a few features.

It features a motorized magnetic resistance system and is backed by a commercial warranty as well as an excellent in-home warranty. Being an upright bike, it offers users the same riding position as that of road bikes, and offers a low impact cardio workout with low impact on users’ joints.

Published: July 25, 2020.

Schwinn M717 170 Upright Bike Review

schwinn 170 upright mIt’s really admirable that a company considers the opinion of users and upgrades their products so as to make them more useful, convenient, and functional for consumers.

The new Schwinn 170 or Schwinn M717 170 Upright Bike is such a product which is an upgraded version of an older Schwinn 170. Comparing to the old model, it has an improved control unit with Bluetooth connectivity. The seat is also slightly improved.

Published: June 12, 2020.

ProForm 235 CSX Recumbent Bike Review

proform 235 csx mThe ProForm 235 CSX Recumbent Bike is certainly worth a glance of health enthusiasts looking for affordable exercise machines.

Not only is it one of the lowest-priced machines from ProForm, but also one of the most affordable recumbent bikes with an automatic resistance system.

Published: May 8, 2020.

XTERRA Fitness FB350 Folding Exercise Bike Review

xterra fb350 mThe XTERRA Fitness FB350 Folding Exercise Bike has a design and set of features similar to that of the FB150 model of which it is an upgrade. There is an additional set of handlebars attached to the seat of FB350 as well as a small backrest.

Due to these additional features, FB350 comes under the category of semi-recumbent bikes.

Published: December 9, 2019.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-1002 and SF-1002C 49 Lbs Chromed Flywheel Indoor Cycling Bikes

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Sunny Health & Fitness SF-1002 and SF-1002C are two very similar indoor cycling exercise bikes, offering excellent cardio exercise at the privacy of your home.

Main difference between these models is that SF-1002 uses belt drive, while SF-1002C uses chain drive to power large 49 lbs (~22.2 kg) chromed flywheel. Both units are sturdy and stable units, offering smooth ride - SF-1002 is slightly quieter and easier to maintain, while SF-1002C offer ride slightly more similar to the road bike than SF-1002 model.

Published: November 5, 2019.

XTERRA Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike Review

xterra fitness fb150 mXTERRA Fitness FB150 Folding Exercise Bike is one of the most reasonably priced exercise bikes by Xterra Fitness. It folds upright and is trainer designed for light cardio workouts.

Thus it’s a basic bike. However, it’s amazingly feature-rich.

Published: October 11, 2019.

Flexispot Deskcise Pro V9U Desk Exercise Bike Review

flexispot deskcise pro v9u mThe main reason for diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart disease is considered to be sedentary lifestyle. People whose work involves sitting at a desk all the time can’t get time for exercise, no matter how much they are willing to. But they are constantly worried that some or the other time, they will contract the above dangerous diseases and are confused how to engage in a physical activity.

These people will find Flexispot Deskcise Pro V9U a lifesaver as it allows exercising while working, so, users don’t have to set aside time for exercise and can keep away the adverse effects of sedentary life. Flexispot Deskcise Pro V9U allows users to sit, stand or bike all while working.

Published: September 21, 2019.

ANCHEER Indoor Stationary Exercise Bike Review

ancheer indoor bike mIf an exercise enthusiast wants a stable, smooth and quiet ride on a stationary exercise bike, Ancheer Exercise Bike is the perfect choice.

Featuring a 40-pound flywheel, belt-driven tension and a maximum load capacity of 330 pounds, this bike delivers a smooth and consistent operation.

Published: September 3, 2019.

MaxKare Foldable Semi Recumbent Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike Review

maxkare foldable semi recumbent bike mIf a health enthusiast is looking for an exercise bike with a sleek and stylish foldable design, LCD display panel with a pulse rate monitor and adjustable arm resistance bands, MaxKare Foldable Semi Recumbent Magnetic Upright Exercise Bike is a perfect fit for him. Although the product has got just a few reviews so far since it’s a quite newly launched product, all the reviews are 5-star positive ones.

The rides the bike gives are quite stable, smooth and quiet, thanks to its friction-free magnetic resistance that doesn’t come in contact with the flywheel. This has another benefit that the machine requires a very low maintenance.

Published: August 17, 2019.

Schwinn 230 vs. 270 Recumbent Bikes Review

schwinn 230 vs 270 m

Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 recumbent bikes are excellent and very popular mid-range home recumbent exercise bikes. They are sturdy and stable units, offering easy on and off access even to elderly people, they are easy to use, with very smooth ride.

Schwinn 230 and Schwinn 270 recumbent bikes feature very good maximum user weight and share many other similarities, not just externally. However, there are also few important differences between these cardio machines, dictating difference in the price, too.

Published: January 9, 2019.

Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS Bluetooth Smart Technology Folding Upright Exercise Bike

exerpeutic gold 575 xlx mExerpeutic Gold 575 XLS is compact and sturdy exercise bike, requiring not much storage area and supporting users up to 400 pounds (~181 kg). Console is simple to use, providing all required information during exercise.

Onboard computer support two user profiles - also, the Exerpeutic Gold 575 XLS exercise bike features Bluetooth Smart Technology, allowing its users to connect the bike with the free MyFitness4 App, available on the iOS, and store their individual data on their own smartphones.

Exerpeutic GOLD 975XBT Bluetooth Smart Technology Recumbent Exercise Bike

exerpeutic gold 975xbt recumbent bike mExerpeutic GOLD 975XBT Recumbent Exercise Bike is medium range, very quiet, home exercise bike. It comes with 21 pre-set workout programs, 3 goal settings, excellent maximum user weight and many other features very interesting to people needing a good recumbent bike for a home gym or just a good recumbent bike for training at home.

Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

exerpeutic fumbwp 1mexerpeutic-fumbwp-2mExerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse is a simple and a robust exercise bike. It is easily folded and transported on it's own wheels when not in use. With 300 pounds maximum user weight, Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse is suitable for entire family.

If you need both affordable and reliable home exercise bike, and its features and specifications suits your needs, consider this one, too.

Exerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike Review

exerpeutic 900xl mExerpeutic 900XL Extended Capacity Recumbent Bike Review is one of the most popular home recumbent exercise bikes. It comes with very good maximum user weight, it's very quiet and low maintenance unit, it's very affordable etc.

Recumbent bikes are great for fitness enthusiasts looking for a high-intensity, low-impact workout.

FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar

fitdesk v20 desk exercise bikeFitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar is upright and semi-recumbent exercise bike featuring non-slip desk surface, easy access drawer, massage rollers and integrated resistance bands. It enables light cardio workout, while doing some simpler office jobs at the same time.

Sunny Health and Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike SF-B901

sunny health fitness pro indoor cycling bike 1mSunny Health & Fitness Pro Indoor Cycling Bike is high quality spinning bike suitable for home use - it is easily comparable with more expensive models suitable for both home and gym use. Money well spent.

Velocity Fitness CHB-R2003 Magnetic Recumbent Bike

velocity-fitness-chb-r2003-1mvelocity fitness chb r2003 1mVelocity Fitness CHB-R2003 Magnetic Recumbent Bike is 'classic' recumbent exercise bike - at acceptable price it provides sturdy and durable piece of exercise equipment that will work properly for long time. It does miss some features that more expensive bikes have, but are they really needed for you?

Keiser M3 Indoor Cycle Stationary Indoor Trainer Exercise Bike

keiser m3 indoor cycle 1mkeiser-m3-indoor-cycle-2mKeiser M3 Indoor Cycle Stationary Indoor Trainer Exercise Bike is great and expensive stationary bike built to last and to provide quiet, smooth and realistic cycling workout. Again, it is expensive, but what you pay is what you get ...

SereneLife SLRWMC18 Rowing Machine Review

serenelife slrwmc18 mThe SereneLife SLRWMC18 Rowing Machine is designed for home use and is capable of offering a full-body workout.

Being a rowing machine, it offers an all-weather low-impact non-weight bearing workout, ideal for strength training as well as recovery training. It’s foldable and has magnetic and air resistance. Having a maximum weight capacity of 250 lbs. it’s suitable for users of most sizes.

Published: October 30, 2021.

Snode WR100 Water Rowing Machine Review

snode wr100 mThe Snode WR100 Water Rowing Machine is a promising rowing machine and offers a full-body workout without impacting joints. Since it involves a water-resistance system, it offers an adequate challenge to develop cardiac and overall strength and develop and tone muscles all over the body.

It has a great build quality for the price, and is an excellent machine for home use to keep oneself fit overall and during situations like snowfall and coronavirus pandemic when going outside of the home for a workout is impossible.

Published: October 9, 2021.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5606 Elastic Cord Rowing Machine Review

sunny sf rw5606 mThe Sunny Health & Fitness SF-RW5606 Elastic Cord Rowing Machine is very affordable, entry level home rowing machine. Its resistance system is based on an elastic cord, providing very specific rowing experience. Although it doesn't 'feel' as rowing on the water, 'bungee cord' resistance system acts both ways, helping the user to burn even more calories than other resistance systems.

WaterRower Club Rowing Machine in Ash Wood with S4 Monitor

waterrower ash wood s4 monitor mThe WaterRower club rowing machine is a striking and effective handcrafted rowing machine by WaterRower, made from solid American ash wood and finished with black and rose stains with a Danish oil finish, giving it an attractive, natural and premium look. The solid ash wood construction doesn’t only make it look better, but more importantly, it absorbs almost all vibration and sound during the workout, giving the user a quiet and ultra-smooth exercise session and making itself as durable as a rowing machine can and should be.

Kettler Favorit Rowing Machine

kettler favorit rowing machine 1mKettler Favorit Rowing Machine is very good home indoor rower that comes at great price. It provides good rowing exercise using hydraulic pistons resistance system. For hydraulic pistons rower it is little bit pricey, but it is very well built and it comes with several features that similar rowers don't have.

Velocity Exercise Magnetic Rower

velocity fitness magnetic rower 1mVelocity Fitness Magnetic Rower is one of the best buy rowers. It doesn't have many features much more expensive rovers have, but it gets it's job done. Solid and durable, with aluminum beam, it is not too heavy nor it requires much space for storage.

Stamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine

stamina body trac glider 1050 rowing machine 1mStamina Body Trac Glider 1050 Rowing Machine is sturdy, compact, affordable home rower. Resistance system is based on adjustable gas-shock absorber - rower doesn't provide the most realistic rowing experience, but in this price range, it provides excellent workout for legs, back and arms. Since rowing is mostly pulling exercise, combine it with some push-ups and you will get great fully body workout. It is not gym class machine, but, for home use, it is one of the best buy entry-level rowers.

Stamina 1215 Orbital Rowing Machine with Free Motion Arms

stamina 1215 orbital rowing machine 1mStamina 1215 Orbital Rowing Machine with Free Motion Arms is compact, durable and affordable home rowing machine. It provides smooth and quiet operation and when not in use, it is easily stored away. It has very good 5 year warranty on the frame, but warranty of 30 days on parts could be better.

LifeSpan Fitness RW1000 Rowing Machine

lifespan fitness rw1000 rowing machine 1mLifeSpan Fitness RW1000 Rowing Machine is solid home use only rowing exercise machine. It is well built, but it has some characteristics that some people don't like. It is much cheaper than some high-end rowers and it will provide you with great rowing exercise.

Stamina Air Rower Rowing Machine - Model 1399

stamina air rower model 1399 1mStamina Air Rower Rowing Machine is excellent entry-level, home rower that comes at acceptable price. It is lightweight, foldable rower which is stored easily due to transport wheels, not requiring much space. Maximum user weight of 250 lbs (113 kg) is very good for foldable rowers in this price range.

Concept2 Model D and Model E Indoor Rowing Machines with PM5

concept2 model d and eConcept2 Models D and E Indoor Rowing Machines are large, sturdy and expensive rowers. And they are worth every (euro)cent. They are suitable for both home and gym use. They can be folded for easier storage, but still, they are large pieces of exercise equipment. If you are serious about indoor rowing and want to increase your fitness level and tone your physique, you should consider these rowers.

ProForm Dual Trainer Bike/Rower

proform dual trainer bike rower mProForm Dual Trainer Bike/Rower is combination of recumbent bike and rower machine in a singe exercise machine. It is big, sturdy and rather heavy machine with excellent maximum user weight of 350 pounds and life time warranty on the frame itself.

ProForm Dual Trainer Bike/Rower is designed for home indoor use as both rower and recumbent bike. As such, it provides two different types of workouts which complement each other and help burn more calories and increase strength and stamina.

Sunny Health and Fitness SF-RW1205 Rowing Machine

sunny sf rw1205 1mSunny Health and Fitness SF-RW1205 Rowing Machine is entry level, home rowing machine. It is compact and lightweight rower, which comes at great price and provides the user with low impact aerobic exercise. However, with great price, comes limitations and few drawbacks.

Stamina X Air Rower - 35-1412 Model

stamina x air rower 1mStamina X Air Rower is big and sturdy air rower which comes with nice list of features and acceptable price tag. Although rather large machine, it is relatively light for its size, but it also has relative low maximum user weight of 'only' 250 pounds (113 kg).

ProForm 440R Rower

proform 440r rower 1mProForm 440R Rower is good medium-range magnetic rower. It comes at not-so-cheap price and it lacks some features one might expect in $350-$400 range rowing machines, but it also has many useful features justifying its price.

Stamina Avari Programmable Magnetic Exercise Rower

stamina avari programmable magnetic exercise rowerStamina Avari Programmable Magnetic Exercise Rower is mid-range, foldable, home rower. It comes with several preset and heart rate programs, chest strap for monitoring heart rate and the user manual. Although it is strong and robust, its maximum allowed user weight is somewhat low.

Stamina InMotion Rower - Model 35-0123

stamina inmotion rower 1mStamina InMotion Rower is entry-level, most basic, home rowing machine. It is cheap, relatively strong and durable and provides a trainee an option for a rather good rowing exercise. If you like or need a good cardio exercise at home, but you don't need 'water-like' rowing exercise, don't need all the advanced features that larger and more expensive rowers have, consider Stamina InMotion Rower as your home rower.

MaxiClimber XL-2000 Hydraulic Resistance Vertical Climber Review

maxiclimber xl 2000 mThe MaxiClimber XL-2000 Hydraulic Resistance Vertical Climber is certainly a promising exercise machine because it helps the user burn twice as many calories as that by a treadmill workout with High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) routines, and helps experience an increase in the afterburn by 45% as claimed by the company.

Where the market is full of motor-powered cardio machines, the MaxiClimber XL-2000 stands out with no motor and is powered by the user’s movements. It comes with the convenience of folding and moving anywhere which is perfect for those who have a small space. Moreover, it’s quite low-priced for the features it offers, and hence it can be considered as one of the best vertical climbers on the market.

Published: November 3, 2021.

Conquer Vertical Climber Fitness Climbing Machine Review

conquer vertical climber mConquer Vertical Climber is a promising vertical climber machine or mountain climber machine for health enthusiasts, because it’s easy to use and pocket-friendly.

It delivers benefits of both aerobic and anaerobic exercises and also offers a low-impact, high-intensity total body workout. It guarantees results in terms of fat reduction and improved muscle tone if short but regular workouts are done on it.

If users are concerned about a lot of excessive fat, they should do longer workouts to burn more calories. Conquer Vertical Climber can be folded away when not in use, so, it’s perfect for those who have don’t have a large space.

Published: October 4, 2019.

Merax Vertical Climber Review

merax vertical climber mMerax Vertical Climber is high-capacity and rather affordable climbing exercise machine, designed to provide not only quick cardio sessions, but also full body workouts. Merax Vertical Climber features simple but effective folding mechanism, saving precious spaces, regardless if it is 'just' one more exercise machine in the home gym, or single exercise machine at your home.

Vertical climbers are often underestimated exercise machines, but at the same time, they tone full body, burn plenty of fats and increase strength and stamina.

Published: December 21, 2018.

Xiser Commercial Mini Stairmaster

xiser commercial portable stepper 1mxiser commercial mini stairmaster mXiser Commercial Mini Stairmaster is heavy duty portable stepper, made out of cast aluminum. It has the same step height as the Standard Model but features larger cylinders for extended commercial or gym use. It is expensive unit, but very sturdy and durable, supporting users with up to 400 pounds.

Sunny Twister Stepper with Handle Bar

sunny twister stepper with handle bar 1mSunny Twister Stepper with Handle Bar is simple, lightweight and inexpensive home cardio exercise machine. It has very low footprint and requires very little space for use and storage.

It is very simple unit to use and will help the user to increase daily amount of burned calories and to increase strength and stamina.

Maxi Climber Vertical Climber Review

maxi climber vertical climber 1mmaxi climber vertical climber 2mMaxi Climber Vertical Climber has become popular soon among those who want to get into shape quickly and easily at home by engaging all major muscle groups of the users using only their body weight. The machine has been proved to be very effective in achieving the said purposes and at a very reasonable price. It has been designed with short sessions and low impact, and hence, can be used by most people.

Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper

sunny hf t stepper 1mSunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper is a very compact and robust stepping exercise machine with great price tag. Although primarily used for glutes, inner and outer thighs and calves, with stretch bands it can be used for (almost) full body workout.

Multisports ST-2200 Stepper

multisports st 2200 stepper 1mMultisports ST-2200 Stepper is great home and gym stepper exercise machine with many features and acceptable warranty. Although very robust and solid, it has relatively low max user weight (225 pounds; 102kg) which may be problematic for larger people - others will enjoy this exercise machine for long period of time...

Avari Programmable Stepper

stamina avari programmable stepper 1mAvari Programmable Stepper is big, sturdy and expensive stepping exercise machine. It comes with plenty of features great machine should have - if you need occasional stepping exercise, this machine is probably overkill for you, but if you need something much more, have this stepper in mind ...

Bowflex BXT116 Treadmill Review

bowflex bxt216 treadmill mBowflex BXT116 Treadmill is definitely worth considering when one is looking for a sturdy treadmill. Its durability and features can certainly be compared to a commercial-grade machine though it’s not advertised as one.

Although Bowflex has come up with the upgraded BXT216 with slightly improved features, the BXT116 too has a solid motor and maximum user weight capacity for a lower price, and is able to offer almost everything a health-savvy user needs.

Published: August 17, 2020.

Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill Review

bowflex bxt216 mThe Bowflex BXT216 Treadmill, though made for home use, is designed with the highest quality which is almost equal to a light commercial exercise machine.

It’s heavier than the BXT116 and has upgraded premium features such as a more powerful 4.0 CHP motor that enables users to run for long, wider 3-ply belt with extra deck cushioning that provides more thickness, comfort and durability, higher weight capacity, a large 9” full-color display, 11 pre-programmed workouts and advanced heart rate monitoring. All in all, it’s a perfect treadmill for serious exercise enthusiasts.

Published: August 4, 2020.

EXERPEUTIC TF2000 Recovery Fitness Walking Treadmill Review

exerpeutic tf2000 mEXERPEUTIC TF2000 Recovery Fitness Walking Treadmill is a unique exercise machine in that it has been designed with those people in mind who are not very strong and hence, want to go at a slow pace, and look for more number of safety features than that in standard exercise machines. The elderly, injured and ill people come under this category. The Exerpeutic TF2000 caters to their needs.

Exercise is usually considered an activity to be performed by young people. However, elderly people are actually in greater need of exercise to keep their muscles active and in good shape, so that they don’t have to become immobile or even worse, bedridden.

Published: July 14, 2020.

ProForm PRO-9000 Treadmill (PFTL17116) Review

proform pro 9000 mThe ProForm PRO-9000 Treadmill was released by ProForm in 2017 not as a commercial treadmill, but as only a home treadmill.

However, it has a robust construction and a great range of features including the largest running surface among ProForm treadmills, and therefore it resembles at least a light commercial-grade machine.

Published: July 3, 2020.

ProForm Pro 2000 PFTL13113 Treadmill Review

proform 2000 treadmill pftl13113 mThe ProForm Pro 2000 (model number PFTL13113) Treadmill belongs to ProForm’s wide range of commercial-grade treadmills. It has been designed to provide a great running experience in the indoor environment to health enthusiasts.

Due to the number of features it offers, this treadmill is worth considering for health lovers looking for an efficient exercise machine.

Published: May 25, 2020.

ProGear BT5000 Foldable Electric Treadmill Review

progear bt5000 mThe ProGear BT5000 Foldable Electric Treadmill has been designed to make walking and running on it comfortable and effective.

With an extended size running belt, 2 position manual incline, wide speed range, and hand pulse sensors for heart rate monitoring, it’s easy for users to give their body an effective exercise as per their fitness level. After exercise, it can be conveniently stored away too.

Published: May 18, 2020.

Fitness Reality TR1000 Manual Treadmill Review

fitness reality tr1000 mThe Fitness Reality TR1000 Manual Treadmill is known for its high quality and some amazing features like twin flywheels, 2-level incline, LCD display, and long handles.

It’s also known for giving good results and making exercising enjoyable, but users have to put in more effort while exercising as the machine has no motor.

Published: May 9, 2020.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill Review

weslo g 5 9 i mWeslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill is an entry-level foldable and rather affordable treadmill for home use, equipped with quite a few features. Having very small footprint, Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill can fit anywhere, even in a small home.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9i Treadmill has won many Best Buy awards for the home treadmill in its price range.

Updated: April 22, 2019.

XTERRA Fitness TR300 Folding Treadmill

xterra tr300 treadmill mXTERRA Fitness TR300 Folding Treadmill is simple to use, yet versatile, mid-range home walking/running treadmill.

It doesn't feature Bluetooth connectivity and various fitness apps, but it come with relatively spacious running deck, strong construction, motorized incline, a number of different workouts for various goals and in the end, it has very good warranty.

Published: January 10, 2019.

XTERRA TR150 Folding Treadmill

xterra tr150 treadmill mXTERRA TR150 Folding Treadmill is entry level home treadmill that can be used for walking and jogging by lighter athletes. It comes with all basic features required for cardio workouts and can be used as part of a home gym or as standalone cardio unit.

XTERRA TR150 also lacks few useful features, but such features are commonly found on more expensive models.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill

nordictrack t 6 5 s mNordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill is budget friendly home treadmill suitable for both walking and running. It comes with good motor and maximum user allowed weight, large number of built programs, it is iFit compatible, can be easily and quickly folded and unfolded etc.

Exerpeutic TF1000 Ultra High Capacity Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill Review

exerpeutic tf1000 mExerpeutic TF1000 Ultra High Capacity Walk to Fitness Electric Treadmill can be an ideal walking treadmill. Equipped with Quiet Drive System and a good speed, this treadmill can be used anywhere in a home, anytime without any disturbance to others. Moreover, given its low price which is less than any annual gym membership, it offers great value for money.

Sunny Health & Fitness SF-T7603 Electric Treadmill

sunny sf t7603 mSunny Health & Fitness SF-T7603 Electric Treadmill may not be as large as treadmills users might have used in their gym and definitely doesn’t sport the same range of features and exercise options. But it’s definitely far easier to set being small and compact and also can offer users some decent walking and jogging exercise options.

ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill

proform 300i mIf someone is looking for a treadmill at a mid-ranged price, a really good option available is ProForm Performance 300i Treadmill. It’s equipped with a 2.0 CHP motor with which its belt can attain the speed of 10 mph and up to 10% incline. Users can easily adjust both, the speed and incline, by just touching a button that also allows an increase or decrease in intensity without hassle. This quality treadmill has a running surface cushioned with ProShox cushioning system that is typically found on all ProForm treadmills. This system can absorb almost all sudden impacts, thereby relieving stress from the users’ knees, ankles and hips.

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

weslo cadence g 5 9 treadmill mWeslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill is very popular inexpensive home treadmill. It lacks many features found on larger, sturdier and more expensive treadmills, but nonetheless it is still one of the best buy treadmills on the market - it has acceptable maximum user weight, good speed range, comfortable running deck etc.

LifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill

lifespan tr1200i 2mlifespan tr1200i 1mLifeSpan TR1200i Folding Treadmill is excellent home folding treadmill, with many options and great features that justify its price. It has very good and strong 2.5 CHP motor, and it comes with lifetime warranty on motor and frame.

Body Solid T50 Endurance Cardio Walking Treadmill

body solid t50 1mBody Solid T50 Endurance Cardio Walking Treadmill with adjustable speed is an outstanding treadmill designed especially for walkers, elderly, aged care, rehab facilities, retirement homes, or for those who want their starting speed to be very slow and the machine with strong extended rehab handrails. Therefore it sports an access ramp, a wide stable platform, an oversized computer screen and keys facilitating easy usage, a weight capacity of 310 lb (140 kg) and safety with a magnetic safety lanyard.