Buying an Elliptical Trainer?
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Elliptical trainers are booming in popularity, and are rapidly taking center stage as the first choice in home exercise equipment.

These trainers deliver a superb cardio workout and have great low impact training benefits, producing an intermediate range of leg motion between that of stationary bikes and treadmills.

Unlike other workout equipment such as treadmills, elliptical machines do not cause joint stress. They also work particularly well for beginners as well as seasoned athletes.


  • Feeling sluggish
  • Lacking energy
  • Jeans don't fit like they used to?!
  • Do you have a new elliptical and don't know where to start!

Check out my new page on Elliptical Workout Plans - I've started with Beginners Plans for those just starting out or if you're returning to your exercise routine after a break. Read more here...

I have also been busy researching and writing elliptical trainer reviews to help you make sure you get the best trainer for your needs! Read them here to find your ideal machine.  If you'd like to know ratings by price then click here!

Hey guys! Are you looking for something a bit different and fun?! I have reviewed the NEW Vertical Spin Trainer that combines an elliptical trainer and a stepper - read my review here - it gives a great cardio workout targetting abs, core, buns, hips & thighs. Just what we all need at any time of year!

I've also just added a new review of a budget compact elliptical on my Best Compact Ellipticals page - the Sunny Health & Fitness Twister Stepper - take a look here!

I am forever on the lookout for a good deal and there are GREAT DEALS out there to be had! These include a great deal for the very popular Schwinn 430 elliptical machine - a whopping 50% reduction from $999 down to $499!

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Or why not read my review of this great discounted Schwinn 430 elliptical trainer here....

There are now elliptical machines which you can use in the comfort of your own home without worrying about space limitations. You can read my review of the top 3 space saving trainers here. This is one of my most popular pages!

The three best space saving elliptical machines are a good starting point when looking for space busting machines. Always remember that the more compact the machine is, the more chances are that there is a decrease in quality. Don’t just go for the smallest machine, always consider quality, cost, warranty and performance. What matters at the end of the day is that you get the best value for money for your small footprint machine.

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Have a look at my NEW PAGE jam-packed full of Inspirational Training Day Quotes to help you stick to your training regime - you can find it here!

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STOP PRESS! Check out my review on the ElliptiGO Arc Trainer - taking the elliptical outdoors!  A unique cross-trainer offering the low impact and muscle toning features of an elliptical trainer, together with the cardiovascular benefits of both running and cycling - read more about this elliptical bike here.

Are you looking to lose weight after the Christmas binge time?  The elliptical trainer is one of the best pieces of home workout equipment to achieve this! Click here to read more about losing weight and sculpting your body with your elliptical trainer – no excuses when the trainer is in your room!! You can get into the optimal fat burning zone - I have researched excellent workouts for you here.

Christmas may be over but you may want to think about that gift for your friend or loved one for any occasion - check out my Gift Ideas page for inspiration on training gifts.

If you have a sporting injury, elliptical machines are ideal due to the low joint stress they cause. However it’s always recommended that you check with your physician beforehand. They are definitely one of the best pieces of workout equipment for injured runners! I should know - I'm a runner and triathlete! See my About Me page and have a look at my article here on how the elliptical trainer can help recovery from a sporting injury.

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An intermediate model is the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical , which is a full sized trainer that folds away into a cupboard.

My in-depth review of this fantastic trainer is now on this site – click here to read!

To effectively workout at home, the best space saving machines are those that are stable, sturdy, easy to use and durable.

On this site you can read all my informative reviews where I have gathered data from various sources to help you make an informed choice about which is the most reliable, affordable and comfortable trainer.  Here's a link to my page about the 5 key factors to consider when buying a trainer - read this and it will help you – the prospective buyer!

The variety of brands can be confusing! I’ve reviewed the 4 top popular brands here and also the top end Rolls Royce of exercise equipment for those with slightly more to spend!

Amazon is currently running some impressive discounts on space saving elliptical machines. Have a look here to take advantage of these discounts.

Why Should You Own an Elliptical Trainer?

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are 10 great reasons to get physical.  The elliptical trainer can help you and here are the top 3 reasons why!

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  • Exercise Anytime

If you are like me, you prefer to exercise early in the morning just to clear your head and get a great start to the day. Other people like to exercise in the evening, perhaps after putting the kids to bed, by which time driving to the gym is not an option.

The beauty of owning a trainer in your own home is that you can exercise any time in line with your own schedule. You can carve your booty and get on with your busy day!

  • Convenience

Sometimes bad weather can make outdoor activities impractical. Rain or snow really saps my enthusiasm to exercise outside, and living in Spain excessive temperatures are just as bad here in Summer!  Owning a compact training machine at home gives you the convenience of training at any time regardless of outdoor conditions.

For some people, working out in public at the gym may make them feel uncomfortable. If you are the shy type, you can still use home workout equipment such as an elliptical trainer to exercise in comfort.

  • Total Body Workout

Reviews have shown that elliptical machines, unlike some other workout equipment, allow you to exercise your full body from shoulders to calves. Wow! Here are my recommended best workouts. I've also just started a page with MY OWN elliptical workout plans - click here to find them.

This is because the machine is engineered to target each part of your body. You can stack the moves – exercising more than one body part at a time!!

Read my Report on the benefits of elliptical machines here which covers this subject in great detail.

As you can tell, I am passionate about elliptical trainers and fitness in general! Although I am essentially a runner and newbie triathlete – have a look at my About Me page – I use my own machine as part of my regular training schedule.  And even more if I pick up a running injury!

I think everyone can benefit from regular exercise. The low impact/great cardio workout of an elliptical trainer make this machine an excellent piece of home exercise equipment.

I highly recommend you get one!

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