Elliptical Trainer Reviews from a Sport Industry Viewpoint!

I'm writing elliptical trainer reviews to help YOU make the right decision when purchasing your home exercise equipment. It's not easy wading through all the elliptical trainers on the market without some expert advice.

My in-depth reviews all cover 5 key factors plus any other feature I feel you need to know:

  • Comfort
  • Noise
  • Key Features
  • Assembly
  • Pros & Cons

You can read more about these key factors and exercise equipment advice by clicking here.

Latest Reviews

The Schwinn 430 elliptical is a popular choice for a compact elliptical trainer for those looking for a gym quality machine at an affordable price, coming from a reputable firm that initially debuted in 2006. The Schwinn 430 digital computer allows you to accurately track time, distance, speed, calories, and strides per minute. Consumers like the flexibility to input their own data giving them power measure a variety of workout results and track progress while they train. Read more here...

One of my latest reviews is of the Vertical Spin Trainer which combines a stepper and an elliptical trainer providing an ultimate workout and working a full range of muscles.

Click here to find out about the 3 degrees of activation you can use:

Level 1:  Cardio Burn,  Level 2:  Abs & Core,  Level 3: Tone Buns, Hips & Thighs

Reduce the strain on your joints and burn more calories in less time with this elliptical stepper!

I have also just reviewed the ElliptiGO Arc elliptical bike - taking your fun and fitness outside! Elliptical bikes are unique cross-trainers offering the low impact and muscle toning features of an elliptical trainer, together with the cardiovascular benefits of both running and cycling.  This gives you an awesome total body workout outside in the fresh air.  Read my review here... and find out which top athletes are using this machine!


To help you, the prospective buyer, find the right elliptical trainer for your home and to give you the workout you're after, here's some different price range options!


Elliptical Trainer Reviews - Budget

Stamina In-Motion

The Stamina In-Motion is my best selling budget, space saving elliptical machine! You can read more about it at Best Space Saving Ellipticals, my elliptical trainer reviews of the best 3 compact elliptical machines. It's super light and is a great entry level machine - you can even work at your desk while using it - Now that's multi-tasking!! At under $100 it's a bargain for those who only need a basic machine.

Read more about the Stamina 55-1610 In-Motion Elliptical Trainer here


Gazelle Edge

This ultra popular starter elliptical trainer is a small step up from the Stamina In-Motion and can also be packed away for easy storage. I've found it to be one of the easiest to assemble, and it has a simple to use computer to monitor your workout. This machine has the reputation of being 'fun' to use! So you're more likely to hop on that trainer and enjoy your workout in the comfort of your own home! Read my in-depth elliptical trainer review of the Gazelle Edge here....

See great offers for the Gazelle Edge here


Mid Range Elliptical Trainer Reviews


Body Champ Cardio Dual Elliptical

A fitness trainer that can be used as both an elliptical trainer and a stationery bike! Two in one and still at an affordable price coming just into the mid-range ellipticals. This machine can offer you the benefits of 2 types of cardio equipment - read my detailed elliptical trainer review of the Body Champ Cardio Dual Elliptical here...

Find great Amazon offers for the Body Champ Cardio Dual Trainer here


Schwinn A40

A solid mid-range model with a great reputation is the Schwinn A40. With 7 programmes and 8 resistance levels, its more solid construction makes for a more stable workout. It's a space saving machine, with in-built wheels for transport, and I found the workout programmes easy to use with an LCD console to monitor your performance! Read my elliptical trainer review here to find out more and help with your buying decision...

Read other customer reviews and find out more about the Schwinn A40 Elliptical Machine here


Horizon Fitness EX-59 Elliptical Trainer

The Horizon Fitness EX-59 comes in the mid price range at $699 but has many features of a higher priced machine, offering comfort, control and convenience. Key features include easy assembly, low noise, programmable features with many consumers liking the ability to plug in your own iPod or MP3 player and workout to your own tunes! Read more about the 6 technological designs that help make this trainer designed for a super comfort workout in my detailed review here...

Click here for current offers on the Horizon Fitness EX-59-02 Elliptical Trainer


Best Fitness E1 Elliptical

The Best Fitness E1 is one of the best space saving elliptical machines for home use on the market today, so had to be included in my elliptical trainer reviews. At $999 it is in the mid price range of machines. Using a center drive system unique to the manufacturers Body Solid, the trainer offers one of the smoothest workouts you can achieve and has quality written all over it! Read more about this popular elliptical machine that is great for small spaces in one of my expert elliptical trainer reviews here...

Amazon offers for the Best Fitness E1 Elliptical Trainer by Body Solid can be found here


Sole E35 Elliptical Review

A mid range trainer with many features you can customize to suit your personal workout, includes heart rate strap and Apple and MP3 compatible. So smooth and quiet you can use while your other half is watching TV without cranking it up! Read my detailed elliptical trainer review here and find out how you too can get an effective cardio workout with this machine....

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Top of the Line Reviews!

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i Elliptical

I have included this trainer in my elliptical trainer reviews as it is THE elite machine in NordicTrack's SpaceSaver range packed with high tech console features - if you are a techno gadget fan you will LOVE the SE9i elliptical! Easily folds away so this machine is big on features but has a small storage footprint. 30 programs and compatible with iFit - access online workouts too. Read my indepth review, that includes a cool video, here to find out if the NordicTrack SE9i elliptical is the machine for you....


Life Fitness Ellipticals

The Life Fitness exercise equipment brand really offers top of the range elliptical trainers with quality you cannot beat, and offering the most natural stride of all brands. They do come at a price though but if you're after a top notch trainer, Life Fitness is the way to go!

Click here to read elliptical trainer reviews on this brand of products.

Here's the link to check out the best deals for the top of the range Life Fitness ellipticals......

Final Word!

I hope my reviews help you make that all important choice when choosing the best home exercise equipment to suit your needs. Please contact me and let me know which machine you picked or if there is an elliptical trainer you are so impressed with - I can add a new elliptical trainer review of the machine to my site so all my readers know about it!

I look forward to hearing from you - contact me here

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