Getting the right elliptical for your body and budget!


Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts

Brad-Heath-Owner

Helping others live a healthy life is my passion–Brad Heath Owner

It’s our mission to create elliptical reviews that help YOU find the perfect elliptical!

Finding the perfect elliptical can be a challenge, but our elliptical reviews are here to help. Prices vary from $200 to $5,000. Some ellipticals are built like toys, while others have commercial quality right in the home. This site helps you find the best value for your body and budget. Don’t make a costly mistake and end up with an expensive clothes rack!


Our Complete List of Elliptical Reviews & Best Buys:


Price Range: $1,500 - $1,999

NordicTrack FreeStride FS7i

With the NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i you are able to define the ergonomic stride path that conforms to the way you move rather than being locked into a set pattern. This allows you to target more muscles and increase your cardio burn. You are able to simulate the motion of a stair stepper, elliptical trainer and treadmill all in one machine. Furthermore, the stride length extends to 38", allowing for extreme strides. The FreeStride Trainer also comes with 7” Web Enable Full Color Touch Screen Monitor. The company told me they are having trouble keeping this machine in stock because of the popularity. Read the full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at NordicTrack.com to learn more.

Sole E35

Runner-up: $1,000 - $1,499

Sole E35

Since one of our team members personally owned a Sole E35 for several years, we have more insight to offer than most review sites on this model.  In our side by side test with other brands, the Sole out ranks the competition in this price range for stability, smoothness, and noise level (it's very quiet).  When it comes to durability, our personal machine we had zero problems with.  The Sole E35 consistently receives high marks not only from this website, but also from a "popular consumer magazine" whose name we can't mention due to trademarks (guess who?).  To learn more, definitely check out our full review here, or if you prefer to visit the manufacturer site directly go to Sole.com.

Price Range: $1,000 - $1,499

ProForm PRO 16.9 Elliptical

If you're looking for an elliptical for less than $1,500 that gives a rewarding workout and needs little to no maintenance then the ProForm PRO 16.9 Elliptical will give you what you're looking for! The ProForm Pro 16.9 was engineered from actual user feedback and incorporates features such as a digital adjustable stride length, minimal pedal spacing, and easy mount or dismount. It has 26 resistance levels and a whopping 32 lb fly wheel which provides for the smoothest pattern possible.  Be sure and watch the proform video. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer's website at Proform.com/Ellipticals to learn more!


Price Range: $500 - $1,000

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

An exceptional value. The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i includes a power ramp that inclines just like a treadmill to give you an intense workout. Allowing you to burn more calories in less time. In addition, it allows you to target and tone different lower body muscles. This machine has an excellent sound system, hassle free assembly and iFit Live — a technology that allows your elliptical to connect with the Internet and create personalized workouts with audio coaching and more! The rear drive design of the SpaceSaver SE7i is based on the commercial grade Precor ellipticals so it’s built to last. Read our complete Review Here or visit the manufacturer at NordicTrack.com/Ellipticals to learn more!

Price Range: $2,000 - $2,499

Sole E95S

The Sole E95S includes up to a 5 year warranty, Electro-magnetic resistance on the heavy duty spin wheel, ergonomically designed foot pedals to prevent toe sleep and power incline. A Best Buy as you'd normally spend $3500-$4000 for this quality. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at  Sole.com for more details.


Yowza Miami

Price Range: $2,500 - $2,999

Yowza Miami

This elliptical has two features that make it a stand-out. First, there is the Variable Motion, which varies the motion and stride from 18″ – 32″. In comparison to a fixed elliptical stride, the Variable Motion exercises more lower body muscles while giving you an intense cardio workout. Second, you have the patented Cardio Core Training. In contrast to the dual handlebars found on most ellipticals, this machine has a T-bar that swings from left to right, forcing your body to twist. This allows you to target your core muscles like abs and obliques. These two technologies make the Miami one of the most innovative and effective cross-trainers on the market. This is a serious cardio burning and body toning machine. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at www.YowzaFitness.com/Ellipticals to learn more

BowFlex MAX Trainer M5

Runner-up: $1,500 - $1,999

BowFlex MAX Trainer M5

Read our complete review on the Bowflex MAX Trainer . Superb Customer Service and satisfaction is the majority of feedback we receive from customers who have purchased the Bowflex M5 Max Trainer. The M5 is engineered around extreme interval training which allows you to exercise using short vigorous sprints followed by a cool off period, then repeat. This type of training has been endorsed by many professional athletes and it allows you to burn a lot more calories and better muscle tone. The M5 MAX Trainer has premium grips, bluetooth compatible and has an integrated heart monitor on the contact grips and chest strap. Visit the manufacturer at Bowflex.com to learn more!

Life Fitness E5

Price Range: $3,000+

Life Fitness E5

This elliptical is commercial grade for the home. The evidence of the durability of this machine is the 5 year parts warranty. In addition, the Life Fitness E5 excels in its ergonomic and biomechanical features. You pay a premium for the quality of a Life Fitness elliptical, but there is NO compromise with this machine and it’s why we’ve given it the Elliptical Best Buy label. It truly is one of the best ellipticals on the market. Read our complete Review Here or visit the manufacturer's website at LifeFitness.com

See our team in action at the NordicTrack Headquarters on the Freestride Trainer FS7i.

How We Determine Our Elliptical Reviews and Ratings

This is one of only two review sites where the reviewers actually have experience in the industry (18+ years to be exact) and actual test each model. When writing our elliptical reviews our team draws from the following:

  • Interviews with Manufacturers — We travel to get details you’ll never find on the manufacturer’s websites.
  • Visits to Fitness Equipment Stores — We talk with the people who sell and repair elliptical trainers. These professionals are an important resource in determining which ellipticals offer the most value for your money.
  • Customer Reviews — We’re regularly in contact with elliptical customers to learn how their ellipticals held up in real life situations.

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