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Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts

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Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts for Over 16 Years


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Are you looking for the perfect home elliptical?  One that’s the right price, has the best features, and comes from a reliable company?  A machine that’s a good value for your money?

Our site has Elliptical Ratings and Reviews on the top brands for 2019.  Let us help you figure out which machines are built like toys and which can offer commercial grade quality right in your home.  That way, you can avoid a costly mistake.

To get started, check out our Ellipticals Best Buy or take a peek at our Elliptical Buyer’s Guide.

Our reviews are written by experts with over 30 years of industry experience.

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Our Complete List of Elliptical Reviews & Best Buys:

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i

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

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS10i

The NordicTrack FS10i is the latest addition to the FreeStride series family. This machine combines the benefits of an elliptical, stair stepper, and a treadmill all into one. By combining the motions of these 3 machines, a workout on the FS10i promotes “muscle confusion” – resulting in a more efficient workout. The FS10i also features iFit live and auto adjusting stride. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at to learn more.

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

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

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

The NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i is one of the best deals you can get for innovation and ergonomic features. The SE7i is ideal for someone looking for a machine with hassle free assembly and a small footprint for storage. The rear drive design on this machine provides a more stable and solid feel during your workout. The SE7i also includes NordicTrack’s iFit technology. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at 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. To get this level of quality, you’d normally spend $3500-$4000, so placing this machine on our Best Buy list was a no-brainer! Read our full Review Here for more details.

ProForm Carbon E7

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

ProForm Carbon E7

The ProForm Carbon E7 is being called the “FREElliptical”. ProForm’s current promotion is with the purchase of a 3-year subscription to iFit, you get the Carbon E7 elliptical for FREE. This is a great deal. The Carbon E7 features a front-drive design, along with a 25 lb. flywheel to ensure a smooth, quiet workout every time. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at 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 .

ProForm SMART HIIT Trainer Pro

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

ProForm SMART HIIT Trainer Pro

The ProForm SMART HIIT Trainer Pro is the long anticipated answer to the popular Bowflex Max Trainers. It wins over the Bowflex machines with more programming, a lower price for what you get, and a more stable design. Plus, it has a wider range of resistance levels so you can amp up your workout over time. It is an upright elliptical with a steep 10” vertical motion that activates more muscle groups and creates a sweat inducing/heart pounding/air gasping workout in no time flat. The SMART HIIT Trainer Pro use the principles of HIIT workouts to burn more calories and ramp up your metabolism. Read our complete review on the ProForm SMART HIIT Trainer Pro .

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

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i Review

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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