Getting the right elliptical for your body and budget!

Elliptical Reviews by Industry Experts

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

Finding the perfect elliptical can be a challenge, which is where our elliptical reviews are here to help. Prices vary from $200 to $5,000. Some ellipticals are built like toys, while others are commercial quality for the home. This site helps you find the best value for your body and budget. You don’t want to 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 to learn more.

Price Range: $500 - $1,000

Horizon EX-59

Based on performance, customer service and ease of assembly - We rate the Horizon EX-59 as best in the less than $1,000 pricing class. This machine features Six Star Certification which is unique to only Horizon. Combined with the 18" stride length, decent sound system, and overwhelming positive feedback from customers earns the Horizon EX-59 our "Best Buy" award in the budget category. Read our complete Review Here or visit the manufacturer's website at

NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE7i

Runner-up: $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 to learn more!

Horizon Evolve 3

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

Horizon Evolve 3

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 Horizon Evolve 3 will give you what you're looking for! The Evolve 3 was engineered from actual user feedback and incorporates features such as 20" stride length, minimal pedal spacing, and easy mount or dismount. It has Featherlite Folding so you can easily store it out of the way.  Be sure and watch our review video taken at Horizon Headquarters. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer's website at 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

Yowza Miami

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

Yowza Miami

A rare elliptical that actually gives a full body workout with Variable Motion and patented Cardio Core Training. These two technologies make the Miami one of the most innovative and effective ellipticals on the market. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at to learn more

Price Range: $3,000+

Vision S7200 Suspension Trainer

Truly one of the best ellipticals on the market. It's commercial grade for the home with a 7 year parts warranty. Although you pay a premium for the quality there is NO compromise with this elliptical. Read our complete Review Here or visit the manufacturer's website at

Yowza Navarre  Series

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

Yowza Navarre Series

The Yowza Navarre Series includes up to a 7 year warranty, Electro-magnetic resistance on the heavy duty spin wheel, pivoting pedals to prevent toe sleep and cardio sure technology. A Best Buy as you'd normally spend $3500-$4000 for this quality. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at for more details.

BowFlex MAX Trainer M5

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

BowFlex MAX Trainer M5

Read our complete review on the Bowflex MAX Trainer . The MAX Trainer M5 is focused on interval training which research suggests will optimize your workout to burn the most calories. This technique of short intense sprints followed by a cool down period is used by many professional athletes. In fact, owner Brad Heath said "I recently tried this workout myself and couldn't believe how exhausted I was after only a few minutes of exercise." The Bowflex M5 is easy to mount and dismount and at less than 4' long is much shorter in comparison to most ellipticals and treadmills which is beneficial for smaller rooms. Visit the manufacturer at to learn more!

See our team in action at the Vision Headquarters on the Suspension S7200 Trainer.

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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