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

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:


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

NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i

The NordicTrack FS7i allows you to set your own stride pattern rather than forcing you to confirm to a set pattern of the machine. The advantage is you can target more muscles resulting in a greater cardio burn with the ability to perform on a elliptical, treadmill and stair stepper all in one machine! The FreeStride Trainer comes with a touch screen monitor and features iFit live. This is one of NordicTrack's best sellers. Read the full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at NordicTrack.com to learn more.

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

Sole E55

The Sole E55 offers premium quality, durability, and technology at an excellent price point. The E55 is one of their heavier machines, but it is an extremely solid and sturdy elliptical. With a 20” stride length and a hefty 20 lb. flywheel, you’re sure to get a comfortable and efficient workout in. The Sole E55 in particular has a stride that’s comparable to a Precor machine. With their top-notch warranty to back it up, you can’t go wrong with this machine. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at Sole.com for more details.

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

Sole E98

The Sole E98 is an all-around solid elliptical. This model offers commercial grade features at an affordable price range, ensuring a top-notch workout right in the comfort of your home. The E98 has a heavy 34 lb. flywheel and a 20” stride length, to guarantee smooth, comfortable motion. One of the biggest perks of purchasing from Sole is their outstanding warranty. You’ll get Lifetime Frame, 5-year parts, and 2 years labor. This is one of the best warranties you’ll find out there. Read our in depth analysis on the Sole E98 Here or visit the manufacturer website directly at Sole.com

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

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 is their premium front drive elliptical that has all the best features NordicTrack has to offer. The front drive design of this model is more compact, so it’s ideal if you have limited space. This machine has a 19” stride length and 32 lb. flywheel, so it will provide a comfortable workout to most users. In addition, the Commercial 14.9 features a generous 10” Smart HD Touchscreen where you can track your stats and integrate NordicTrack’s iFit workout programs. This is a premium quality machine, offered at a residential price point. Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at NordicTrack.com to learn more.

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 ProForm.com to learn more.

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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