Getting the right elliptical for your body and budget!

Elliptical Best Buys

Three Ways We Evaluate and Choose our Elliptical Best Buys:
1. Personally Trying the Different Models (Yup, this means we test the machines).
2. Visiting with Manufacturers & Maintenance Centers (Yes, we’ve been to the corporate headquarters).
3. Calling Customers that Have Made a Purchase (We’d Love to hear from you)!

Our Complete List of Elliptical 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 to learn more.

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

ProForm SMART PRO 12.9

The ProForm SMART Pro 12.9 is the total package machine, at an affordable price range. ProForm’s SMART series of ellipticals comes with an upgraded console. The touchscreen is better quality and more responsive. This elliptical comes equipped with a hefty 32 lb. flywheel, 35 workout programs, and a 7” full color touchscreen. The SMART Pro 12.9 is iFit ready, and the SMART series ellipticals come with a 1-year iFit membership included in your purchase price. Through iFit, you can take advantage of tracking your fitness, setting goals, creating custom workouts, and even taking live classes with iFit coaches. The SMART Pro 12.9 features some of the best specs that you will find in this price range. Click the link to read our full Review Here.

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

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

ProForm Carbon HIIT H7

The ProForm Carbon HIIT H7 is being called the “FREElliptical”… Yep, you read that right. ProForm’s current promotion is with the purchase of a 3-year subscription to iFit, you get the Carbon H7 elliptical for FREE. This is a great deal. The Carbon H7 features a 7” Smart HD Touchscreen, along with a hefty 30 lb. flywheel to ensure a smooth, quiet workout every time. With 24 resistance levels, even the most seasoned of users are sure to get an effective full body burn with this machine. Read our full Review Here.

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 to learn more.

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