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: $1,000 - $1,499

Sole E35 Elliptical

Having fully testing a Sole E35 elliptical at Sole headquarters, we feel confident in recommending it as one of our "Best Buy" models. In fact, one customer we spoke with indicated that her assembly technician said he couldn't remember the last time he was called for a Sole machine warranty (but he mentioned many other brands with problems). It's funny as when we were at Sole, the lead customer service person was sitting around without anything to do (it's true!). At Dick's sporting goods, although the one we visited offered many brands of equipment, the salesperson quickly responded to us that the Sole elliptical was their best seller and he mentioned it was due to the noticeable quality difference. Read our in depth analysis on the Sole E35 Here.

Price Range: $500 - $1,000

Horizon EX-59

The Horizon EX-59 is one of their best sellers — and for a good reason. The machine is offered at an affordable price with a 30 minute simple assembly. Although this machine is not commercial grade quality, it is certainly a good value. The EX-59 has an 18” stride length, and an LED console that allows stat tracking. This model offers a great workout at an excellent value — and it’s currently ON SALE. Read our full Review Here.

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

Sole E95

One of Sole’s top-rated elliptical machines and named “Best Buy” by top awards, the E95 provides a smooth workout at a very attractive price point. The E95 is packed with many features that maximize user comfort, such as oversized foot pedals designed by physical therapists to work with your natural stride during exercise. This elliptical has many customization options that will allow users at all fitness levels to get in an effective workout, whether you’re just starting out or more advanced. Best of all, the heavy-duty steel frame on this machine comes backed with a lifetime warranty. Read our full Review Here.

Runner-up: $500 - $1,000

ProForm Carbon EL

The ProForm Carbon EL is one of the better machines in the budget range of ellipticals. For just $799, it comes with some great features. ProForm is a reputable brand in the fitness equipment industry and is known for making quality product. Since they are a larger company and produce on a larger scale, you can expect to get more bang for your buck. On the Carbon EL you can find features like a full-color high contrast display screen, a wide 19” adjustable stride, and a 20-degree adjustable ramp with 5 different positions. It also comes iFit enabled. The features on this elliptical give you a variety of options for your workouts, to target many muscle groups and get you in the best shape possible. To learn more, read our full Review Here.

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: $2,500 - $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.

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