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 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.

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

Comfortable and fun exercise machine, the Sole E95S includes up to a 5 year warranty which speaks of the quality. Electro-magnetic resistance on the heavy duty spin wheel makes it one of the quietest and smoothest machines we tested when changing resistance levels. The E95S includes many safety features such as ergonomically designed foot pedals to prevent toe sleep. We have been on a number of machines in this price category and you normally would spend $3500-$4000 with competitors for this quality. Buy direct from Sole and receive a better value with more "bang for your buck".  Read our full Review Here or visit the manufacturer at 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.

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 or visit the manufacturer's website at

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 .

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