With an elliptical trainer, you can do it all. It’s great for weight loss, will help you become leaner and stronger and also improve stamina but rather than paying the high gym fees for this equipment it’s best to get one for home use.
Now there are tons of models and brands you’ll come across and each has their own features so we pick out the top 5 elliptical trainers to buy in 2017.
Sole is one the most popular brands when it comes to elliptical trainers and the E35 model has been specially designed to help you achieve your fitness goals with ease. This machine comes with an agronomical design for convenient usage, foot pedals adjustable to 2 degrees inward and a 20-23 inch stride.
The flywheel weighs about 29 pounds and it also comes with a 30-degree incline feature to help you take your workout up a notch. It also has a 7.5 inch LCD screen, an in-built fan, cup holder, speakers etc.
Exerpeutic Aero Air
If you’re looking for a compact and quite machine with great durability and features this model fits the bill. The resistance is easy to adjust and the elliptical motion is smooth and natural. The large LCD screen provides all important information like calories burned, speed, time, distance etc.
Apart from that, assembling the machine takes about 15 minutes and it comes with all the required tools. It’s the perfect buy for the budget buyers and will cost less than $100.
NordicTrack C 9.5
Another top brand in the elliptical world is NordicTrack and this model, in particular, stands out because of its light flywheel i.e. 25 pounds, a high weight capacity of 350 pounds thus making it the ideal machine for heavier users and the 24 different resistance levels.
The machine also has an incline of about 20 degrees while the pedals and handles are well padded. The LCD screen displays all workout related data. You also get 32 workout programs, easy to use console and a 3 year frame warranty.
Here’s another Sole that makes the list. This model comes with a weight capacity of 380 pounds and is one of Sole’s most highly rated home trainer models. It comes with an adjustable 9 inch LCD screen and the Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect it to the Sole Fitness App.
It also comes with all the fancy frills like inbuilt speakers, a tablet holder, cooling fans and also a water bottle holder. There are a total of 20 incline levels. The flywheel weighs around 20 pounds and it has a 5-year warranty on parts.
BowFlex Max M3
The best about this model is its dual functionality. It can be used both as a stepper and well as an elliptical trainer and that too for less than $1000. It comes with all important features like a clear monitor, water bottle holder etc. The resistance is also easy to adjust and the movement is fluid. It can hold upto 320 pounds and its low impact makes it ideal for heavy or old users.